When it comes those supposedly advantageous, arb-gobbling contract extensions, the White Sox's recent history is rather sad. Since Gavin Floyd accepted a four-year, $15.5 million extension in March of 2009 while John Danks declined one, it's been a rough ride for every subsequent candidate.

It started with Mark Teahen, whom the Sox locked up in March of 2010 for three years and $14 million to supposedly insure themselves against the impending arbitration boost heading the way of a sleeping baseball dynamo. The less said about that one, the better.