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voodoochile
07-06-2010, 01:58 PM
BurlyMon's full no trade rights kicked in yesterday...

Congrats Mark Buehrle and thanks for a great career on the southside so far. Hope you finish it here too...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0706-white-sox-bits--20100705,0,445924.story

KMcMahon817
07-06-2010, 02:09 PM
:clap:

BRDSR
07-06-2010, 02:19 PM
Don't know exactly what a fully vested MLB pension plan looks like, but I'm guessing Buerhle is Set. For. Life. Good for him.

Does he have any recent quotes on his intentions for remaining in the game? It's been widely speculated that he'll retire relatively young, and perhaps even when his current contract is up.

tebman
07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
Buehrle's the whole package. We're lucky to have him.


:thumbsup:

GoGoCrede
07-06-2010, 02:22 PM
LOL at the thread title...I was imagining which crappy player we signed to a longer contract....like Linebrink. :o:

MisterB
07-06-2010, 03:02 PM
Damn. We should have got something for him while his value was high....

Rockabilly
07-06-2010, 03:06 PM
I hope that Buehrle signs another long term deal with us..

Chez
07-06-2010, 03:12 PM
I'd like to see both Buehrle and Konerko finish their careers as White Sox.

thomas35forever
07-06-2010, 03:13 PM
Can't wait to see #56 retired by the Sox.

october23sp
07-06-2010, 04:14 PM
Can't wait to see #56 retired by the Sox.

People will bitch at this because blah blah blah. Paulie's 14 and Buehrle's 56 should be retired simply because they were main pieces of the 2005 puzzle that were around before and after our championship.

No other player whose number is retired with the Sox ever won us a Championship.

Noneck
07-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Truthfully, the Sox have been stuck with him for quite some time.

chisoxfanatic
07-06-2010, 04:39 PM
I'd like to see both Buehrle and Konerko finish their careers as White Sox.
X2

And I would like for them to win another World Series before they hang up the cleats.

Warriorjan
07-06-2010, 04:45 PM
Maybe now he'll start sliding on the tarp again during rain delays. I mean, they can't trade him, and he's got his pension fully vested, so why not ? LOL

MeteorsSox4367
07-06-2010, 05:02 PM
I thought the retirement ceremony for #56 would be for Bryan Ward?

Anyway, I'm a huge Buehrle (as well as burly) fan and it helps that Buehrle seems like a solid guy as well as a helluva pitcher.

harwar
07-06-2010, 05:39 PM
got a good laugh out of this Voodoo .. but seriously,Mark Buehrle(along with Paul Konerko) are great ball players that love the game and know how to have fun

#1swisher
07-06-2010, 06:45 PM
He's a keeper!:gulp:

WhiteSox5187
07-06-2010, 06:48 PM
People will bitch at this because blah blah blah. Paulie's 14 and Buehrle's 56 should be retired simply because they were main pieces of the 2005 puzzle that were around before and after our championship.

No other player whose number is retired with the Sox ever won us a Championship.

Probably because in 1917 teams didn't wear numbers. And because a lot of leaders of the '17 team were banned from baseball two years later.

october23sp
07-06-2010, 06:52 PM
Probably because in 1917 teams didn't wear numbers. And because a lot of leaders of the '17 team were banned from baseball two years later.

I know that, and that adds to how huge it made our 2005 championship. It was the first and only championship the White Sox ever won when numbers were required.

RF/DH#3
07-06-2010, 06:57 PM
People will bitch at this because blah blah blah. Paulie's 14 and Buehrle's 56 should be retired simply because they were main pieces of the 2005 puzzle that were around before and after our championship.

No other player whose number is retired with the Sox ever won us a Championship.

#35 Frank Thomas was on that team and his number is retired. And #3 Harold Baines was one of the Coaches.:cool:

esbrechtel
07-06-2010, 07:00 PM
:worship:#56

anewman35
07-06-2010, 07:54 PM
#35 Frank Thomas was on that team and his number is retired.

It's not officially retired until next month...

LongLiveFisk
07-06-2010, 08:23 PM
:bandance:

Great news! I don't want to see MB wear another team's uniform ever. :cool:

Railsplitter
07-07-2010, 10:20 AM
The 10 and 5 rule doesn't mean a guy can't be traded, it simply allows him to refuse a trade if he wants to. I don't think Buehrle would refuse a trade to the Cardinals.

g0g0
07-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Great day for the Sox! I hope he doesn't decide to hang them up in a year or two. He's a special player.

RF/DH#3
07-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Probably because in 1917 teams didn't wear numbers. And because a lot of leaders of the '17 team were banned from baseball two years later.


Wasn't SHOELESS JOE JACKSON #22?

soxfanreggie
07-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Don't know exactly what a fully vested MLB pension plan looks like, but I'm guessing Buerhle is Set. For. Life. Good for him.

Does he have any recent quotes on his intentions for remaining in the game? It's been widely speculated that he'll retire relatively young, and perhaps even when his current contract is up.

With an MLB pension, you're looking at a minimum of $30,000 per year, just for being on the active roster for 43 days. A player only needs to be on the roster for one day to receive a full medical pension. I've heard the minimum is $30,000 per year, but the numbers for Cal Ripken, Jr. for his 21 seasons of play is $160k a year.There is a reason the MLB pension is called the "gold-standard" in professional sports.

MB may "only" get something like $80-100k per year as a pension, but that is peanuts compared to the approx. $75 million in salary he'll have made, not including income from other sources. He could probably make a ton off card shows and a personal services contract with the Sox if he wanted, but I see him retiring to his land in StL and focusing on his family.