White Sox White Flag MLB Trade Rumors

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The Chicago White Sox announced recently that they will listen to offers for anyone on their roster with the exception of pitcher Chris Sale and first baseman Paul Konerko.  In a recent question and answer session with the fans, most indicated that any player would be fair game if led to a better team in the long run.  So the Sportsbank takes a look at possible locations for players on the White Sox roster and offers names of possible prospects the White Sox could get in return.  Your MLB trade rumors featuring the White Sox are right here!

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Chicago Cubs make trade with Oakland Athletics

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The Chicago Cubs today acquired catcher Anthony Recker from the Oakland Athletics for catcher/first baseman Blake Lalli.  Recker has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.  To make room for Recker on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Scott Maine has been designated for assignment.

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Oakland fading out of the AL West picture

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The Oakland Athletics started this month right near the top of the AL West race. It was thought that the “Moneyball” franchise could actually be adding pieces as the trading deadline approached in 2010. But instead, they now find themselves in free-fall. The A’s lost for the tenth time in 12 games Wednesday night, and fell to a season-low six games under .500. They now trail the first-place Texas Rangers by 10 1/2 games. If they don’t turn it around soon, the A’s could be sellers once again at the deadline. And any team in need of a left-handed stick will take a long hard look at Jack Cust. (Unless of course the newly activated Coco Crisp can save them.)

Recently, I asked Athletics manager Bob Geren why his team was so good in one run games; they’re currently tied with division rival Los Angeles for the second best record in baseball at 12-7.

By Paul M. Banks

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Will Coco Crisp be Sweet and Fulfilling for Oakland this Season?

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The Oakland Athletics entered June in the thick of the AL West race. But as the month winds down they now find themselves free-falling out of contention. The A’s lost for the tenth time in 12 games Wednesday night, and fell to a season-low six games under .500. They now trail the first-place Texas Rangers by 10 1/2 games. Maybe they can get a boost from their recently activated outfielder, the one with the best name in baseball?

By Paul M. Banks

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A’s Adam Rosales enjoys Wrigley Field Homecoming

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The interleague series between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics at Wrigley Field this past week was especially important to A’s utility infielder Adam Rosales. Before he made his way into the Major Leagues, he attended Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

“This was where I came to my first major league baseball game, when I was five or six years old,” Rosales told me in the Oakland dugout Wednesday night before the game. “I grew up a Cubs fan, now I’m a Wrigley Field fan,” he continued.

By Paul M. Banks

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