GM Kenny Williams said he’s not going to be a “seller” Tuesday, meaning he won’t start dumping veterans before the July 31 trade deadline.
But Kenny did say something that’s open to interpretation:
“Some people might perceive a potential deal to where we sell, just because it may be a younger player, they may be thinking: ‘They've thrown in the towel,’’’ Williams said. “In fact, we might view it as a neutral deal for '09, but for (20)10, ’11 and ’12, you may be better as a result of it.”
I think Kenny meant to say “may be FOR a younger player,” meaning trading a White Sox veteran for a young guy.
I don’t think there would be a backlash from any Sox fan about trading a veteran player, with the exception of Mark Buehrle and maybe Paul Konerko.
Jim Thome and Jermaine Dye are both at the ends of their contracts and are steadily losing popularity. Octavio Dotel and Scott Linebrink have been painful to watch, and Jose Contreras has been either great or awful.
I don’t think Kenny would trade Bobby Jenks, but who knows?