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08:27 AM ET 02.07 | Should Jake Peavy return healthy and in the event Chris Sale is ready for prime time, the White Sox may have enough arms to talk with the Yankees about moving one of them. While chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has created a sense of urgency to win, the Sox could think long term without badly hurting their 2011 chances. Edwin Jackson certainly would buy time for the Yankees ... Gavin Floyd could deliver an up-and-down 200 innings. John Danks could wind up working as a No. 2 man behind Sabathia in the playoffs. It would take a huge offer to get Danks, who the White Sox may be able to control for only two more seasons, but the Yankees' supply of strong catching and pitching prospects -- along with intriguing short-term fits like Joba Chamberlain and Sergio Mitre -- make these teams a fit worth watching.

Chicago Tribune

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February 7, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Soooo...only Peavy and Buehrle are untouchable for trades???

February 7, 2011  08:59 AM ET

I hear Kevin Brown is making a comeback. It's destiny.

February 7, 2011  09:17 AM ET

ChiSox are sitting in a position of strength. No need to rush on this one. You can never have enough starting pitching, and you don't want to be retooling the fellow you may end up facing in the playoffs. I could be wrong, but I can't see anything happening. Yankees may just have to do it the old fashioned way - grow their own.

February 7, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Another worthless scenario of an x team that the Yankees will want to trade for pitching. Until it happens, these rumors are worthless.

Nothing else much for them to write about at this point. The Sox don't need to deal and I can't see them trading for Joba Chamberlain under any condition.

February 7, 2011  10:06 AM ET
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ChiSox are sitting in a position of strength. No need to rush on this one. You can never have enough starting pitching, and you don't want to be retooling the fellow you may end up facing in the playoffs. I could be wrong, but I can't see anything happening. Yankees may just have to do it the old fashioned way - grow their own.

As a yankee fan I hope they do. Good year to sit back and see what it looks like in August. If you cannot get a real proven top starter, then the heck with it.

February 7, 2011  10:17 AM ET

I assume Woody's Boy is referring to the Red Sox, in which case I agree. I also agree that these rumors are just worthless speculation.

February 7, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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As a yankee fan I hope they do. Good year to sit back and see what it looks like in August. If you cannot get a real proven top starter, then the heck with it.

I agree.

February 7, 2011  11:12 AM ET

Until Mark Buehrle is in the mix this is a non-story as far as I'm concerned...

February 7, 2011  11:22 AM ET

Yankees are desperate. Maybe The Rocket considers coming back to clean up his image!

February 7, 2011  11:38 AM ET

Hmmm, yawn. In other news, I got out of bed this morning and went to work.

February 7, 2011  11:49 AM ET

Unless the Yankees want to give up Brent Gardner for Floyd or Peavy, I dont think Sox are interested. We got a great chance of making a deep playoff run and there is no reason to help out the Yankees until they make a desperate trade.

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February 7, 2011  12:50 PM ET

as a twins fan i would love to see the white sox move one of their starters and count on peavy for 30 starts.

February 7, 2011  01:29 PM ET
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SF Giants, WS Champions!

Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every once in a while

February 7, 2011  01:29 PM ET

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February 7, 2011  02:26 PM ET
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Exactly! that's what I been say'n. The Yankees don't go nothin, except maybe a catcher Atro says LOL.

You know nothing about the Yankees farm system. Once again I will try to help you. This is from Baseball America. The system is actually quite good. Rated top 10. Now here ya go. I hope they make no trades. Why do YOU think some teams want to trade with THEM?

..."In addition to using their wallet, the Yankees also could use their farm system to improve their big league club. They have the talent and depth to put together attractive trade packages, with three attractive catchers (Jesus Montero, Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine), plenty of up-the-middle talent (Nunez, outfielder Slade Heathcott and 2010 draftees Cito Culver and Mason Williams) and a bevy of righthanded pitchers (Betances, Brackman, Hector Noesi, Nova). The system's only significant shortages appear to be corner bats, where Laird stands out significantly, and lefthanded pitching, where Manny Banuelos is the lone legitimate prospect."

February 7, 2011  02:30 PM ET
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Exactly! that's what I been say'n. The Yankees don't go nothin, except maybe a catcher Atro says LOL.

And here is the top 10. Add in Sanchez is projected by pro scouts to be the yankees catcher in 2014 and Montero the DH. Learn before you make statements. Bse it on facts. Thats all. Back it up.

1. Jesus Montero, c
2. Gary Sanchez, c
3. Dellin Betances, rhp
4. Manny Banuelos, lhp
5. Andrew Brackman, rhp
6. Austin Romine, c
7. Hector Noesi, rhp
8. Eduardo Nunez, ss/3b
9. Slade Heathcott, of
10. Brandon Laird, 3b

February 7, 2011  02:49 PM ET

Sanchez is the guy teams want badly. Not gonna happen. The red sox would give their right nut to have catchers in their system worth anything.

 
February 7, 2011  03:01 PM ET

Chisox do have nice arms

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