Speculating has been going strong for quite a while now that the White Sox have interest in Diamondbacks second baseman Orlando Hudson. As Yahoo’s Tim Brown explains, Josh Byrnes and Kenny Williams talk often and Byrnes could use a starting pitcher.
As I mentioned earlier, the D’Backs have cheap options at second base if they’re willing to sacrifice some defense. Or the Sox could just include Tadahito Iguchi in the deal. The White Sox would basically be acquiring Hudson for 2008. He would certainly fit the bill of Major League talent Williams desires, and he’d strengthen the team defensively. Byrnes could go after Mark Buehrle or Jose Contreras, or even re-acquire Javier Vazquez. I think an additional prospect aside from Hudson would be required for Buehrle or Vazquez. Maybe Dustin Nippert.