Report: Sox Sign Danks To 5-Year, $65M Extension

CHICAGO (CBS) — The White Sox are reportedly close to a 5-year contract extension for lefty starter John Danks.

Just weeks after letting longtime starter Mark Buehrle leave for the Miami Marlins for a 4-year, $58 million deal, the Sox are on the verge of signing Danks to a 5-year, $65 million extension, according to the Sun-Times.

The deal is not yet official and Danks would first have to pass a physical.

Danks was set to earn $8-9 million in arbitration for 2012 and would have become a free agent after the season. The Sox had been trying to trade him for top prospects, but couldn’t find a trade partner.

The team might now focus on shopping righty Gavin Floyd, who has one year and an option year left on his contract.

  • val

    Now you’re talkin!!!!!!!

  • Cris Benson

    Finally a move that makes sense.


    now the question is : will they trade him? the sox have placed a finite value on danks.. other teams will have to make a fair value offer for him. will they or won’t they?
    in my humble opinion, trading a player you cannot replace.. ain’t smart. unless you’re just trying to dump salary.. in which case you ain’t goin’ nowhere anytime soon. hate to see that happen. there will be even more empty sseats than the current 33% vacancy rate .. bad. don’t alienate the fanbase. no need to grab prospects.. you got 3 minor league teams fulla prospects you can’t get to the next level.. why do you want more prospects you can’t coach to get better? go out & make trades, sign some 2nd tier free agents. stay in the hunt.. to do otherwise guarantees a big mess. if that happens.. maybe kenny will finally go away. there’s always hope.


    the season still hinges upon the schlox’ ability to dump the truly bad contracts hanging around their neck. if they really want to move forward & get right side p in the shortest time possible.. fact: when you make a mistake, you must pay. they really have no choice but to dump rios/dunn a s a p. they must take their medicine, launch them both by whatever means possible. & pay most if not all their salaries. the longer they hang around, the longer it takes to get better. words such as “hope”.. “they will hit’.. “they can’t be that bad forever”.. “gotta get better”.. “slump”.. all avoid the point: these guys are no longer competitive mlb hitters.. & no one knows how to fix them. desperate times call for desperate measures. cut out the cancer before it destroys the whole body.. which it did last year. don’t let it linger any longer.

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