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White Sox’s rebuild may involve shopping starters John Danks and Gavin Floyd

Dec 1, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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John Danks could be on the trading block if he can’t agree to a long-term contract extension with the White Sox and Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports that negotiations are at a “stalemate.”

According to Padilla the White Sox made Danks several offers “not that long ago” and were rebuffed, so they haven’t even attempted to re-start the talks.

Danks is one season away from free agency and figures to earn around $8 million in 2012 via arbitration, so with general manager Ken Williams pondering a rebuilding effort he could be one of the White Sox’s most sought after pieces.

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that Gavin Floyd could also be on the trading block and, unlike Danks, he’s under team control for two more seasons. Over the past three years Danks has thrown 584 innings with a 3.92 ERA, while Floyd has logged 574 innings with a 4.17 ERA.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 1, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    I wonder if John and Gavin are fond of stone crab.

  2. uyf1950 - Dec 1, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    It shouldn’t be long before we read something somewhere that the Marlins have expressed an interest in one or both of them. And have extended a low ball offer.

  3. beerjunkie - Dec 1, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    I’d like to see the Rangers get Danks back.

  4. qcubed3 - Dec 1, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Shop em all, especially Rios. And by shopping Rios, I mean put him in a shopping cart and shove it into the river (attach some floatees, or not, either way).

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