White Sox Agree to Long-Term Extension with Sale Reviewed by Momizat on . [caption id="attachment_23947" align="aligncenter" width="300"] White Sox Ace Chris Sale resigned Thursday to a 5 year/ $60 million deal[/caption] The White Sox [caption id="attachment_23947" align="aligncenter" width="300"] White Sox Ace Chris Sale resigned Thursday to a 5 year/ $60 million deal[/caption] The White Sox Rating:
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White Sox Agree to Long-Term Extension with Sale

White Sox Agree to Long-Term Extension with Sale
White Sox Ace Chris Sale resigned Thursday to a 5 year/ $60 million deal

White Sox Ace Chris Sale resigned Thursday to a 5 year/ $60 million deal

The White Sox have reached an agreement to sign Chris Sale to a 5 year, $60 million dollar contract Thursday afternoon. The contract will lock up Sale through his arbitration years beginning in 2014 and will also cover his first free agent year. The White Sox now have three pitchers locked up for at least the next two years who should be critical to the team’s success in Jake Peavy, John Danks, and Sale. This deal is an outstanding one for the Pale Hose as it locks up a young arm who pitched to sixth place in Cy Young voting in his first year as a starter, and also looks to be the team ace, for an annual value of $12 million a year. To put that in perspective, Justin Verlander will make $20 million in 2013, Jered Weaver will make $16 million, and Felix Hernandez will make $19 million. In fact, the only starting pitcher who finished above Sale in Cy Young balloting last year, the winner himself, David Price is the only one of the group who will make less than Sale in 2013 and it is the end of a team friendly 6 year deal he signed in 2007, and Price is in for a big raise this offseason.

Sale is a key piece for the future of the White Sox organization and I as well as every other White Sox fan should praise general manager Rick Hahn for taking the initiative to re-sign the pitcher who will attempt the carry the White Sox to a division crown for years to come.

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