Chicago White Sox trades could be coming in the form of a huge fire sale. Many Chicago White Sox trades have been rumored over the past few weeks, but as the team gets further from contention, there are now discussions about a rebuild. ESPN's Buster Olney just took to Twitter to reveal that, "White Sox GM Kenny Williams is talking about turning over entire roster." The shocking move might end up catching fans of the team off-guard.
The White Sox moved to 50-51 on the year after a win on Monday night, bringing the team to within three and a half games of first place. Chicago still trails both the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central, but that isn't a huge deficit to try and make up over the final 61 games of the regular season. Maybe Williams is simply unhappy with how his team is performing, but it could also be a scenario where it is time for Chicago to deal their aging players in an effort to rebuild for many more years to come.
If the White Sox do end up making some trades, the most likely candidates to leave would be pitchers Mark Buehrle, Matt Thornton, and Jake Peavy. But if they are being honest about turning over the whole roster, that could also include catcher A.J. Pierzynski, outfielders Alex Rios, Juan Pierre, and Carlos Quentin, and even All-Star first baseman Paul Konerko.
Could it be that Williams is simply channeling manager Ozzie Guillen here? Would the White Sox really turn over this roster in exchange for prospects to completely rebuild?
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