- Mar 24, 2018
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CHICAGO -- Lance Lynn first met White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf during this past Spring Training in Arizona, and the initial message received from Reinsdorf let the big right-hander know almost immediately the South Side was going to be a great fit. “The first thing he said was, ‘I'm looking
First, a hardy thanks to ChiSoxFan to initially bringing this to our attention in the Astros thread. I was so upset at wasting my time watching last night's bloodbath, then posting such in here that I completely missed his previous post informing us of this great news. I said it before and I'll repeat it, I'm not sure we could have re-signed Lance if he held out until the offseason to test the market. Maybe yes, maybe no, so why not ditch the variables and just get 'er done to eliminate the question marks. In a way, this is of course becomes a 3 year contract if the Sox choose to use the option in '24.
Lynn is a bulldog as pitchers go. He's not sheer power or light finesse, two qualities that often show decline as the years wear on many pitchers. What we're seeing now is likely what we'll be seeing for most, if not all of his contract. And the chances of us inking Rodon to a long term package are virtually dead on arrival. But the good news there is at least we have a replacement for him in the name of one Michael Kopech. Had we lost Lynn as well, I'm not confident at all that we had an internal replacement to make up for his loss too. Certainly not Crochet or Stiever or any other potential starter in the organization. My guess is Hahn would have had to go SP shopping in the winter.