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White Sox News: Konerko Rumors, Fair Trades for Floyd, V-Mart, and Phillies/Thornton

Before the Detroit Tigers landed Victor Martinez, the Texas Rangers were allegedly interested in landing the free agent catcher.  The Rangers, who seem to be looking for an upgrade from Mitch Moreland at first base, now might be interested in Paul Konerko. [Baseball Time in Arlington]

Jim Margalus shares his thoughts on the Chicago White Sox decision to decline arbitration on catcher A.J. Pierzynski.  He also explores the potential outcomes of the White Sox decision, ranging from the “most likely to the most dangerous.” [Sox Machine]

The Philadelphia Phillies have made it clear that they are looking to add to their bullpen before the 2011 season.  But could they make a trade for the White Sox Matt Thronton? What would it cost them? This Phillies’ blogger breaks down Thornton’s career and explores the possibility. [Phillies Nation]

Jon Paul Morosi thinks that the White Sox not signing Paul Konerko would be a huge mistake.  Additionally, he compares the contract talks of the White Sox and Konerko with those of the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter.  And of course, he weighs in on whether the South Siders can land both Konerko and Dunn. [Fox Sports]

Other than Carlos Quentin, one name that continues to come up in trade rumors is starting pitcher Gavin Floyd.  Floyd has far more value than many believe, and would be welcomed addition to almost any starting rotation.  However, the White Sox must make sure that they don’t sell themselves short in their asking price for the right-hander. How about Geovanny Soto, Hunter Pence, or even Colby Rasmus? [Examiner]

A story that we continue to follow closely: former White Sox outfielder Brian Anderson — and member of the 2005 World Series Championship team – seems to have turned his career around after converting to a relief pitcher.  Apparently the Yankees also believe that Anderson has some potential, as they signed him to a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training. [MLB.com]

*This article was also published on 312Sports.com

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