Lucas Giolito’s tumultuous season saw him traded from the White Sox to the Angels, then claimed by the Cleveland Guardians. With a shaky 7.04 ERA during his six starts in Cleveland, it’s surprising to hear that Jon Heyman of the NY Post predicts a $50M to $80M deal for Giolito this offseason. This comes after a season where he allowed at least eight earned runs in a game three times while pitching for three different teams. Despite a 4.88 ERA, Giolito has the potential to secure a long-term contract as a sought-after free agent.
Giolito’s stint with the Angels was disastrous, with a 6.89 ERA and giving up 10 home runs and 15 walks in six starts. Placed on waivers, the Guardians took a chance on him, but his performance didn’t improve. Despite his recent struggles and not being an All-Star since 2019, teams still see value in the 30-year-old as they look forward to his potential in the upcoming offseason.
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