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  1. 3 points
    It's a total bullshit excuse. Give the most money, get the star 95% of the time.
  2. 2 points
    Just for fun, if you extend their performances for Aug/Sep to an entire season, here's what it would look like for Tim, Eloy, and Yoan: Tim- 138 Rs, 64 2Bs, 25 HRs, 64 RBIs, .368 BA, .384 OBP, .943 OPS Eloy- 102 Rs, 34 2Bs, 7 3Bs, 44 HRs, 129 RBIs, .317 BA, .349 OBP, .932 OPS Yoan- 118 Rs, 68 2Bs (!!!), 12 3Bs, 23 HRs, 101 RBIs, .364 BA, .406 OBP, 1.008 OPS
  3. 2 points
  4. 2 points
    Just because a lot of guys bust doesn't mean you don't want the opportunity. Odds are you'll find betters players higher than lower. That's why.
  5. 2 points
    This old moron said that Sox fans have beer muscles and hinted that they won’t boo him in person at a game because they are afraid of him. I’m not sure how his comments can be defended. They were stupid. Like Jack Parkman, I would also be surprised if some other team’s pitching coach made comments this stupid about his team’s fans.
  6. 2 points
    Not sure if posted, but by fangraphs WAR (fWAR), Moncada is the best baseball positional player in Chicago.
  7. 1 point
    I was delighted to see Ricky show some life in this regard. Even parents who love you let you know when they are disappointed in your effort.
  8. 1 point
    Alright boys...let’s win and win big on the road!!! Just do it!!!
  9. 1 point
    Legitimate question: Why is anyone fascinated with Mazara? Baseball reference stats. .7 WAR. He is a slightly below league avg bat with negative defense. He is left-handed which is a positive but his walk rate has roughly gone from .06 to .05 to .04 which is exactly what we don't need. I see a poor glove, not great bat who strikes out a lot and doesn't walk. Also, you have to give up something for him. Calhoun 2.5 WAR, better defense, walks at nearly.09 rate, also lefty. OPS better than league avg 112. negative k's more. One year left on deal at 14 million. Angels up against spending limits so may get for salary relief as they have a high prospect ready. Prior to hot streak there was talk he could be released for $ savings.
  10. 1 point
    Rey seems like the kind of guy who would benefit from adding some spin to his fastball. Too bad the Sox don't have development guys geared towards doing that, unlike the team that just won 100 games two seasons in a row. edit - sorry, 3 seasons in a row.
  11. 1 point
    In 1988, a top aide to George Bush took Bush to a mountain retreat to get away from the media during the Democratic National Convention. The aide thought Bush didn't need to hear all the political attacks during those four days. The Bush campaign, as would any campaign, no doubt monitored the convention as they did all their political opposition. But the candidate didn't need to do that. It is tough enough running for president and staying on message without getting too distracted by foes and critics. I am sure that someone in the White Sox organization monitors the internet and social media for various reasons. But top front office people shouldn't do that nor should the manager, coaches and players. It is tough enough to compete at the major league level without getting distracted by fans lashing out. Praise and criticism will eventually find its way to the team; you don't need to go looking for it. Secondly, it is bad PR for Cooper to argue and fight with fans especially when the team is losing. In addition to rebuilding the team on the field, the franchise needs to rebuild its fan base. They won't do it this way. Any rebuild is hard. It takes a long time, and there is so much losing. There is bound to be hurt feelings on all sides. If I was Cooper, I wouldn't obsess about social media. There are plenty of challenges ahead without worrying about this stuff.
  12. 1 point
    I think instead of making these comments,a guy like Cooper should just ignore the tweets he doesn’t like or twitter in general. What do they expect? If twitter was around in his heyday, you would be able to find thousands of tweets saying Michael Jordan is worthless. Take a franchise that has struggled for over a decade, and that is only going to be multiplied.Maybe even try winning to shut them up. it appears Don Cooper scours twitter either to find stuff praising him to satisfy his ego, or to look for stuff to b**** about. Does he even have a twitter account?
  13. 1 point
    I don't pay attention to Sox stuff on twitter or facebook. So I'm not really sure what he speaks of. Here on soxtalk and another message board I post on...I think Sox fans have been remarkably forgiving considering much of the incompetence over the last 10 years. The last 10 years have been so bad, that they should be grateful that there's still people out there who care.
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    Ozuna and Castellanos are also not RF. Ozuna has had a bad year, so hard pass, and Castellanos is Eloy in RF. I'm interested in Castellanos, but only as a DH.
  16. 1 point
    Madrigal will help the K%. Full year of Collins (and Vaughn when he gets here) will help the BB%. I expect Eloy to walk more next season and probably Moncada too. I'm probably one of the few that doesn't want Abreu back (mostly because of how Ricky will continue to bat him 3rd, play him way more than he should at 1B. I won't even count his baserunning, baseball I.Q., etc in this) but I know he will be and hopefully he becomes more disciplined as a hitter knowing he has protection around him.
  17. 1 point
    I'm guessing it's not, but it looks like Malkovich.
  18. 1 point
    You do know it’s from a movie right? Of Mice and Men.
  19. 1 point
    Wrong. The guy responsible for naming Hawk GM back in the 80s, and who exercised terrible judgment in doing so, is still the guy responsible for making those same types of critical judgment calls today - Jerry Reinsdorf. Citing the 40 year record of the man while he’s still the guy in charge couldn’t be more relevant when forming opinions about what’s possibly coming our way in these next few years.
  20. 1 point
    Read some of the other posts. Not everybody agrees with the tanking philosophy and not everybody likes advanced stats and the reliance on HRs nowadays. Learn some patience, dissenters. Not everybody has to agree with you. Some of us have different viewpoints, such as El Rockin.
  21. 1 point
    Sports leagues can fix it if they want to. Just throw all non playoff teams names in to a hat and randomly pick the draft order. Stop rewarding teams that lose on purpose. But they won't do that for some reason.
  22. 1 point
    So you say tanking works all the time? I think it's needlessly painful for fans and an excuse for organizations to make a lot of cash. I hate tanking ... sorry. I think it's un-sportsmanlike. You are supposed to try to win.
  23. 1 point
    Calhoun is mediocrity personified. Just because he is better than what the Sox had in RF this year, why are some posters entertaining his potential signing like it would be a good one?!? He is OPS’ing over .800 now but he’s .745 for his career. For a corner OF who doesn’t play good defense, he doesn’t hit well enough either to make up for his weak glove. He’s an awful target other than the fact than he’s a lefty bat. .235 hitter right now. He will be a cheaper Adam Dunn Lite here. And he is turning 32 in a month. Stay the hell away from this guy please. The Sox could and should easily do better.
  24. 1 point
    Well that's not how the Sox operate. We will offer a deal that has quite the bounty of performance based bonuses that we will pitch against guaranteed offers that are longer and more lucrative. We will then chase this guy hoping that he sees the future bucks are actually better than guaranteed money. We will be razor focused in our pursuit. Once he signs elsewhere Kenny will act shocked. We will then go for a retread that had a pedigree and tell the fans to believe in the process.
  25. 1 point
    I'm kinda with @Look at Ray Ray Run I think Fangraphs is evaluating defensive floors wrong and over valuing their contribution. There's no way Yolmer's 650 OPS carries him into average starter territory. That said I have no real evidence of that but it doesn't seem that clubs value all glove guys like Yolmer as average regulars. Super subs sure. But 2 WAR is basically an average regular and he's not that imo. Eh, he's only been +6.7 runs (accounting for defensive spectrum adjustments) and 1 fWAR with his shitty wRC+ of 75 this year. So maybe my concerns are overblown. Yolmer's problem is that he was a 95 wRC+ hitter on the rise with a great glove 2 years ago. His overall play has declined greatly from his age 24 season, which is puzzling in many ways. I do think PEDs might have played a role and he stopped using them once he was an established regular.
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