Before the season started, White Sox general manager Kenny Williams told manager Robin Ventura not to expect more than a .500 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. The White Sox expected to trade away veteran players midseason, but the team now sits in first place with a 29-22 record, so Williams plans on adding talent this summer, according to Nightengale.
Jake Peavy would have been available if the White Sox weren’t contending, but he’s now “untouchable.” The White Sox could look for more offense at third base, in my opinion. Veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson is now starting at third, but between Hudson and Brent Morel, White Sox third basemen have the lowest OPS in the Major Leagues (.439) at the position.
White Sox wanna compete? You gotta be bleepin’ me…
They are in first place and have played well against the central plus had a very strong schedule. If they continue to stay in first or close to it then why would you not?
I just wanted to make a tribute to yesterday’s rant during the Sox game, I’m not saying the Sox shouldn’t compete…
lol that rant was priceless
Cubs are selling and the Sox are buying … Seems like a savings in relocation fees to me. The Sox can have Ian Stewart for a 3 day old slice of Giordano’s pizza!
Yeah, I’d prefer the pizza as well!
Sounds like a big upgrade for the Cubs.
Kenny – stay the course – have a great draft McCullers or Giolito will be just fine in first round. Then take ASU’s ace Barrett as a sandwich pick. Pitching more pitching.
Castro and Molina.
Barrett was ASU’s closer by mid-season, Brady Rodgers was their ace.
Complete 180 degree turn from our philosophy mid-season, but I’m glad Kenny is deciding to make the team competitive although I can not comprehend what prospects we can move for those veteran players he is talking about.
Lets see major break outs for Viciedo, De Aza, and Sale….check. AJ having one of his better seasons ever….check. Konerko hitting like he is in his prime….check. Peavy and Dunn completely returning to form from the dark abyss….check. Palatable performance from Rios (Never a given)…check. Solid young pen….check. Hmmmm I think whats happened here is everything that could possibly go right has ended up going right.
Knock on wood.
And Paulie is looking even better than his prime right about now. These are MVP numbers.
Very true. I am a huge Konerko fan he has always done things the right way its super nice to see him killing the ball he has the last few seasons. HOF is sure to call his name sometime down the line.
Third base????? Prepare the Youkilis rumors! AWAY!!!!!!!
oh god that would be a disaster lol
so, you’d rather have Morel than Youk?
GOT THA ODOG BABY
Right now I think the White Sox should just try to win with what they have.
They are winning. Honestly the biggest upgrade might come in the form of 3rd base and bench help. This is assuming Gordon keeps progressing otherwise I could see a second base upgrade.
Who are they realistically going to get to play third base, and what are they going to trade to get it? Unless they plan to trade for someone and move them to third, I don’t see how this is going to work. This team is starting to develop some chemistry, just let things play out Kenny. Now if someone is interested in trading for Rios or Floyd, I wouldn’t be opposed to that… and then making a rotation/OF upgrade for the future. If I’m Kenny Williams, I give Jed Hoyer a call and see if he’s ACTUALLY willing to trade Castro if you take Soriano.
What would the Sox do with Castro or Soriano? They have Alexei and Viciedo… makes no sense whatsoever.