There are also scenarios in which starting pitchers Jose Contreras, Jon Garland or Javier Vazquez could be moved. In other words, no one is safe.
The expectation is that Mark Buehrle will be the starting pitcher traded by the Sox once the fire sale begins, but don't be surprised if Jose Contreras or Jon Garland also gets sent out for the right package.
If the White Sox move left-hander Mark Buehrle, they will not grant a 72-hour negotiating window for a prospective trade partner to sign the pitcher long-term, a major-league source says.
Approximately 10 teams are believed to be interested in Buehrle, including the Mets, Braves, Yankees and Mariners.
White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye is sporting only a .289 on-base percentage, and rival clubs are concerned about the condition of his legs. He needs to revive for the Sox to spark interest in the three N.L. West contenders -- the Dodgers, Padres and Diamondbacks. Of those clubs, the Diamondbacks would be the least likely to take on a free-agent rental