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Jordan Danks Switches Agents

This news is several days old, but I think it is worthwhile to post it because of some speculation I saw in the draft thread about Danks returning to school for his senior season after dropping to the 7th round.  Normally, a player changing agents wouldn't seem to have that big of an impact, but with Boras and the Sox, it does, for reasons The Cheat explains:

This is big news. Huge news for the White Sox. The Sox have a long history with Boras, dating back to draft picks Bobby Seay, Bobby Hill and Jeff Weaver before finally culminating in the A-Rod free-agency. Because of those, let's call them talent valuation differences, the Sox have avoided dealing with Boras and his clients at every opportunity.

The Danks brothers switching agents signals two things.
  1. Jordan Danks is about as sure to sign as a 7th round "signability" pick can be.
  2. John Danks will likely be open to talking about a long-term contract buying out his arbitration years, which Boras is loathe to do.

Danks, of course, was drafted by the White Sox in the 17th round in 2005 after telling potential suitors he was going to honor his commitment to Texas.  Some speculated that Danks might return to increase his draft status, as lanky, toolsy lefties like Jordan often get earlier attention than the 7th round.  It seems that the opportunity to play with his brother John and the change in agents indicates that Texas fans will no longer see Jordan wearing burnt orange.

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