Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

White Sox hoping to sign John Danks to long-term deal

Despite being under team control in 2011 and 2012, MLB sources are reporting that the White Sox are interested in signing the left-hander to a long-term contract. Danks earned 3.45 million in 2010 and could get a big raise in arbitration after going 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA. Speculation is Danks would seek a four-year contract for roughly 30 million. (nbcsports.com)

Bulls' Rose explains 'The Good Wife' snub

Derrick Rose apologized for missing a taping in New York City for the CBS show "The Good Wife" and says he overslept.

"Oh, my God," Rose said when asked about it. "I overslept. It's nothing big. You can ask anybody I work with, was I a problem on set or did I have a problem showing up? I always show up early.

"I'm sorry I missed it. That's not my character where I big-time that type of show. If anything, I'd love to be on that show. They put a whole another twist on the story where (a driver) was ringing my (door)bell or somebody came out and said I wasn't going in a disrespectful way. It wasn't nothing like that." (ChicagoBreakingSports.com)

Ozzie makes 'appearance' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week in a humorous montage highlighting his work on FOX's World Series coverage.

HOF manager Sparky Anderson dies at 76

Sparky Anderson died Thursday at age 76 because of complications from dementia, according to a family spokesman.

He managed the Tigers for three more seasons and 200 more victories than anyone else has.

The Hall of Fame adorned him with a Reds hat for his Cooperstown plaque. But Anderson managed almost twice as long in Detroit as he did in Cincinnati, and he came to like Detroit so much that it often took considerable prompting for him to talk about the Cincinnati glory days. (Detroit Free Press)

Steelers' Harrison fined 20,000 for hit on Brees

James Harrison's paycheck will be a little lighter again this week. Harrison has reportedly been fined 20,000 for a late hit on Drew Brees in last Sunday's night game against the Saints.

Harrison has now been fined 100,000 this season. He was most notably fined 75,000 for two hits in a game against the Browns earlier this season. Those hits played a prominent role in getting the NFL to up the discipline for devastating hits. Harrison bristled at the league's new discipline, threatening retirement and missing a practice. Eventually showing up and playing for the Steelers in the following game against the Dolphins, Harrison afterwards blamed the new discipline for his "least productive game." (AOL Fanhouse)

Morning Update: Bulls fall to Blazers; Could Chris Sale be on the move?

Morning Update: Bulls fall to Blazers; Could Chris Sale be on the move?

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Report: Talks surrounding Chris Sale intensifying between White Sox, Nationals

Report: Talks surrounding Chris Sale intensifying between White Sox, Nationals

The White Sox haven't wavered on their asking price for Chris Sale, and their patience may be paying off.

According to FOX's Ken Rosenthal, trade talks surrounding Sale are intensifying between the White Sox and Nationals that would likely include Washington's two top prospects in RHP Lucas Giolito and OF Victor Robles.

Despite the trade chatter heating up, a source told CSN's Chuck Garfien that the White Sox aren't close to a deal and continue to talk with other teams regarding the White Sox ace.

In an exclusive interview with CSN earlier on Monday, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said trading Sale would be 'very hard' on multiple levels, particularly being satisfied with the package coming back.

Perhaps it's only a matter a time before Sale gets traded, but the White Sox have made it clear they won't make a deal unless they're maximizing their return.