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.
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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