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There's a lesson to be learned by Gavin Floyd's season-ending surgery, which hammers home why Rick Hahn should
not hang onto Jake Peavy too long. Floyd will have season-ending elbow surgery on Tuesday, meaning the White Sox will get no more return on the $9.5 million they’ll pay Floyd this season, just as they’ve gotten very little return on the $22.5 million they’re paying John Danks in 2012 and ’13. It’s time to make hard decisions with pitching assets. Rather than chasing unlikely best-case scenarios and winding up with nothing, they need to break the mold and get back to being trade-deadline sellers, not merely wild speculators. As much as the White Sox love Peavy, it doesn't make sense to hang onto him until his next major injury. Barring a major turn-around that puts the Sox in the thick of the playoff picture, Peavy should be offered around to contenders as soon as mid-June, assuming he bounces back from his back issues in reasonable fashion. The backbone of the Sox’s playoff teams in 2008 and ’05 was its starting rotation. But Ken Williams never traded from his pitching depth, allowing Mark Buehrle to reach free agency and hanging onto Danks and Floyd even after they’d been joined by a healthy Peavy. It's time to try something new.