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Rumor Mill: White Sox make Vazquez, Garcia available

The White Sox are apparently putting some of their starting pitching depth on the block:

The White Sox have been calling around to clubs - including the Mets - letting it be known that Javier Vazquez or Freddy Garcia would be available. The price: top-notch relief help, which would allow the Sox to fortify their bullpen leading to closer Bobby Jenks, sources told the Daily News. Chicago has 23-year-old Brandon McCarthy ready to step into its rotation.
Both guys make north of $9 million per season. Vazquez is a power pitcher with very good control who gives up too many homeruns, a flaw that would be aided somewhat by Shea's dimensions. I've never been a huge fan of Freddy Garcia, who doesn't strike out many though typically doesn't walk many, either.

Relief pitching help the Mets could offer includes guys like Aaron Heilman and Duaner Sanchez. With the emergence of Henry Owens and Royce Ring landing himself back on the Mets' radar, trading from a strength to improve a general weakness would probably be good business for the Mets.

The trading deadline is two-and-a-half weeks away, so hold on to your britches.

Source = Daily News

[UPDATE: 3:39PM]: This post is doubling as today's open thread.