According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, John and Jordan Danks have left the Scott Boras Corporation in favor of Jeff Berry. Gonzales notes that Berry represents Mark Buehrle and Josh Fields as well.
This development may make a long-term deal for John Danks more likely. The 23 year-old southpaw is in the midst of a breakout year with a 3.13 ERA through 74.6 innings. Historically, the White Sox haven’t been huge fans of Boras.
Danks will be eligible for arbitration in 2010. The going rate for a good young pitcher’s three arb years is around $14MM, sometimes with a club option on the third. Several years ago the Sox signed Buehrle to a three-year deal covering his arb years plus an option on his first of free agency.