Expect White Sox to be Sellers at Trade Deadline
The White Sox are expected to be sellers this season. According to Barry M. Bloom, despite a solid start this team is still focused on building to compete on an annual basis.
The Chicago White Sox find themselves just 3.5 games out of first place and three games under .500. Not bad for a team that wasn’t expected to be competitive this season. However, despite the start, Rick Hahn told Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com he is focused on building a roster than can compete on an annual basis. That means you should expect this team to be in sell mode once the trade deadline comes around.
"We’re in the same mode we were in this past offseason, looking for some long-term pieces to put us in position to contend on an annual basis.-Rick Hahn, White Sox GM"
That shouldn’t come as surprise to fans. The team has played well this season but they still have some work to do. Starting pitching has been an issue this season. Now, they’ve dealt with injuries, but they lacked depth which has caused issues. The minors has pitching talent. If that talent develops, this team could have a phenomenal rotation in a few seasons.
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Offense seemed to be a concern coming into 2017. It just didn’t appear this team had enough fire power to compete in the AL Central. Now, they are in the middle of the pack but their offense is inconsistent. The offense they have on the roster doesn’t seem like it will be adequate enough to win long term.
It’s great to see this team having success but they are still in the middle of the pack in their division. That’s not what Hahn is looking to build. He’s been steadfast in his position all season. This is about creating a team that can compete on an annual basis, not just for one season. Under Ken Williams it was about winning now. Even at the expense of the farm system.
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It’s important the White Sox don’t deviate from their goal. They have a great opportunity to add more talent to the organization and really sure up the roster. It may mean another mediocre season in 2018, but this team is close to being a contender in the near future. As long as management continues to make smart baseball moves and develop the talent they already have, the White Sox are in prime position to be contenders for years to come.