Rosenthal & Morosi On White Sox, Tigers, Angels

White Sox GM Kenny Williams has already traded for Kevin Youkilis and Brett Myers, but he may not be done dealing yet, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports write. The White Sox want to add a starting pitcher and Zack Greinke is high on their list of potentially available arms, Rosenthal and Morosi report. Here are the rest of the notes and rumors from the FOX reporters…

  • The White Sox are eager to move Gavin Floyd, Rosenthal and Morosi report. 
  • Though the White Sox don’t have a deep farm system, they could flip Floyd for prospects and use those prospects to acquire Greinke from Milwaukee, Rosenthal and Morosi suggest.
  • A National League executive suggested to Morosi that Anibal Sanchez will be the third-best free agent starter this offseason behind Greinke and Cole Hamels (Twitter link). 
  • Morosi expects the Tigers to extend catcher Alex Avila at some point (Twitter link). Avila, the son of Tigers assistant GM Al Avila, has a .237/.339/.381 batting line this year. He has battled hamstring issues in 2012, his final year as a pre-arbitration eligible catcher.
  • The Blue Jays remain in buy mode, Morosi notes. Toronto executives believe a second-place finish in the AL East is possible (Twitter link).
  • The Blue Jays, Yankees, Giants, Indians, Diamondbacks and Cardinals all had scouts at last night’s Marlins game, according to Morosi (Twitter link).
  • Josh Willingham is available, but prohibitively expensive, one GM told Rosenthal (Twitter link).
  • Josh Johnson, James Shields and Greinke are among the starting pitching options the Angels could consider, Rosenthal writes.


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28 Comments on "Rosenthal & Morosi On White Sox, Tigers, Angels"


Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Thatd be awesome if the cards got Gavin Floyd or Johnson.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

What on Earth are the Cardinals scouts doing at the Marlins game. We don’t want Heath Bell, so what else do they have? It has to be pitching, but I don’t see it being a starter.

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Lanidrac
2 years 11 months ago

Kyle Lohse would like to have a word with whomever said Anibal Sanchez is a better upcoming free agent starter than him.

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2 years 11 months ago

I hate to say this, but Josh is in a career year, and will probably decline from now on. I’d hate to see him go, but if he can get us some good young pitching from a team like Pittsburgh, I’d do it. He’s only getting older, and we have plenty of outfield prospects coming up in the next three years.

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John Gregory
2 years 11 months ago

Not that the Twins traditionally depend on the free-agent market, but this off-season they probably will try to sign at least one veteran pitcher, and what kind of signal does it send if they trade a player in the first year of a three-year contract? For this reason I think Terry Ryan intends to be extra careful about only accepting a trade that can be justified to outside eyes; and it still may have ramifications down the road such as free-agents insisting on no-trade clauses.

Your point about career year (and a track record of injury) is well taken. On the other hand, aging sluggers sometimes do keep their core skills, better than say a speedy slap hitter. Look at Thome as an example.

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Remington
2 years 11 months ago

since the compensation picks ruling has totally changed. Rental players like Greinkie will not bring back as much. Greinkie will probably not sign an extension with the brewers. so why would a team trade high prospects for a guy they could just sign in the offseason? makes no sense, thats why they will not have to trade that much to get him

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RiosFan
2 years 11 months ago

Brewers need a 1B Sox got Dan Jhonson killing it plus you add Molina or Castro plus prospects adquired by a posible Floyd trade and you got yourself a deal.

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lefty58
2 years 11 months ago

Not in the real world.

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Zachary Heller
2 years 11 months ago

Cards scouts at the Marlins game…how about Shelby Miller, Tyrell Jenkins, and Zack Cox for Josh Johnson? I’m sure they would want more but I think that would be a solid start.

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Lanidrac
2 years 11 months ago

You must be joking. Why would they give up 3 of their best prospects (including their overall top prospect) for Johnson? Miller and Cox are practically untouchable, anyway.

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Cheeseballs
2 years 11 months ago

It’s not for a starter. We don’t need one. It would be for Hanley or some relief pitcher. And that is quite an over pay for Johnson.

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stl_cards16
2 years 11 months ago

We don’t need Johnson but we need Hanley? Have you watched the Cardinals this year? Where are they going to play him, 2nd? Hanley is not a fit on the Cardinals.

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Cheeseballs
2 years 11 months ago

Considering we have the best era in the majors since early June, of course we don’t need him. And 2nd is our worst position, where Hanley would be an upgrade… How does this not make sense?

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stl_cards16
2 years 11 months ago

I guess if their plan is to play him at 2nd, it could happen. Pitching is still a much bigger need than the offense. I just don’t see it making sense ro take on his bloated contract and send off top prospects for him with Wong pretty much ready. BTW the Cardinals have out scored rge Yankees this year.

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soxfan123123
2 years 11 months ago

I’m not a cardinals fan but wouldn’t that be overpay? Shelby Miller is there best prospect and im sure those other guys are solid .

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Justin
2 years 11 months ago

JJ to cards!!! Yes please!!!!!!!

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Gothapotamus
2 years 11 months ago

I don’t think the Sox would get a big enough haul for Floyd to then combine with their current prospects to land Greinke. Kenny’s math seems a little off here.

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

think you mean Rosenthal’s and Morosi’s math

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RiosFan
2 years 11 months ago

White Sox get:
RHP Zach Greinke

Blue Jays get:
RHP Gavin Floyd
OF Trace Thompson

Brewers get:
LHP Nicolino
OF Jarred Mitchell

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

brewers can get more for greinke

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baumer16
2 years 11 months ago

This is pretty funny. While Ryan Dempster would have brought possibly the number one prospect in the Braves organization Greinke doesnt get you a top five prospect in your organization. Laughable.

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vtadave
2 years 11 months ago

TraYce Thompson has speed and power, but he also is currently hitting .236 after hitting .241 last year. I don’t see them giving up Nicolino unless it’s in a package for an impact arm, and Gavin Floyd isn’t that.

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

Nicolino’s ceiling is a 3, going to take more than just him to get a impact arm.

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cyberboo
2 years 11 months ago

If Toronto were to trade a package of any of the following, Gose, Nicolino, Sierra, Dyson, Stilson, Jenkins or McGuire, why would they take a Gavin Floyd. That would get them Greinke, Josh Johnson or Hamels and with no bad contracts on the books, they could extend Greinke and Hamels a lot easier than many other teams. The only stipulation, is they have to sign an extension before the trade is finalized.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

I haven’t seen much of Sanchez, but there is no way he is better than Lohse this year. Lohse should be 13-2 this year. Sanchez is 5-7 with an ERA more than a run higher. Lohse is streaky, no doubt. He pitches very well in contract years. He is going to get huge money from someone this offseason.

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wsox2624
2 years 11 months ago

If you read what Remington wrote a 1o or so posts ago 2 hours ago, it should sink in and make some sense for you.

“since the compensation picks ruling has totally changed. Rental players
like Greinkie will not bring back as much. Greinkie will probably not
sign an extension with the brewers. so why would a team trade high
prospects for a guy they could just sign in the offseason? makes no
sense, thats why they will not have to trade that much to get him”

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sdsuphilip
2 years 11 months ago

Yeah but PTBNL has to be given up within 6 months, so it cannot happen till offseason

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baumer16
2 years 11 months ago

Ya im absolutely lost on this. Two non top five prospects in your organization for Greinke? Who thinks of this stuff