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  1. Sarava

    TLR publicity train

    To go over Hahn's 8 seasons as GM somewhat briefly. After 4 years, it wasn't working and they started the rebuild. Nobody is saying he did good in those first 4 years. The cherry on top of the first 4 failed years was the Shields trade. But even in those bad first 4 years... 3 very team friendly contract extensions would eventually pave the way for a hopefully successful rebuild. Since then, he has mostly done a great job. They were tanking hard for 3 years. In the case of those 3 rebuild years, the bad record was what they needed to do. To use bad records in tank years against Hahn is not understanding what the rebuild was about? And now Rick Hahn sits here with a loaded young team and he is the reigning Sporting News Executive of the Year
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    TLR publicity train

    I suspect most team's fans would trade their roster for the White Sox roster. Even with Hahn working around a cheap owner.
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    TLR publicity train

    That ignores the young loaded team he built up. But I get it, that doesn't fit your narrative.
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    TLR publicity train

    I suspect Rick Hahn building this loaded young system is probably given more credit around the league than it is by some fans here. I doubt he would have a hard time finding a job in baseball.
  5. If they're on the verge of giving Gio a 9 figure extension, then I would understand the penny pinching. Otherwise, it's disappointing. They had a chance to grab this division by the balls and they passed on that opportunity.
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    Realistic expectation for Vaughn in 21

    I don't know how to answer this. He's had what, 2 months in the minors, in which he didn't light anything up? Nor should he of... but it feels ridiculous to pencil him in to make a big jump right to being an impact MLB hitter. I would say he probably should stay in the minors for a full season. But that doesn't appear to be in the cards, since the Sox don't appear to want to pay for a DH.
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    Better than 2020?

    I can't say for sure if the Sox are improved or worse off. Dylan Cease is probably the most important player that the Sox need to come through. Because I suspect Keuchel will not only regress, but probably somewhat significantly. If he does regress and Case doesn't improve off last year, it might be a really long year for the Sox. It's unfortunate the Sox decided to get cheap with that last SP position.
  8. Yeah. The way this team is built now, if they get an injury or two to the starting staff (as should be expected), they probably won't even make the playoffs. And that doesn't get in to expecting Cease to magically find his command under Katz.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    Well said. It's almost like he's going out of his way to go for 2nd place instead of winning a World Series.
  10. It's always possible that Cruz wants a crack at a World Series before he hangs them up. Glancing over his career stats, I think his only World Series appearance was a loss in 2010 while with Texas.
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    Sox vs. Yankees Comparison

    Yeah. That's tough and tempting at the same time.
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    Sox vs. Yankees Comparison

    It would sell out our future a bit, but.... the best way to improve now might be to trade Vaughn ++ for Corbin Burnes. You then take the money you save from not spending on that last SP, and use it to sign Nelson Cruz. Then both the lineup and the starting staff are flipping loaded.
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    Sox vs. Yankees Comparison

    I agree with most of this. But Anderson is significantly better than Torres. I would put that one as CWS++
  14. Sarava

    The Wainwright to the Cards Thread

    I'm good with Wainwright at this point. He's fine for a #5 and brings good experience.
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    Thank You Jerry Reinsdorf!

    It would be crazy to not add a solid SP. They've come so far to build a potential championship roster...you can't blow it now by cheaping out on the #4/#5 starter.
  16. For sure. If the Sox can make this happen, while not sacrificing the SP they sign or trade for, then go for it. This is not like Edwin Encarnacion, who was already showing signs of decline before the Sox signed him.
  17. I hate going down these roads that are unlikely, but.... If the Sox are to sign Cruz, that would likely mean they are picking up a SP for very little cash, right? Because we assume they are getting close to being tapped financially. Burnes makes very little cash. The only problem with this equation is - if Madrigal is in the deal, the Sox would need money for LaStella too.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    After sleeping on this a bit, I just don't see the Brewers doing a deal like this, short of a massive overpay. I mean, even if you include Kopech, and Jimmy says the Sox won't.... why does Milwaukee do it? Kopech only has one more year of control left than Burnes has, and is massively unproven compared to Burnes. If you're the Brewers, I wouldn't even consider it unless it was something like Kopech, Madrigral and Kelley for Burnes. And at that point, I probably say no if I'm the Sox.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Yeah, the options are starting to thin out if this deal doesn't happen.
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    George Springer to Toronto. 6 years/150 million

    Not surprised. I get a feeling Toronto would have to annihilate the next offer to land a big fish like this.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Is there any concern about his back pain near the end of the season in 2020?
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    Garrett Richards to Boston, 1 year $10 million.

    Not sure why they are even considering someone that is chronically injured. Go for Q instead - assuming he's healthy now.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Was that you that said Corbin Burnes could be available? I would wonder why he would be available...but if he, is this a Kopech + Madrigral type return I would assume?
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Right...it only really affects anything relevant to us if the team is pushing the luxury tax threshold, which the Sox are not even close to.