Robothal (h/t MLBTR):
… The  option in Dye’s contract might have been another obstacle. If traded, he has the right to convert his $12 million mutual option into a player option within 72 hours of his assignment, according to major- league sources. The Giants might have feared taking on significant payroll for next year, but they also could have negotiated with Dye to restructure his deal. As it stands, Dye is guaranteed only $1 million beyond this season — the value of his buyout if the White Sox decline his option. Perhaps Dye will return to the White Sox at a lower number. He also would make sense for the Giants as a free agent, and the Cubs could be another fit if they trade right fielder Milton Bradley. Dye has eight homers and 12 doubles in 115 career at-bats at Wrigley Field.
speaking of Dye, here’s Jayson Stark (h/t MLBTR):
While the White Sox included Jermaine Dye in the list of names on Kenny Williams’ I’ll-trade-all-these-bums e-mail Monday, clubs that checked in on Dye came away with the impression the White Sox were significantly less interested in dealing him than they were in moving some of their other names. “The pieces they moved didn’t affect them,” said an official of one club. “But they wanted something good for Dye.”
Troy Renck (H/T MLBTR):
While the Giants are lukewarm on Matt Holliday, they would like to pry away the White Sox’s Jermaine Dye.
I don’t think Kenny Williams can sell Jermaine Dye now…
The scorekeeper sure was excited: Look at the ‘Game Notes’ towards the bottom of the picture:
In the wake of Jonathan Sanchez’s no-hitter, it bears mentioning that his name was mentioned in the spring of 2008 when San Francisco was looking at third baseman Joe Crede. The two sides never came close to compensation, which was a moot matter because Crede didn’t play well in spring training after season-ending back surgery in 2007. But a Sox source said last year that they were interested in Sanchez, a left-hander who has yet to pitch with any semblance of consistency, along with. The Sox, according to the source, intended to acquire Sanchez with the plan to trade him as part of a bigger deal - for a leadoff batter. The Sox’s target was Brian Roberts, who went on to sign an extension with Baltimore last February.
UPDATE: Comments by Juan Nieves on Sanchez’ no-hitter. Here too.
With the non-waiver trading deadline one month away, teams are expected to increase their evaluations and discussions.
And even after White Sox general manager Ken Williams said last week he intends to remain a buyer, it won’t stop other teams, such as San Francisco, from scouting Sox players who can help them for their own playoff runs.
The Giants, who currently lead the National League wild-card race, sent one of their top scouts to Cleveland on Monday night to watch right fielder Jermaine Dye.
UPDATE: The SF Chronicle reports that the Giants scout could be looking at Cleveland’s Victor Martinez.