Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox Brian Anderson Wants to Be Traded

CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Brian Anderson #32 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Chicago Cubs during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIJuly 23, 2009

According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, via MLBTradeRumors.com, Brian Anderson of the Chicago White Sox would like to be traded. Well good for him. But I am going to make a rule right now, and this can go for an athlete in any sport.

If you stink and everyone else thinks you stink—you can’t ask to be traded.  That’s my rule and I am sticking to it. It’s like the worst sales guy on your team asking for a promotion. It’s a head scratcher.

“I need to play every day and be an everyday big-leaguer,” Anderson said. “I have more to offer. If it’s not with the White Sox, then maybe it really is time for a change.”

Really Brian? As I recall, you had your chance to be an everyday big-leaguer. In 2006, you played 139 games and hit a whopping .225 with a .296 OBP. You clearly proved yourself to me.

You are a .225 lifetime hitter. You don’t hit for power, you don’t drive in runs, and you don’t get on base. What exactly is it that you have to offer?

Anderson might be one of those guys who indeed finds himself with another team. He is still only 27-years old, so time is on his side. But for right now, if you are a career .225 hitter, you can’t ask for anything.

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