MLB Trade Speculation: 6 Potential Landing Spots for Gordon Beckham

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MLB Trade Speculation: 6 Potential Landing Spots for Gordon Beckham
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I'm not too sure if trading Gordon Beckham is at the top of Kenny Williams' to-do list, but if the Chicago White Sox continue down the path that they have been on, not one player is safe.

Ever since entering the Major Leagues in 2009 and being named MLBPA and Sporting News' American League Rookie of the Year, Gordon's stats have been on the decline.  Beckham's batting average has declined by about 20 percentage points each year so far, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio is climbing at an unhealthy rate.

The thing about Gordon Beckham is that he was a first round draft pick for the White Sox (8th overall) and he is still only 24 years old.  He has shown signs of brilliance at the plate and in the field at his young age, and may just need more MLB grooming.

However, the White Sox are currently 24-31, which puts them nine and a half games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.  The season is still young, but if the White Sox continue to struggle, they can fully become sellers by the trade deadline.

General Managers around baseball are licking their chops at the possibility of Gordon Beckham selling "low" because of his team and stat-line.  I don't condone the trade of Gordon, but if White Sox GM Kenny Williams sees a deal that sparks his interest, he is not afraid to move the Chicago second baseman.

If that is the case, here are the six teams that would heavily pursue Gordon Beckham.

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