Alright, I’ve got the goods on the current state of the White Sox’s attempt to acquire Miguel Tejada.
Remember the unknown prospect I referred to in the Orioles’ proposal? Turns out the pitching prospect the Orioles wanted was either Lance Broadway or Brandon McCarthy. Neither player was on the list agreed upon earlier, and the Sox scoffed at the idea of including Broadway or McCarthy.
Despite reports in both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times today, the deal is very much alive at this point. Unfortunately, my source is more involved with the financial approval aspect of the deal (hence the statement that the Sox will take the payroll up to $105MM if necessary). He’s been cut off from personnel discussions, so this is probably the end of the line as far as the info goes.