Today is the day that could really continue the reshaping of the Chicago White Sox franchise with the start of the winter meetings, and we all know the White Sox are going to do something … but what?
Waking up this morning the national media is reporting about a topic we asked about last week in the White Sox showing interest in free agent closer David Robertson, who has played his entire career with the New York Yankees.
"“Because of their miserable 73-89 record last season, the White Sox wouldn’t have to surrender a first-round pick as compensation for signing Robertson, who rejected the Yankees’ $15.3 million qualifying offer. Instead they would have to give up a lower pick.”"
The article also says the Yankees and even the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in Robertson as well.
King III also tweeted this about the Houston Astros and Robertson:
"Astros believe David Robertson is using them for free agent leverage http://t.co/TShzGGPP84 #Yankees"
This should be very interesting to say the least, and as I said last week, I would feel a lot better if the White Sox would sign (or trade for) a closer this week, rather than look in house for one this offseason.
We also need to keep an eye on the right-handed starting pitcher issue, and what will the White Sox do at left field? Fun times are ahead.
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In other White Sox news:
• White Sox VP Kenny Williams is saying Blue Jay rumors are a “non-story” right now according to an article by the Chicago Tribune.
• CBS Chicago has an article as well on Williams, saying he’s considered leaving the White Sox.
• ESPN Chicago says the “Sox’s optimism is up.”