Originally Posted by rdivaldi
Franchise type player, or franchise type HITTER? I would argue that Sale is a franchise type player and so is Peavy when healthy.
Peavy could be, but he didn't have his best years here (and probably won't ever top 2007). Sale, however, is young and could be the next Buehrle, in terms of being a face of the franchise and fan-favorite. Danks could also potentially become that guy. He already has some marquee moments under his belt (Blackout game) and he is definitely capable of pitching a no-hitter, more so than I ever would have guessed Mark Buehrle could have been, prior to 2007.