Joe Crede has been a big part of the White Sox' success in 2008, clubbing 17 home runs with 56 RBI while making the American League All-Star squad for the first time in his career.
What Crede has done this year has extremely improbable, considering that General Manager Kenny Williams couldn't have traded Crede for a six pack and a bag of balls in the offseason.
Crede's value was that low because of questions about his surgically repaired back that kept him out of the final four months of the 2007 season. Those back problems resurfaced earlier this week, and today, Crede was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22 with a stiff back.
However, Crede's stint on the disabled list might not be the worst thing in the world.