White Sox, Reds Still Talking Dye

1:21pm: Danny Knobler believes the White Sox want to see whether they can move Dye for pitching before entering the free agent market.

WEDNESDAY, 12:23pm: Ken Rosenthal says the Dye-Reds discussions continue at a moderate level, but for now the Sox expect Dye to be their Opening Day right fielder.  A deal was close at one point, but Dye’s salary became an issue for the Reds.  Rosenthal specualates that the Reds could now just try to get a bargain on Bobby Abreu or Pat Burrell.

TUESDAY, 10:37pm: MLB.com’s Scott Merkin says the White Sox have not talked to the Braves since the Javier Vazquez deal.  It’s been a quiet Winter Meetings for the Sox so far.

12:17pm: MetsBlog passes along a WFAN report from Sweeny Murti that the Braves are in serious discussions for Dye.

11:11am: From SI.com’s Jon Heyman:

A person familiar with the White Sox’s thinking said late Monday night, "The Jermaine Dye trades are dead … for tonight, anyway.”

Heyman says the Rays, Braves, and Reds were among ten teams to to express interest.  He adds that Homer Bailey alone would not have been enough.


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