As you know, Kenny Williams is looking for two relievers (one proven) for starter Jon Garland. Part of the motivation is moving Garland’s $12MM salary in his last year before free agency. You may also recall that the Rockies inquired on Mark Buehrle, Jose Contreras, and Garland this summer. Talks stalled when the White Sox insisted on southpaw starter Franklin Morales or third baseman Ian Stewart.
According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the teams could re-engage in talks involving Garland. The discussion would begin with lefty veteran reliever Brian Fuentes. Renck believes Fuentes will make about $7MM in ’08, his last year before free agency. So the White Sox would trim roughly $5MM from the payroll with such a move. Perhaps Williams would ask for 23 year-old reliever Juan Morillo to complete the deal. Morillo fits the "young reliever with closer potential" mold and was reportedly clocked at 104 mph a few years back (per Baseball America).