Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was one of the more active GMs in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Hahn's trades involving Matt Thornton (albeit for a mid-level prospect), Jesse Crain and Jake Peavy will go a long way towards shaping the White Sox’s future.
Peavy’s trade alone netted the Sox Avisail Garcia, three other prospects and freed up around $20 million dollars that Hahn can use in next year’s draft and on improving the international scouting department.
It was a rather impressive three weeks for the freshman GM.
The White Sox still have a couple of veterans on the roster, though, that could have been traded.
This slideshow will look at five trades Hahn and the White Sox could—or should—have made using published rumors as a baseline, as well as one that would have been an excellent fits based on the needs of both teams.
Some of the scenarios that will be covered may still happen, since Ramirez and Rios will likely be placed on waivers.
First, let’s look at why the list is so specific.