Sox, Yankees were never close on Danks

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Sox, Yankees were never close on Danks

The Yankees were never interested in meeting the White Sox demands for John Danks, which were said to be as great as the package of prospects Colorado received for Ubaldo Jimenez last summer.

No team would, in their right mind, trade multiple top prospects for one year of a starter who isn't on the same level as, say, Cliff Lee. Danks is good, he's not elite, and he only had one year left under team control. That's not the kind of player a team deals Manny Banuelos and Jesus Montero for.

Maybe the Sox plan all along was to lock up Danks this winter, and that's why their demands were so high on the trade market.

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Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly), David Schuster (670 The Score) and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.  Tim Raines finally gets the call from the Hall along with Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez.  So when will Bonds and Clemens get in?  Why are Sammy Sosa’s vote totals dropping? The guys debate from former Cub David DeJesus joins the panel to talk Hall of Fame and the 2017 Cubs.

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