With a recent winning streak, will the White Sox still be sellers at the trading deadline? Although the team has a solid core in place for 2017, could the White Sox benefit by selling now?
The White Sox are winners of four consecutive games. After defeating the Cubs 3-0 on Tuesday, the White Sox are 50-50. A question that comes to mind is who are the real White Sox? The only answer to this question is, who they want to be .
The White Sox are contemplating selling near the deadline. They have the assets to sell without giving up their good prospects. What does that mean? They have great major league players such as Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Adam Eaton. Theses are players that can help contribute to a long run which can take them into the playoffs.
There’s no question the White Sox have good starting pitching, good defense, and half a bullpen. The offense comes and goes, but has no ceiling with guys who can give you at least 10 home runs each. Todd Frazier is one of the best home run hitters in MLB, Justin Morneau was one of the best in his prim, Abreu can be the best, and the rest of the team sprinkles in home runs here and there. Those who don’t have much power certainly have speed and find their way to extra base hits. Overall, they have a decent team.
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So, what will the Sox do at the deadline? A blockbuster trade or nothing at all? There is no in between. They’ll find their way to Carlos Gonzalez or Jay Bruce,or they’ll do absolutely nothing. They sure won’t sell. To say the Sox will throw in the towel finally is absurd, especially with recent showings by Chris Sale or by their current four game winning streak. Sale doesn’t want to go, Quintana won’t be cheap, and the team is playing exciting baseball. Can I be wrong? Absolutely. The White Sox have rarely done what most fans want them to do, or at least expect them to do.
Overall, the White Sox are going to shock most people. If they do pull a blockbuster trade that I think they might, people will be shocked. If they do nothing, people will still be shocked. All we know for sure is the White Sox will never stop surprising us.