General manager Ken Williams has said that the team is going to make changes so the current makeup of the team is going to be different. The White Sox have been a disappointment vs. the baseball betting odds this season and that may not change even if the team makes some moves.
Baseball odds don’t favor the White Sox as much as you might believe. Chicago is simply not a good team even though they still have a lot of high profile players on the team. Some of the players are getting close to having their no-trade clauses kick on so look for catcher A.J. Pierzynski and pitcher Mark Buehrle to possibly get traded. Pierzynski could be traded quickly since he could veto any trade beginning on Monday. The White Sox might want to move him before his no-trade clause kicks in. Buehrle’s no-trade clause kicks in early next month.
The White Sox are almost 10 games out of first place in the American League Central and most people don’t believe they can make a run at the Twins. That means that some of their players are likely to be traded. Attracting interest among other teams are relievers Bobby Jenks, J.J. Putz and outfielder Andruw Jones. Jones is hitting only .216 but he does have 10 home runs and his price tag would be low. There are many teams that would like to have Paul Konerko since he leads the White Sox in home runs. His price tag might be too high though and the White Sox may want more in return than other teams are willing to pay.
Chicago has had their troubles this season vs. the baseball odds, mainly because they are not winning at home. The White Sox actually have a losing record vs. the baseball betting odds at home and that is simply intolerable in today’s game. Even some of the worst teams in baseball can have a winning record at home but so far this season that has not been the case for Chicago. The White Sox also have a losing road record which makes them a team that is a risky wager vs. the baseball betting odds regardless of whether they are at home or on the road.