With the Oakland Athletics rebuild, the Chicago White Sox should take advantage of the opportunity and bring in one of the right-handers Chris Bassitt.
The South Siders made a huge mistake by GOB Bluth sending Bassitt to Oakland in a blockbuster 2015 deal that involved the likes of Marcus Semien going to A’s and Jeff Samardzija going to the Sox. Semien and Bassitt became famous in Oakland, while Samardzija left Chicago after one season to play for the San Francisco Giants. Maybe the White Sox can be right or wrong here?
With Athletics on the verge of a Tobias Fünke fire sale, why didn’t the White Sox take advantage?
Chicago White Sox Should Swap Chris Bassitt With Oakland Athletics
Bassitt may be in his thirties and nearing the end of a career year, but he has been one of the best A-shot pitchers for the past three seasons. As of 2019, Bassitt is 27-11 in 63 starting more than 66 games for Oakland. He has a 3.26 ERA and 1,128 WHIP, averaging 33 starts per game averaging 162 games. With him in the final year of his contract and the White Sox in dispute, why not?
Chicago was one of the few teams that was able to win the AL pennant. White Sox should be prioritized to repeat at AL Central. However, anything lacking an ALCS landing would be seen as a major letdown for this campaign team. By adding Bassitt to the rotation, it could help bring the White Sox into the ultimate four-person conversation in baseball. They need to do their best now.
If Oakland is going to dump again, the White Sox needs to do some bargain shopping.
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