After flurry of moves, Sox expect quieter winter – MLB.com

“The next 10 months will be a lot quieter than the last 10 months,” Hahn told reporters Tuesday. “That’s an easy bet.”

Year 1 of the White Sox rebuild centered more on talent procurement, a process Hahn and his staff seemed to excel at, beginning with Chris Sale‘s trade to Boston during last year’s Winter Meetings. While Year 2 focuses on development of the young, talented players, the White Sox still figure to make some moves via trade or free agency.

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Work done at the GM Meetings have laid the initial outline.

“We’ve had a lot of conversations about a handful of guys,” Hahn said. “People know where we’re at. We’ve been in this situation for over a year. People understand our approach and that we are open to different ideas.

“Ultimately, I suspect, from sheer volume, a far quieter winter for us then it was [last year]. We will have to see if the right opportunities present themselves in the coming weeks and months.”

No news is expected for Rodon

Pitcher Carlos Rodon currently is going through the healing process after arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder at the close of September, which was expected to sideline him for 6-8 months. Aside from that update, there’s not much more for Hahn to say about his southpaw starter.

“We really won’t know sort of where in that window he’s ultimately going to fall until we get to Spring Training and he throws off the mound and ramps up for the season,” Hahn said. “Until then, it’s just speculative.

“Everything is going on

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