Buehrle Could be Wearing Pinstripes Next Year

By Joe Tichy

Breathe a sigh of relief Sox fans.  Mark Buehrle still has a shot of staying in town.  His agent was seen talking to a high ranking official from a Chicago baseball team….

Wait, there’s two baseball teams in this town.  He wouldn’t be…he couldn’t be….he isn’t talking to the Cubs, is he???  IS HE???

That’s the latest from this week’s general manager meetings in Milwaukee.  A source told Jon Morosi that Buehrle’s agent has had multiple discussions with the Cubs.  The Northsiders can be added to the list of teams, which has been said to include the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers.  Buehrle would fit in that rotation nicely as much as it pains me to say.  The Cubs are in need of a true number one and a lefty to boot.

Kenny Williams has also made it a point to mention that Chris Sale will indeed be in the rotation next year.  He also said the meetings were “productive.”  He told the Chicago Sun-Times that at least one trade possibility came up.  One is to assume it involved Carlos Quentin, John Danks, or Gavin Floyd, which would leave one, possibly two holes in the rotation.

Their system isn’t incredibly deep due to prior deals involving Daniel Hudson, Clayton Richard, Gio Gonzalez, etc.  Any holes will have to be filled via free agency bargains.  Joel Pineiro isn’t a name that has been mentioned, but due to him not living up to his Angels contract, one wonders what he is looking for in a contract.

Creativity has been a bright spot with the White Sox especially as of late with the hiring of Robin Ventura.  How creative is too creative though?

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