Chicago White Sox Need to Give Jordan Danks an Extended Look

By Bryan Lutz
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Although Jordan Danks might not have had a stellar day running the bases yesterday, it was a day to remember for the young Chicago White Sox outfielder.

The younger brother of the rehabbing John Danks hit the game-winning home run against the Kansas City Royals, giving the Pale Hose a much-needed victory. The thing I cannot really understand is why Danks isn’t getting an opportunity the start on this team. Why does manager Robin Ventura continue to start the virus that just will not go away in Dewayne Wise?

Well, it’s probably because that’s just the White Sox thing to do.

I really don’t think Danks has a future as an everyday starter in the bigs, but I would like for the team to actually find out instead of trotting out Wise every day.

Look, I understand why the Sox keep bringing back Wise and why some of the fans love him, but this whole charade needs to stop. This team needs to take a hard look at some of these players when given the opportunity, and the injury to Dayan Viciedo should have been Danks’ green light to becoming the team’s starting center fielder.

But no, he didn’t preserve a perfect game before, so he must continue to play behind a player who has the worst on-base percentage in the history of baseball for a guy that has had over 1,000 at-bats.

So, Robin, can you please give Jordan Danks some more at-bats? Or are you going to continue to torture me with each and every Dewayne Wise start? 

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