Tuesday, July 26, 2011
White Sox Considering "Blowing Up" Team?
The Chicago White Sox are 50-51 and sit 3 1/2 games off the pace in the American League Central, trailing both Cleveland and Detroit. But per ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney via Twitter, GM Kenny Williams is considering blowing up the team, which may mean they place just about everyone on the trade block this week (ESPN).
The White Sox are an interesting little scenario here. On the one hand they have underachieved all year, and they could go out and trade a lot of these "older" guys and revamp their roster. On the other hand, they are only 3 1/3 games back, meaning if they get hot at all down the stretch they could find themselves not only in the playoffs, but in the playoffs with a pretty damn good rotation.
I think they could go a little middle of the road here. They could easily trade a SP without having to give up on the AL Central race, and I think that's just what they will do.
What would you do?