The White Sox likely to shop Jeff Samardzija, but won’t do a major tear-down
Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox are in “listening mode” and that starter Jeff Samardzija is “most likely to go.”
Rosenthal adds, however, that the Sox are not likely to do a wholesale tear-down which involves crazy things like shopping Chris Sale or Jose Abreu. The source Rosenthal spoke to said that all of the club’s offseason moves was not meant as a one-off compete-in-2015-only thing, but that they view the season as the first of a three-year window at least.
Samardzija, of course, is used to the deadline shuffle, as he was traded last July from the Cubs to the Athletics. He’s in his walk year, and while he’s not having a great season -- his strikeout rate is down and his ERA is 4.08, which translates to an ERA+ of 91 -- he still stands to make a lot of money this winter.