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The White Sox could still trade Gavin Floyd

Dec 24, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

Gavin Floyd AP

The fire sale is apparently back on.

While the White Sox signed John Danks to a five-year, $65 million contract extension earlier this week, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reported yesterday that they remain open to trading Gavin Floyd.

Floyd could be an attractive target for many teams because he is owed $7 million next season and his contract includes a reasonable $9.5 million club option for 2012. He posted a 4.37 ERA this past season, but averaged a career-low 2.09 BB/9 and his strand rate indicates that he was a little on the unlucky side. Floyd turns 29 in January and has averaged 195 innings over the past four seasons.

It’s not clear if White Sox general manager Kenny Williams is talking with any team in particular right now, but Knobler mentions that the Red Sox expressed interest in Floyd during the Winter Meetings.

  1. xmatt0926x - Dec 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Overrated. Looks unhittable for periods with that great curveball but never has a great overall season. He’s a good #4 at best on a good team.

    • JBerardi - Dec 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

      Uhhh… he’s a #4 on the Phillies. Other than that, he’s a solid #2 or a pretty damn good #3.

  2. trucker2020 - Dec 26, 2011 at 7:45 AM

    He’s a loser.If the White Sox don’t want him, why would anyone else want him.

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