Mark Buehrle's move to Miami was something we figured was coming for quite a while. And still, Kenny Williams' summation of it sums everything up perfectly.
CSNChicago's Chuck Garfien talked to Williams and Ozzie Guillen in his farewell-to-Buehrle column, noting that Buehrle confided in Ozzie that he was apprehensive about leaving the White Sox. That fits with the report that Buehrle gave the White Sox one last chance to make an offer, but in the face of Miami's deal, the Sox couldn't keep him.
The end of Chuck's Sox Drawer is particularly poignant, and underscores the wide-sweeping disappointment from all involved with the White Sox in seeing Buehrle go.
But Buehrle had to go, at least for the money Miami gave him. While he's durable, the contract does carry some risk, and it's a risk the Sox may be better off having not took.
Of course, on the other hand, Buehrle meant a lot to so many White Sox fans that keeping him certainly could've been justified.
CSN White Sox analyst Bill Melton shared his thoughts on Buehrle leaving and says he's one of the top two or three left-handers in team history. Chicago Tribune Live also weighed in.
In non-Buehrle news, Guillen voiced his confidence in Robin Ventura and the Red Sox inquired on John Danks and Gavin Floyd, although a match between the two Sox teams didn't exist.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.