Boras looking to land five-year deal for Jackson

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Boras looking to land five-year deal for Jackson

In a perfect world, John Danks' five-year, 65 million contract would be the framework around which a deal for Edwin Jackson would be created. The two are very similar in their performance and Jackson is only a year and a half older than Danks -- so five years at around 13 million per season sounds fair, right?
Jackson probably won't get that much. But Scott Boras wants a five-year deal north of 80 million for his client, a price no team will -- or should -- meet.
The Yankees appear to be the most likely landing spot for Jackson, as New York has both money and a need for pitching. But they won't pay Jackson that kind of money, and if Boras thinks he'll get it, he won't. There's not enough competition in the market for Jackson, so the Yankees will have almost all of the leverage in negotiations, most likely.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

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