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November 29, 2010

Sox would want Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart for Gavin Floyd?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 29, 2010 10:54 pm
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Ringolsby @ DP tweets:

Silly to talk about Rockies and Gavin Floyd. White Sox would only want Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart.

UPDATE: From Bruce Levine’s chat:

Q: Did the Sox ask the Rockies for Ian Stewert and Dexter Flower for Floyd? If so then will they talk again?

A: Unaware of that scenario. Highly doubftul the Sox trade a pitcher without getting one in return especially with the unknown status of Peavy.

Paul Konerko, J.J. Putz expected to turn down arbitration

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 29, 2010 10:37 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

Tuesday marks the deadline for first baseman Paul Konerko and right-handed reliever J.J. Putz to accept or decline the salary arbitration offered by the White Sox on Nov. 23. If either player accepts, he will be under team control for 2011 at an increase from last year’s respective salaries. Konerko earned $12 million in 2010 in the finale of a five-year, $60-million deal, and Putz earned $3 million.

Both are expected to turn down arbitration in pursuit of multiyear deals. Their decline would mean that the White Sox would receive two Draft picks for Konerko and one for Putz. It wouldn’t mean that the White Sox are done with an organization staple for the past 12 years, in Konerko, and a key cog to a talented bullpen, in Putz.

You can sign players that turned down arbitration this year.

It seems as the White Sox never made an offer to Victor Martinez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 29, 2010 9:32 pm
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Merkin @ BOG:

Victor Martinez never received a contractual offer from the White Sox, as confirmed by a Major League source to MLB.com on Monday.

The White Sox had interest in the switch-hitting catcher/first baseman/designated hitter, who could have provided a needed run-production presence from the left side. But contrary to published reports, the White Sox did not make any sort of $48 million offer over three or four years.

UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:

Victor Martinez appears to be the most significant signing to date as far as the White Sox are concerned, as the catcher/first baseman/DH agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with American League Central rival Detroit. Although it was reported that the White Sox presented Martinez with a $48 million deal, either at three or four years, a Major League source has confirmed to MLB.com that an official offer was never made.

There was interest in the talented switch-hitter on Chicago’s part, but clearly not at this particular level.

Omar Vizquel’s HOF case

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 29, 2010 2:59 pm
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THT’s Chris Jaffe takes a look:

Unique.

If I had only one word to describe Omar Vizquel‘s Hall of Fame case, it’s unique. Bizarre would be the alternate, but unique works best. …

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