On Thursday night, the White Sox acquired Michael Soroka from the Atlanta Braves. Soroka and four other players from that organization are coming to the White Sox organization. Going the other way was reliever Aaron Bummer. This appears to be a great trade for Chris Getz.
Now that Soroka is coming to town, he is going to be a part of the rotation as long as he is healthy. He wasn't great in 2023 when he was on the mound but he was working his way from coming back after missing all of 2021 and 2022.
In 2019, this guy was an All-Star. He made 29 starts and was very good as he had an ERA of 2.68. In addition to being an All-Star, he came in second for the National League Rookie of the Year and he came in sixth for the Cy Young of the NL.
If the White Sox made the moves necessary to make Soroka the number four starter, they'd have the start of a pretty good rotation. He would be able to focus on himself and get in the best shape he can so that he can find what made him so good back in 2019.
The White Sox have had success with guys like this who struggled recently after domination a few years prior. Johnny Cueto and Mike Clevinger are examples of that working. It would be nice to see Soroka be the next in line for that.