Lots of media at U.S. Cellular Field Monday afternoon, and lots to talk about.
Let’s get to the meat…the nonwaiver trade deadline is Saturday at 3 p.m. Chicago time.
Are the White Sox going to make a deal?
“Prices are still too high as far as I’m concerned,” general manager Kenny Williams said. “However, with that said, you know me. I can’t b.s. you guys; you’ve seen it before. If there’s an opportunity to do something in a major way that doesn’t disrupt what we have and adds to it, we’ll take that shot.”
Just about all of the speculation has the Sox getting a left-handed power bat like Adam Dunn or Prince Fielder.
The White Sox haven’t done much damage from the left side all season, and Kenny knows it.
“In hindsight, it’s something I should have probably addressed,” KW said. “I didn’t, so that’s why you’re sitting here now and everyone’s talking about it. However, we’ve accomplished some things without that piece. It’s got to be the right guy for the right price. If it’s not the right guy for the right price, I don’t think you drop down to another level just to do something.
“The one thing that’s going to happen very soon is Mark Teahen is going to come back. There’s a left-handed bat right there that is a good left-handed bat, and has proven he can hit in this league.”
The deadline is fast approaching, so the White Sox are going to really start making deciding whether to add a piece or stand pat beginning on Tuesday.
“I’m going to get all of the information and all the possibilities,” Kenny said. “I’m going to sit down with staff, my scouts, and that’s going to start tomorrow. Sit down with everyone and get everyone’s ideas. I’m going to tell them what the real possibilities are, not what the rumor central possibilities are. The real possibilities.
“Then I’ll meet with the coaching staff. I’ll ask the questions of the coaching staff about fit. How does a guy fit into our equation? If I get the right answers from them, and the price is right and it’s not too disruptive to this team right now or in the future, then you go down the road and try to solidify a deal. It is a process that you’ve got to go through.”