MLB News: High Priced Starters, A Couple Of Trades, And Albert Pujols Mania

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - AUGUST 06: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits during a game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on August 6, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

First of all, the BBWAA elected Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun into the writers wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame today, as Elliot won the Spink Award. Congratulations to him, from what I have read it is a well deserved honor.

The BBWAA granted FanGraphs accreditation, but denied SB Nation today. Some members cited SB Nation only being around since July. Wow.

The Colorado Rockies acquired Kevin Slowey from the Minnesota Twins today, in a move that has been rumored for a very long time.

The Toronto Blue Jays traded for their likely closer of the present and future, netting Sergio Santos from the Chicago White Sox for top pitching prospect Nestor Molina. Kenny Williams then said this:

KW "this is the start of a rebuilding." !!!
The White Sox are more likely than not to deal away John Danks and/or Gavin Floyd, and the Yankees are interested. The Sox asked for both Manny Banuelos and Jesus Montero in a deal for Danks. I could see the White Sox getting Betances+Romine.

If Gio Gonzalez is traded, look for the Yankees to try to get a third team involved. Realistically the Marlins are in the best position to trade for Gonzalez if they sign Pujols, (can trade Gaby Sanchez to the A's) but the Yankees, Red Sox, and Royals are also in the mix.

We could hear Albert Pujols' decision today, and the Marlins seem like the frontrunners right now. Insane.
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