Found December 06, 2011 on
The Outside Corner:
Last week, Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun times scoured his sources and reported that White Sox GM Kenny Williams is basically looking to dump a ton of payroll. Team anchors John Danks, Carlos Quentin and Matt Thornton are all being heavily shopped at the winter meetings. In other words, these three players are probably not going to be with the White Sox for much longer. Sergio Santos has already been shipped out of town.
Danks, a proven left-handed starter, and Quentin, a power bat, could draw a decent return, but Matt Thornton, who is coming off of a season that saw him post an 8.64 ERA in April when he held closer duties, could probably be had for a bargain price.
Crowley’s article reveals that White Sox pitching coach, Don Cooper, had lost faith in his once dominant lefty.
Pitching coach Don Cooper said in a meeting late last season that he believed Thornton’s best days were behind him, according to a source – Chicago Sun Times
Thornton, 35, did indeed struggle at time...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kenny Williams made it official, the White Sox are rebuilding. My question is, how are they going to dump Adam Dunn’s contract?
DALLAS, Texas-- The Chicago White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Nestor Molina Tuesday. Scout.com's MLB Expert Frankie Piliere joins Erin Hartigan to discuss the reaction around the Winter Meetings, and evaluate what Molina will bring to the Chicago organization.
DALLAS (AP) -- Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen says the team has reached a deal with free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle.
The Marlins have been the busiest team at baseball's winter meetings. Earlier this week they landed All-Star free agents Jose Reyes and Heath Bell.
Buehrle pitched for Guillen last season with the Chicago White Sox. The 32-year-old lefty was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA.
The Chicago White Sox have traded right handed pitcher Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for Nestor Molina according to several reports. Santos and the White Sox agreed to a long-term deal back in September.
Santos began his career as an infielder in the Blue Jays' organization, and made his Major League debut as a pitcher in 2010. Last season he went 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA...
The off-season spending spree for the Miami Marlins continued on Wednesday as they agreed to a four year contract with pitcher Mark Buehrle who had most recently pitched for the Chicago White Sox. Buehrle played under new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen while in Chicago — a factor that no doubt played a role in signing [...]
The Miami Marlins plucked another free agent prize Wednesday, reaching a deal with four-time All-Star pitcher Mark Buehrle for $58 million over four years.
The latest free agent to choose the Marlins: veteran left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle. According to sources, Buehrle and the Marlins agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal.
The Jays complete their second trade in a week, shipping out Nestor Molina, the team's 6th best prospect according to, well, us. Molina goes to the north side of Chicago to join the White Sox. In return the Blue Jays reacquire Sergio Santos, who hit .183 for the team in AAA in 2008 before being claimed on waivers by the Twins. He then signed with the White Sox who converted him...
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen says the team has reached a deal with free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle. The Marlins have been the busiest team at baseball's winter meetings. Earlier this week they landed All-Star free agents Jose Reyes and Heath Bell. Buehrle pitched for Guillen last season with the Chicago White Sox.
The White Sox are asking for big returns for starters John Danks and Gavin Floyd, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees like Danks, tweets SI's Jon Heyman, but they're unwilling to meet Chicago's request of top prospects Manny Banuelos and Jesus Montero. In fact, Heyman says the Yankees wouldn't trade either for Danks.
Sixteen home games at Camelback Ranch and two Cactus League contests overall against the Cubs highlight the 2012 White Sox Spring Training schedule, released on Monday afternoon.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Marlins have agreed to sign LHP Mark Buehrle to a four year, $58 million contract.
Yesterday, Jon Heyman said on Twitter that Buehrle has trimmed his list of teams to five and the Mets were ‘in on him.’ However, Sandy Alderson later told reporters the Mets had not discussed signing Buehrle, saying “that’s not happening.”
DALLAS — Ozzie Guillen won’t say who bet against it, but the new Miami Marlins manager said he recently bet someone that his buddy Carlos Zambrano will win more than 14 games — for the Cubs — in 2012. In fact, he denied recruiting the Cubs’ on-double-secret-probation pitcher or having designs...