Originally Posted by Hitmen77
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.
Yeah, the decision to let Buehrle walk centered around the Marlins' ridiculously lavish contract offer that they clearly had no intention of seeing to the end.