CSNChicago.com's Chuck Garfien has confirmed a report that the White Sox have agreed to a multi-year extension with starter John Danks. Danks' contract extension is believed to be for five years and 65 million, according to Doug Sellyer.
The five-year deal stands as the longest contract the White Sox have given a starting pitcher, and the total value of the contract is also the largest in team history. Previously, Mark Buehrle's four-year, 56 million deal was the biggest with the Sox, although Buehrle's 14 million per year average is higher than Danks' 13 million average.
The White Sox were rumored to be listening to offers on Danks this offseason, although the team was asking for an incredibly high return for the 26-year-old lefty.
Danks had a 4.33 ERA with 135 strikeouts and 46 walks in 2011. In his five-year career with the Sox, Danks owns a 4.03 ERA -- although that doesn't do justice to how well he's pitched in a few years.
Stay with CSNChicago.com throughout the evening for analysis of the extension.
Do you like the deal? Will the Sox still look to trade Gavin Floyd or Carlos Quentin? Are they even rebuilding anymore?