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The one untouchable White Sox arm?

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07:31 AM ET 11.15 | After Chicago's nearly 100-loss season, the vultures are circling around the White Sox this offseason. General manager Rick Hahn said this week at the GM meetings that the trade interest for young Sox pitchers -- and even some of their minor leaguers -- remains high. That could mean the Sox could see promising returns in a market Hahn expects will result in some "robust" deals for quality pitching. It doesn't mean, however, the Sox have any intention of letting go of [Chris Sale], who finished fifth in American League Cy Young voting Wednesday and received one first-place vote. The Sox have Sale, who went 11-14 with a 3.07 ERA in what Hahn called "a sensational year," under contract through 2017, with club options for 2018 and 2019. He is owed $3.5 million next season.

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November 15, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Sale should fire himself and his agent for signing such a low long term contract.

November 15, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Is he throwing overhand or underhand?

November 15, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The White Sox could finish behind the Twins this year.

That's a random comment long before the season starts. Here, let me give randomness a whirl:

The Oakland Athletics could throw ten perfect games this upcoming season yet finish in third place behind the Mariners.

November 15, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sale should fire himself and his agent for signing such a low long term contract.

Hahn and company look savvy for locking Sale up at such a team-friendly rate.

November 15, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Does that arm angle in that picture make anyone else's elbow hurt?

November 15, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Does that arm angle in that picture make anyone else's elbow hurt?

With that throwing motion, I am afraid that Sale is another short-career span arm. Great until elbow surgery, followed by disappointing return.

November 15, 2013  05:19 PM ET

$3.5 million in 2014
$6 million in 2015
$9.15 million in 2016
$12 million in 2017.
Chicago also now has a 2018 option for $12.5 million and a 2019 option for $13.5 million.


If he stays healthy, a big IF, goutstanding deal for the W. Sox.

 
November 15, 2013  06:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The White Sox could finish behind the Twins this year.

if the team start to try to experiment with trading players,things could backfire in no time,,,,

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