We all love to see Major League Baseball General Managers go after big trades during the trade season of each year. No single GM has had more activity in the trade rumor and actual trade market than Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn. It is possible that Hahn is getting a little carried away with this August trade thing however. He has made decent deals, good deals and some not so good but he should not trade Gordon Beckham.
Believe it or not that is one of the whispered moves that could happen before the final trade deadline at the end of August. Beckham is doing pretty well with the White Sox this year considering the dreadful season the team is having. He is young and won’t even be a free agent until 2016. It is suggested that the player to be named later in the Alex Rios deal could be infielder Leury Garcia who can play three infield positions and has a little bit of pop.
That might be a reason to shop his mid-30’s shortstop Alexei Ramirez but to consider moving Beckham now seems too much. Even a deal for Ramirez should be one that gives Hahn more in return than the Rios deal with the Texas Rangers did. What could be considered a good trade season for the White Sox is quickly turning into one where Hahn could give away too much for too little in return. I think someone should take Hahn’s GM phone for a few days and give him time to think before he makes a mistake.