By: Will Farlow
The Chicago White Sox are facing a rough start to their 2022 season. Heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, this talented Southside team has faced challenges all over the roster. The starting pitching has been great for the White Sox aside from one egotistic, declining starter in Dallas Keuchel. The White Sox designated for assignment their veteran left handed starting pitcher.
The move took place prior to tonight’s matchup against the rival Chicago Cubs. Fans on the Southside called for this move since the 2022 season began in April with Keuchel sporting poor command , control, and a 7.88 ERA. I felt this cut by the Sox should have happened in late April. The awful start by Keuchel against Cleveland earlier this season showed in my view he was no longer right for this team’s success. This talented team will bounce back , but I like Rick Hahn and the front office using this as an example to hold their players accountable for their rough start in 2022.
Keuchel had a great first season back in a shortened 2020 , but since then has faced issues finding his former self as a pitcher. Some other team will pick him up, but I think the future of the Chicago White Sox rotation burns brighter with Keuchel’s departure. His selfish burying of teammates earlier this season matched with a poor work ethic made him a bad fit in the clubhouse. The White Sox rotation has Lance Lynn returning soon which supports the decision to cut Dallas Keuchel. Thank you for 2020 Dallas, but it was time for you to leave Chicago.
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