Ringolsby @ DP tweets:
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.
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.
THT’s Chris Jaffe takes a look:
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. …