Kenny Williams unfortunately doesn't pick up the phone and call White Sox beat writers before making roster moves. I feel pretty safe saying no other major-league general manager does, either.
That's why you see so many wild rumors out there at this time of the year. So, hey, let's throw out another one.
Pudge Rodriguez to the Sox. Give him a one-year, $1 million deal and tack on some incentives.
As Danny Knobler reported on CBSSports.com yesterday, Rodriguez is one of many free agents still looking for work, and it sounds like only the Marlins have been showing interest. If they haven't done so already, the White Sox should check him out.
One of those could be erased within the next few days if Freddy Garcia decides to return to the South Side.
A source Wednesday confirmed that the 33-year-old Garcia is considering signing with the Sox, while the Mets, Rangers and Yankees also are in the mix.
Los Angeles Angels general manager Tony Reagins on Tuesday said his team is not interested in trading for Chicago White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye.
Reagins told the Los Angeles Times for Wednesday's editions there is "no truth" to a rumor floated by the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday, in which the Angels would acquire Dye. Reagins said he has not spoken with the White Sox since the winter meetings in December, and added the conversation "wasn't regarding any player." He also said he is not currently looking for an outfielder.
According to a major-league scout, the Angels are the latest team to express interest in acquiring Jermaine Dye now that the Mark Teixeira ship has set sail to New York. Unlike the talks with the Reds that stalled during the Winter Meetings, the Sox and Angels actually have a fit.
Brian Roberts always seems to be linked to the Chicago Cubs in trade rumors, but White Sox general manager Kenny Williams loves the guy and is trying to acquire him.
The two sides have discussed former Mount St. Joe pitcher Gavin Floyd as a starting point in trade talks. The Orioles might need more, though the White Sox would want it to be straight-up, since they'd be surrendering a 17-game winner.
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