According to a major-league source, Williams spent the last few days trying desperately to pry Adam Dunn from the grasps of the Washington Nationals, offering up “anyone and anything he has in the minor leagues in a package.”
And no one is untouchable, including pitcher Daniel Hudson or infielder Dayan Viciedo.
“The problem Kenny is finding out is that [Nats GM Mike] Rizzo is acting like Dunn is Ryan Howard,” the source said.
That means that Rizzo is still fixated on getting Gordon Beckham or Carlos Quentin, two players on the current big-league roster that Williams has refused to move.
Hudson, 23, is coveted by several major league teams who may be willing to part with either a left-handed power hitter or a pitcher the Sox seek. Scouts from at least six major league teams watched Hudson’s fastball clocked at 95 mph, and he threw 63 of 99 pitches for strikes – a considerable improvement over his July 11 start when he lasted only four-plus innings against Kansas City.
BTW, here’s video of Kenny (3:05).
UPDATE #2: One of the scouting team was the Brewers.