Flaherty was once a budding ace in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. Injuries derailed that.
He was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles at the trade deadline where he had a 4.84 ERA in seven starts. He had a 4.20 ERA for the Cardinals in 20 starts.
He did finish as a 1.8 fWAR player with a 4.36 FIP. Flaherty just turned 28.
The hope is he stays healthy and regains the form he had in 2019 when he had a 2.75 ERA.
He is still young and projects to cost only $11 million a year for four years. That is a deal the Chicago White Sox should jump at.
He is another pitcher who has seen his promising career derailed by injuries. Wood only made 12 starts for the San Francisco Giants last season. He did have a 4.33 ERA.
Wood is also a lefty and the Sox rotation is going to need a southpaw. Plus, he projects to only cost one year around $6 million.
If he can regain his early-career form, it can help the Sox make a quick turnaround or be a piece to flip at the trade deadline.
Miley is going to spend time on the IL. If it is a short stint, you are going to get a solid veteran pitcher. He is also a left-handed starter.
He is forecasted to only get a one-year deal at about $8 million.
That is not bad for a pitcher who had a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Miley also finished as a 1.1 fWAR player.
The key is how long will Miley be on the IL. If he avoids a long stint, he has produced for the Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Houston Astros.
If it is a long stint, well, ask the Chicago Cubs.
Miley is the perfect bargain bin pitcher the Chicago White Sox need to add because bargain shopping is what this organization does.
That is why a quick turnaround seems unfathomable.