Last week, the big rumor was Adam Dunn to the White Sox. This week, it’s Prince Fielder. The nonwaiver trade deadline is just over three weeks away, and you never know what GM Kenny Williams is going to do.
“If Kenny thinks we need somebody, he will get it,” Ozzie said before Monday night’s game against the Angels. “Believe me, he will get it.” The popular thinking is Kenny will get a left-handed power bat if he decides to make a move.
Seems like only speculation.
UPDATE: Bruce Levine says Fielder would be the biggest gate attraction the White Sox have had since:
Adam Dunn, Lance Berkman and Luke Scott have been confirmed as possible trade prospects the White Sox would be interested in. However, if Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder becomes available before the trading deadline the White Sox would certainly have interest.
Projecting Fielder at U.S. Cellular Field, the lefty slugger, only 26, would be a 50 -homer threat and, more importantly, a home-run producer who people would pay to see.
A case could be made that Fielder would be the biggest gate attraction the White Sox have had since Frank Thomas left the team as a free agent after the 2005 season.