Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times on Mark Buerhle:
What has become apparent is that the Sox made a small miscalculation on what the market for Buehrle would be like. According to a source, the Sox thought that there would be five or six teams interested in him and that a two-year deal would get it done.
Wow. The most worrisome part of this is that the White Sox didn’t know this. I have seen plenty of sportswriters list Buerhle as one of the top 5 free agent starters out there. Because he is dependable and durable it makes sense for a contender to add him as a number 2 or 3 starter. And there are plenty of 2nd tier teams who could use a durable guy as well.
I for one am not at all surprised.
(via MLB Trade Rumors)