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Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Word on the Street: Sox want to lock up Danks

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

White Sox hoping to sign John Danks to long-term deal

Despite being under team control in 2011 and 2012, MLB sources are reporting that the White Sox are interested in signing the left-hander to a long-term contract. Danks earned 3.45 million in 2010 and could get a big raise in arbitration after going 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA. Speculation is Danks would seek a four-year contract for roughly 30 million. (nbcsports.com)

Bulls' Rose explains 'The Good Wife' snub

Derrick Rose apologized for missing a taping in New York City for the CBS show "The Good Wife" and says he overslept.

"Oh, my God," Rose said when asked about it. "I overslept. It's nothing big. You can ask anybody I work with, was I a problem on set or did I have a problem showing up? I always show up early.

"I'm sorry I missed it. That's not my character where I big-time that type of show. If anything, I'd love to be on that show. They put a whole another twist on the story where (a driver) was ringing my (door)bell or somebody came out and said I wasn't going in a disrespectful way. It wasn't nothing like that." (ChicagoBreakingSports.com)

Ozzie makes 'appearance' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week in a humorous montage highlighting his work on FOX's World Series coverage.

HOF manager Sparky Anderson dies at 76

Sparky Anderson died Thursday at age 76 because of complications from dementia, according to a family spokesman.

He managed the Tigers for three more seasons and 200 more victories than anyone else has.

The Hall of Fame adorned him with a Reds hat for his Cooperstown plaque. But Anderson managed almost twice as long in Detroit as he did in Cincinnati, and he came to like Detroit so much that it often took considerable prompting for him to talk about the Cincinnati glory days. (Detroit Free Press)

Steelers' Harrison fined 20,000 for hit on Brees

James Harrison's paycheck will be a little lighter again this week. Harrison has reportedly been fined 20,000 for a late hit on Drew Brees in last Sunday's night game against the Saints.

Harrison has now been fined 100,000 this season. He was most notably fined 75,000 for two hits in a game against the Browns earlier this season. Those hits played a prominent role in getting the NFL to up the discipline for devastating hits. Harrison bristled at the league's new discipline, threatening retirement and missing a practice. Eventually showing up and playing for the Steelers in the following game against the Dolphins, Harrison afterwards blamed the new discipline for his "least productive game." (AOL Fanhouse)

White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball


White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball

27-year-old Justin Jirschele made quite an impression in his first season as manager of the White Sox Class-A affiliate in Kannapolis. He helped lead the Intimidators to the South Atlantic League championship, and was named White Sox Minor League Coach of the Year. Jirschele came on the podcast to speak with Chuck Garfien about how he went from playing minor league baseball with the White Sox to coaching in their system. He talks about how growing up with a dad who was coaching minor league baseball helped mold him as a manager who is wise beyond his years. Jirschele also gives a report on some of the top White Sox prospects he managed last season such as Jake Burger, Alec Hansen, Dane Dunning and Miker Adolfo.

After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system


After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system

The White Sox farm system is baseball's best, according to one of the people making those rankings.

In the wake of Major League Baseball's punishment of the Atlanta Braves for breaking rules regarding the signing of international players — which included the removal of 12 illegally signed prospects from the Braves' organization — MLB.com's Jim Callis tweeted out his updated top 10, and the White Sox are back in first place.

Now obviously there are circumstances that weakened the Braves' system, allowing the White Sox to look stronger by comparison. But this is still an impressive thing considering that three of the White Sox highest-rated prospects from the past year are now full-time big leaguers.

Yoan Moncada used to be baseball's No. 1 prospect, and pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez weren't too far behind. That trio helped bolster the highly ranked White Sox system. Without them, despite plenty of other highly touted prospects, common sense would say that the White Sox would slide down the rankings.

But the White Sox still being capable of having baseball's top-ranked system is a testament to the organizational depth Rick Hahn has built in such a short period of time.

While prospect rankings are sure to be refreshed throughout the offseason, here's how MLB Pipeline's rankings look right now in regards to the White Sox:

4. Eloy Jimenez
9. Michael Kopech
22. Luis Robert
39. Blake Rutherford
57. Dylan Cease
90. Alec Hansen