CHICAGO -- John Danks has no idea if the combination of his immense talent and new five-year, $65 million deal makes him the White Sox staff ace.
The left-hander does feel ready to take over the Opening Day starting nod with Mark Buehrle's departure, a 2012 start that would come in his home state of Texas.
"I haven't talked to anyone about it, but I would love to," Danks said. "Everyone wants to pitch on Opening Day. So, maybe. It would be fun, but you know it's not my decision to make."