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Gavin Floyd may not be long for Chicago with White Sox open to trading starting pitching

Nov 5, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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After picking up Gavin Floyd‘s option and signing Jake Peavy to a two-year contract the White Sox have more rotation depth than most teams and new general manager Rick Hahn is hinting that he might shop a starting pitcher for help in other areas.

“I suspect given this market for pitchers that is out there right now, I think we’re going to hear from a lot of teams about our starting pitching depth,” Hahn told Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. “I think we’re going to be pretty popular in that regard vis-a-vis trades because we’re in a better position than a lot of clubs right now.”

Hayes speculates that Floyd would be the obvious choice to move, as the option will pay him $9.5 million in 2013 before the 30-year-old right-hander hits the open market as a free agent. He missed time with elbow problems this year, but Floyd has started at least 29 games with an ERA between 3.84 and 4.37 in five consecutive seasons.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Nov 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I like the sox…white sox that issss….and If they eat a bit of his contract they can sure as hell get some good bats their way….I miss you baseball come back to us already

  2. xmatt0926x - Nov 5, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Overrated pitcher. He’ll have unreal stretches where his curveball is devastating and he can’t be hit. Then he suck’s for even longer and inevitably ends up with an era in the 4’s.

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