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The latest on the White Sox-Edwin Jackson-Adam Dunn front

Jul 30, 2010, 2:55 PM EST

We’ve been waiting all afternoon to hear something new from the White Sox, who many people suspect are going to flip the newly-acquired Edwin Jackson to the Nationals for Adam Dunn.

The latest comes from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale: the Sox currently have Jackson in a proposed package for Dunn. Nightengale adds that if the Sox manage to flip Jackson, they’ll try to pry Brett Myers from the Astros.  That last part seems like a stretch to me, however, in that the Astros have said repeatedly that they were going to keep Myers if they traded Roy Oswalt.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

And our waiting could soon be over.  MLB.com’s Bill Ladson reported a little less than two hours ago that Dunn was at the movies — seriously — and couldn’t be reached by anyone. If there is a deal you figure they’d want to tell him first, so maybe they’re waiting on him. But the movie’s probably almost over now!

I just hope it isn’t “Inception.”  If you think Dunn is a distracted ballplayer now, imagine what he’ll be like as he ponders all of the ins and outs of that flick over the next couple of days.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 30, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    If he’d just seen a double feature of El Topo and The Sheltering Sky, he still wouldn’t be able to stop a ball hit down the line unless he was straddling it and it lodged in his bellybutton. Was it the movies – or was it inherent vice?
    It doesn’t matter in his case.

  2. ChiSoxFanPurdue - Jul 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Sox need some pitching with a bat if trade Jackson.

  3. Riddering - Jul 30, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    My money is on either Salt or Dinner for Schmucks.
    Dunn would more than adequately fill the void of big, lovable masher on the Sox that Thome left behind.

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