Alex Rios was one of many Chicago White Sox veteran players that were seemingly doomed to be traded by mid season 2013. Some trades happened before the July trade deadline while others waited until the August trade season. Rios and Jake Peavy were the main headliners and the White Sox waved goodbye to their best players. But unlike what happens sometimes in trade seasons, they did not come away empty handed. Actually more and more when players like Leury Garcia shows up on the scene, it appears that the White Sox did fairly well for themselves.
Garcia is your prototypical awesome defensive second baseman. That of course makes him atypical in truth because he is the kind of defensive player that managers will play just for saving hits and runs. The White Sox people are very pleased with him this year even before his offense even tries to catch up. Robin Ventura seems to think the bat will come around for Garcia and I think he is right.
He never really got far with the homers or RBI column but for certain the minors proved he is capable of averages between .260 and .300. For someone that does what he does with the glove that is more than acceptable. The more we see of these young players the White Sox brought in and the sometimes under par play of their own prospects, the better they look for the deals they made. Playing well since the trades goes a long ways towards speaking well of them as well.