Originally Posted by SI1020
After getting shelled on May 6 by the Rays his ERA was 7.02. It is now at 4.23. I'm not saying the Sox should have kept Buehrle, just that it might be premature to write him off. He may still have a few decent years left in him.
Mark is quietly putting together a solid season after a rough start.
I think the question of whether the Sox should have kept Buehrle instead of extending Danks is a legitimate one. But, I can see why they chose Danks. He's something like 6 years younger than Buehrle. MB might be making less than Danks this year, but he's going to make $18M next year and $19M in 2015. I think there was no way in hell JR was going to commit that much to a pitcher who will be in his mid 30s at that point.