thornton? Santiago?Originally Posted by abe_froman:24894787
If all it would take to get Upton is Alexei and Floyd I think the Sox wouldve made that move by now! In all likeness if he is traded it will be to someone like to Texas for a package headed up by Elvis and Perez. Sorry homers but that absolutely blows our offer out of the water.
thats if Texas had a change of heart and decided to trade Elvis/Profar, which there's been no indication they'd be willing to do that.
As far as Floyd and Alexi, that wouldnt be enough. That very well could be whats holding up a trade. AZ has been interested in Alexi. AZ is in a position to win now, they must get rid of at least one outfielder, and they need a SS and a veteran starter.
The sox might not be engaging AZ at all about Upton, its all speculation. To call me or anyone else here a homer is inappropriate and in bad taste.
My proposed deal involved Floyd, Alexi, and a younger, almost big league LH pitcher to replace Bauer. I, like all of us, have no idea what they are actually thinking. But as fans, this is a great forum to discuss ideas, thats what being a sports fan is all about.
In all honestly 2013 likely will be the last chance for the Sox to actually be competitive. I am all for going for it one last time before PK rides off in to the sunset. So if were going to trade for someone it makes most sense thats its for someone whom is only under contract for 1 more year. Our biggest need is a LH bat, either Kubel or Granderson would be fine with me. NY really wants a RH bat, maybe a Viceido for CG swap would appeal to them? That way we keep Floyd till we see if Danks is back to form. If were 10 games out by July either one would be easy to move in a trade.
I would say its probably a 2 year window. Yes PK and Floyd are up after this year. But Rios, Peavy, and Dunn have two years left. I would say go after it now.
I read an Insider ESPN article saying we were now a "sleeper" team to win this division. It said that we should be pretty solid given another left handed bat (Kubel) coming in .
Kinda made me feel better
White Sox & Redskins Forever
You know the Sox are at least looking at Aledmys Diaz, the Cuban SS who is expected to sign early next year along with OF Dariel Alvarez. Diaz is 22 getting ready to turn 23 next week. Very close to the level that Alexei was when he came to the Sox.
Here is another little thing that the ABTY7 put in the Cubs forum. So from what this says, the deal could look like thisInteresting blurb- talks between the Padres, Cubs and... White Sox have taken place... Padres interested in Gavin Floyd, White Sox like Travis Wood and Everth Cabrera, Cubs looking at Gyorko... Other pieces involved, possibly Vitters ending up with the Sox as well... Sox insistent on either taking Beckham which neither has shown any interest in doing... Padres also intend to extend Floyd (likely on a one year plus option deal) prior to accepting any deal... Too many if's at this point to consider this a true blue possibility, IMO...
Sox get: E. Cabrera, T. Wood, Vitters
Padres get: Floyd
Cubs get: Gyorko, etc?
Why would the White Sox do that?
Don't like this deal, why wouldn't the Sox just try and get Gyorko themselves for 3B.
I don't think they would. It doesn't make any sense. Just get Gyorko and a pitcher for Floyd.
bleh,dont like vitters
No not a fan of Vitters at all. I think they can do better if they trade Floyd. I would love to get Gyorko to play 3B and move Keppinger to a utility or to 2B if Beckham is traded.
I dont want trade Gavin for specs, want someone who can help this season.