Chicago White Sox: 3 moves to fix pitching staff

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Two Step Process

This last strategy is two-parter. The first thing that needs to happen here is fire Don Cooper. I am not sure what Cooper has on White Sox management or maybe Jerry Reinsdorf himself, but he has seen too many managers come and go while he continues to stay.

Cooper has been the White Sox pitching coach for going on 17 years. He has been a part of the process that has seen pitchers like Chris Sale and Jose Quintana develop into stars. However, the pitchers that have come through lately have not fared nearly as well. In fact, most have been pretty bad.

I think it is time the White Sox move on from Cooper and look to a more youthful movement at pitching coach to go along with their youthful rebuild. Doing this would go over well in my opinion and fits perfectly with the second step of this strategy.

The White Sox should do almost nothing. That is right. I know, I laid out these three other options to improve the pitching over the next year, but they need to trust their process. If Robert comes up in 2020 and is the star I think he could be. Pairing him with Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, and Tim Anderson could be enough offense.

Now you sprinkle in Michael Kopech, Dane Dunning and Dylan Cease and you have three what you expect to be three great starters. They have a large amount of money to spend come 2020 too, which means they could lock down a few arms in the process. Gerrit Cole, Madison Bumgarner, and Stephen Strasburg are just to name a few free agents they could try to entice.

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The point here is that as fans, it is easy to want to jump head first in making changes. However, sometimes the best strategy is to trust the steps you have taken to improve and see them through.