With the 4PM Eastern non-waiver trading deadline hours away, the latest reports from the local papers in Boston and Chicago have Whie Sox GM Kenny Williams sleeping on a revised offer from the Red Sox for RF Jermain Dye. In fewer than ten hours, we will know the facts rather than the speculation.
While the Boston Globe did not specify what the revised offer was, it did offer some fodder for the other often-rumored big name, Eric Gagne.
One major league scout said the Red Sox instead had focused their efforts on Eric Gagne of the Rangers and were on the verge of acquiring him, but that could not be corroborated.
Fortunately, the Chicago Sun Times did offer up the parameters of the revised deal: