The price for Gio Gonzalez

Kuroda "now definitely willing" to pitch on the East Coast
Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Two

We already know what the White Sox are seeking for John Danks (though that may change given their imminent rebuild), and today Joel Sherman fills us in on what the Athletics want in exchange for Gio Gonzalez: young, high-end outfielders. Oakland is hilariously thin in the outfield, but so are the Yankees, at least at the Double-A and Triple-A levels. That means they’d likely have to swing a three-team swap to make everyone happy, except me of course. Gio has gotten pretty overrated over the last few weeks, something the hot stove is guilty of doing time and time again. Do not want.

Kuroda "now definitely willing" to pitch on the East Coast
Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Two
  • Thomas Cassidy

    Yankees get Gio Gonzalez
    Athletics get Julio Borbon, Engel Beltre, Mason Williams, and Dellin Betances
    Rangers get Andrew Bailey

    Any good?

    • William

      For Gio, It will cost the Yanks Montero and Betances. For Bailey, you can imagine someone like profar, Bourbon, and Moreland.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        Then I’d tell Beane to fuck off.

      • Dave203

        If the Yanks are trading Montero, they need to be getting a legit #2 pitcher like Cain/Hammels/etc. Despite Gio’s stats, I don’t lump him with that group because of how he pitches. I don’t think he can be reliable long-term with his stuff.

        • Craig Maduro

          Shit, I wouldn’t even move him for Cain.

      • Craig Maduro

        This must be the portion of the offseason when GMs bury their faces in mounds of cocaine.

        • Gonzo

          Whoa, whoa, whoa! First the hookers, then the cocaine!

    • Steve (different one)

      Seems light for oakland

  • RetroRob

    I want.

    There is no price associated with him yet.

  • nsalem

    Gio has taken some bad beatings against The Rays, Tigers Yankees and Red Sox over the course of his career. He has pitched well against the Rangers at home but not the case in Arlington. I agree with Mike.

  • jjyank

    Also do not want. The walk rates scare me. Patient teams like the Red Sox will eat him up in the AL East. He’s got a lot of strikeout talent, but the walks are too scary.

  • William

    Top Young AL East pitchers
    1. Moore
    2. Banuelos
    3. Price
    5. Romero
    6. Buccholz
    7 Nova
    8 Britton
    9 Hughes
    10 Betances

    • candyforstalin

      2. Banuelos
      3. Price


      • William

        Right, but Banuelos Has a better array of
        Itches than Price. I’m judging more on upside here.

        • candyforstalin

          tell me you’re joking, please.

          • Fernando


        • JohnnyC

          Psoriasis or excema?

        • Clint Holzner

          Is that a joke?

        • Slugg

          Seriously ?

      • Dan

        William the Yankee fan, 4 pitchers on Yankees in top 10…..come back to earth little buddy 10 4

    • nsalem

      Hellickson year in the AL East was better than Manny’s year at Trenton.

    • JohnnyC

      Young? Buchholz will turn 28 in August. He’s only 7 months younger than Jon Lester.

    • http://none Favrest

      Banuelos is completely unproven. #2??? That’s nuts. He may get there, but he has to prove it.

    • LiterallyFigurative

      Romero too low, Price should be #1, ManBan should be no higher than #4, Buccholz is no spring chicken, Hughes shouldn;t be on the list, Drabek should replace him.

      Dang the AL Beast has sick young pitching!

  • Jumpin’ Jack Swisher

    They want a lot. I wouldn’t give up any of the Yanks’ top five prospects for him. Pass.

  • Monteroisdinero

    The A’s want Golson? Ok and we’ll throw in Romine and Warren/Phelps or Mitchell.

  • CP

    Gio has gotten pretty overrated over the last few weeks, something the hot stove is guilty of doing time and time again

    You know who else has gotten pretty over rated? Danks.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Thank you. Matt Garza is who I’d prefer.

    • nycsportzfan

      exactly! I mean how is JOhn Danks so highly talked about around here but Gio is a slouch??lol Danks hasen’t ever had a yr as good as GIO has pitched the past 2yrs! Gios also younger and probably not even in his prime quite yet! I don’t get why Danks is talked about on here better then GIO or JAIR for that matter! So what if Gio walks a couple extra guys a game? He can strike guys out and he can pitch to a all most sub 3 era and hes young! GIO is the guy out there for trade in my opinion! Danks and whoever come a distant 2nd to GIO!

      Gios freaking 25 yrs old for godsake! Hes all ready won 15games back to back yrs and gotten slightly better one yr to the next! Why would anyone think hes not gonna get a bit better going forward? Its just not logical to think like that! OH wait hes a 25yr old kid who walks a tad to many batters LOL Ya Thats enough to turn you off(sarcasm) lol What 25yr old kid who can K 10guys on any given day dosen’t walk a tad to many?

  • Cy Pettitte!/MarcCarig/statuses/144208632697991168

    “Told #A’s asked #Yankees for either Banuelos or Betances, plus Montero for Gio Gonzalez. Not happening.”

    c’mon man.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    Gio has stuff, but the walks concern me, and moving to the AL East isn’t likely to help matters. Now, he is young, and may figure out a way to curb the walks as he progresses, but why would I give up 2 out of the 3 big prospects for that?

    Gio Gonzalez might just be Manny Banuelos, a few years older.

    Danks might be overrated, but in all likelyhood the asking price is lower.

  • John

    I dont think hes overrated….He would be great in New York…especially with run support…He had a 3.12 ERA last year….I know hes in the West but you still face teams like the Rangers. I would trade for him..