While the non-waiver trade deadline heats up to scorching levels around baseball, all is quiet with the Chicago White Sox, whose most recent swelter has come in the form of a baseball-best seven-game winning streak.

A major-league source described the White Sox’s front office as "confused," with just over 24 hours remaining before the deadline.

That confusion tag came not because the club’s front office doesn’t know what it is doing, but because the White Sox continue to weigh the options of replenishing the farm system by trading a guy like right-hander Jeff Samardzija, or making a run at the postseason, which seemed an unlikely scenario as recently as a week ago.

Nothing like seven consecutive victories and a potential 8-0 road trip to boost your prospects. And the White Sox have staff ace Chris Sale on the mound Thursday night at Boston in an attempt to win eight consecutive road games for the first time since 2012.

Samardzija always seemed a prime candidate to trade, only recently rebounding from a slow start. But it is not as if teams have lost interest in the right-hander who was acquired via trade from the Oakland Athletics this past winter.