The Chicago White Sox's decision to trade Chris Sale or keep him won't be affected by any lingering animosity from past confrontations with the pitcher.
Sale's issues with the front office came to the forefront in July when he sliced up the team's throwback uniforms rather than wear them in a game. He was suspended five games for insubordination and destroying team equipment.
"It's a nonfactor," Rick Hahn said of past issues. "It's zero factor from our standpoint in terms of his fit with us or our belief that he can help be the anchor of a championship-caliber rotation.
"Whether it influences some other club's view of him, I don't know. I don't think it should. I think a lot of what we've seen from Chris is part of what makes him great. It's that competitiveness, that fight, that sometimes spills over a little bit into areas outside the white lines. It's part of what makes him so good during the game."