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White Sox shopping Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza

Dec 7, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Gavin Floyd has been rumored to be available in trades all offseason and now Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the White Sox are also shopping outfielders Dayan Viciedo and Alejando De Aza.

According to Gonzales they’re looking for either a big left-handed bat or prospects. He says the Mariners were interested in Viciedo, at least before they signed Jason Bay, and the Reds are looking at De Aza as a potential leadoff man/center fielder solution.

It’ll be interesting to see what type of value the White Sox could get for Viciedo, because while he’s still just 23 years old and smacked 25 homers this season it’s not clear where he fits defensively long term and that power came with a terrible .300 on-base percentage and 120/28 K/BB ratio. He was a below-average hitter overall, producing a .744 OPS.

  1. spicyjimbolaya - Dec 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Reds are looking for a potential lead off/ CF solution???

    What about Billy Hamilton?

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      They’re probably looking for a solution that’s ready to play in the bigs. Hamilton isn’t quite there.

  2. knowlegeforyou - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    bmac, francisco, and gilmartin for De Aza work then the braves could sign AJ and ruin all the Yankees chances of competing.

  3. askyeshua - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Oh boy, that would be a big loss for the Sox. De Aza is one of their best players!

  4. card0109 - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Hopefully the Twins are looking into Viceido. They could now use a CF who hits home runs and we have plenty of left handed bats to trade. Trade Morneau plus a few prospects? Lord knows we have enough of them.

    • Alex K - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      If you think Viciedo could play center you’re crazy. The guy can barely handle left!

    • jwbiii - Dec 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      Viciedo has the glove for DH, but not the bat.

    • weaselpuppy - Dec 7, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      where exactly would Morneau play with Konerko and Dunn already there…..and no, Dunn is not an OF anymore…

  5. hisgirlgotburrelled - Dec 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    You’d think De Aza and Viciedo are the ones they’re keeping and that they’re shopping Alex Rios. Doesn’t make much sense to shop 2 good players under control for quite a few years.

    Much rather the Phillies had traded for De Aza (of course it might cost more) than Revere.

  6. weaselpuppy - Dec 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    so, they lose Youk and Pierzinski and are going to see Konerko continue to decline….and they want to dump more hitters? Young ones at that?


  7. 1stbaseman44 - Dec 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    hope the reds work out a trade for both. leadoff hitter and 4 hole hitter in you trade. in gabp Viciedo will hit 35-40 homers

    • jwbiii - Dec 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      GABP isn’t much more homer-friendly than The Cell.

  8. ame123 - Dec 7, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Viciedo looks like a solid Platoon guy. Over 1.000 OPS against lefties. Instead of spending money on Ludwick or Ross, teams should instead trade for this dude and save $20 mil.

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