White Sox general manager Kenny Williams wouldn't comment Monday on whether his team will get involved in the Roy Halladay bidding over the next couple of days.
"No comment," Williams said sheepishly as he smiled at a group of media.
Of course any deal the would being back the top pitchers in the game would have to include a John Danks and Daniel Hudson, and two top prospects. that's the price of poker for a guy who will be a free agent after 2010 and wants a four or five-year extension for at least $20 million per season.
The most likely direction the South Siders will go during the winter meetings is looking at a free-agent, left-handed run scorer or run producer.
High on the White Sox wish list is Japanese outfielder/DH Hideki Matsui. According to sources, Matsui is looking to be a part-time outfielder/DH. He's also said to be looking for a one or two-year deal at the most.
Matsui's goal is to play for a contender and try to be able to re-establish himself in the outfield, dealing with knee surgeries over his career.
The White Sox still have contact with Scott Podsednik and his agent. The team would be willing to offer a one-year deal and possibly an option on a second year. The Podsednik camp wants a multiyear deal.
A source Sunday with the Kansas City Royals told me that they're also very interested din Podsednik.