White Sox After Mike Gonzalez and Arthur Rhodes

This post refers to mlbtraderumors.com

According to two tweets by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the White Sox were after Eric Chavez at one point, and are still interested in left-handed relievers Mike Gonzalez and Arthur Rhodes.

The White Sox definitely could use some experience in their bullpen, but it surprises me that both of them are lefties. They already have Will Ohman and Matt Thornton, two of their three most experienced relievers.

Gonzalez is a 9-year veteran who had a solid four-year run from 2004-2007. He didn’t have a very strong 2011 season split between Baltimore and Texas.

Meanwhile Arthur Rhodes is 42 and has 20 seasons under his belt. Rhodes converted to a full-time reliever more than 15 years ago and has inconsistently mixed good seasons with bad ones. After missing all of 2007, he came back with three strong seasons before a not great 2011.

There is no downside to adding a veteran arm to the bullpen for one season, so I am ok with either moves if possible.

(via MLB Trade Rumors)