Part of the reason for a slow winter: High asking prices on the trade market.
Even with CC Sabathia and Freddy Garcia locked up, Brian Cashman’s made it clear that he’s still interested in starting pitchers. The White Sox are reportedly shopping starters, including John Danks, but the prices are astronomical.
“Kenny (Williams) asked for everyone on our roster in return,” a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jon Heyman says the asking price for Danks was both Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos, and the Yankes obviously aren’t willing to give up that much. It’s a thin rotation market, and it’s hard to blame the White Sox for trying to take advantage. For now, though, such demands are keeping things from happening.