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The White Sox are "trying to accelerate talks" for Prince Fielder

Jul 21, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT

I don’t know if this says more about the White Sox’ actual interests or if it simply says more about the colorful manner in which White Sox sources talk to reporters, but today — one day after the Sox were said to be “trying desperately” to get Adam Dunn — they are reported to be “trying to accelerate talks” for Prince Fielder. Tune in tomorrow to see if they’re “striving valiantly” for Lance Berkman.

Earlier reports had White Sox people saying that they didn’t think Prince Fielder was a good fit for the organization and all of that. Hard to say what that even means, because there aren’t a ton of teams that couldn’t do with his production in the midst of a playoff drive. Maybe it’s just that they felt that it would be easier to stick Adam Dunn at DH whereas Fielder’s presence may create more political problems for Paul Konerko or something.  Maybe it’s a function of their being unable to land Fielder without parting with Gordon Beckham, which they don’t want to do.

Or maybe this is just Kenny Williams being smart. He’s the most obvious buyer for big honkin’ DH/1B types right now, and if he can get both the Nats and Brewers thinking he’s talking to the other, the price of both Dunn and Fielder may go down.

  1. Kung - Jul 21, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    I dunno about this, simply because Kenny Williams and the White Sox are normally SUPER quiet about deals – nobody sees them coming. All the rumors re: Fielder and Dunn make me think they are not happening. But stranger things have happened.

  2. Saintblitzkrieg - Jul 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    i say stick to your guns brewers. if they dont give you the deal you want and deserve, dont deal him for subpar players. if you want gordon beckham, you get him.

  3. chisoxfan - Jul 22, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    I say stick to your guns White Sox – if Milwaukee and washington try to act like they are dangling Albert Pujols , see ya, nice talking to ya, bye!

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