The White Sox have spent on power this winter, but they're less likely to spend on power arms, according to Kenny Williams. The Chicago GM told Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune that he isn't likely to sign prominent free agent relievers before next season. However, Williams intends to be as creative as possible in trade talks.
"The free agent front is a little expensive for us now in filling those needs, so we have to try another way. That's all right, we've done it before," Williams said.
Williams says he’ll consider adding a third left-hander to complement Matt Thornton and Chris Sale, who will likely join the rotation for the beginning of the season. However, it seems unlikely that the team will have enough money to re-sign Bobby Jenks or lure another big name reliever to the Windy City.