Johnny Cueto has also come in and been an amazing fifth guy for them this season. He will certainly be with them all year long and into the playoffs if they make it.
There is also the fear of injury as this White Sox team has dealt with it a lot over the last few years. One (or more) of these guys going down would end their chances with the roster as is.
There are some really good starters out there right now to be acquired and the White Sox could be in the market for one. These are three to consider:
Luis Castillo is the best option for the Chicago White Sox going into the deadline.
Luis Castillo is one of the best starting pitchers on the market right now. The Cincinnati Reds are one of the worst teams in baseball right now and are full-blown sellers so he is likely to be on the move. A playoff-contending team would love to have him.
He has a WAR of 3.3 as a starter on a very bad team which tells you how good he’s been. His ERA sits at 2.86 which would be amongst the best on the White Sox staff right now. As we stand right now, he would probably slot in as the number two guy behind Dylan Cease.
Any team that is serious about winning this season will at least be in on Castillo as the trade deadline looms. It would be nice to see the White Sox act like one of those teams before we reach August 2nd.