White Sox GM Rick Hahn on trading Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia: 'Everything is in play'

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:24:41 AM. Rick Hahn's wheeling and dealing over the past year has left the White Sox cupboard pretty bare when it comes to veteran assets, with two big exceptions: Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.
Rick Hahn didn't watch much of the postseason, but when he did tune in, the White Sox general manager saw plenty of familiar faces. "It was difficult to turn on a game and not see a former White Sox player doing well and contributing," Hahn said Monday during the GM meetings. With the Sox in full-blown rebuild mode, the possibility remains that more players will end up helping other teams vie for a championship before the Sox are playing deep into October. Hahn's wheeling and dealing over the past year has left the cupboard pretty bare when it comes to veteran assets, with two big exceptions: Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia. The sluggers are the Sox's most attractive trade targets, and Hahn acknowledged that during conversations with fellow GMs, "those are certainly two of the more popular guys." And Hahn is listening. "We've certainly proven over the last year that no one is untouchable, and we have a responsibility to understand the market value of all of our players," Hahn said. "This is just part of the process. We're approaching this similar to how we did in the past, in that we have to be open-minded on these guys. If there's an opportunity to put us in a better position long term, we'll certainly fully explore it. "Everything is in play. Even a couple of years back, when we came to these meetings, there would be all these Chris Sale rumors, and the reason is because we had to keep our options open and at least have those types of conversations. ... It would be foolish...Read more
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