Trade Deadline Rumors? No Danks.

July 28, 2011

Rumors are aplenty this time of year.  No team or player are exempt.  Some are no brainers, others can leave you baffled.

One of the trade rumors flying around this morning (while all the “unofficial” reports of the Jackson/Teahan trade were being parroted) was that both Gavin Floyd and John Danks could be potential commodities, should Kenny Williams decide to become a seller this trade deadline.  The appeal is obvious; two quality pitchers whose contracts don’t expire at the end of the season.  Gold.

Gavin Floyd is a quality pitcher that many teams would love to have starting for them, make no mistake about it.  But Floyd’s stuff just isn’t Ace-worthy– he’ll always be a middle starter.

However, many people consider John Danks to be the heir apparent to the number one spot once Mark Buehrle departs (as he eventually will, either with his longtime team crush the Cardinals, or retirement).

Kenny Williams has always been the kind of guy who never tips his hand before pulling the trigger on a trade.  It would be interesting to see how Danks’ outing today would play into a trade deal (striking out a career high ten batters and making the Tigers lineup look foolish with his cutter).  His stock is certainly high.

But with the White Sox taking two of three from Division leading Detroit (and almost handing Verlander his second loss in a week), the ground before Kenny Williams may have gotten a bit firmer.  Being only 3.5 games back in a Division where teams seem to be fighting to give each other first place, KW would be hard pressed to go on a massive fire sale in an effort to rebuild for future seasons.  So while more trades are possible, the likelihood of any major selloff happening are pretty slim.

That being said though, you just never know with KW.

Here’s hoping that we’ll be able to continue writing punny headlines for John throughout the rest of the season, and not have to end it with “So long John, and Danks for the memories.”

You may commence with the groaning now.

Photo credit: (Paul Beaty / Associated Press)



July 27, 2011

It’s been years, but I’m back, and this blog is alive again! Life in the Cell is back on the Internet!

More to come soon!


New Sox Site—- Life in the Cell!!!

January 24, 2008

The Sox site formerly located at Sweet Home Sports now has it’s own url, check it out!



This site is merging!!

January 24, 2007

I know it seems short lived, but this site is now moving. I have joined forces with Jeeves from Chi-Sox Blog and James from Fleece the Pig, Flog the Pony to create a mega Chicago sports blog network– Sweet Home Sports. All content will now be posted at the new Sox Blog, Life In The Cell.

Join us, will you?

Baines lives to see another vote… and other various opinions…

January 9, 2007

Harold Baines eeked through to next year’s voting for the Hall of Fame, being only one of two freshman candidates to move on to next year (the other was McGwire).

I can honestly say I’m torn on whether Harold deserves to be in the hall. On the personal side, I have many, many fabulous memories of Harold Baines from my childhood. He was the player that always seemed to be up when the game was on the line and he was a lock to produce. And when he didn’t, it seemed like a fluke.

However, I don’t think his numbers are good enough to be enshrined– 2866 hits, 384 HR, .289 AVG. These are fantastic numbers, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think they’re HOF numbers. And don’t bother emailing me about Player Q who had worse stats and is in the HOF. I won’t listen. 😉

Harold, I wish you all the luck in the world in the next 14 years, you’ll always be Mr. Clutch to me.


I have to say I was glad to see McGwire not make it to the Hall in his first attempt. It makes you wonder though, would his vote count have been the same sans all the steroid crap? I’m thinking no. But would his numbers have been the same? Again, I’m thinking no.

But it does raise an interesting question– what’s going to happen when Bonds reaches eligibility. Will he sail through? Or will he be met with the same (apparent)apprehension. I, for one, hope so.


Uribe– Will he stay or will he play?

I’m hoping he stays at home this year. And while he’s home watching the team play without him, hopefully he’ll be practicing his swing, getting rid of that gawd-awful “I’m a power hitter” mentality.



I’m going to say something that probably isn’t very popular– I’m glad to see him go. And BM may very well make me eat these words one day, but i don’t think he’s the pitcher he’s been hyped to be. I just hope the trade doesn’t turn out to qualify for Sports Illustrated worst trades of all time honor.

Time will tell.

New Name, New Home, New Focus…

January 7, 2007

Welcome to the new site, formerly DTK’s Sports page. The change is simple, I just wanted an all White Sox blog. Sure I’ll be talking about other things as well, but for the most part this blog will be mainly about the White Sox.


Out of Hibernation, momentarily

November 17, 2006

Just a note to say Neal Cotts is gone.  I’ve never heard of the players the Sox got for him, but I have to say I’m relieved.  Anyone with two eyes can see that Cotts has mental problems (in games, that is.  No clue to his mental health in “real life”).  Anyone, except the Cubs that is. 😉

Which ex-Sox Player is going to win it all?

October 8, 2006

I was looking last night, and realized that each team in the playoffs has at least one player that has worn a Sox uniform.

So with ex-Sox player will be getting a ring this year?

A’s – Frank Thomas
Tigers – Magglio Ordonez

Mets- Jose Valetin, Julio Franco, Orlando Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez
Padres- Geoff Blum, Mike Cameron
Cards – Aaron Miles

Aaron Miles? He played like 8 games. Honest.

Which Ex-Sox player will be representing?

October 7, 2006

Which one is going to the Series?

Frank “I will curse the South Side for dumping me” Thomas

Magglio “I’ll never get a haircut until I get a ring” Ordonez.

I’m saying the A’s in 6, but with how my predictions are going so far, you’ll probably be better off putting your money on Detroit.

Some changes around here?

October 4, 2006

I initially set this up as a multiple sports blog. This was before I started seriously writing, and several other projects.

As it stand now, I have yet to watch more than five minutes of football this year, and the prospect of catching many NHL games isn’t very good.

So, for now, I’m keeping it as is. But don’t be surprised if this becomes a White Sox blog, and going into a temporary hybernation.