Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
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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)

How to watch, stream White Sox vs. Yankees

How to watch, stream White Sox vs. Yankees

The White Sox take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

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Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69 ERA) vs. Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA)

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Last-place White Sox ready to trade, but only if the right offer arises

Last-place White Sox ready to trade, but only if the right offer arises

That the White Sox lost their fourth consecutive game doesn’t change the big picture plans of the franchise, which probably — but not definitely — will involve making at least one trade before the end of July.

Before the White Sox lost, 6-5, to the New York Yankees Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field, general manager Rick Hahn met with the media and delivered the same message he’s had since trading away Chris Sale and Adam Eaton in December. The White Sox are open for business, and would like to make a number of moves to further bolster their farm system, but won’t make a trade if they don’t receive what they view to be a fair return.

“Would I be surprised (if we didn’t make a trade)? No, because I try not to be surprised by the dynamics of this market,” Hahn said. “Would I be mildly disappointed? Sure. We are here to try to improve this club.

“We feel we have certain first and desirable players that would help other clubs and may fit better on their competitive windows then they do on ours right now. And we intend to be active each day in trying to further accomplish what we set out to do a year ago at this time.

“But do we have to do it? No. That would be using an artificial spot on the calendar to force decision-making. That would be the last thing we need to do. We need to take a long term view of what we are trying to accomplish.”

Hahn didn’t name names, but Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera, David Robertson could be short-term fixes for contending clubs. Jose Quintana, who will start Tuesday against the Yankees, remains the team’s most valuable trade chip despite a 4.69 ERA that sits over run higher than his career average.

Frazier homered Monday and entered the game hitting .262/.351/.524 since Memorial Day. Cabrera similarly has found success after a slow start, slashing a healthy .324/.375/.482 in his previous 34 games before picking up two hits in four at-bats Monday. And Robertson, who’s been linked to the relief-starved Washington Nationals for months, has 41 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings with 11 saves.

“We want to be able to do as much as we can in our power to get this team to where it needs to be,” Hahn said. “Yes, there’s an element of competitiveness involved in that. There’s an element of patience involved in that. But at the end of the day, we have to — we get paid to be prudent in our decision making. We have to make the right decision.”

In the meantime, the White Sox looked the part of a rebuilding team with the worst record in the American League on Monday. Starter David Holmberg struggled, allowing six runs on five hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings — but only two of those runs were earned thanks to errors by Holmberg, Frazier and Matt Davidson.

As the Yankees took advantage of those miscues with three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings, Jordan Montgomery retired nine consecutive White Sox batters and went on to cruise with eight strikeouts over seven innings. The White Sox – as they’ve done quite a bit this year – still showed fight late, battling back in the ninth inning.

Tim Anderson ripped a three-run home run in the ninth inning off Yankees left-hander Chasen Shreve to bring the White Sox within two. Joe Girardi quickly turned to Aroldis Chapman, who allowed a run when Jose Abreu doubled home Melky Cabrera. But the tying run was stranded on second when Avisail Garcia grounded out and Frazier flew out to end the game.