White Sox reportedly turned down massive offer for Chris Sale
The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to single-handedly disprove the old adage, “Everything can be had for a price.”
According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the White Sox were recently offered a “king’s ransom” for five-time All-Star Chris Sale but turned it down unceremoniously.
Another source says the #WhiteSox were offered a "king's ransom" for Sale in the last 48 hours and responded with a flat "no."
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 21, 2016
The ace southpaw has gone 14-3 this year with a 3.18 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and 129 strikeouts. Sale has finished in the top six in AL Cy Young Award voting the last four years in a row, so it goes without saying that he is perhaps the most untradable asset on the White Sox roster.
After a promising start to the year, the White Sox have fallen below .500 and seem to be out of contention in the American League. As such, the incentive to launch a full-scale rebuild beckons. Sale also appeared to have some friction with team management before the season began. Regardless though, it’s clear that the White Sox see Sale as a core part of their long-term future, so it’s safe to assume he won’t be going anywhere any time soon.