UPDATE: Now Gonzales says the White Sox sent their assistant GM to St. Petersburg, where Mark Buehrle’s agent is. So there could be some talks after all.
I don’t know who to believe anymore. It’s starting to sound like Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times has been fed some bad information. The Sun-Times had the Red Sox as frontrunners for Mark Buehrle, and then today broke the story of an impending contract extension instead.
The Chicago Tribune has been singing a different tune the whole time, and now Mark Gonzales reports that there are no extension talks. Gonzales spoke to Buehrle’s agent.
Fun stuff, all this manipulation and deception. 4/50 sounded too good to be true; perhaps the same person has been feeding bad information to Joe Cowley and 670 The Score. A White Sox spokesman would not confirm the report from The Score.