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Gavin Floyd on trade rumors: “It’s a good thing in a way … teams want you”

Mar 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

Gavin Floyd AP

Trade rumors swirled around Gavin Floyd all offseason as the White Sox shed various veterans in rebuilding mode and have picked up again with a report that the Blue Jays are interested in the 29-year-old right-hander.

Floyd tossed four innings of one-run ball yesterday and then responded to questions from Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune about whether he’s bothered by the rumors:

It’s a good thing in a way. Teams want you. But I want to be here, it’s our second home here. I look forward to making an impact in Chicago. I just was hearing things. People were text messaging me but until it happens you really don’t know. They’re all rumors, and a lot of those don’t necessarily come from the teams.

At this point it seems safe to assume that the White Sox are very willing to deal Floyd, but aren’t in any rush to do so unless they get an excellent return. Several sources have reported that the Blue Jays are in the market for veteran starting pitching, but in addition to Floyd they’ve also been linked to Joe Blanton of the Phillies.

Floyd, who threw 194 innings with a 4.37 ERA and 151/45 K/BB ratio last season, is owed $7 million this year with a $9.5 million team option for 2013.

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Heyman says that there is nothing to the story about the Jays being interested in Floyd. Who to believe? Morosi or Heyman? My head is spinning. In the meantime the Jays are having a hot spring and their 5 projected starters are all pitching well.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      Whoever isn’t Heyman.

  2. micker716 - Mar 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    “It’s a good thing in a way. Teams want you.”

    Except for the team that actually has you.

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