Chicago White Sox: Why Gavin Floyd Should Stay Put for the Time Being

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Chicago White Sox: Why Gavin Floyd Should Stay Put for the Time Being
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A 29-year-old pitcher with a lifetime record of 58-55 and 4.50 ERA is considered a commodity by most of the baseball world.

Then, why in the world would White Sox GM Kenny Williams be so willing to ship the veteran righty out of town?

Well, at least according to numerous trade rumors.

Valid or not, this question still needs to be answered.  

Like I said a couple weeks ago, there is a potential logjam in the White Sox starting rotation.  The likes of John Danks, Jake Peavy, Phil Humber and Chris Sale are firmly set in place.  

While Zach Stewart might not be the answer, the Sox might require the influx of decent prospects into their feebly assembled minor league system Floyd would fetch.

With spring training looming on the horizon, decisions need to be made.  While improvements to the farms would certainly be welcomed, it might make more sense to hold on to Floyd for the time being.

Here's why. 

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