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White Sox not optimistic about re-signing Mark Buehrle

Nov 15, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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General manager Ken Williams spoke yesterday about the White Sox’s effort to re-sign Mark Buehrle and Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune writes that “he was bracing for the worst.”

Here are some of Williams’ quotes, which certainly don’t sound very optimistic at all:

Listen, it’s professional sports. There’s a time for everyone to come. There’s a time for everyone to go. I don’t know if this is his time to go. I don’t want this to come out the wrong way because he has been as consistent of a performer as you’d ever want over the time he’s been here.

So if it comes down to he’s not here, we got to make the adjustment. That’s just the business of baseball. But it doesn’t mean we like it. It doesn’t mean that’s our preferred course. It doesn’t mean we won’t want him here. Just means this is kind of the way it has to be.

Interestingly, so far at least there are no reports of Buehrle receiving a huge offer from another team. So either those offers have been kept under wraps or the cost-cutting White Sox simply aren’t in a position to make a serious bid to keep him anyway.

  1. cshearing - Nov 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Blame Alexis Rios.

  2. stackers1 - Nov 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Watch out for the Yankees here. Cashman knows how to keep things under wraps.

  3. Eternal Optimist - Nov 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    This is what is so stupid about pro baseball . . . how can you not keep a guy that plays with so much heart?

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