Dodgers' Lance Lynn has hilarious response to former teammate ripping White Sox

It's officially unofficial: Lance Lynn did not enjoy being on the White Sox.
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New York Yankees reliever Keynan Middleton made headlines over the weekend when he called out his former team, the Chicago White Sox, for essentially being a disorganized mess with no culture or discipline.

Shortly after, attention shifted to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who acquired two former White Sox at the trade deadline in Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly. The two have quickly undergone transformations in their new settings, leading fans to believe Chicago was indeed a toxic environment.

Lynn has twirled two quality starts (two wins) and Kelly's been untouchable out of the bullpen across his three appearances. Nobody expected these moves to pay off this quickly, but sometimes that's just how it works -- underwhelming trade targets deliver while high-profile ones falter. It happens too often.

What's contributed to the turnaround? A change of scenery? A winning culture? Some stability? A semblance of structure?

Lynn was asked about Middleton's comments during an appearance on "Foul Territory" and he had a hilarious response to confirm his former teammate's bold assertions.

Dodgers' Lance Lynn has hilarious response to former teammate ripping White Sox

See what he did there? Said something without saying something. Made headlines without actually making headlines. Picture perfect.

Lynn, before his arrival in LA, led the American League in earned runs and home runs allowed. He wasn't the same pitcher he'd been from 2019-2021. He started to slip in 2022 after suffering a knee injury, but others might argue the poor play was compounded by how disappointing the White Sox were as a whole. Last year they were arguably the league's biggest letdown, and they've followed suit in 2023 after their failed offseason additions, deadline sales, and clubhouse drama.

For a competitor like Lynn, anybody with a pulse on the human aspect of the game can understand moving him away from that to the Dodgers' impenetrable, ironclad culture would result in a positive development.

Typically boisterous and outspoken, Lynn took the subtle, humorous route of blasting his former team, which is currently 46-68 and only ahead of the lowly Royals in the AL Central -- MLB's worst division.

We can tell you what Lynn was wrong about with that approach ...