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July 5, 2010

Mark Buehrle earns full no trading rights (10-and-5)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 5, 2010 11:00 pm
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Mark Buehrle told general manager Ken Williams on Monday that he had 9 1/2 hours to get rid of him or he’d be stuck with him.

Williams laughed and told Buehrle he didn’t even think about Monday night’s deadline before Buehrle’s full no-trade rights kicked in as a player with 10 years of major league service, all with the White Sox. …

Jerry kept his word:

“I think when the whole contract thing was going down, I wanted a no-trade clause because I wanted to know I’d be here the whole time,” Buehrle said of the four-year extension he signed with the White Sox on July 8, 2007. “I give props to [Sox owner] Jerry [Reinsdorf] and [general manager] Kenny [Williams] , they kept their word. Jerry called me into the office after I signed and told me, ‘We’re not signing you to trade you. You’ve got my word that we’re not going to trade you.’ And he held up to it.”


June 13, 2010

A.J. Pierzynski gets 10-and-5 rights tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 13, 2010 8:09 pm
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Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski will have control over any possible trades that the White Sox want to include him in when his 10-and-5 rights kick in at 11 p.m. CT Sunday.

A number of teams have called the White Sox about Pierzynski’s availability. However, MLB sources say there is nothing that appears imminent at this time.

The Texas Rangers have had the most interest in Pierzynski over the last six weeks. Ten-and-5 rights (10 years in the majors, five with their current team) let Major League players control their destiny, giving them veto powers on any trade scenario.

February 27, 2010

July 6, 2010: Day Mark Buehrle earns full no-trade rights

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 27, 2010 11:36 pm
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Mark Buehrle’s contract demands three years ago will pay off for him on July 6.

Barring a major collapse by the White Sox, Buehrle will regain his full no-trade rights by virtue of his 10th anniversary in the majors — all with the Sox — on that date.

“That’s what I was going for during the whole contract time,” said Buehrle, who signed a four-year, $56 million contract two weeks before the July 31 trading deadline in 2007. Buehrle’s deal included full no-trade rights in 2008, but the Sox regained their trade option during an 18-month window that ends midway through this season when Buehrle reaches his anniversary.

“Every player wants to get to that point of being fully vested (in the pension plan),” Buehrle said. “It’s going to be a big day once I get there.” …

June 14, 2010: Day A.J. Pierzynski earns full no-trade rights

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 27, 2010 11:11 pm
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A series of small multiyear deals, his durability and his ability have made him one of the most popular White Sox players.

At the same time, he sees a market for catchers that has become very fluid as well as the grooming of Tyler Flowers as the team’s catcher of the future.

On June 14, Pierzynski will control his destiny for the rest of the season when he earns full no-trade rights by virtue of 10 years of major league service, the last five with the same team.

“Everyone knows how I feel about this place,” said Pierzynski, whose T-shirts and jerseys are among the most popular for Sox fans. “I’d love to stay here. But if it’s not right, it’s not right.”

Paulie [Konerko] is unsure about his future too. Kenny says he’s receptive to to a discussion with Konerko’s agent.

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