Gordon Beckham isn't going anywhere. GM Kenny Williams told the second baseman he won't be traded, according to Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald. The Nationals and Mariners are among the teams that like Beckham, but Williams wants to hold on to the 2008 first rounder. Gregor reports that the White Sox appear to have provided Carlos Quentin with similar assurances.
Beckham struggled early on, but has hit .345/.356/.586 with 14 extra base hits since June 25th. Yes, it's an arbitrary date, but we can safely say Beckham is hitting well. The 23-year-old posted an .808 OPS in his rookie season and still appears to be a major part of his team's future. He's under team control through 2015, so the White Sox have quite an asset.
Beckham doesn't face uncertainty this week, but others within the organization do. Daniel Hudson, Jordan Danks, Tyler Flowers and Brent Morel have all popped up in the latest rumors, partly because the White Sox are eyeing premier power bats such as Adam Dunn and Prince Fielder.
I’m glad the White Sox like Beckham, considering he’s theirs.
no one should like him this guy is ridiculously overrated for someone who has done NOTHING
what a stupid comment.
are u kidding? beckham is so overrated im not saying he wont be a good player but he will never pan out to what people think he is gonna be and i bet u do like that comment danks50
What do you think he will end up being?
do u understand words i said a good player
trade him straight up for AJ Hardy. No wait, Carlos Gomez. Bwaaa hahaha.
yeah AJ Hardy is a great player what team does he play for?
u must be a sox fan David Marszalek nice username
How bout u stay off our jockstraps and worry about your Twins
ok michael rodgers ur wearing a jock strap? thats odd
I’m sorry that Beckham isn’t as good as Wilson Ramos. Why don’t you continue to overrate your own players and stop worrying about ours.
Beckham has been in the majors for just over a year. Ramos has not been at ALL. So let’s not talk proven/unproven. And Ramos isn’t long for the Twins organization; he’s the most obvious trade candidate I’ve ever seen, considering who’s blocking his path to the big leagues. Unless you know of some dynamic 1B prospect in the Cardinals system.
The “White Sox” and Mariners are among the teams that like Beckham…
I’m guessing this typo is supposed to be the Nats or the Jays?
or Both. He would be a great Blue Jays IF. He’d be an even better Marlin.
Yeah he would fit in nicely with the Jays. Hill can move to 3B, Beckham at 2B, Escobar at SS, Wallace 1B… not a bad infield.
Beckham is a gold glove caliber 2B. He started out in a funk this year but he really has turned it on this month. He’s got pop as well. Beckham may not hit 40 homeruns but I believe he has 25-30 potential. Slick fielding 2B with pop…? Yeah I think the White Sox aren’t as dumb as people think. I believe we will keep him.
I say trade Hudson+Morel for Dunn or Hudson+Morel+Lillibridge for Adam Laroche+Edwin Jackson.