The White Sox are in an interesting point in their rebuild ahead of today’s trade deadline.
They aren’t yet in position to be buyers, as they currently sit 18 games out of first place in the AL Central and 13 games out of a wild-card spot. At the same time, they aren’t in position to sell off assets for the sake of gaining anything valuable back in return, as they hold a 46-58 record and should be more competitive in 2020.
Although the White Sox shipped the oft-injured Nate Jones to the Rangers early Wednesday, they aren’t big time sellers. NBC Sports Chicago’s Chuck Garfien broke down the state of the White Sox at the trade deadline on NBC Sports’ MLB Trade Deadline Show.
“[Jones has] only pitched 140 innings since 2013,” Garfien said. “The White Sox are basically turning the page on him and they’re just trying to get more pitchers in their system and they get him off the books for next season. That is really all of what that is.
“That’s kind of where things are at. The Sox are just in-between right now. They’re not big-time sellers, they’re not big-time buyers right now. They want to look forward to making a move next year and try to win next year, be a much more competitive team.
“But they’re also trying to figure out what they have and what they’re going to have going forward.”
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