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That’s All She Wrote: Could Danks Be Traded?

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John Danks. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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By George Ofman-

(CBS) Now that the trading deadline has passed, the baseball season in our town is pretty much over, though I’m interested in seeing more of Andre Rienzo, who has that look of a winner.

If he remains with the White Sox through the rest of the season and is impressive, Rick Hahn will have a chance to bolster his anemic offense by trading one of his three lefties. My bet is John Danks has a new home next season.

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The addition of Avisail Garcia was a promising start. It means the Sox still need outfield help, a third baseman, a lobotomized Alexei Ramirez or a trade, a more convincing Gordon Beckham or a trade and Dayan Viciedo either moved to DH or moved, period.  I have to admit watching Alejandro De Aza get picked off more than grapes from a Napa Valley vine is simply too much for me to bear.

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Junior Lake is intriguing, but I get the sense pitchers will catch up with him before he can return the favor.

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The hot rumor is the White Sox will win another game this season.

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Comparisons will abound: who got the better deal? Did the Sox in getting Garcia and three minor leaguers, while having Boston pay all of Jake Peavy’s salary, or the Cubs who got Mike Olt, CJ Edwards and Justin Grimm for Matt Garza?  Too early to tell, but from the looks of it, this sure looks like a win-win for all.

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The Cubs didn’t trade Jeff Samardzjia, but they listened. For a team still in dire need of front end pitching, wouldn’t it be a good idea to sign Samardzjia and Travis Wood to long-term deals?  It won’t cost you as much as a No. 1, but the Cubs will have to decide if they want to be a player should the Rays dangle David Price at the end of the season. Very tempting, isn’t it?

It was the right thing to do and the only thing to do. The Eagles’ Riley Cooper apologized for using a racial slur during a concert in Philadelphia.  He said he was wrong, ashamed and would accept the consequences. And what were the consequences? A fine.  Eagle’s owner Jeffry Lurie should be ashamed. He should have released Cooper on the spot. That should have been the only consequence.

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Why do I get an eerie feeling no matter how Marc Trestman, “The Quarterback Whisperer,” treats Jay Cutler, he’ll have to go from whisperer to shouter.

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Luol Deng told Yahoo! Sports the spinal tap he endured put his life in danger. This makes a torn ACL seem like a bloody nose.

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A-Rod’s people are in talks with MLB about a settlement in the Biogenesis fiasco. And the Yankees would like to intercept that settlement for 60 million reasons.

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The WNBA just held it’s All-Star game. Without blinking, can you name one player on either team?

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Why does Rio de Janeiro get the Pope, the World Cup and the Olympic Games and we get Tom Tunney and rooftop owners? Please, will someone tell me why?

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And that’s all she wrote.

George Ofman is a sports anchor and reporter for WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. Look for him on Facebook and find him on Twitter at @georgeofman.

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