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Danks' new deal has no-trade clause

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Danks' new deal has no-trade clause

Some people may be under the notion the Sox are still rebuilding and the John Danks extension just makes him easier to trade since a guy with five years on a reasonable contract is more attractive than a guy who will become a free agent at season's end.

That's not the case.

MLB.com's White Sox beat writer Scott Merkin sheds more light on the deal:

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Scott MerkinMLB.com has learned Danks has full no-trade in first year of deal, limited no-trade over next four years. More to come.
Dec 29 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

So if the Sox wanted to deal the 26-year-old starter, they would need him to waive this no-trade clause.

Or they just don't deal him and use him as a cornerstone in the rotation to build around. Either way, that still fits with trying to make the team better for the future.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert?  Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike?  What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.

If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here 

Listen to the full Part 2 of 'Ask Us Anything' at this link or in the embedded player below: 

 

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.

Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.

Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.

It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.

Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.

Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.

Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.