Having inhaled their cigars and digested the developments, Williams declared his club has no plans to extend the contracts of Mark Buehrle beyond 2007 or Jon Garland, Jose Contreras and Javier Vazquez beyond 2008.
In other words between now and Opening Day 2009, the Sox either will trade or lose to free agency every member of the starting rotation, including the four guys who won a World Series 14 months ago. Are these guys nuts?
Now, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that “Astros set to get pitcher Jon Garland from White Sox“. This is a great move for the Astros if the price is only Taveras and Buchholz. I hate to lose Willy T’s defense, but pitching wins championships.
[Update 10:16AM] FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal says we need to tap the breaks Jon Garland being a done deal and adds that Jason Hirsch is in the deal as well.