White Sox Not Looking To Trade Players

The White Sox may start dealing players at some point this season, but they aren't looking to start trading yet. GM Ken Williams texted manager Ozzie Guillen to say that he isn't looking to trade any White Sox, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter). Guillen relayed that message to his players, many of whom have come up in recent trade rumors (Twitter link).

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that the Rangers have inquired on A.J. Pierzynski. Like Mark Buehrle, Pierzynski should see his ten and five rights kick in this June. That would give the players the power to veto trades so Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports suggested this weekend that the White Sox could start trading soon.

Andruw Jones, Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz could all be appealing if the White Sox fall further out of contention. As MLBTR's Howard Megdal explained last week, five teams could have interest in Jones alone. But the White Sox are all staying put for now, as Williams appears content to wait out his club's 15-22 start in hopes of a summer turnaround.


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jesox38
5 years 3 months ago

Get as much as you can for these guys right now. There’s no way this team is catching Minnesota. They can’t even win back to back games! how are they supposed to go on a run and expect the twins/tigers to not play at least .500 ball? This is all coming from a realistic Sox fan.

Get rid of Kenny and Ozzie while we are at it too.

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

I fully agree …the fact that kenny has said for years that he wanted chone figgens and never even made a play at him shows he is not the GM we all though, we coud have had johnny damon and or matsui and didnt for some reason….get what ever we can for aj and buehrle before we cant trade them, send gordon beckham to AAA to get his swing back and stop hurting the team and maybe, if he has options, carlos too…call up flowers, call up hudson…cut ties with kotsay and omar visquell…trade bobby jenks+torres+linebrink+cash to the dback for kelly johnson move gordon back to 3rd(when he comes back from the minors) kelly johnson to 2nd and teahan to back up 3rd-1st

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

I’ve been spending alot of time on SouthSideSox watching the trainwreck-analysis. I have to admit, as much as I loathe the White Sox as an organization, I have come to enjoy the fan banter. Most of you guys are pretty decent; albeit completely misguided in your loyalties.

I actually hope you replace Kenny, and for your own sakes. The guy has done nothing to bring in young talent, or develop young talent. He’s consistently traded off chips for guys who’s best baseball is a few years behind them. And then when there’s an old veteran he actually should have kept (Thome), he breaks this trend and lets him walk. I’m convinced the guy belong right there with the 3-4 worst GM’s in baseball.

And that’s not good for the AL Central. We already have the Royals. We don’t need another bottom-feeder. The division is alot more exciting when the Sox-Twins-Tigers are fighting it out in three-team races.

So here’s a Twins fan hoping you guys can can Kenny and bring in a GM capable of turning a roster (which is increasingly looking like Houston’s – lots of veterans with rapidly-diminishing value, and only a few bright spots of youth) into something that can compete on a 3-year-plan.

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

I’ve been spending alot of time on SouthSideSox watching the trainwreck-analysis. I have to admit, as much as I loathe the White Sox as an organization, I have come to enjoy the fan banter. Most of you guys are pretty decent; albeit completely misguided in your loyalties.

I actually hope you replace Kenny, and for your own sakes. The guy has done nothing to bring in young talent, or develop young talent. He’s consistently traded off chips for guys who’s best baseball is a few years behind them. And then when there’s an old veteran he actually should have kept (Thome), he breaks this trend and lets him walk. I’m convinced the guy belong right there with the 3-4 worst GM’s in baseball.

And that’s not good for the AL Central. We already have the Royals. We don’t need another bottom-feeder. The division is alot more exciting when the Sox-Twins-Tigers are fighting it out in three-team races.

So here’s a Twins fan hoping you guys can can Kenny and bring in a GM capable of turning a roster (which is increasingly looking like Houston’s – lots of veterans with rapidly-diminishing value, and only a few bright spots of youth) into something that can compete on a 3-year-plan.

jesox38
5 years 3 months ago

this is coming from a diehard fan too…..

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

they are not trading because ozzie is showing day in and day out he is the most stubborn manager in the bigs and kenny wont take any blame for this putting it all on ozzie.

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

does peavy still have a NTC?

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

yes but he isnt going anywhere and shouldnt….he has found his form again(literally) cooper was telling him to do something he has never done before so he watched tape and went back to his form that he used to pitch like when he won the cy young and he is showing all the signs of being the ace we need…Add the fact that he has a big long contract…

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

here we go roster moves that do not signal a white flag and might mean we could actually compete….

mark buehrle traded to probably the cards for at least 1 top prospect and 1 mid level pitching prospect…if not to the cards then anywhere in the NL..

Bobby Jenks+Scott Linebrink(he is actually pitching well again)+mid level pitching prospect+cash to the D’Backs for Kelly Johnson(the switch to the NL will help jenks, linebrink knows the NL and shoud be better there…it gives the dback the bullpen help they need)

Trade AJ to the rangers for mid level anything just move him and call up flowers

send gordon down for a few weeks along with carlos so they can figure out their swings call up danks and morell for the time being…

call back carlos and gordon keep send morell and danks back down(but if they are on fire keep them up)

DFA kotsay and Omar

line up
Juan(lf)
rios(cf)
Jones(rf)
PK(1st)
Kelly Johnson(2nd)
carlos(dh)
Gordon(3rd)
flowers(c)
Alexi(ss)
bench of nix, teahan, castro, danks, morell

rotation peavy-danks-floyd-garcia-hudson

bullpen putz-thornton-santos-pena- allan embree- randy williams(only to be used in blow out situations)…

that is a team that could compete and get some farm hands from trades

jwsox
5 years 3 months ago

its the AL there is no need for as many pitchers as we have on the roster now…maybe even dfa randy williams and call up a long reliever type guy from the minors

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Why must you post the same thing over and over again?

Suzysman
5 years 3 months ago

Joe Cowley, via twitter, just provided this:

“Ozzie said he told his players “the makeup game is in August, but most of you won’t be here anyway.” He was joking … or maybe not.”

Now, when you manager is even joking with stuff like “most of you wont be here” – well…

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Why would we trust Kenny to handle the fire sale?

He has to go first or we are just throwing away another 3 years.

5 years 3 months ago

I have to laugh when I see all this talk about trading Buehrle. Is it possible??..I suppose…anything is possible but Buehrle would be very hard to trade now. If he doesnt already have a limited NTC (I think he does) he will soon have a full NTC. In addition, hes due an additional one million if hes traded PLUS he will get an additional year on his contract at 15 million. So anyone wanting Mark would have a HUGE financial obligation to him. All this for a guy who is far below .500 since his perfect game..a guy who cant seem to get past the 5th inning without getting shelled and a guy who isnt getting any younger.
So…how many clubs would you think there are that will step up and take on all that for Buehrle?
I doubt hes going anywhere…at least not now and at least without the Sox eating a big chunk of money. So all of these pipe dreams that Mark would bring us a pile of good young talent…it aint happenin

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Well said.

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Well said.

cachhubguy
5 years 3 months ago

And the line isn’t long for ineffective Bobby Jenks and Scott Linebrink either. And a .200 hitting catcher who doesn’t throw anybody out?

lefty58
5 years 3 months ago

Last year there was almost no market for Jenks, and since last years trade deadline he has been awful and is now making 7.5.
How does KW have a job?

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

Agreed. I don’t know where this “Linkbrink + Jenks for Johnson” notion is coming from.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

It’s the same guy who is proposing that trade over and over again. Every time there is a post even remotely related to the ChiSox jwsox comments with that trade along with other roster suggestions, it’s getting annoying.

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

Agreed. I don’t know where this “Linkbrink + Jenks for Johnson” notion is coming from.

dopefein
5 years 3 months ago

This season is becoming awfully reminiscient of the late 90’s, when the team imploded and we had little left on The Farm. Plus, we were burden with contracts like Albert Belle’s…sheesh! We sold off lots of players and were back in the playoffs by 2000. I do believe the Cards would take on Buehrle’s contract (he’s from the area, loves the team, and they have Duncan to get him straight…and when he is straight, he’s a nasty, efficient pitcher). Linebrink and Jenks…nope, too much money for too little production, Jenks especially. We’d have to eat money, which I think we should right now. I say, throw up the white flag soon and trade EVERYTHING tradable, with the exception of Danks (both), Floyd, Beckham, Hudson, Morel, Santos, Thorton, Flowers, Peavey, and Rios (NO ONE will take him). F– it, let’s rebuild from the ground up.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Cards don’t really need pitching though.

dopefein
5 years 3 months ago

This season is becoming awfully reminiscient of the late 90’s, when the team imploded and we had little left on The Farm. Plus, we were burden with contracts like Albert Belle’s…sheesh! We sold off lots of players and were back in the playoffs by 2000. I do believe the Cards would take on Buehrle’s contract (he’s from the area, loves the team, and they have Duncan to get him straight…and when he is straight, he’s a nasty, efficient pitcher). Linebrink and Jenks…nope, too much money for too little production, Jenks especially. We’d have to eat money, which I think we should right now. I say, throw up the white flag soon and trade EVERYTHING tradable, with the exception of Danks (both), Floyd, Beckham, Hudson, Morel, Santos, Thorton, Flowers, Peavey, and Rios (NO ONE will take him). F– it, let’s rebuild from the ground up.