The Chicago White Sox have some moves that need to be made after a disappointing third place finish in the American League Central in 2011. In order for the White Sox to be contenders, they will need to make a splash in the trade market in the offseason.
Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham all had horrific seasons. Ozzie Guillen took his managerial talents to South Beach and was replaced with an inexperienced Robin Ventura. Star hurler and inning eater Mark Buehrle will test the free agent market, and the White Sox Army knows Buehrle has played his last game on the South Side of Chicago. This was evident by the standing ovation (farewell) he received in his last home game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
General Manager Kenny Williams has no other scapegoats left, and in order to save face, he needs to make an immediate impact on next season. It's do or die for Williams, who essentially ran Ozzie out of town and it now falls solely on him.