FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has a new column up with a few interesting hot stove items. Let's dive in…
- If the White Sox are going to move Bobby Jenks, they'll probably do it early in the offseason. The market for closers this winter (both in free agency and via trade) is decently strong and GM Kenny Williams will want to be involved in all negotiations from the get-go.
- Or the White Sox could decide to hand the ninth-inning role to Matt Thornton and find a new setup man among the remaining free agent arms in January.
- Texas wants to re-sign Marlon Byrd, as we've heard before, but the outfielder's demands might not match the Rangers' available resources. Byrd posted career-highs in homers and RBI this season and probably won't be interested in taking any sort of discount.
Rosenthal also appeared on the MLB Network this evening for a chat about Eric Wedge, who was fired as Indians manager this morning. Rosenthal believes Wedge will garner interest from teams looking for a new skipper as soon as next season. "This is going to be a hot guy," said Rosenthal. "Someone is going to hire Eric Wedge on the rebound, and someone is going to get a great manager."