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Boras looking to land five-year deal for Jackson

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Boras looking to land five-year deal for Jackson

In a perfect world, John Danks' five-year, 65 million contract would be the framework around which a deal for Edwin Jackson would be created. The two are very similar in their performance and Jackson is only a year and a half older than Danks -- so five years at around 13 million per season sounds fair, right?
Jackson probably won't get that much. But Scott Boras wants a five-year deal north of 80 million for his client, a price no team will -- or should -- meet.
The Yankees appear to be the most likely landing spot for Jackson, as New York has both money and a need for pitching. But they won't pay Jackson that kind of money, and if Boras thinks he'll get it, he won't. There's not enough competition in the market for Jackson, so the Yankees will have almost all of the leverage in negotiations, most likely.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.