The Plan For The White Sox

The White Sox are off to a disappointing 24-33 start this season, 9.5 games out of first place, and earlier this week we heard that the club is "open for business." Today, GM Ken Williams provided a few more details on what exactly that means, and Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times has the quotes in his latest article.

"If we do something it will be along the lines of shuffling the deck with the expectation that we're going to add impact guys to win," said Williams, adding: "I have to listen. It's not that I want to, but I'm not blind."

When we discussed in April the possibility of the White Sox becoming sellers, Tim noted that the team could trade off parts and still field a competitive roster in 2011. Given Williams' comments, it sounds like the Chicago GM is thinking along the same lines. After all, even at nine games below .500, the Sox are still only in third place in a fairly weak AL Central, ahead of the Royals and Indians.

While Williams sounds ready to deal, he pointed out that the timetable isn't entirely up to him: "It's still the early part of June and a lot of clubs are trying to figure their situations out and determine whether they're in it or not in it or what kind of money they have to spend."

Even if the Sox decide not to hold a full-fledged fire sale, their potentially available power bats and bullpen arms should make them an active player in the trade market this summer.


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10 Comments on "The Plan For The White Sox"


Gumby65
5 years 2 months ago

What, they can’t give up and give in now; they just drafted Ozney!

GriffeyandSizemore
5 years 2 months ago

Yankee’s should try to go for Thornton what would it take to get him?

5 years 2 months ago

A lot of stuff, a couple of top prospects.

lefty58
5 years 2 months ago

With Williams as the GM, just offer them a 38 year old who had a great year in 02 and you should have no trouble squiring Thornton.
And the player will get a 3 year extension to boot.

fivehole1414
5 years 2 months ago

A “fairly weak” A.L. Central? I think Williams would agree that the Twins are a standout team and a World Series contender, and that their .593 winning percentage is evidence. The Twins are never going to get any respect from the rest of country until they win about six titles because… well, just because, I guess.

Luke Adams
5 years 2 months ago

The Twins are great, but I think Williams would also agree that the AL Central (.464 overall winning percentage, including .430 vs. the other two AL divisions) is a less daunting place to play than a few other divisions.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 2 months ago

Twins are certainly the best team in the AL Central, but I would take the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays over the Twins.

fivehole1414
5 years 2 months ago

A “fairly weak” A.L. Central? I think Williams would agree that the Twins are a standout team and a World Series contender, and that their .593 winning percentage is evidence. The Twins are never going to get any respect from the rest of country until they win about six titles because… well, just because, I guess.

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

WHOOOOO FIRE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!

TRENT13
5 years 2 months ago

I wouldnt mind seeing the Reds try to acquire Putz and Thornton and to a lesser degree Pierre for the bench.