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White Sox Quotes of the Day: Paul Konerko, Ozzie Guillen

The Sox had at least 10 strikeouts in each of the 4 games at Tampa's Tropicana field triggering the pizza promotion in each game. Paulie:

"We're getting guys on base. We're striking out a lot, but we're swinging it."
The next opponent though, Kansas City, has a doughnut promotion after 12 strikeouts. Ozzie:
"It's nice to strike out and win, but it's something we have to get better. I told the guys we go from pizza to doughnuts. I don't know which one is worse for your health."

In other news, Kenny says Richar will be called up sometime this season. And Paulie is 196 HRs behind the Big Hurt in the Sox leaderboard.


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And even more Buehrle rumors inside.

[Nathaniel Whalen]

Sox assistant general manager Rick Hahn -- the team's chief negotiator -- left Tampa, Fla., on Thursday after meeting with Buehrle's agent, Jeff Berry, for talks that manager Ozzie Guillen heard "went great." In all likelihood, Hahn's exit means either an extension has been completed except for approval from the Sox higher-ups, or negotiations have been cut off.
Guillen, meanwhile, talked with Hahn on Wednesday night and heard negotiations went well. "To last night, it was like 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock, it was pretty good," Guillen said. "Everything sounded great. I was excited."

[Joe Cowley]

So where does this leave everything? Well, one of three things. A deal is done, a deal still is being mulled over or talks have broken off and Buehrle will be traded in the next few weeks.

Gut feeling? Too many people want this to happen for it to fall through: Buehrle, his family and Sox personnel from equipment managers all the way up to chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Expect a four-year deal at $14million a year to be announced by Monday, before Buehrle's next start.