Meanwhile, the Sun-Times today reported that Free Agent Center Fielder Torii Hunter will be a White Sox within the week. Per Sox beat writer Joe Cowley: According to one source, Hunter had met with the Sox twice in the last two weeks, getting the financial details of what was being offered in that second meeting. While an agreement had not been reached as of Monday afternoon, the source said that “the climate’’ was there for a deal to be announced soon, unless another team comes in at the last second and blows Hunter away with an offer.
If that happens, look at the upgrades on paper. Torii Hunter and Orlando Cabrera instead of Jerry Owens and Juan Uribe. You can't tell me those two don't instantly make the Sox better. You've still got Mark Buehrle and Javier Vazquez at the top of the rotation and Bobby Jenks at the back of the bullpen.
Time for Tribe GM Mark Shapiro to make a counter move. Paging Miguel Cabrera.