After our short John Danks could be getting traded red alert just before the All-Star break, the White Sox rumor mill suddenly went all Bizarro world.
I wouldn't have been surprised if Solomon Grundy was signed to a minor league deal.
Today, though, we finally got back to some sane rumor-mongering about John Danks. This time, rather than some borderline wishcasting, we have a story from John Heyman.
There is no evidence the sides are close to a deal and may be in only the early stages of talks. The White Sox are looking for young players and prospects as they continue their rebuild.
With the Yankees trade today to acquire Chase Headley from the Padres, the Yankees are certainly buying. Whether the Sox can get what they want for Danks is the big question. For Headley and $1 million, the Yankees gave up a career utility guy and a fringy high-A starter.
Along with John Danks rumors, Dayan Viciedo's came up again too.
The two #WhiteSox drawing the most interest: John Danks and Dayan Viciedo, according to sources.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 22, 2014
Tonight, then, might be the right night for a Viciedo showcase.
Dayan Viciedo's favorite pitcher to hit against? Bruce Chen. Most hits (11), HRs (3) and RBIs (7) than he has vs. any pitcher.— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) July 22, 2014
Update: Some details of John Danks no-trade clause has come out.
Major League source confirms to http://t.co/b16AzGu3dR four contenders on Danks' six no-trade: A's, Orioles, Nationals and Blue Jays.— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 22, 2014