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Chicago White Sox Trade Rumors: 10 Potential MLB Trade Deadline Targets
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With the MLB trade deadline looming, Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams will likely make a move to improve the first-place White Sox's chances of winning their division.

While the White Sox have exceeded expectations this season and currently sit three games ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, there are still needs to be addressed if the White Sox want to remain legitimate contenders this season.

Williams, who had declared that the White Sox were in rebuilding mode this past offseason, reversed course in late June by trading for third baseman Kevin Youkilis. While Youkilis has paid immediate dividends and helped the team increase their division lead, the White Sox might still be looking to make some last-minute tweaks for a potential playoff push.

The White Sox bullpen has been somewhat of a patchwork operation this season, but has generally succeeded, an improvement over the 2011 team's early-season bullpen struggles.

With a mixture of rookies and veterans battling consistency issues and dealing with injuries, the White Sox will likely be looking to snag a veteran reliever to solidify the bullpen.

The starting rotation has been in a constant state of flux, yet has produced the third-most quality starts in the American League this season. Another starter might be needed to keep the White Sox's playoff hopes alive, however, and with some big names with expiring contracts pitching for disappointing teams this season, there might be some quality arms available to the White Sox.

With his huge contract extension this offseason, left-handed starter John Danks struggled early before landing on the disabled list with no signs of an immediate return after the All-Star break.

Philip Humber, who is set to return to the team following some rehab work in the minors, will likely slide into the fifth spot in the rotation. Humber will need to improve on his 6.01 earned run average if he wants to stay in the rotation.

Chris Sale and Jake Peavy have been lights-out for the White Sox, but will have to be rested down the stretch to preserve their arms for a division race, or possible postseason play.

Even though the White Sox filled their void at third base by acquiring Youkilis, the team still has depth issues as well, and they lack solid role players who can contribute to a playoff push.

While the White Sox do have holes to fill despite their first-half success, does the team have enough talent in the organization to actually pull off another trade?

With some quality talent on the trading block for several underachieving teams, the White Sox will have no shortage of players to choose from, but Kenny Williams will have his work cut out for him trying to offer attractive packages to MLB sellers in the run-up to the non-waiver deadline.

Here's a look at 10 potential targets that could help the White Sox reach the postseason. Some are more realistic possibilities than others for the White Sox, but Kenny Williams usually never fails to surprise fans, and may have one or two more big deals in store for the White Sox faithful.

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