White Sox Rumors: 6 Players Could Be Up For Grabs At Trade Deadline

To sell or not to sell, that is the question facing the once-again-disappointing Chicago White Sox. They're currently 10 games under .500, but not quite all the way out of it in the weak AL Central. 

According to MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal, the South Siders are "telling prospective trade partners that, at least at this point, they might only be willing to trade players under expiring contracts and not those with greater control."

That leaves six free agents-to-be on the White Sox roster that could be on the move: 
  • Lucas Giolito
  • Mike Clevinger
  • Yasmani Grandal
  • Elvis Andrus
  • Reynaldo Lopez
  • Keynan Middleton

As short-term rentals, these players might not bring back the trade haul of stars like Tim Anderson or Dylan Cease, who've also been mentioned in rumors this season, but it might be the compromise the White Sox are willing to make. 

RHP Giolito is obviously the prize here, as he seems to be close to regaining his All-Star form, with a 3.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Catcher Grandal is nowhere close to his former two-time All-Star form, but he has improved his average from .202 last season to .271, and his OPS by nearly 200 points, from .570 to .740. Both could offer some decent help to teams down the stretch. 

Clevinger is nowhere close to his former All-Star form and Andrus (.196 avg, .524 OPS) might be nearing the end of the line. 

Lopez and Middleton are bullpen arms that could help some teams in middle relief. 

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