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Lance Lynn reportedly drawing “strong interest” from Texas Rangers

by Joe Binder

As we inch closer to the trade deadline, White Sox rumors are starting to pick up.

The latest comes from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, who reports that starting pitcher Lance Lynn is drawing “strong interest” from his previous team, the Texas Rangers. However, clubs who have inquired about the veteran starter say the White Sox continue to have a high asking price for him. 

Lynn, 36, has been dominant lately with 41 strikeouts over his last four starts. On the season, he’s 5-8 with a 6.03 ERA (69 ER/103.0 IP), 4.82 FIP, 1.417 WHIP, and 11.1 K/9 ratio. His seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts against the Blue Jays on Thursday brought his strikeout total to 127, a career-high before the All-Star break.

Just recently on the White Sox Talk Podcast, Nightengale commented on Lynn by saying he’s heard that other MLB general managers “love” the starter, believing he would be a different pitcher on a different team.

“I know he hasn’t, you know, he doesn’t have a good ERA,” said Nightengale. “Hasn’t performed well. But they think – get him out of Chicago, get him in our hands, pitch lights out.”

Lynn is earning $18.5 million this year with an $18.5 million club option or $1 million buyout in 2024. 

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Featured Photo: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

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mcv7272

This has always been another problem with Reinsdorf run organizations. They are too afraid of loosing the trade. And, they way overvalue their assets. Lynn is worth maybe, maybe fringe AA prospect at best. Plus the team that does acquire him (if a trade happens), will only get 6-7 more starts from him this season. Taking all that in, his is not worth much.

Sox need to take what they can and move on. I’ve have heard through the grapevine, Lynn is done and wants out of Chicago. Which believes me to think he is tanking on purpose to get the heck out of here. Give him his wish and take what you can get. Your organization already has a very negative reputation. No decent player wants to come here.

Until Reinsdorf dies, this team will remain in the abyss.

Last edited 7 months ago by mcv7272
Thomas Hall

It’s very obvious that the White Sox have become a very toxic organization to play for! Ownership and management have done nothing to shore up the team to make it a true contender! Also, Reinsdorf always has to win come contract negotiations! Would you blame any player whose contract is expiring to want to get as far from this team as possible?

EDWARD JAMES NEWELL

I’d be delighted to exchange Lynn for Dunning, of whom we should have not moved to begin with. Allow me to make a statement on an American League team who won 5 consecutive divisional titles and three consecutive World Series championships. The Oakland A’s 25-man roster of 1971 consisted of the following:
5 starting pitchers signed or drafted by the A’s.
3 starting outfielders signed or drafted by the A’s.
5 of 6 starting infielders signed or drafted by the A’s.
3 of 8 RP signed or drafted by the A’s.
2 bench players signed or drafted by the A’s.
18 of 25 roster players were all Oakland A’s from the very start.

mcv7272

But the Sox have clearly shown they are inept at drafting, scouting and developing players. Under current ownership, front office and player personal dept.. no way can Sox pull off what you have listed.

Randall

No way are the Rangers letting go of Dunning

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