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Sports Business Insider: Financial breakdown of James Shields trade

Sports Business Insider: Financial breakdown of James Shields trade

The White Sox acquired starting pitcher James Shields from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr. over the weekend, but that wasn't all.

In an effort to clear Shields' contract off their books, the Padres also sent $31 million to the White Sox, although the 34-year-old right-hander can opt out of his contract in 2016.

He also has a $2 million buyout on his 2019 option.

Check out the video above for the full financial breakdown of the trade.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Distant Replay: The Pierzynski dropped third strike game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Distant Replay: The Pierzynski dropped third strike game

In a new series on the podcast, the whole crew gets together to re-watch and re-live one of our all-time favorite White Sox games. We begin with Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS when A.J. Pierzynski famously reached base on the dropped third strike in the 9th inning, opening the door for a pivotal White Sox victory over the Angels (1:50). You'll hear things we learned watching the broadcast again (10:30), if Twitter existed... (17:20), the White Sox player we miss the most (21:00), all the random stuff that happened in the game and on the broadcast (24:30), the Pierzynski dropped third strike (32:30), Chuck's post-game report unearthed for the pod (38:15), how Hawk Harrelson would have called the game (40:40) and much more.  

Listen here or in the embedded player below.