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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Chicago White Sox are so devoted to blowing the team up and starting fresh that everyone is on the trading block except for Chris Sale and Paul Konerko.
The Chicago White Sox are open for business and have made everyone but star left-hander Chris Sale and beloved veteran first baseman Paul Konerko available, rival executives say.
They add that the Sox are already exchanging names on some potential deals.
The White Sox's sale (not Sale) is quite intriguing, say rivals, as it could include center fielder Alex Rios, shortstop Alexei Ramirez and even starting pitcher John Danks, who signed a $65 million, five-year contract just last year. All of those names are on the table.
The White Sox appear to think that they have few players worth keeping, but are any of their guys actually worth keeping?
Rumors of Sale also becoming available hit the Internet, as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports said he should be made available, and Jon Paul Morosi said that it "is possible" he gets dealt.
If Sale is available, that leaves only Konerko as untouchable. However, the 37-year-old first baseman is still on the DL and is in the final year of his contract. If anyone inquires about him, it only makes sense to trade the aging star.
The White Sox seem to think that Sale and Konerko are worth keeping around, but they might not be.