White Sox Notes: Buehrle, Danks, Floyd

The White Sox went all-in in 2011, only to finish with a disappointing 79-83 record. Here's the latest on the team as preparations for Robin Ventura's first season in the dugout begin…

  • Mark Buehrle has told the White Sox he's not going to give them a hometown discount, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times (on Twitter). Approximately ten teams, including the Marlins, Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in the left-hander.
  • The White Sox are drawing trade interest in John Danks and Gavin Floyd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Large-market teams may be drawn to Danks, the more expensive of the two, while small-market teams may prefer Floyd, who will earn $7MM in 2012 and can be retained for $9.5MM with a club option for 2013. 
  • The Rangers are believed to be interested in Danks, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). Texas selected Danks with the ninth overall pick of the 2003 draft and traded him to Chicago for Brandon McCarthy in 2006.
  • Outfielder Carlos Quentin may be the most likely White Sox player to be traded, as Rosenthal points out.
  • The White Sox also announced that they signed left-handers Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana.

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4 Comments on "White Sox Notes: Buehrle, Danks, Floyd"

3 years 9 months ago

You go ahead and worship at the altar of Fangraphs if you want to.  In this country you have the right to worship a false religion.

3 years 9 months ago

You just work on controlling your temper.

3 years 9 months ago

Colby had an off year.  I don’t know if it was his hip or what, but he definitely had an off year and I don’t think he should be considered in the top half of a championship calibur rotation at all.

ERA is a great stat when used over the long term like a year or longer.  To ignore it means that you are trying to justify ranking a player higher than he should be.  Does it tell everything?  No, but it tells a lot more than you let on. 

3 years 9 months ago

thankfully someone with a brain