Found December 30, 2011 on Lions Blog:
PLAYERS: John Danks
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
John Danks relishes his new responsibility as the Chicago White Sox ace. He says he just can't shoulder the load alone.

John Danks Gets $65 Million, Five-Year Extension from Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox agreed to give John Danks a five-year contract extension worth $65 million on Thursday, keeping the starting pitcher on the South Side until 2016. The 26-year-old lefty, who more or less sucked last season, went 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA in 2011. Obviously, this prompted general manager Ken Williams to give him an immediate $2 million raise for $8 million next...

White Sox finalize five-year deal with P Danks

The Chicago White Sox and left-handed pitcher John Danks have finalized a five-year, $65-million contract.The deal was agreed to in principle last week, but wasn't made official until Danks passed a physical.Danks posted an 8-12 mark with a 4.33 ERA and 135 strikeouts over 170 innings in 2011. The 26-year-old saw his numbers dip across the board, as he fell seven wins shy...

White Sox announce Danks' 5-year extension

The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $65 million.

White Sox, John Danks make five-year extension official

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Danks' 5-year deal now official

The White Sox and John Danks made their five-year, $65 million deal official Thursday.

I Guess This Is What Happens When A White Sox Fan Gets A Cubs Present

… I think this is exactly what Darwin had in mind when he came up with the theory of Evolution. Some caveman created fire. The Romans made democracy. Thomas Edison invented electricity. Karl Benz invented the car. And we humiliate our children and post it on youtube for the whole world to see. Progress, *******. PS Why was the girl crying? Sure being a Cubs game sucks because they...

Former Giants, White Sox star Mueller dies at 84

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- Don Mueller, a two-time All-Star whose hit helped set up Bobby Thomson's famed home run that won the 1951 NL pennant playoff, has died. He was 84.

White Sox Trade Carlos Quentin to Padres to Continue Bizarre Offseason

On this New Year's Eve, we had some movement, as the Chicago White Sox have traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitchers Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez. The move seems bizarre in the wake of the John Danks extension, but fits with the plan of "rebuilding" that Kenny Williams stressed as Chicago entered the offseason. Quentin is...

GM Ken Williams changes course, says White Sox not in full rebuild

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Carlos Quentin traded by White Sox to Padres

Being traded from the Chicago White Sox to his hometown San Diego Padres couldn't have been any more convenient for All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin. "I get a call, and they said I've been traded to San Diego. I'm...

White Sox Notes: Danks, Williams, Contracts

Here are a few items about John Danks' five-year, $65MM extension with the White Sox, which was officially announced today... Danks has a full no-trade clause for the first year of his contract, reports's Scott Merkin.  Danks will have partial no-trade protection for the remaining four years, able to block deals to six teams. The extension "really did...

Padres Acquire Carlos Quentin

The Padres have acquired Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez, the teams announced. 

Bouncebacks, youth hold key to Sox fate in '12

Many people already have greatly lowered the White Sox 2012 expectations before really knowing what this team will have to offer. That kind of drop comes when the word "rebuilding" gets thrown around for a group perennially expected to contend for the American League Central division crown, at the very least.

Available starters: Who for the Yankees?

With Gio Gonzalez and John Danks off the trade block, who else could New York get?Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
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