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All is quiet on trade front to get a pitcher - Beckham? 'Nother story

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gordon-beckham.jpgThe White Sox are either really good at playing opossum or all is actually quiet on the trade front.
According to manager Ozzie Guillen, he is yet to sit down and have any sort of talk with Ken Williams to see if the general manager wants to address the hole left in the rotation by Jake Peavy's injury, go after a bat or stand pat.
"Maybe later on we'll talk about it,'' Guillen said. "I think you got to stay in the organization [for a pitcher]. You don't just pull up the magic thing and make a trade. That's not easy. When you go into the trade market, there's a lot going on. I think you've got to stay in the organization. Who it's going to be? I don't know who's down there or who's ready to pitch that day.''
Daniel Hudson is likely that guy on Sunday, at least short-term. If the Sox are forced to look long-term? That very well could rest on how Hudson performs.
That doesn't mean there haven't been trade rumors swirling around the club. The Sun-Times first reported the Sox jumping into the Adam Dunn sweepstakes over a week ago, and now names such as Carlos Quentin and Gordon Beckham have surfaced as possible names that the Nationals are looking at.
"I don't think it's strange because when you have guys that are considered the prospects of the organization they'll always be talked about in the trade rumors,'' Beckham said. "I can't really worry about that.
"It's just business. It is. If it was about your feelings then a lot of things would go differently. But it's not. It's about winning. I'm not surprised. I mean if we're talking about getting somebody then usually they're going to talk about me or John [Danks], Gavin [Floyd] or some other young pitcher.''

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