White Sox want to add 2 starters, but who?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 30: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets tosses the ball to first base against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 30: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets tosses the ball to first base against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are going all-in for 2020 and they want to add two starters to pair with Lucas Giolito, but who will they be?

The Chicago White Sox made a statement when they signed Yasmani Grandal and then extended Jose Abreu the following day: they are in it to win it starting in 2020.

And they aren’t done making moves, as Buster Olney has reported that Chicago wants to add two starters to pair with Lucas Giolito and Michael Kopech.

But there is little clarity to who the White Sox could get. So here are the two starters that make the most sense to fill the rest of the rotation.

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Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler is the White Sox’s #1 priority the rest of the offseason and they are “willing to pay a huge price” for him, according to USA Today.

Wheeler has a lot of upside, as he ranks in the top group of average fastball velocity and his slider is one of the fastest in the league as well.

Mets fans will tell you that the White Sox are not going to be overpaying Wheeler if they do sign him, as he has been overshadowed by Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels has said that he is willing to sign a shorter deal in exchange for pitching on a team that is going to be in contention, and the White Sox fit in that description especially when they play in the American League Central.

Hamels would bring the experience the White Sox need in their rotation, and he is still a good big league starter. In 27 starts, he logged 143 strikeouts with an ERA well under 4.

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Both Hamels and Wheeler would be great additions to the White Sox and would definitely make them even more of a contender in the American League.