Now that Javier Vazquez has surprised everyone by signing an extension to stay with the White Sox for 3 more years, all attention has turned to Mark Buehrle.
In the Robothal piece I linked to yesterday, Kenny Williams made it clear that the Sox will not be the one to initiate contract discussions beyond saying "we're listening," which just happens to be the same thing the Buehrle camp is saying.
The two sides appear to be at an impasse with number of years looming as the obvious stumbling block.
Says Mark Buehrle's Agent, Jeff Barry:
"So, you never say never. But I would characterize that as unlikely."