Despite Kenny Williams’s protests to the contrary, I think the White Sox need to look externally for some outfield help. The need was there even before Scott Podsednik re-injured himself. I do believe the offense will come around, but there’s still no reason to give away outs in two outfield spots. Plus, Ozzie Guillen doesn’t seem thrilled with the idea of using Brian Anderson regularly.
If I was in charge of the club, I’d give Anderson another shot in center. Then I’d go after a guy with at least a league average bat for a left fielder (.280/.350/.450ish). I would engage in trade talks for Jacque Jones, Kevin Mench, Geoff Jenkins, Gabe Gross, Scott Hairston, Adam Dunn, Pat Burrell, Rocco Baldelli, and Emil Brown. Hell, I’d ask about Jon Knott. Some of these would be mostly salary dumps, so the Sox could keep their top prospects. Of course you’d only acquire one of the bigger names if the price was reasonable.