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White Sox Trade Rumors: Top 5 Chips Chicago Has To Deal at the Deadline
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Following the 5-4 loss Tuesday night to the division-leading Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox fell to a record of 50-52...and once again failed to get back to the seemingly impossible .500 mark.  

The loss also puts Chicago 4.5 games back of Detroit in the AL Central, with one game remaining in the series before Boston and New York come to town.

Winning this series Wednesday afternoon not only helps the Sox in the standings, it may decide the fate of many current players on the roster.  This stretch, if not tomorrow's outcome, will decide whether White Sox GM Kenny Williams turns Chicago into a buyer or seller at the July 31 trade deadline.

If the White Sox cannot get their act together and play like the team they are certainly capable of, many familiar faces could wind up helping other ballclubs reach the playoffs.

The "all in" mentality and slogan throughout the 2011 season really makes it difficult for the White Sox to improve themselves via trades.  This is the highest payroll the Chicago White Sox have ever had, and there really isn't much more you can do when you put all your chips in the middle.

When you find yourself all in, you just have to play the cards that were given to you.  However, one can never underestimate Kenny Williams.  White Sox fans will just have to play the waiting game when it comes to their fate come July 31.

If the White Sox do decide to make some moves, whether it's adding for a playoff run or rebuilding toward the future, here are the top five players that will draw the most attention at the deadline.

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