Ventura, White Sox not looking for outside help

Ventura, White Sox not looking for outside help

CHICAGO -- With the White Sox staying in contention amid a competitive, but certainly not power-packed American League Central division, the question of whether the team will add talent as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches has been front and center.

Chicago has never been a team to shy away from going for it all, but with its reshaping process off to such a good start, the team won't change its big-picture focus for an outside shot to win in 2014.

It has to be more concrete. And manager Robin Ventura is more than aware of that situation.

"Even the changes we made this year, you go to younger guys and you don't necessarily throw them away," Ventura said. "There is a combo of guys getting experience and play that there is just not talk of that even early with the way we played.

"There is a certain factor of, 'This is it.' Don't be looking for any help on the outside."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.