Here’s what we’ve got today on White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye.
- The Chicago Tribune says Kenny Williams slept on Boston’s counteroffer for Dye. He’s probably awake now so we’ll see what his dreams said about Kason Gabbard. Just kidding, I don’t know what the Red Sox came back with. I’m sure Wily Mo was still in there. Dave van Dyck mentions that the White Sox could re-sign Dye, perhaps through 2008 or 2009 only. I suppose at the right price.
- Jon Heyman says the Red Sox are one of just four teams covered in Dye’s no-trade provision. Dye wants to stay in Chicago if he can. Heyman says the Dodgers, Angels, and Diamondbacks are also in on Dye. The Mets might be involved as well. The Angels aren’t being aggressive here because they have confidence Juan Rivera’s return will help. And that probably would be comparable to Dye, really.
- Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe has a Major League source who believes there’s a "good chance" the Red Sox acquire Dye this morning. We’ll see what Kenny thinks of the counteroffer soon enough.
- Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times has a source saying the Red Sox are "set to send reliever Manny Delcarmen and outfielder Wily Mo Pena to the White Sox for Dye," if Dye waives his no-trade clause. Does Toni have the scoop here?
- Nathaniel Whalen of the Daily Southtown sees the Cubs and Angels also in the mix for Dye, and believes the right fielder would waive his no-trade clause for either team (if those teams are even among the other three over which he has veto power).