7:36 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015

Quintana to start Cactus League opener

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jose Quintana will kick off the Chicago White Sox’s Cactus League schedule Wednesday when he starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Quintana is expected to open the regular season as the No. 3 starter in the rotation. Chris Sale is scheduled to be the White Sox’s Opening Day starter and will be followed in the rotation by Jeff Samardzija. After Quintana, John Danks is expected to be the No.
South Side Sox Feb 22, 2015

John Danks explains his September rebound

Abbreviated windup was readily apparent, but lower arm angle harder is to see While John Danks couldn't quite return to his pre-surgery form in 2014, he did manage to finish the season in fine form. The White Sox's most veteran starter took a beating for most of July and August, but he reasserted himself in September. That doesn't show up in his monthly ERA (3.94) as much as it does in his .649 OPS allowed, which was 230 points lower than the previous two months. Late in that month, we identified one potential reason for his improved effectiveness: a truncated windup that eliminates almost...

Danks up for challenge in talented rotation

GLENDALE, Ariz. – His August 2012 surgery is so far behind him now, John Danks does not consider himself to still be regaining his strength. His repaired shoulder isn’t going to change much strength-wise at this point so Danks is now trying to refine his pitching arsenal along with pitching coach Don Cooper. “That’s part of what Coop and I have been working on, mixing in more breaking balls, mainly just fastball command,” Danks said.
South Side Sox Feb 7, 2015

John Danks works way off "worst contract" list

White Sox's No. 4 starter provided enough quantity to create enough quality Over at Grantland, Jonah Keri posted his third annual list of baseball's worst contracts. For the first time, the White Sox aren't on it. The Sox placed the same two players on the list in the first two installments. Adam Dunn left the hard way, playing out his contract and then retiring. John Danks, with two years and $28.5 million still left on his deal, worked his way out of the column entirely. That's pretty remarkable considering Keri said Danks had the 11th-worst contract in 2013: Given the money being paid...

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