Week proved interesting for White Sox

With a wild week of rumors and speculation coming to a close, here is what we think we know about the White Sox, with nearly all of the information coming from the GM meetings this week:

  • Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon are on the White Sox’s wish list as the team seeks offense from the left side of the plate.

  • Teams like the Phillies are showing an interest in outfielder Carlos Quentin, but the White Sox appear to want to keep their talented but often-injured player.

  • Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he really would have considered trading manager Ozzie Guillen to the Florida Marlins, but Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams were able to (sort of) patch up their rocky relationship.

  • The Diamondbacks appear to be out of the sweepstakes for Arizona resident Paul Konerko, enhancing the chances that he could return to the South Side.

  • The White Sox still have a major interest in landing left-handed hitting slugger Adam Dunn, but it might be tough to fit him in their budget.

  • Jake Peavy might not be ready to return from a detached muscle under his right shoulder until June, giving Chris Sale a chance to open the season in the rotation.

    Those are some big names being thrown around, and the winter meetings are still weeks away. Things will get very interesting over the next three weeks.