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What do you see as the White Sox 2020 rotation?
Bailey + Keuchel for 1/3 the cost of Cole, and whatever Cole gets paid its doubtful he can pitch the length of it as an all-star. High velocity, crazy spin rate is for the youths.
Honestly we really only would need Keuchel. Personally I don't think they'd have a snowball's chance in hell at getting Cole, but they really need a lefty in the rotation. That allows Cease to either be your 4th or 5th. I can deal with Lopez as our fifth starter and I'd be pretty happy with that rotation for years.
I'm not a fan of Lopez. To me, he's too much of a "thrower" which also means that when he's not on, he struggles mightily. He can't "pitch" at all when he doesn't have his stuff. I'd be fine if he were not part of the starting staff.Lopez is such an enigma. I love his stuff. When he's on, he's nasty. He's just so damn inconsistent. Really frustrating.
Kuechel or Cole would be a dream. If only Reisnsdork would cough up the cash.
The timing on Shields absolutely made zero sense and the price they paid is going to leave a mark for awhile. Can you imagine still having Tatis Jr. in the mix?My feeling is that Kuechel is more like Shields than Cole or MadBum. If we get a veteran lefty who can lead the staff it would be great.
The difference with Shields and Kuechel is the timing. It made no sense to acquire Shields at that time, it made no sense to increase pay roll for what was a third pitcher anyway, one that had been having trouble getting out of innings.
Now it makes all the sense.
I feel like they should start trying to compete. The worst that could happen by spending a little money is they create some excitement and stay in the play-off race for 4 months or so, build some good feels for 2021, which is when our chance to actually be good occurs.
The timing on Shields absolutely made zero sense and the price they paid is going to leave a mark for awhile. Can you imagine still having Tatis Jr. in the mix?