ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets that other teams are beginning to weigh interest in Blalock, in case the Rays are willing to trade him. Olney guesses his opt-out date is May 15th. He adds that “once Blalock informs the Rays that he wants to opt out, they have 48 hours to deal him or put him on their roster.” Olney’s sources presume the Mariners and White Sox would get in the mix if Blalock becomes a free agent.
May 13, 2010
January 29, 2010
A week after the Jim Thome drama concluded, the White Sox have decided to table their search for a left-handed-hitting RBI bat until it’s determined if the rotating designated hitter that manager Ozzie Guillen envisions will be a functioning tool for the 2010 season.
The White Sox looked at the viability of former New York Met and Toronto Blue Jay Carlos Delgado, who missed the majority of the 2009 season because of injuries. The White Sox had a scout watch Delgado during his stint playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. The consenus opinion is that Delgado did not have the legs and athleticism to play first base even in a part-time role.
That opinion moved the White Sox away from making a bid. …
December 28, 2009
The Sox’s only hole going into 2010 is a right-handed RBI bat. Although sox officials have talked about using DH as a rotation spot for veterans, left-handed RBI men like Aubrey Huff, Hank Blalock, Carlos Delgado and former Sox DH remain on the market.