Don't expect Kenny Williams to just sit back and wait for Jake Peavy to change his mind. According to Joe Cowley at the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox general manager "is rumored to be smack dab on the trail of the likes of an Erik Bedard or Roy Oswalt." Where Cowley heard these rumors, we do not know. Manager Ozzie Guillen told Cowley he never knows what's next with Kenny.
Cowley also has comments from A.J. Pierzynski, Jim Thome, and Clayton Richard on the situation.
We heard speculation from Jon Heyman earlier this week that if the Mariners move Bedard, they could require a package similar to or greater than what was offered for Peavy. I can't see Williams ponying up like that, but both aces will require a sizeable bounty from anyone who targets them.
Clarifications have been made to the original post. - Tim Dierkes