"According to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the White Sox are expected to pursue Padres left fielder Dave Roberts this winter if the 34-year-old leadoff man hits the free-agent market. The move would make sense for the Sox, with Scott Podsednik nearing the end of a subpar season. Roberts ranks among National League leaders with a .312 batting average and 40 stolen bases. He's been caught stealing only four times. Roberts is making $2.25 million this season. Podsednik, eligible for salary arbitration, is making $2.125 million."
the San Diego Union-Tribune article:
"The White Sox and Cardinals have made it known they are interested in acquiring Padres leadoff man Dave Roberts should he reach free agency in November. Roberts, obtained from Boston, has ranked among the best leadoff men the last two years. General Manager Kevin Towers said he hasn't begun attempts to retain Roberts because he wants no distractions."