AL Central Notes: Danks, Indians, Draft

Links from the AL Central, as Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander share the American League player of the week award in recognition of their respective no-hitters…

  • John Danks told MLB.com's Scott Merkin that he loves playing for the White Sox and hopes he doesn't face the "harsh reality" of being involved in a deadline deal. However, the left-hander realizes trades are a part of the game.
  • MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian provides a clear-headed look ahead to how the Indians might approach the trade deadline if they’re still contending in July.
  • UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer will not get past the Indians, who select 8th overall in this June's draft, according to Keith Law on ESPN.com's Baseball Today podcast. Bauer and teammate Gerrit Cole are among the most highly-touted draft eligible pitching prospects.
  • Earlier tonight, I took a look at the development of Tigers catcher Alex Avila.


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13 Comments on "AL Central Notes: Danks, Indians, Draft"


bobbybaseball
4 years 3 months ago

You know, maybe I’m a bit jaded, but whenever I hear a ballplayer saying they hope they don’t get traded but ‘I’ll deal with it if I do’…that he’s really bringing it up because he wants to be moved.

ARodinyourPujols
4 years 3 months ago

Maybe in other instances but Danks has shown nothing but his desire to play for the White Sox. The White Sox seem to have to of the “good guys” pitching for them in Danks and Buehrle.

4 years 3 months ago

Danks may like pitching on the South Side but his reluctance thus far to sign an extension has made him the prime candidate to be moved if the Sox continue to struggle. He would bring the biggest return in terms of young talent although moving Jackson may make the most sense monetarily.

phoenix2042
4 years 3 months ago

it’s interesting to me how these two pitchers are known for their strike outs, and yet they combined for only 6 Ks in 18 no hit innings.

Cody
4 years 3 months ago

Buehrle has never been a strike out pitcher and never will be so I don’t know were you got that from. Janks

Cody
4 years 3 months ago

Hit save to soon sorry. What I was going to say is “Danks”not “Janks” is also not a big strike out pitcher he’s way better than Buehrle but still I wouldn’t call him one.

4 years 3 months ago

phoenix is talking about liriano and verlander..

nvm notsureifsrs already mentioned that

Cody
4 years 3 months ago

To be a strike out pitcher you have to at lest get over 200Ks in a year IMO, neither has ever done that one time.

notsureifsrs
4 years 3 months ago

he was talking about liriano and verlander mister magoo

whitesoxfan424
4 years 3 months ago

200K’s to be a strike out pitcher? I disagree. I have always felt that a K/9 ratio of over 7 is impressive, especially over 25 or more starts. Danks did that twice, but not in the last few years. I think Buehrle’s tendency to pitch to contact is rubbing off on Danks, which I do not mind (as a sox fan).

PostMoBills
4 years 3 months ago

Liriano has never had K/9 under 7.9, except for the first 5 weeks of 2011, including 9.4 last year and 10.7 in 2005 when he was rookie of the year. He has 5.5 in 2011 currently, but that’s a whole other issue of Twins coaching wanting him to “pitch to contact”, which is as stupid as it sounds. His career K/9 is 9.1, so I’d say he’s a strikeout pitcher. I find it hard to argue that someone who strikes out more than 1 batter per inning isn’t as such.

JacksTigers
4 years 3 months ago

Verlander did it several times. Who are you talking about?

4 years 3 months ago

I’m sure Danks wouldn’t mind coming back home to the Rangers.