After talking about dismantling their team, the Sox made their one deal and called it a day. I do find it funny that I read an article saying that the Sox were looking for a starting pitcher. Didn’t they just trade a starting pitcher. A pretty good one at that. So the Sox would’ve had to get rid of another guy, or two, to replace the guy they traded. It may not even be true, I don’t know.
I read where the Rangers wanted Matt Thornton and the Rangers asked for John Danks to be part of a bigger deal. I guess the Sox have no intention of trading Danks, so that deal faded away.
The Sox really couldn’t do many other deals because they were hindered by contracts. Adam Dunn & Alex Rios are untradeable. You are not gonna trade Paul Konerko or Mark Buehrle, and A.J. Pierzynski has a no trade clause. So that leaves Carlos Quentin and Juan Pierre, and why would you trade the two hottest guys wearing a Sox uniform. It doesn’t help that Dayan Viciedo hurt himself in Charlotte.
The rest of the division sure made headway. The Indians grabbed Ubaldo jiminez and the Tigers got Doug Fister and David Pauley. It should make for an exciting finish.
If the Sox do fall out of the race in the next few weeks, they have the option of placing guys on waivers and going that route. That might happen, and it might be the end of Quentin and Pierre’s White Sox career.
Let’s hope they can overtake the Indians and Tigers in the next few weeks.