Found December 26, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Good morning everybody.  Here are a handful of links from the Eastern divisions to start the day off.. The Yankees had John Danks high on their wishlist before the left-hander inked a five-year, $65MM extension with the White Sox, writes Ken Davidoff of Newsday.  Although starters like Edwin Jackson and Hiroki Kuroda remain on the open market, it seems like GM Brian Cashman might have to bring in a "few warm bodies" like he did with Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia. Davidoff also writes that he likes the Gio Gonzalez signing by the Nationals, even though it feels like an overpay for a pitcher who is good rather than great.  With plenty of focus already directed at Stephen Strasburg, it seems unlikely that Gonzalez will be overwhelmed by attention in Washington. Overall, the Nats landed a good starter in Gonzalez, but the club has to realize that they will have to deal with some frustration over the next few years in addition to the positives, writes Dave Cameron of...

Gonzalez Trade A Risk for A’s, Nats

Most people agree that the Nationals and A’s matched up relatively well on the Gio Gonzalez trade.  I won’t bother debating that.  My personal feelings are that Gio Gonzalez is a solid #3 starter whose value has skyrocketed because of the lack of depth in the free agent market and the Nats paid a good, but not astronomical price for Gonzalez’s services.  Still, this trade...

John Danks: Here to stay

In addition to losing a tremendously talented pitcher after trading Mark Buehrle, the Chicago White Sox also lost one of the most influential clubhouse leaders in recent memory. Similar to teammate Paul Konerko’s contribution to the offense, Buehrle’s work ethic and consistently superb performance was the backbone of an admittedly volatile Sox pitching staff. However, now that...

Oakland designated two the Mets should be interested in...

After the Gio Gonzalez trade the Oakland A's had to designate two players for assignment, two days before Christmas Laden Powell and Jai Miller found out they are no longer on Oakland's major league roster. Powell is the least interesting of the two to me because of the signing of Rob Johnson, Powell is a 29 y/o right handed catcher who was a first round pick in 2004 by Oakland...

Poll: Which Team Won The Gio Gonzalez Trade?

Once again, the A's have traded away one of their top starters in exchange for a package of prospects.  Two weeks after shipping Trevor Cahill to Arizona, Oakland sent Gio Gonzalez and pitcher Robert Gilliam to the Nationals for right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone, and catcher Derek Norris. Billy Beane & Co. parted ways with Cahill...

Let there be news - Volume 1

The one with Yu Darvish, Gio Gonzalez, John Danks, and Sean MarshallClick the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.

Quick Hits: Fielder, Rangers, White Sox, Danks

On this date in 1995, the Orioles acquired David Wells from the Reds for Curtis Goodwin and minor leaguer Trovin Valdez.  This marked the second time Boomer was traded that year as he was shipped from the Tigers to Cincinnati at the July deadline.  Here's a look at today's links.. As Prince Fielder continues to look for his next home, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis...

MLB whispers: Cubs' Garza prime piece of bait

If Cubs decide to move starter, high interest should up biddingThe Nationals' trade for Gio Gonzalez leaves Matt Garza as the most attractive pitcher believed to be available. The Cubs could find themselves in a great situation with the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays trying to get him. Keep your eye on a three-team deal in which one of those teams uses the Padres to broker...
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