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The White Sox finished 16 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central last season and 12 games shy of the Rays for the wild card. Their farm system was one of the shallowest in baseball coming into the 2011 campaign, so there aren’t any immediate reinforcements to propel the ChiSox back into contention. A wholesale rebuilding process this offseason seemed inevitable.
General manager Kenny Williams did little to dispel that expectation when he traded Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for lefty pitching prospect Nestor Molina. Though Santos is controllable at a reasonable salary through 2017, as a reliever, he was not going to be as valuable to the White Sox’s future as a potential mid-rotation starter, which Molina projects to become. The rebuilding process was still on track.
Then, last night, news broke that the White Sox had agreed to a five-year, $65 million extension with John Danks. In a vacuum, it’s a fine deal for both sides. It gives the 26-year-old Danks some financial sec...
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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...
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...
Like all pitchers who have been made available this offseason, the Yankees inquired on White Sox starter John Danks. However, talks never really progressed past the initial stage after Sox GM Kenny Williams insisted on at least two of the Yankees top prospects in any deal, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.
Before signing an extension it seemed too risky to give up...
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 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.
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.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura shared the stage at Goodman Theatre in Chicago on Wednesday with 9-year-old Emily Beazley, a cancer patient who stole the show during her Make-A-Wish performance.
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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...