The Chicago White Sox made a splash last offseason sending Dane Dunning to Texas in exchange for Lance Lynn. It was a move at the time that many questioned. Lynn, who had one year remaining on his deal, came with a top-of-the-rotation pedigree. He also had some familiarity with new White Sox skipper Tony La Russa. The question remained, at least to some, what exactly were the Sox getting with the 34-year-old right-hander?
Immediately upon arrival on the South Side, Lynn’s impact became very clear. On the mound, he showed a vocal veteran presence, which he backed up in the stats. Off the mound, Lynn was just as vocal in the clubhouse and with the media. He was the anchor the White Sox rotation was missing in 2020. Within just a few short months, Lance Lynn became a fan favorite.
In July, the righty inked a two-year extension to remain with the White Sox. It was a match made in heaven and Lynn expressed just how much he loved being on the South Side.
“Since the day I got here in Spring Training, everything’s felt like the perfect fit, even the guys in the clubhouse, the clubhouse staff and everybody,” Lynn said following the contract extension. “When I walked in today, everybody was really excited to have me around for the next couple years. So that’s always a good feeling.”
Beyond his desire to remain in Chicago, Lance Lynn’s career stats at Guaranteed Rate Field also show just how much he belongs on the South Side.
Of the ballparks Lynn has pitched in over the course of his career, Guaranteed Rate Field seems to bring out the best version of the big righty. His 5.25 SO/BB rate immediately jumps off the stat sheet. Pair that with opposing batters only mustering a .268 OBP over 120 innings pitched, and it seems fairly safe to say that something just works when Lance Lynn is standing on the mound at 35th/Shields.
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