The Rockies have broadened their scope in attempt to land a right-handed bat and starting pitcher, inquiring about Arizona outfielder Justin Upton and White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd, according to multiple major league sources.
… Interest in Floyd, a reliable innings eater who’s under contract through 2012, is tied directly to the Rockies’ dwindling chances of keeping free agent Jorge De La Rosa.
… The White Sox are looking for offense, and asked about the Rockies’ Ian Stewart, a third baseman. He’s no longer off limits, but the Rockies don’t have a third baseman to replace him.
November 17, 2010
The Chicago White Sox have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney and infielder Dallas McPherson to minor-league contracts with invitations to major-league spring training, according to two agents. Bruney pitched for the Washington Nationals in 2010, and he was a reliever on the 2009 world champion New York Yankees. McPherson was a No. 1 pick of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
All you need to know is that they continue to explore numerous options for replacing Werth. They’ve done what one source described as “extensive” groundwork on a potential deal for the White Sox’s Carlos Quentin. They remain interested in Jeff Francoeur to play against left-handers. And while they have mild interest in Jermaine Dye, that appears to be on just a back-burner, spring-training-invite level.
On Wednesday ESPN.com Jayson Stark reported the White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have been talking about a trade that would send Carlos Quentin to Philadelphia. A White Sox source told ESPNChicago.com that the Sox are not shopping Quentin at this time.
Well, Stark didn’t claim that the Sox were shopping Quentin.
white sox talking to matsui. they want 2 lefty bats. that would be one.
UPDATE: Gonzo adds another name:
UPDATE: One more game. Will Escobar fall below .300? He has 4 hits in his last 31 at-bats:
Pitches-strikes: Mabee 37-22, Carter, A 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mabee 2-1, Carter, A 0-2.
Batters faced: Mabee 7, Carter, A 3.
Reinsdorf, in Orlando on the eve of owners meetings, … confirmed for the first time a Sun-Times report last month that he was willing to let the Florida Marlins interview Guillen for their manager vacancy in exchange for a high-level player.
”The Marlins asked for permission to talk to Ozzie, and we told them we’d let Ozzie go if they gave us a particular player,” Reinsdorf told the Sun-Times. ”But we knew they couldn’t give us the player.”
Sources told the Sun-Times the player was touted young slugger Mike Stanton, but Reinsdorf said it wasn’t Stanton. He declined to identify the player, but speculation points to first baseman Logan Morrison.
”We were never going to let Ozzie go, but if they would have given us this particular player,” he said, ”I would have let anybody go. … Everybody is available at a price. The only player I had that wasn’t available was Michael Jordan.”
Don’t miss the last line!
UPDATE: Buford nailed it in his October 29 comment:
Here’s the key sentence in KW’s response “That’s tampering. All I can say is the report isn’t COMPLETELY accurate.” This leads to the obvious question “Which part of the report is accurate and which part is not?” I would think the following is true (1) the Marlins want Guillen and (2) the Sox will let Guillen go, but only if compensated. The Stanton give-up may be the inaccuracy, but other players may also have been discussed.
With the Sox need for LHH and Konerko’s possible departure, Florida 1B prospect Logan Morrison would be a wonderful addition.