Found December 26, 2011 on isportsweb.com:
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In addition to losing a tremendously talented pitcher after trading Mark Buehrle, the Chicago White Sox also lost one of the most influential clubhouse leaders in recent memory. Similar to teammate Paul Konerko’s contribution to the offense, Buehrle’s work ethic and consistently superb performance was the backbone of an admittedly volatile Sox pitching staff. However, now that Buehrle is set to play for the Florida Marlins under former manager Ozzie Guillen, the White Sox are looking for someone to fill that role. Back in business The search may be over, though. Although it has not been “officially” announced, the White Sox have signed pitcher John Danks to a 5-year extension for $65 million. Being the largest deal the Sox have ever made for a pitcher, this is certainly a bold move for a team that is in the process of rebuilding. Sox fans will remember that in 2011, Danks started out very poorly with an 0-8 record and a 5.25 ERA. What is important to note, though, is that he managed...
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