The White Sox are trying to relive the magic of 2005, and nothing is more 2005 than a trade deadline trade rumor involving Ken Griffey, Jr. This time, however, it looks like the future Hall of Famer is finally coming to Chicago.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com, the Reds have agreed to deal Griffey to the Sox to play a new position, "DH-2", just invented this morning to make room for one of the Sox longest standing crushes. The only reported obstacle is Griffey's no-trade clause; he allegedly will decide to accept or reject the trade later this morning.
More on this as more details come out. The Sox have been millimeters away from acquiring Griffey before, so this could still fall apart.
For the record, Griffey, who has been playing right field in Cincinnati, is batting .245 with 15 HRs, 53 RBIs, and a .355 OBP this season. He has heated up in July, batting .271 overall this month and .324 with 3 HRs over his last 10 games.
You might remember him from such teams as the Seattle Mariners, where Junior made his case as one the 90's-if not the century's-best center fielders. At age 38, he is not believed to be a competent center fielder anymore.