Originally Posted by mrwag
As they stand now I don't see the Sox able to compete with KC, let alone the Tigers. The team is worse than last year, on paper. I wouldn't be opposed to unloading all of the higher end players and rebuilding, even if that means we suck for a few years. I'd rather get something instead of letting guys walk. What's the point of playing for 3rd or 4th place if there's nothing to look forward to in the future?
What higher end players do we have that any team would give up something of value to acquire? I don't think anyone will give up much of anything to get Dunn and Rios right now. If they're playing well at the deadline maybe someone will give up something, but not right now. Konerko is also a gamble giving his second half decline. The only real trade chips we have, and I use that term loosely, are De Aza and maybe Alexei Ramirez. And I don't think that they will get you much else other than a B level prospect.