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.
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.
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