Doug Seyller, better known as @k0na on twitter, is an art director who happens to have broken numerous transaction stories in the past few years.
Appearing on Chicago Tribune Live, former GM Dan Duquette said the John Danks contract extension was confusing in light of the Sox trade of Sergio Santos earlier this month.
According to a report, the Yankees were never close to dealing for John Danks, as GM Brian Cashman hadn't spoken to the White Sox in weeks before Danks signed an extension.
When Kenny Williams told reporters after trading Sergio Santos that the Sox were looking to rebuild, some fans cringed; others applauded. But with John Danks signed to an extension, what exactly are the Sox doing?
The White Sox locked up John Danks with a reported five-year, 65 million contract extension, which would be the richest deal in team history for a pitcher.
In hanging on to John Danks instead of trading him, the White Sox locked up a cornerstone of their starting rotation instead of dealing him for unproven prospects.
John Danks' contract extension will keep the 26-year-old lefty with the White Sox throughout his prime, although it marks a major deviation from previous team policy.
Kenny Williams said in November that the interest level in his pitchers -- presumably John Danks and Gavin Floyd -- was high, although the team hadn't decided on dealing them yet.
CSNChicago.com is confirming a report that the White Sox and John Danks have agreed to a five-year, 65 million contract extension.
According to a report, the White Sox have agreed to a five-year, 65 million contract extension with John Danks. CSNChicago.com is working to confirm this developing story.