While addressing the possibility of re-signing free agent starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, White Sox GM Ken Williams spoke at times as though Buehrle were already gone:
"What I will miss more than that is the person he is. And you guys know what I’m talking about. When you talk about teammates, good teammates, supportive teammates, guys who have fun in the game, know when to be serious, know when to check somebody but know when to make somebody laugh, this is the guy you want. There’s much more that we’re going to miss than just every fifth day from Mark."
Added Williams, "It doesn’t mean we won’t want him here. Just means this is kind of the way it has to be." Buehrle reportedly has an offer from the Marlins already and has drawn interest from several other clubs, and depending on where the White Sox cap their 2012 payroll, they may not be able to afford to bring the lefty back. Williams certainly seems to be implying that much.
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