Rumor: White Sox still have huge asking price for Danks

The White Sox may be in selling mode, but that doesn’t mean the pieces they are selling are coming cheap.

A little over a month ago they were rumored to have asked the Yankees for both Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos in exchange for John Danks and they don’t appear to have backed down from that request.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the White Sox asked for two of the Yankees top three prospects in Montero, Banuelos, and also Dellin Betances. He adds that the Yankees may be willing to include one of those three in a deal, but not two.

Danks is expected to be a free agent after the 2012 season so it seems unlikely that they would even include one of those three in a deal. That’s based on Cashman’s preference to avoid “paying twice” for players as in paying out in prospects in a trade and then paying again to re-sign that player right after.

So unless the White Sox are willing to lower their demands and center a deal around other prospects a deal doesn’t look very promising a deal will be made. There is a possibility that the Yankees are holding out for Darvish and could be more aggressive going after Danks if they miss out on him. However, the Yankees are playing it cool with Darvish so far.

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4 Responses to Rumor: White Sox still have huge asking price for Danks

  1. uyf1950 says:

    If I’m the Yankees there are only about a handful starters in the Major Leagues that I include 2 of the 3 players for and none of them are on the White Sox. Danks while a nice piece is really probably only a #3 on most teams he isn’t a game changer.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    Kenny Williams thinks just because Cashman dresses up like an elf, it means Xmas is coming early. Put down the crack pipe Kenny, you already got your present with Ozzie taking his retard act down to Miami.

  3. Henry says:

    Not everyone wastes money like the Whitesox.

  4. John says:

    Danks isnt worth giving up top prospects for. Just sign Joe Saunders to a low risk one year deal. He throws 200ip a year and we keep the prospects and he can hold a 4-5 spot til Banuelos is ready not great but what else is out there?