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A-Gone at short? Maybe next year

Buried in a column about the Marlins having to trim payroll was this nugget.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen remains a huge fan of Gonzalez, with whom he worked as Marlins third-base coach in 2002-03. That's one reason the Marlins have told people they expect Gonzalez to sign with the White Sox this winter.
Very Interesting.
[Gonzalez'] agents are likely to use as a guidepost the five-year, $40 million contract fellow shortstop Jimmy Rollins received from the Phillies this summer.
Not at that price, though.

Update [2005-7-21 1:50:20 by The Cheat]: Fox Sports' Dayn Perry speculates A-Gone may be a trade target.

What they need: Chicago is blessed with a tremendous team defense, and a great pitching staff in all facets. The offensive attack is another matter. The Sox have the best record in baseball, but they rank only sixth in the AL in runs scored. That might not sound like an indictment, but U.S. Cellular drastically inflates run scoring. If there's an offensive fault to be isolated, it's at the shortstop position. This season, AL shortstops are batting .273 AVG/.327 OBP/.409 SLG, while White Sox shortstops are batting only .231 AVG/.263 OBP/.345 SLG. That's a significant drop-off, and it's one that needs to be addressed before July 31.

Possible targets: Shortstop ? Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Omar Vizquel

What they can trade: If it's a blockbuster-type deal, they might be willing to part with Brandon McCarthy. Failing that, prospects like Ryan Sweeney, Josh Fields and Gio Gonzalez could be involved.