Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
What higher end players do we have that any team would give up something of value to acquire? I don't think anyone will give up much of anything to get Dunn and Rios right now. If they're playing well at the deadline maybe someone will give up something, but not right now. Konerko is also a gamble giving his second half decline. The only real trade chips we have, and I use that term loosely, are De Aza and maybe Alexei Ramirez. And I don't think that they will get you much else other than a B level prospect.
Seems the only thing we can count on for the future is Konerko, Peavy, Dunn and Rios being off the books and hope that Jerry will spend all that freed up cash on quality players and not cut payroll back to a pre-2000 "Kids Can Play" level.