As we wait to see whether any additional trades are made before Saturday afternoon's deadline, check out my colleague Jim Owczarski's blog. Jim has made a list of Sox GM Kenny Williams' best moves over the years.
Meanwhile, the White Sox get a 6-1 win over Oakland Friday night behind fill-in starter Lucas Harrell. The 24-year-old right-hander has been in the Sox minor-league system for six years. He went through a shoulder surgery in 2007. It's been a long road for him. He got sent back down to Charlotte after the game to make room on the roster for Edwin Jackson, but it has to be quite rewarding for him to win a game in the bigs after all this time.
Harrell is the first Sox pitcher to start and win his big-league debut since Kip Wells, who defeated the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 2, 1999.