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What are you waiting for, Kenny?

Chris DeLuca of the Chicago Sun-Times passes along a rumor so one-sided, I have a hard time believing it's validity. Still, I feel the need to pass it on.

Among the more interesting scenarios is a pitch that sources say the Los Angeles Angels made for right-hander Freddy Garcia, whom they highly covet. The Angels' deal would call for a package that includes right-hander Ervin Santana, who turns 24 on Dec. 12.

Santana, who went 16-8 with a 4.28 ERA, has been dangled by the Angels in talks about acquiring offensive help. But they would part with their key trading chip to land Garcia, 30, who has done some of his best work at Angel Stadium, going 8-1 with a 2.99 ERA during his career.

Williams isn't exactly looking for starting pitching, but it would be hard to pass on Santana.

Let me correct that last sentence. It should read, "Williams isn't exactly looking for starting pitching, but he would have to be out of his mind to pass on a Santana-for-Garcia deal."

Bill Stoneman can't be that dumb.

Santana is under control for at least 4 more years. Garcia is a free agent in a year. Why would he give up "a package" that included Santana for only Garcia?

The White Sox should be the team that needs to sweeten the pot to make the deal happen.

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Add another team to the list of possible trade partners. J.P. Riccardi says he intends to talk with the Sox about their glut of starters.

"We didn't talk to the White Sox about pitching, but at some point we intend to," Ricciardi said.
Better get moving.