Problems for Chicago White Sox Snowballing Out of Control

By Andy Schmidt
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It has been a week full of pain and suffering for the Chicago White Sox. The team lost their eighth-straight game on Tuesday night and has fallen to 24-32 for the season. The problems continued when Jake Peavy left the game with a rib injury. The questions will now begin with what the team should do going forward. I believe it is time to make some trades to try to get back into the playoff conversation again next season.

It has been obvious to anyone who watches the team that they can’t hit being near the bottom of MLB in a lot of offensive categories. There is a real potential that this losing streak reaches double digits and if that happens, general manager Rick Hahn isn’t going to have any choice. We are going to see players like Paul Konerko, Alex Rios and Adam Dunn on the trade block. Rios is having a solid season, but he is the lone everyday player doing anything worthwhile.

Konerko would be a rental for any contender who could use a first baseman or DH, and Dunn is strictly a dangerous pitch hitter these days.

It has to be very tough for the White Sox right now especially with this losing streak that has included losing three times to the Chicago Cubs. There are a lot of decisions that has to be made sooner than later with the team because it looks like they are going nowhere this year.

I would be trading Konerko and possibly Rios at the deadline. The farm system doesn’t have much in it and a rebuild is going to take a few years. The White Sox need young, talented players and fast.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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