Buehrle Would Accept Trade For Right Fit

White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle said he would be willing to approve a trade, depending on the circumstances, if the South Siders were looking to deal him, writes Scott Merkin of MLB.com.

Buehrle has full no-trade protection on account of being a so-called 10-and-5 player, meaning he has 10 years of service time, the five most recent of which have come with his current team, the White Sox. Buehrle said there are teams for which he wouldn't want to play and would therefore invoke his trade veto. But he also said that he would accept certain trades if one were in the best interest of the White Sox because he is on good terms with the team and owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

"They have done enough for me," Buehrle told Merkin.

Chicago, though, is considered a strong contender in the AL Central this year and is not actively interested in trading any of its starters, according to Merkin. Buehrle, in the final season of a four-year, $56MM deal, could be an attractive in-season trade target for contending teams should the White Sox get off to a slow start and fall out of the postseason picture.


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188 Comments on "Buehrle Would Accept Trade For Right Fit"


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YankeePhan1234
4 years 4 months ago

Yankees Anyone?

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4 years 4 months ago

If the Yankees want to make an impact in the offseason, they could somehow trade for Albert Pujols or trade for the White Sox ace.

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NomarGarciaparra
4 years 4 months ago

Pujols has already said that he will veto any trade proposals…

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redsox4120
4 years 4 months ago

NOMAHHHHHH

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chaifetz10
4 years 4 months ago

And your point is?

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 4 months ago

NOMAH is a point.

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chaifetz10
4 years 4 months ago

That has no bearing on Pujols almost constant recitation that he will revoke ANY trade proposal.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 4 months ago

No one said the point had to make any sense 😉

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

you are not thinking about this the right way. consider this,

NOMAHHHH GUY

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chaifetz10
4 years 4 months ago

Ahh, Fail on my part.

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

nah no fail. just a bit of whoosh

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0bsessions
4 years 4 months ago

DUDE KED IT’S NOMAAAAAAAHHHH

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ellisburks
4 years 4 months ago

Who’s Nomah?

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RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

Mia Hamm’s Caddy!

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Retnan
4 years 4 months ago

Nomar Garciaparra. “Nomah” is what his name sounds likes when spoken with an exaggerated Boston accent.

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ellisburks
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks! Would never have known!

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4 years 4 months ago

Unless Pujols can pitch, he’d be wasted money. Besides, the Yanks already have an expensive 1B locked up long term & I doubt either of them would be happy DH’ing.

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RIP steve jobs
4 years 4 months ago

Joba and Granderson works for me, Joba cant seem to handle the bright lights of NY

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jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

mark buehrle+carlos quentin for joba and either bret gardner or curtis granderson….joba would go into the bullpen and coop can fix him. sale steps into the rotation and thornton is the closer…if the sox get gardner or granderson they play right and provide a nice left handed bat to bat 2nd or lead off….bret lead off with juan batting second or juan leading off with curtis batting second. Slot carlos to right field move swisher to left and either gardner moves to Cf or curtis stays there

its actually a decent move for both team….obviously with gardner the sox would probably have to eat some salary but if it were granderson then salaries could match up pretty close

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 4 months ago

No thanks for Quentin. Gardner and Granderson are of more importance to the Yankees then Quentin would be.

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YankeeBaseball
4 years 4 months ago

I like this deal for both the Yankees and White Sox. Yankees get the starter they need with Quentin a wild card. Sox deal from surplus and fill two areas of need. Joba still has good upside. He pitched well the second half. Granderson also improved in the second half (but Gardner could fill his spot nicely & cheaply in CF). Yankees OF defense would take a hit for sure, but the Yankees biggest need by far is starting pitching and Buehrle would fit that need admirably.Win-Win.

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4 years 4 months ago

Of course he meantions this RIGHT as Wainright goes down. You know, because he’d love to pitch for the Cardinals and all. ANYTHING TO HELP THE WHITESOX WIN ;D

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Stl_Great
4 years 4 months ago

I would LOVE to have Mark Buerhle pitch for us. I’d think he’d do great.

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4 years 4 months ago

St. Louis is going to replace Wainright with Joe Blanton in the short term, watch. If Buerhle is available in July & STL is still in the race, then maybe.

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Stl_Great
4 years 4 months ago

Joe Blanton will not happen unless the Phillies cover his contract, The Cards just can’t take it on with Albertageddon coming up after this season.

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disgustedcubfan
4 years 4 months ago

He’s makes more sense now than he did 24 hours ago. The problem is that the White Sox are a little short on starting pitching, with Peavy still being questionable.
The Cardinals would have to pay a huge price to get Buehrle for 2011.

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jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

not really. every time peavy throws more and more scouts are impressed with him. Dr. James Andrews(the TJ guy) gave him a clean bill of health and said he is ok to resume full baseball activities right before spring training. and with chris sale being there is peavy is even 90% ready by opening day there could be a pitcher who is expendable….trade buehrle and quentin for a real outfielder and slot sale into the rotation….peavy-danks-jackson-sale-floyd…bring lucas harrel up from the minors to fill in for peavy if need be for a bit…trade buehrle to one of these teams….idealy the cards for rasmus(maybe even swing a holliday deal with some money being moved wishful thinking i know it wont happen but a guy can dream..the sox get holliday and some cash, the cards get quentin, buehrle, vicedio haha again i know it wont happen)…..the yankees again along with quentin for joba and granderson……the mets for beltran(he probably wont approve)……..dodgers for kemp(again probably wont approve)

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Yankees420
4 years 4 months ago

Rasmus is too good, cheap, and young for the Cards to be enticed to trade him, I think. Kemp is under control through arb after next year so I don’t think he has any veto rights, but I think it’s moot since the Dodgers don’t need pitching. As for the Yankees, I think it’s interesting and I would probably make that deal. Granderson isn’t good against LHP and with Soriano, Joba is more expendable. I have concerns about Quienten’s health, but if can stay healthy and have a more league average BABIP, he could have a great year, and with Buehrle at the 4 , I think the Yankee rotation would be able to at least repeat last season’s numbers.

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disgustedcubfan
4 years 4 months ago

I’m rooting for Peavy. I like the guy with his attitude and work ethic. However, I will accept the fact he is back when he returns to his Padre form, and sustains it for a few months. There is a very realistic possibility that he may never be the same.
Also, for as great as Sale looks, he has not started a game since high school. Turning him into a starter at this level and asking him to get you into the 7th inning every 5th day may or may not work out.
The Sox are not obligated to save the Cards. If I were Kenny, I would stay the course.

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eck78
4 years 4 months ago

HUH? Sale started in college and has always been a starter until his MLB career.

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mboss
4 years 4 months ago

Chris Sale was one of the top LH start pitchers in the draft last year. His change up was graded as a plus pitch as was his fastball along with an average slider. He started in the BP his freshman year and moved into the rotation his Sophomore and junior years.

I’m just not sure if Sale is ready to be counted on for a different reason….he’s only thrown 40 innings as a professional!! Yes, he was great in the BP last year but things change when you have to face guys 3 times and make adjustments, and his FB would not play up into the upper 90’s as a starter.

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foxtown
4 years 4 months ago

OK. We’ll take Rasmus though.

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4 years 4 months ago

BALTIMORE!

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4 years 4 months ago

He said for the right fit, it’s in the title — Baltimore has no starting pitching and a worse bullpen, why would he go there?

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JohnnyHamer
4 years 4 months ago

I doubt Baltimore contends but perhaps with Buehrle a wild-card would be possible. To Say Baltimore has NO pitching is an exaggeration. Guthrie,Matusz and lots of closing experience in the pen.

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Lunchbox45
4 years 4 months ago

lol

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4 years 4 months ago

Are you high? Guthrie (3.83 11-14) is BAL’s ace. Matusz (4.30) is the #2 & Duchschere is their #3 and he’s only pitched over 100 IP once in his career. Gregg and Gonzalez? Are you kidding me. Yeah, I stand by my earlier point: Baltimore has garbage pitching.

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RIP steve jobs
4 years 4 months ago

I doubt he would accept that one

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FamiliaTerritory
4 years 4 months ago

Wainwright may be gone for the year and all of a sudden, Buehrle is willing to be traded? Coincidence?

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah, my first thought exactly. Must be a coincidence.

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Except CHW wont even consider trading him till July…

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jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

actually he has never said that he wouldn’t approve a trade. A writer more than likely asked him about the possibility of a trade to the cards now that adam is down

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4 years 4 months ago

If we get rasmus take buehrle and quentin

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chaifetz10
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah not very realistic.

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Andy_B
4 years 4 months ago

to give up Rasmus, cards would need a pretty good prospect

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4 years 4 months ago

Would Buehrle+Quentin+ Jared Mitchell + B Level be enough for Rasmus?

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chaifetz10
4 years 4 months ago

And play Quentin where?

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NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 4 months ago

fine, they will give you Quentin and their LF position meaning Cards have LF1 & LF2. 10 players on field, and pitcher doesn’t hit. Also, Sox have 8 players on field and the pitcher hits. Sound fair?

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Ferrariman
4 years 4 months ago

the cardinals would have 4 left fielders with Quentin, Berkman, Holliday and Jay whose best position is LF.

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NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 4 months ago

Hey, with 4 left fielders, who needs CFers or RFers? Think of how Dunn’s defense could improve if there were six of him on the field… he’d still probably have a ton of errors.

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inleylandwetrust
4 years 4 months ago

That would actually be worse. They would all be tripping over and running into each other.

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NL_East_Rivalry
4 years 4 months ago

worse for who? I pay to see slapstick, that’d be better!

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

on the team they flip him to

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Andy_B
4 years 4 months ago

I’d really hate to give up Rasmus. At the all star break last year he was leading the league in OPS, and for most of the year led for all CF in OPS. Once he pulls it all together I think he will be a perennerial all star. Any package that included Rasmus would have to include Sale and then some.

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jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

sale and then some? no…sale for rasmus straight up maybe …not saying i want to do this deal but i think their value is even. Rasmus has the potential to an all star CF#3 hitter sale has the potential to be a top of the rotation starter or at the least an elite closer

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David C. Ruckman
4 years 4 months ago

Rasmus and Sale are NOT even in value. How in the world would one come to the conclusion that they are? Career potential? Sorry, I just can’t connect the dots here.

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4 years 4 months ago

Rasmus is NOT that good. Kenny would be crucified if he did that.

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Lunchbox45
4 years 4 months ago

lol

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mboss
4 years 4 months ago

I think you are completely over valuing Rasmus…

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

the white sox hate those

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jwsox
4 years 4 months ago

Buehrle + vicedio+ either mitchel or Jordan danks and cash for Colby. It gives the cards a 1st base back up if they lose Albert and a center field prospect

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Ferrariman
4 years 4 months ago

this junk again? I thought the fact that there was zero rumors about trading Rasmus and them signing a defensively challenged Berkman sort of made it clear as day Rasmus isn’t getting traded….

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Redbirds16
4 years 4 months ago

It’s just that if the Cards want to land Buehrle they’d have to trade one of Rasmus, Miller, or Cox, (maybe Sanchez, depending on how high the ChiSox are on him)…

The other thing I guess is to trade a bunch of guys — pure quantity. Salas, Green, Descalso, Hamilton, etc… And then spinning that quantity into some talent that the ChiSox would want.

Maybe the Cards could do it if Buerhle agreed to restructure his contract through an extension. Given his love for the Redbirds, that’s not out of the question I don’t think. But why would the Sox trade Buerhle unless they were overwhelmed with what they were getting in return? He’s a great pitcher, not exactly something that comes cheap…

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Ferrariman
4 years 4 months ago

you are correct in everything you just said. My hope is if/when Buerhle is a free agent, we can sign him for nothing instead of giving up prospects. I’m assuming the ChiSox decline to offer arbitration for fear of having to pay him about 18million in 2012.

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Redbirds16
4 years 4 months ago

I don’t know about the ChiSox declining to offer arb, cuz I think someone would sign him. But I know the Cards won’t give up a top draft choice to get him (He’s type A FA right?).

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shysox
4 years 4 months ago

Colby is not being moved. That’s it. End of conversation. Trust me, I want him as much as you do but it’s just not realistic.