The non-waiver trade deadline is Sunday, but the White Sox have an earlier deadline -- Wednesday. Where the White Sox stand in the AL Central after their series with Detroit could determine what Chicago general manager Ken Williams will do this weekend.
Are the White Sox, 4 1/2 games behind the Tigers heading into tonight's game, buyers or sellers?
Williams acknowledged, in a round-about way, a report in the St. Louis Post-Disaptch that said the White Sox were in talks with the Cardinals for Colby Rasmus. The report noted the deal would due fore Edwin Jackson or Matt Thornton and a minor league player was, "as reported, is incorrect." No doubt if the Cardinals would do such a deal, he'd do it in a heartbeat.
ABout the team that is 49-51 on the season, Williams said the play on the field would decide its fate -- and perhaps, his own.
"At the end of the day, I'm the one that puts everyone in uniform, and I will fall on the sword," Williams said.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.