Posted December 22, 2011 on
AP on Fox
Multiple media outlets were reporting Wednesday night that the Chicago White Sox and pitcher John Danks have agreed in principle on a contract extension.
ESPNChicago.com and CBSSports.com, citing anonymous sources, reported the extension is for five years. CBSSports.com also reported the deal is for $65 million and will likely be announced after Christmas, assuming Danks passes a physical.
The White Sox did not return messages seeking comment Wednesday night.
A 15-game winner in 2010, Danks slumped last season and was 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA. The left-hander reportedly was on the trade market, but now, it appears the White Sox might try to rebuild with him after ace Mark Buehrle signed with the Miami Marlins. Danks would have been eligible for free agency after next season.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
How’s that for rebuilding? Just weeks after General Manager Kenny Williams announced the Chicago White Sox were starting from scratch, he has apparently signed John Danks to a five year $65 million contract extension. Even though Danks would have been a useful trade chip, Williams decided to lock up the 26-year-old lefty — proving, once again, that Kenny Williams is one of the...
Despite many rumors to the contrary, John Danks isn’t going anywhere. The White Sox have agreed to sign the left-hander to a five-year, $65MM contract extension, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (Twitter links). The news won't be announced before next week, since Danks has to take a physical for the move to become official. Doug Seyller reported the agreement...
Multiple media outlets were reporting Wednesday night that the Chicago White Sox and pitcher John Danks have agreed in principle on a contract extension. ESPNChicago.com and CBSSports.com, citing anonymous sources, reported the extension is for five years. CBSSports.com also reported the deal is for $65 million and will likely be announced after Christmas, assuming Danks passes a physical.
Despite persistent trade rumors, it appears that John Danks will be staying with the White Sox after agreeing to a five-year, $65 million contract, according to multiple reports.
The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension, a major league source told ESPNChicago.com on Wednesday night.
You have to hand it to Kenny Williams, he really doing... something.
With his latest move, he has given the White Sox rotation a healthy dose of stability by locking up lefty John Danks for five years at what is believed to be $65 million. That is a perfectly reasonable amount to pay a 26-year old lefty who has proven to be durable and has generally been consistently good, though...
Have Kenny Williams and the Chicago White Sox stepped away from the ledge?
That seems to be the consensus after news of John Danks' multi-year extension broke late on Thursday night. The five-year, $65 million deal effectively ends the trade talks that had swirled around the 26-year-old lefthander and rates as the complete opposite of trading closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto...