Rumor time: Blue Jays want Gordon Beckham?

Gordon Beckham - Bob Levey

Bluejays.com has a report that the Jays are going after Chicago White Sox' second baseman Gordon Beckham.

Beckham was a first round pick in 2008, he's been a bit of a disappointment for the White Sox, but there is a fair bit of potential there. Defensively, UZR has him about average, career 0.6 UZR/150, I'd like better than average defense, but then beggars can't be choosers.

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2009 22 CHW 103 378 58 102 28 1 14 63 7 4 41 65 .270 .347 .460 .808
2010 23 CHW 131 444 58 112 25 2 9 49 4 6 37 92 .252 .317 .378 .695
2011 24 CHW 150 499 60 115 23 0 10 44 5 3 35 111 .230 .296 .337 .633
2012 25 CHW 151 525 62 123 24 0 16 60 5 4 40 89 .234 .296 .371 .668
2013 26 CHW 103 371 46 99 22 1 5 24 5 1 28 56 .267 .322 .372 .694
5 Yrs 638 2217 284 551 122 4 54 240 26 18 181 413 .249 .314 .380 .694
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/30/2013.

They go on to add that:
It's also possible that the Blue Jays would look to expand any deal involving Beckham to also include a starting pitcher. Chicago's Hector Santiago and John Danks are known to be available, and the Blue Jays have a clear need to upgrade their current starting unit.

They say that the White Sox are interested in Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman, but then who wouldn't be. I'd like to keep them personally. Gotta give something to get something, but I think Stroman could be part of the team at some point next season.

Anyway, what do you think? You want Gordon Beckham? What would you be willing to give up for him?

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