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The Tigers' rotation hasn't been considered a major concern, with Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, and Rick Porcello under team control through at least 2014 and top prospect Jacob Turner waiting in the wings. However, they're one of the many clubs inquiring on free agent lefty Mark Buehrle, reports Lynn Henning of the Detroit News.
The Tigers are familiar with Buehrle, since he made 34 career starts against them as a member of the White Sox. In Henning's opinion, signing him would allow the Tigers to use young pitching as trade bait. The number of reported Buehrle suitors reaches 14 if you include the Tigers, though the White Sox and Cardinals were part of that Jim Bowden tweet and those clubs are not considered likely.
Elsewhere on the free agent front, Henning says the Tigers have been following Yoenis Cespedes for years. Tigers vice president and director of amateur scouting David Chadd admits Cespdes is a "five-tool player." ...
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The Red Sox could add some front-end quality to the back end of their rotation in 2012. It appears that the Sox are interested in Mark Buehrle. The Sox are one of a number of teams pursuing the left-hander, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi. Morosi reports that the Angels, Nationals, Rangers, Yankees and Marlins are also interested in the free-agent hurler. Buehrle, a Type...
It is debatable as to whether Ozzie Guillen was beneficial to the White Sox over the past several seasons. He was a polarizing figure in Chicago and out. He has gone to Miami and Robin Ventura will take over. At least, the focus will be on the roster and not what Ozzie said on his Twitter account.
The news in Chicago is both good and bad. The bad news is that they dumped...
Lynn Henning has reported a few times this off-season that the Tigers are interested in former White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle. Tigers General manager has hinted that upgrading the infield and acquiring a leadoff hitter are bigger priorities than adding a starter. However, you can never have enough pitching and they do not have an established fifth starter behind Justin Verlander, Doug
The White Sox like the new rules for drafting amateurs. South Side Sox is not surprised:
The discussion hits on areas where the White Sox have traditionally been at a disadvantage, but it’s mostly been of their own doing. A lot of what Laumann downplays that part, but as the director of amateur scouting for a team that doesn’t place a high value on amateurs. I imagine his reality...
The White Sox held a forum at U.S. Cellular Field in November to acknowledge the impact Hall of Fame hopefully Minnie Minoso had on the organization and the baseball world.
The Miami Marlins have been involved with a handful of free agents this offseason like Albert Pujols, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, and Prince Fielder. Now the Marlins have added a player to their pool of negotiations, C.J. Wilson.
Clark Spencer, a reporter for the Miami Herald, reported that the Miami Marlins will meet with C.J. Wilson following the Thanksgiving weekend.
The White Sox have been looking to trade Matt Thornton since July and are still trying to move him, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (on Twitter). Before the 2011 season, the White Sox signed the left-hander to a two-year, $12MM extension that covers the 2012-13 seasons and includes a club option for 2014.
The 35-year-old posted a 3.32 ERA with 9.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 0.45...
As for talking to White Sox players and assessing the overall talent of his inaugural team, new manager Robin Ventura sits in a bit of a holding pattern. That particular hold figures to break next week beginning Monday at the annual Winter Meetings, which will run from Dec. 5-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
The Marlins will attempt to woo C.J. Wilson with a South Florida visit and stadium tour on Monday, writes Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Albert Pujols have already visited Miami and each free agent received an offer from the club.
Rodriguez writes that the Marlins are likely to put a bid in for Wilson considering that pitching is their top...