Mark Buehrle's move to Miami was something we figured was coming for quite a while. And still, Kenny Williams' summation of it sums everything up perfectly.
CSNChicago's Chuck Garfien talked to Williams and Ozzie Guillen in his farewell-to-Buehrle column, noting that Buehrle confided in Ozzie that he was apprehensive about leaving the White Sox. That fits with the report that Buehrle gave the White Sox one last chance to make an offer, but in the face of Miami's deal, the Sox couldn't keep him.
The end of Chuck's Sox Drawer is particularly poignant, and underscores the wide-sweeping disappointment from all involved with the White Sox in seeing Buehrle go.
But Buehrle had to go, at least for the money Miami gave him. While he's durable, the contract does carry some risk, and it's a risk the Sox may be better off having not took.
Of course, on the other hand, Buehrle meant a lot to so many White Sox fans that keeping him certainly could've been justified.
CSN White Sox analyst Bill Melton shared his thoughts on Buehrle leaving and says he's one of the top two or three left-handers in team history. Chicago Tribune Live also weighed in.
In non-Buehrle news, Guillen voiced his confidence in Robin Ventura and the Red Sox inquired on John Danks and Gavin Floyd, although a match between the two Sox teams didn't exist.