A look at the small group of White Sox players who will be arbitration-eligible after the season…
Look for relievers Jenks and Pena to be non-tendered - Jenks because he's already earning $7.5MM, and Pena because he's had a rough year. With J.J. Putz eligible for free agency, the Sox may have to revamp their bullpen again.
Danks, as well as Tampa Bay's Matt Garza, may be willing to buck the extension trend and go to arbitration a second time. Recent compares are scarce, but both could earn $6MM or so. That'd put Danks about $1.5MM up on teammate Gavin Floyd, who will earn $8.5MM for the same slice of his career after signing a four-year deal in March of last year. As of November of '09, Danks hoped to sign long-term with the Sox.
Quentin's .251 career batting average will hurt his arbitration argument, but with a likely 100 home runs and 300 RBIs under his belt he'll have a case for beating the $1.65MM raise earned by Josh Willingham and Luke Scott last winter.