It's tough to see Gavin Floyd being dealt this spring. As Jim at South Side Sox perfectly put it, trading Floyd would be like "pulling out the bottom-most Jenga piece."
The White Sox still have a chance to contend. Contention will be tenuous this year; if one thing goes wrong, the Sox playoff hopes could fall apart. Trading Floyd would be, not to invoke painful memories, a white flag. And there's no reason to raise the white flag before battle has begun.
"I hear things, but until something happens I can't worry about it," Floyd told the Associated Press. "I want to be here. My family has embraced Chicago. It's a second home.
"I guess it's a good thing teams want me, teams are asking about me, but I want to be in Chicago."
Floyd is much more likely to be dealt if the Sox fall out of contention in June or in the offseason. But in spring training? That doesn't make much sense.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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