Jon Morosi would really like you, the internet savvy fans of Toronto, to click on his latest ”purely speculative,” yet incredibly specific piece of trade-scenario building, which is “based on recent scouting activity,” and on which “certain caveats apply”– which is just a fancy way of saying that he’s totally making this up.
At least he’s honest about it, I guess. But… boy. That Morosi sure is a master baiter.
In the “purely sepculative” deal at Fox Sports, Morosi explains that the White Sox need a pitching upgrade to compete with Tigers, who made themselves better yesterday, acquiring Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante from the Marlins.
So what does he suggest? Chicago getting Zack Greinke by sending Gavin Floyd “to the Blue Jays for a package headed by Class A left-hander Justin Nicolino, then Nicolino and another piece – perhaps one of the White Sox’s young major-league relievers, perhaps one of their outfield prospects, Jared Mitchell or Trayce Thompson – for Greinke.”
Especially when it comes to the Jays, Morosi really knows how to lube up expectations and vigorously rub us with all kinds of seductive thoughts, eh?
“The White Sox scouted [Nicolino's] most recent start on Sunday. And the Blue Jays had two scouts at Floyd’s start on Monday night,” he explains.
“Now, it’s possible that this all means nothing.”
“It’s also possible that the Blue Jays were more interested in Minnesota Twins left-handerFrancisco Liriano and other players than Floyd.”
OK, SO… ?
“The Jays employ so many scouts, they routinely send multiple representatives to games.”
ALRIGHT, SO NOTHING TO SEE HERE, YES?
Ahh, but he tells us that Floyd has a reasonably-priced club option for next year! The Jays and White Sox have hooked up on deals before! And we know for a fact that Kenny Williams is full of thirst for bold pre-deadline consummation of dea– ahhh ahhhhh ahhhHH!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Yeah. That’s the stuff.
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