Jul 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Reasons for and against trading 4 White Sox players

The following Chicago White Sox players all have reasons for and against moving them, and it all depends on the price.

Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League infielder Troy Tulowitzki (2) of the Colorado Rockies slides past American League infielder Alexei Ramirez (10) of the Chicago White Sox for a double in the 5th inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No general manager never makes a trade just to make one, and neither should White Sox GM Rick Hahn.

Assuming Hahn can find the right deal, the White Sox could find themselves a couple of solid prospects at this trade deadline.

Here is a look at four White Sox players who are on the trade block with reasons for and against trading them.

Who would you trade and why? Or would you not trade any of these four players?

Alexei Ramirez

For: The White Sox have a gluten of middle infield prospects in the minors that are near-ready for the majors, plus he is near or at peak value.

Against: If they choose to, the White Sox can keep Ramirez through 2016. Given he will be getting older by then, but he could still be one of the more productive shortstops in the game.

 

John Danks

For: He has an albatross of a contract, and has already has surgery on his throwing elbow. Considering the fact that he has already had surgery, his velocity has decreased and so has his overall stuff.

Against: His cutter is still solid, even though his fastball velocity is not the same as it once was. Considering the fact that the White Sox are going on a youth movement, Danks could be the leader of the pitching staff just due to his experience factor.

 

Gordon Beckham

For: It is doubtful he will ever reach the potential that scouts thought he had when he was drafted in the first round in 2008. His hitting is unlikely to ever be consistent, and he has no real elite hit tool.

Against: Beckham is one of the best defensive second baseman in all of baseball, and that is still important.

 

Dayan Viciedo

For: He is a terrible defender, and is very inconsistent at the plate. While he has great power to all fields, he has yet to show 30-home run power per year.

Against: His power tool could potentially be elite, and it helps to have a right-handed power bat. Right-handed power is becoming rare, and Viciedo is still young.

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