Found December 29, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: John Danks
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
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 of the 15 he recorded in 2010. He also saw his ERA balloon from 3.72.

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...

Nation + world: John Danks agrees to $65-million deal with White Sox

John Danks relishes his new responsibility as the Chicago White Sox ace. He says he just can't shoulder the load alone.

White Sox, SP Danks agree to 5-year, $65M deal

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks have agreed on a five-year, $65 million contract through 2016.

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.

Omar Vizquel will not join the Mets

In a post to Twitter, SS Omar Vizquel said, if offered a contract, he would not be interested in joining the Mets next season. Vizquel, who will be 45 in April, hit .251 with eight RBI in 58 games for the White Sox last season. In 23 big league seasons, Vizquel is a .272 career hitter with 2841 hits and 402 stolen bases and an 11-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop. Michael...

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

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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...

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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