Thoughts on the Friday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaching while watching red-hot White Sox starter Mark Buehrle breeze through the early innings against the Twins and continuing to flirt with history:
GM Kenny Williams talked with reporters before the game, mainly about Tuesday's deal that sent Brian Anderson to the Red Sox for veteran outfielder/first baseman Mark Kotsay.
When he's healthy, Kotsay is gritty and effective, and the left-hander is also a proven pinch-hitter (.373 lifetime average).
But Williams said he gave Anderson his word he'd try to make a trade if it presented itself. It did.
Look for Josh Fields to be moved next. When Kotsay joins the Sox, maybe as early as Wednesday, it looks like Fields is a goner.
As for making anymore moves before Friday, hey, he's Kenny Williams and anything is possible.
Williams told reporters he was on the phone from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and yes, he is listening to any and all offers, even if Gordon Beckham's name comes up.
“We get a lot of phone calls because we have the type of attitude where we're not going to rule out anything or make you feel embarrassed by any overture you make,” Williams said. “Now there are a lot of times where it's, 'That's not kind of what we're thinking, but are you willing to step up to Level X, Level Y...Level Z?'''
I don't think Kenny is going to make a major move, but I could see him adding another relief pitcher before the deadline.
Then again, nothing Kenny does should surprise anybody.