Originally written December 06, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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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...
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