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Now's the time for the Sox to trade some hot bats

Now's the time for the Sox to trade some hot bats

The best thing about the White Sox’s seven-game winning streak? They scored a pile of runs that created sudden trade bait. For much of the season, a rally was a 2-and-0 count. But during their streak, the Sox scored 54 runs, an average of 7.7 a game. Twice they hit double figures while falling one run short in two other games. In the last five games of the streak, they scored 16 runs in the first inning alone. Even in Thursday’s streak-ending loss in Boston --- how is it that Cy Young leader Chris Sale is the pitcher who ruins the streak? --- the Sox scored two more runs in the first inning. You know what all that offense does? It gives the Sox trade chips beyond Jeff...

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