Sox open to dealing Floyd?

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Sox open to dealing Floyd?

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DKnoblerEven after signing John Danks to an extension, the White Sox could still deal Gavin Floyd this winter, sources say.
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In Knobler's article on the matter, he believes the Sox will still have a high asking price for Floyd, especially in light of the massive prospect packages that went to San Diego and Oakland for Mat Latos and Gio Gonzalez, respectively. And, just as the Sox are open to dealing Floyd, they're also open to keeping him.

So the John Danks extension wasn't a sign that the Sox are going "All In" again in 2012. The Sox still haven't entered rebuilding mode, although a trade of Floyd would signal some level of rebuilding.

That being said, they're not going for broke next season. There really aren't any additions they can make to the team from outside sources for improvement, the Sox just need Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Jake Peavy and Gordon Beckham to turn things around.

White Sox designate John Danks for assignment

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White Sox designate John Danks for assignment

The White Sox designated starting pitcher John Danks for assignment on Tuesday.

Erik Johnson is expected to start against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Carlos Rodon will pitch Wednesday for the Sox.

Danks, 31, had lost all four of his starts this season and had a 7.25 ERA in 22 1/3 innings pitched for the White Sox, who acquired him in December 2006 in a trade that sent Brandon McCarthy to the Texas Rangers. The left-hander is in the final season of a five-year, $65-million contract extension he received in December 2011. He had shoulder surgery in August 2012 and has never rebounded to pre-surgery performance levels.

Danks, who delivered eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on the final day of the 2008 season to pitch the White Sox into the postseason, had a 79-104 mark with the White Sox. He was 48-43 with a 3.77 ERA in the four seasons before he received his extension.

The White Sox now have 10 days to try to trade Danks. He could stick with the organization if he passes through waivers and accepts a minor-league assignment.

The White Sox could also wind up releasing the veteran left-hander.

Preview: White Sox, Red Sox duel Tuesday night on CSN

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Preview: White Sox, Red Sox duel Tuesday night on CSN

The White Sox take on the Red Sox on Tuesday night, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins live from the South Side at 7 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tuesday's starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (3-1, 1.47 ERA) vs. Steven Wright (2-2, 1.37 ERA)

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Road Ahead: White Sox return home after seven-game road trip

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Road Ahead: White Sox return home after seven-game road trip

CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton talk about what's next for the White Sox, which host the Red Sox and Twins, in this week's Honda Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.

After playing 19 games in 19 days the White Sox finally had an off day on Monday. The busy stretch ended in a seven-game road trip, which the Sox went 5-2 in.

Garfien and Melton talked about the success the White Sox have had on the road as the team returns home to face the Red Sox and Twins in a pair of three-game series this week. The Red Sox lead the AL East with a 15-10 record while the Twins have the worst record in the American League.

The White Sox entered Monday with more wins than any other team in the majors.