Saturday, June 22, 2013
If the White Sox sell
By Jason A. Churchill
The Chicago White Sox can't even see the Detroit Tigers, they're so far back in the American League Central. If the club can't climb the standings some in the next few weeks, GM Rick Hahn may look to flip some veterans for young talent.
If such a scenario transpires, Dan Hayes wrote earlier this month, Chris Sale may be the lone untouchable.
If Sale is truly the only player that isn't available, that leaves right-hander Jake Peavy (currently on the DL), a slew of valuable bullpen arms -- Matt Thornton, Jesse Crain, Matt Lindstrom -- and some bats that may interest contenders, including veteran first baseman Paul Konerko and outfielder Alex Rios.
Whether or not Adam Dunn can be traded without the club sending most, if not all, of the $25-plus million left on his deal that runs through 2014 remains to be seen. Konerko has 10-5 rights, so he can control his own destiny.
The Sox are as likely to sell veterans as any club in baseball, and it may only be a matter of time before Hahn starts doing so, writes Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.