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chisoxfanatic
09-28-2011, 10:43 PM
What do you think, WSI?

KnightSox
09-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Too much bad money on the books to afford him after a season of losing money. I bet he gets a three year deal from the Cards.

Frater Perdurabo
09-28-2011, 10:59 PM
Yes, if necessary JR will intervene personally to ensure Buehrle re-signs.

ChiSoxGal85
09-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Yes, if necessary JR will intervene personally to ensure Buehrle re-signs.
+1. Mark wants to be back here and it seems the Cards don't have the need or the cash. However, I do think someone (like Carlos or Thornton) will be moved to make some room for him.

tstrike2000
09-28-2011, 11:05 PM
I think he'll get a good enough offer from the Sox which will convince him to stay.

Noneck
09-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Yes, if necessary JR will intervene personally to ensure Buehrle re-signs.


It thats all it will take, it is nothing that is out of the ordinary, it happens quite frequently, so its a lock then.

KMcMahon817
09-29-2011, 01:14 AM
I would definitely like to see Buehrle return, but only if the SOX are looking at 3 LHP in the rotation. Sale needs to start in 2012 and hopefully they wont move Danks.

Woofer
09-29-2011, 10:09 AM
I wonder if a deal like Konerko got, with money deferred would do the trick. Since he keeps talking about wanting to go another 3 and then retire, it would make sense take a deal like that.

Hitmen77
09-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Yes, if necessary JR will intervene personally to ensure Buehrle re-signs.

That's the only way I can see him coming back. We know the Sox are already saying payroll has to be slashed to match dropping attendance. The only way I can see them bringing MB back is if JR steps in and personally makes an exception to "find" a way to stretch the payroll to keep Buehrle.

I voted "no" because I don't that will happen, but I'd love to have Mark back.

russ99
09-29-2011, 11:17 AM
I'd love to see Mark back, but it has to make baseball sense.

IMO, the salary gap between what the Sox could conceivably offer under his current $14M and what he may get elsewhere is too great.

I'd hate to see the Sox have to trade Quentin, one of Danks/Floyd and Alexei just because of sentimental reasons to bring Mark back at $12-14M a year.

kaufsox
09-29-2011, 11:25 AM
I don't know if there is enough incentive for Mark to give the home town discount. I really want him to stay, but I wouldn't blame if he took an offer elsewhere.

asindc
09-29-2011, 11:27 AM
I'd love to see Mark back, but it has to make baseball sense.

IMO, the salary gap between what the Sox could conceivably offer under his current $14M and what he may get elsewhere is too great.

I'd hate to see the Sox have to trade Quentin, one of Danks/Floyd and Alexei just because of sentimental reasons to bring Mark back at $12-14M a year.

My thoughts exactly. If it gives the team a better chance to fulfills its goals, I'm all for it. Otherwise, I'll enjoy the memories.

harwar
09-29-2011, 12:20 PM
I REALLY hate to see him go but it just makes sense for Mark to go to the NL to finish his career

Rikirk
10-02-2011, 12:22 AM
Id like to see him return.
Hes a good pitcher, and we need good pitchers.

But ,...whatever.

gobears1987
10-02-2011, 05:09 AM
It's not going to happen because Kenny Williams ****ed this team for the next 3 years.

dickallen15
10-02-2011, 07:43 AM
I think he winds up in KC.

StillMissOzzie
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
I'd love to see him stay, but I am not a bettin' man and if I were, I don;t think I'd make that bet. Maybe the Cards will be over-extended if they do what it will take to keep Pujols, and still make a big offer to Buehrle.

I am thinking a 3 yr/ $27M ( $10M, $9M, & $8M ) might do the trick.

SMO
:gulp:

Domeshot17
10-02-2011, 03:22 PM
I could see him in Atlanta, Philly, Cincy, St. Louis, Cleveland. I hope he stays for the right price, but I don't see it.

DumpJerry
10-02-2011, 03:40 PM
The answer to the thread question is we don't know.
The answer to the poll question is "yes" if he signs in the AL or with a NL that comes here for an interleague series.

Nellie_Fox
10-03-2011, 12:44 AM
I think he winds up in KC.
Buehrle talked about wanting to go where the hitters haven't faced him hundreds of time. That's not the AL Central.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 12:47 AM
I think he winds up in KC.

I hadn't considered that. Reportedly they have around $30 million to throw at pitching this offseason. He would be an exceptional acquisition..

doublem23
10-03-2011, 01:07 AM
Buehrle talked about wanting to go where the hitters haven't faced him hundreds of time. That's not the AL Central.

There was a story in the Tribune last week, IIRC, where Buehrle basically said though he has preferences, he's not crossing any team off his list.

I don't know if it's a good fit since KC supposedly has like 12 million pitching prospects. But hey, maybe they're finally serious about winning 80 games down there!

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 01:39 AM
There was a story in the Tribune last week, IIRC, where Buehrle basically said though he has preferences, he's not crossing any team off his list.

I don't know if it's a good fit since KC supposedly has like 12 million pitching prospects. But hey, maybe they're finally serious about winning 80 games down there!

KC actually has little in the ways of pitching aside from Monty and Lamb. One had a down year, the other Tommy John surgery. Odorizzi looks great but is far away. They will reportedly be spending significantly on pitching this offseason as their position players are pretty much set. Dayton is also considering moving prospects for a front line pitcher similar to what Cleveland did acquiring Ubaldo.

all*star quentin
10-07-2011, 06:01 PM
I just read that Ventura wants Mark Buehrle back. :)

LITTLE NELL
10-07-2011, 06:06 PM
I just read that Ventura wants Mark Buehrle back. :)
Me too.

roylestillman
10-07-2011, 06:15 PM
I just read that Ventura wants Mark Buehrle back. :)
He mentioned it in his interview on the Score, but said he did not include it as a condition of his taking the job and implied it was not his call.

samurai_sox
10-07-2011, 06:26 PM
I think Buehrle is gone.

SBSoxFan
10-07-2011, 11:42 PM
He mentioned it in his interview on the Score, but said he did not include it as a condition of his taking the job and implied it was not his call.

That was actually pretty funny. The question was posed as what the makeup of the rest of Robin's staff (as in coaching staff) would be. Then, Ventura went on to discuss the starting rotation. The host very deftly asked the next question regarding Ventura's coaching staff explicitly.

Bucky F. Dent
10-07-2011, 11:51 PM
I truly hope so.

Jimmy John
10-09-2011, 03:37 AM
Take this for what it's worth -- I've heard this from a source close to Mark:

1. Mark actually doesn't want to be a Cardinal as much as most are led to believe.
2. He's aware that he's likely going to receive much better offers from other teams; and while he is open to returning he basically feels guilty asking the White Sox for more money with all the ridiculous contracts they're on the hook for.

Like most Sox fans I hope he comes back... but at this point it appears he'd be sacrificing quite a bit to do so. Time will tell.

rockinrobin23
10-09-2011, 04:04 AM
it totally depends on what the sox do in the off-season, if they go with the youth movement then he is gone...

Falstaff
10-09-2011, 05:38 AM
After chewing on this one for a LONG TIME I have bit the bullet and
say: "It's time for Mark to move on." At a minimum, Kenny should explore trade possibilities (the few MB would approve) and get maximum value.
Given the payroll/rebuild realities, I doubt 2112 will be the White Sox golden
year. But with shrewd wheeling dealing (likely including Burls) two years hence we can realistically hoist trophy on high. I tip my hat to you Mark.:gulp:

gobears1987
10-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Buehrle can't be traded. His status is UFA. He can sign with any MLB team he wishes at whatever price he can get.

MeteorsSox4367
10-09-2011, 09:40 AM
Heart says yes, head says no.

Falstaff
10-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Buehrle can't be traded. His status is UFA. He can sign with any MLB team he wishes at whatever price he can get.
OH..... I guess that puts MB in the same category as the rest of us.

rockinrobin23
10-09-2011, 09:42 PM
Heart says yes, head says no.
true dat my friend true dat

WhiteSox56
10-10-2011, 11:45 AM
My head says move Burls, get as much as we can for him. I'd personally put my money with Danks over Burls. Also, with Sale needing to start 2012, I don't see 3 leftys. Sale and Danks fit for me. As much as it hurts to say, thanks for the memories Mark and good luck.

DirtySox
10-10-2011, 11:58 AM
My head says move Burls, get as much as we can for him. I'd personally put my money with Danks over Burls. Also, with Sale needing to start 2012, I don't see 3 leftys. Sale and Danks fit for me. As much as it hurts to say, thanks for the memories Mark and good luck.

The only thing the Sox could possibly get for Buehrle is a compensatory pick if they offer him arbitration. He's a free agent now.

Nellie_Fox
10-10-2011, 12:02 PM
I'm amazed at how many people don't understand that the Sox cannot trade Buehrle. He's not theirs to trade. He's an unrestricted free agent.

kevingrt
10-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Heart says yes, head says no.

Same here unfortunately. Makes me tear up.