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Red Sox discussing John Danks, Gavin Floyd with White Sox

Dec 7, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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5:20 p.m. EST update: It doesn’t sound like anything big came out of this meeting. And, according to’s Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox player drawing the most interest over the last day is utilityman Brent Lillibridge.


ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes reports that the Red Sox are currently meeting with the White Sox to discuss John Danks and Gavin Floyd.

Outfielder Carlos Quentin and left-handed reliever Matt Thornton have also been mentioned as possibilities for Boston. Danks might be the team’s top target, though. The left-hander with one year left to go before free agency would slot in behind Jon Lester and Josh Beckett in Boston’s rotation. He went 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA last season, but he was 40-31 with a 3.61 ERA the three previous years.

  1. hammyofdoom - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    ranks mAkes A lot of sense for the red sox since a pitcher with only a year left wouldn’t exactly command top prospects in a trade and would make for a good stopgap in the meantime

    • hammyofdoom - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:42 PM

      *danks, damn tablet…

    • uyf1950 - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:03 PM

      Apparently you haven’t read many of the other blogs here when the subject of Danks has come up over the past couple of days.

      Williams has been asking for the sky.

  2. bozosforall - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Red Sox still trying to buy that title.

    • bobwsc - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM

      just like you buy/rent your women

      • bozosforall - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:52 PM

        Your mom came pretty cheap though. Two used golf clubs and a bag of worn out tennis balls.

    • canowack - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      At least they buy appropriately instead of outrageously like those yanks…Gonzo and Craw are definitely worth it…Craw came back with a decent finish and will likely make up for it…hes got plenty of talent thats for sure. Lackey was the big F up, but he has potential too…hopefully after TJ surgery…

      • bozosforall - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:54 PM

        Yankees 7 titles in the Steinbrenner Era alone…Red Sox 2 titles in over 90 years.

        Appropriate is getting value for the investment. The Yankees got great value, while the Sox got significantly less.

        Keep trying though.

    • Ari Collins - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:53 PM

      Which team that you root for has been bartering for free agents?

    • JBerardi - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      Can you please explain to me what method of acquiring players the Red Sox could use that you WOULD approve of?

      • bozosforall - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM

        Admit that they spend nearly as much as the Yankees…quit whining that the Yankees spend too much (when it’s obvious that despite the low profile that the Yankees have taken in FA for the last two offseasons that other teams are still driving up prices)…quit blaming the Yankees for their own self-inflicted problems…oh wait, that’s mostly fan driven.

        Basically, I don’t care how they get players, as long as it’s within the rules. What I do mind is the “dish it but can’t take it” mentality that pervades not only the organization but the fan base as well.

        Funny that Boston fans have no problems constantly criticizing the Yankees, but when the same comments are directed (rightfully so) back at the Sox, all of a sudden you guys start crying like a bunch of little babies.

  3. phukyouk - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Go get Em Sox!

  4. poprox13 - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Holy Crap! When did the Sox sign John Beckett???

    • phukyouk - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      they traded for and gave up some 3rd baseman… cannot remember the name right now

    • Matthew Pouliot - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:19 PM

      Sorry, that was John Burkett. The whole PBA thing didn’t work out, so he’s making a comeback.

      • phukyouk - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM

        well there goes my witty response… thx

      • poprox13 - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM

        Oh great, you corrected it. Now my comment just looks stupid!

    • purnellmeagrejr - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      Not John -Samuel Beckett, they’re still waiting for him to show up.

  5. Eternal Optimist - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    I just don’t understand MLB and/or Kenny Williams. Danks and Floyd are good pitchers with possible futures. Why can’t they stay in Chicago? What does Boston have that Chicago doesn’t? I’m not a baseball genius, but it seems to me that it is going to be awhile before the Chisox will be able to replace this kind of pitching talent.

    • JBerardi - Dec 7, 2011 at 6:43 PM

      “What does Boston have that Chicago doesn’t?”

      A reasonably good farm system.

      • bozosforall - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:08 PM

        Yeah, right.

        Baseball America ranked the Red Sox farm system at #17 and the Cubs farm system at #16 in their most recent ratings (2011).

        Yankees were rated #5, BTW.

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