For the past two days I’ve written about possible trades and it just so happens that I’ve stumbled over one that could actually work.
I mentioned in my post on Friday that Gavin Floyd and John Danks are most likely going to be traded over this offseason, then yesterday I said the same about Carlos Quentin. Why not kill two birds with one stone and move them all in the same deal? The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in the services of both Floyd and Danks but they’re also looking into Gio Gonzalez in Oakland, who I jokingly referenced in yesterday’s post.
Yankees get: Gavin Floyd and John Danks from the White Sox and Gio Gonzalez from the A’s
White Sox get: Gio Gonzalez from the Yankees and prospects and/or cash from the A’s
A’s get: Gavin Floyd from the Yankees and Carlos Quentin from the White Sox
The entire 2011 A’s outfield of Josh Willingham, Coco Crisp, and David DeJesus are free agents so I’m sure they’d jump at the chance to acquire an established outfielder. The A’s would also get a pretty good starting pitcher in Gavin Floyd. The Yankees are looking for left-handed starting pitching but so are the White Sox – Gonzalez and Danks would do well for both sides.
As much as Gio Gonzalez has been toyed with by the Sox I’m sure he’d get a kick out of it (but then settle in). The young left-hander went 16-12 with a 3.12 ERA in 202 innings last season.
Obviously all we can do at this point is speculate on things. I’ve put into one trade the interest of the Yankees in Gonzalez, Danks, and Floyd, the Athletics’ need for an outfielder, and the fact that the Sox are looking for left-handed pitching. One last note: Jordan Danks was not added to the White Sox 40-man roster. Could both Danks brothers be headed out of town?