The latest on the White Sox…
- GM Ken Williams wants a younger, more athletic club, but still expects to compete in 2009. Players such as Chris Getz, Josh Fields, Jayson Nix, Jerry Owens, Brian Anderson, and Clayton Richard could play prominent roles on next year’s team. Sox Machine offers their take on Williams’ comments.
- Chris De Luca of the Chicago Sun-Times lists Brian Roberts, Coco Crisp, Chone Figgins, and Orlando Hudson as potential Sox targets. Williams didn’t talk much about his wish list yesterday, suggesting that last year’s openness hindered his progress. If the Sox sign Hudson, they’ll give their #24 pick in next year’s draft to the D’Backs.
- Joe Cowley of the Sun-Times says trading starter Javier Vazquez is Williams’ top offseason priority. Cowley believes Williams could look for an infielder in return. Vazquez will earn $23MM over the next two seasons, and has a limited no-trade clause to block trades to NL and AL West teams.
- Also in Cowley’s article – free agent catcher Toby Hall seems likely to re-sign.