Ken Griffey Jr. Traded To White Sox (*Patent Pending)
Ken Rosenthal is reporting on FoxSports.com----Story----that the White Sox have acquired Ken Griffey Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds pending Griffey's approval of the deal, which is by no means a sure thing given his history. Griffey is a ten and five player which means he can nix any deal; Rosenthal isn't saying what the White Sox are giving to the Reds, but it's presumably a mid-level prospect or two. The Reds will be happy just to get rid of Griffey's contract. Griffey has rejected deals before, so there's still a great chance that he'll reject this one; but the change to a contending team with a fiery manager and enthusiastic fan base might wake up Griffey's bat and legs so he briefly reverts to the player he was ten years ago, at least for the rest of the season.