Tag:Gavin Floyd
Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:47 pm

Gavin Floyd Rumors

Gavin Floyd was concerned when his name surfaced in trade rumors to acquire Roy Halladay.

He told the Chicago Sun Times , ''It would be kind of cool if we got Halladay and to have him here, that would be special,'' Floyd said, ''but if it was for me that would kind of suck.''

But according to Floyd, he was just told by the organization to relax, he wasn't going anywhere.

Category: MLB
Posted on: May 23, 2009 10:29 am

Williams On Peavy Deal, Next Steps

MLB.com's Scott Merkin spoke with White Sox GM Kenny Williams about the team's plan in the aftermath of the Jake Peavy deal that never happened. Some highlights:

  • Williams said "a number of clubs" are trying to obtain White Sox starters, particularly their young ones. However, he said "it's not happening. We've got faith in John Danks and Gavin Floyd."
  • Williams said he wants to improve the White Sox, but he doesn't sound confident that he can find the necessary players and trading partners easily.
  • Sounds like the Sox have financial flexibility. At least taking on Peavy's salary was "not too much of a stretch."
  • Williams said he doesn't begrudge Peavy for not accepting deal. 
  • There's no Plan B for the White Sox right now, but Williams said he's working on it.
Posted on: March 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Edited on: March 23, 2009 5:34 pm

Odds & Ends: Gregerson, Hanley, Strasburg

Links for Monday...

Posted on: March 22, 2009 3:37 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2009 4:22 pm

Sox Lock Up Floyd, But Not Danks or Quentin

3:04pm: Scot Gregor has the breakdown of the years. Floyd will receive $750K this season, $2.75MM for 2010, $5MM for 2011, and $7MM for 2012.

Gregor adds that they also offered the same deal to Carlos Quentin, who passed as well. Quentin, 27, was a monster last season, posting a line of .288/.394/.571 and blasting 36 HRs in just 130 games. He missed the end of the season after breaking his right wrist.

2:28pm: According to a Twitter update on Joe Cowley's blog, the White Sox have signed Gavin Floyd to a four-year, $15.5MM extension, with a $9.5MM option for 2013.

Floyd, 26, was solid in his first full season, posting a 17-6 record with a 3.84 ERA, and an opponent batting average of .241. The deal is similar to Paul Maholm's extension this winter, and nearly identical to the deal that Scott Baker recently signed. The contract buys out all three of Floyd's arbitration years.

Cowley also reports that John Danks was offered the same contract, but rejected it.

Danks, 24 in April, posted a 12-9 record with a 3.32 ERA, and a .246 BAA. His K:BB ratio of 2.78:1 and K/9 of 7.33 are superior to Floyd's marks of 2.07:1 and 6.33.

Posted on: February 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2009 11:36 pm

White Sox Sign 22

10:28pm: Quentin gets $550K, while Floyd and John Danks get $520K according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

11:42am: The AP reports today that the White Sox signed 22 players, including Carlos Quentin and Gavin Floyd.  Par for the course with prearb players, and we don't always mention these signings on MLBTR.  I am curious, though, to see if the Sox threw Quentin and Floyd a few extra hundred thousand bucks over the minimum as teams sometimes do.

Posted on: February 6, 2009 8:00 pm

White Sox Thinking Long-Term With Youngsters?

MLB.com's Scott Merkin spoke with White Sox GM Ken Williams on Friday.  The general manager hinted that he's not planning on rushing into long-term contract talks with young players like John Danks, Carlos Quentin or Gavin Floyd.

"You are way, way too far ahead there," Williams told Merkin. "I have to look at how the Dow Jones did today and see the general state of the economy before we start committing large sums of money out there."

Assitant GM Rick Hahn provided a more optimistic outlook, noting that multi-year contract talks don't typically take place in early February.  "Historically, you talk about it in Spring Training, in a more relaxed atmosphere," Hahn said. "There has to be a meeting of the minds, with a willingness also on the part of the player and the agent."

Posted on: February 1, 2009 6:33 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2009 10:31 pm

Guillen Offers Updates at SoxFest

8:30pm: Gonzales has another story up on the Tribune's site with regard to Guillen and the Chicago White Sox. Guillen said catcher A.J. Pierzynski will remain the No. 2 hitter in the lineup, according to Gonzales. Guillen also said Pierzynski will remain the primary catcher, which curbs suggestions that the Sox will go after free agent Ivan Rodriguez. Guillen also reiterated what pitching coach Don Cooper has stated: Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks and Bartolo Colon (if healthy) will man the first four rotation spots. Indications are that prized left-hander Aaron Poreda has an excellent shot at making the Opening Day roster, even if he doesn't beat out Clayton Richard or Jeff Marquez for the fifth starter's spot, Gonzales writes. Guillen told Gonzales that he expects Wilson Betemit to be capable of playing all four infield positions. That, and outside Jim Thome, the White Sox do not have a true backup first baseman for Paul Konerko. Scott Merkin of MLB.com was also there. He notes that minor league director Buddy Bell said Beckham has the ability to play any position. 5:30pm: Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that 2008 No. 1 pick Gordon Beckham will likely need to change positions. Guillen expects Alexei Ramirez to be the team's shortstop for the foreseeable future. Ramirez, 27, hit .290/.317/.475 with 21 home runs and 77 RBI in 136 games in 2008 -- his first year in the Major Leagues. Of those 136 games, Ramirez spent time at second base (121 games) and at shortstop (16).
Posted on: January 6, 2009 9:50 am
Edited on: January 6, 2009 10:06 am

Rosenthal's Latest: Swisher, Nady, Kapler, Zaun

The latest from Ken Rosenthal.

  • A recent Ned Colletti-Scott Boras conversation about Manny Ramirez didn't result in progress.  Boras still has his sights on at least $100MM over four years.  Rosenthal adds that Manny is "cool to the idea of playing in San Francisco."
  • Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady are drawing "significant interest."  Rosenthal speculates that the Giants, Braves, or Pirates would make sense.
  • The door is not closed with the Yankees and Andy Pettitte.  Pettitte recently rejected the Yanks' one-year, $10MM offer.
  • Some Mets people prefer Oliver Perez to Derek Lowe.  The Braves have yet to speak to Boras about Lowe, while the Brewers and Phillies have financial concerns about fitting him in.
  • Trevor Hoffman has a West Coast preference (the Dodgers or maybe a Padres reconciliation) but interest with the Brewers is mutual.  Other relievers on the Dodgers' radar: Juan Cruz, Guillermo Mota, and Dennys Reyes.
  • Brian Fuentes' agent had serious talks with the Yankees, but no offer was made.  Fuentes would've been Mariano Rivera's set-up man and perhaps taken over upon his retirement.
  • Rosenthal notes that MLB kicked in a small part of the $10MM owed to Sidney Ponson from their luxury tax pool, which is not uncommon.
  • If they can afford it, the Rays would like to sign Gabe Kapler.
  • The Orioles, Red Sox, and A's are interested in Gregg Zaun.
  • Perhaps because of the cool market for his services, Orlando Cabrera is willing to play second base.  The Yankees did not have interest.
  • That Gavin Floyd for Brian Roberts rumor "seemingly arose from internal discussions among Orioles officials."
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