“We haven’t had enough substantial conversation with his representatives or himself to even think there’s a real possibility right now,” Williams said. “More has been written about him right now than is probably comfortable with the way we like to do business. We like to do business quietly and efficiently.” …
“We don’t have any money,” Williams said. “We’re close to our budget right now, and that really inhibits right now what we can do in terms of the free agent market. So we have to get creative, and we’ve done that before.”
Kenny doesn’t like all the scrutiny around his moves to add bullpen pieces, probably J.J. Putz:
“We thought we had something going on,” Williams said. “But as I’ve told you guys many times before. When things become public, to a large degree, the entire game changes and more times than not, you’re not going to get a deal.
“Something we thought we were going to be closer on becomes public, and now it’s not so close.”
Kenny also said he hasn’t asked for Hideki Matsui’s medical records and was also asked about Milton Bradley.
UPDATE: Levine says the Sox will check Matsui’s records if they offer him a “a solid one-time bid.”