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From Tom Verducci:

How close were the White Sox to pulling off a blockbuster deal at the July trading deadline? (Ken Griffey Jr. was the most mentioned target.) GM Kenny Williams now admits it was so close he called the team's public relations department to put a news release together.

Hasn't this pretty much been revealed already?  I imagine we'll never really know the truth here, Hal McCoy has stated repeatedly that there was no truth to this failed trade, and Griffey's agent has said the same.  But then you've got guys like Tom Verducci and Bob Nightengale who keep stoking the flames.

Probably would have been a good deal for the Reds to make, but the point is certainly moot.