MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 13: Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on July 13, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grienke is the first pitcher to start three consecutive games since Red Faber for the White Sox in 1917. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)
The White Sox want to add another starting pitcher and Greinke is high on their wish list, according to major-league sources.
"Kenny’s going to do something," one exec says. "No way he’s going a week without doing something."
And that "something," based on Williams’ history, may not be small.
Rosenthal and Morosi speculate that White Sox general manager Ken Williams could look to answer the Detroit Tigers recent acquisition of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. Chicago entered the day one game behind the American League Central-leading Tigers.
While the White Sox would reportedly love to acquire a starter such as Greinke, Rosenthal and Morosi note that it could be a difficult task given Chicago’s "thin farm system." They say Williams and the White Sox could get around this by trading a pitcher such as Gavin Floyd for prospects that would be used to acquire another starter such as Greinke.
Should the White Sox target Greinke?