Like all pitchers who have been made available this offseason, the Yankees inquired on White Sox starter John Danks. However, talks never really progressed past the initial stage after Sox GM Kenny Williams insisted on at least two of the Yankees top prospects in any deal, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.
Before signing an extension it seemed too risky to give up so much for a pitcher who might walk in a year via free agency. So talks were tabled, but they were expected to pick up eventually as the White Sox had given the impression that they were in rebuilding mode. Instead they turned around and gave him a five-year and $65 million extension.