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  1. Sarava

    FS: White Sox Draft Cheat Sheet (Rabbit)

    It feels like the Sox are getting some bad luck with where their their picks fall. Last year year it felt like the draft dropped off significantly at the Sox pick (#11), which led to the underslot pick of Jake Burger. This year, as has been indicated here and elsewhere, there probably isn't a big difference between #4 and #11. That was a great article and I thank you for the super read!
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    5/9 Games

    I don't know what's been said. I assumed since his injury was mid to late last year that we wouldn't see him until 2019.
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    Kopech vs. Cubs Saturday? UPDATE: Nope.

    I would say Eloy is more likely than Kopech. Despite being in a lower league, he feels more ready.
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    Kopech vs. Cubs Saturday? UPDATE: Nope.

    I don't believe this. That's kind of throwing him to the wolves to debut at Wrigley in the crosstown classic. The idea isn't to make it as pressure filled as possible.
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    Trust the process

    I wasn't in any way suggesting to bring anyone up before they are ready. I figure those guys probably will be ready within a few months. And yeah, the Sox will have to pay someone to get them to come here. What I'm more getting at is this. Say the Yankees offer Machado 300 mil and the Sox offer him 340 mil. I could easily see him going with the Yankees offer. The Sox aren't the Cubs. They don't have the national draw. And they also don't have a connection to Machado, that Theo had with Lester. So that's a little bit of apples to oranges.
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    Trust the process

    Last year was a weird free agent year, and if you're referring to Eric Hosmer, it was widely reported that he didn't have a whole lot of options. A Manny Machado will probably have 5+ teams willing to pay him 300+ mil. At that point, he likely will choose the destination that makes him the most comfortable.
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    Trust the process

    That is why we need to see Eloy and Kopech up sometime in the next few months. Show the potential free agents that something special is coming here.
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    5/6 Games, Kopech start

    Eloy is something else. I'm so anxious for him to make his way to Chicago.
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    Ricky’s boys don’t quit!

    I don't see it happening. A month from now we could have Rodon and Kopech in the rotation. Might be a whole different team then.
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    Alec Hansen

    Hahn mentioned his forearm soreness has subsided and he will start bullpen sessions next week https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/white-sox-wont-rush-michael-kopech-to-majors/c-274730372
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    Anderson to CF?

    He certainly has the athleticism to play CF. But I don't see it happening unless Machado signs here.
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    Renteria's mom passed away, will miss 2 games

    He will actually miss 3 games since Saturday is a DH. Condolences to Rick and his family.
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    Trust the process

    They have some far out promotions. For example, the Star Wars night. If you buy tickets through their link, you get a Star Wars/Sox beanie, the hawk solo bobblehead and can walk around the warning track in a mini parade before the game. That's a lot of extras to entice people.
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    What Can Be Done to Fix this Mess?

    Well said.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    That's a good point. Makes me wonder if Hahn went too far with this tank stuff. Yeah... yay we might have the #2 pick in the draft next summer. And then all the free agents will laugh and hang up when the Sox call this this winter.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    If Yoan was benched for dogging it, I support that. This is how he will learn his lesson.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    The good news is, the Sox have a 5 game series with KC next weekend. They're even worse than the Sox. Some wins are coming.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    Well, we should hope Coop would be able to help him. The guy is a hot mess right now.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    Great start...uggh
  20. Yeah, it's bizarre that they wouldn't at least put a retractable roof on a baseball stadium up there.
  21. Sarava

    The Jason Benetti and Sox Announcing Thread

    I think Benetti is alright. He sounds like a well trained announcer. But that's a lot of why I always liked Hawk, that he had an actual personality and wasn't your standard boring announcer. Yeah I prefer Hawk, but I knew it would be a drop-off no matter who they brought in. It could have been worse.
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    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (flavum @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 10:57 AM) Starting the season with a 4-city trip every year will never happen. Teams won’t go for it. Imagine starting 4-8 on the road before the home opener...not happening. This is just an unfortunate year. Nothing more, nothing less. The reason this wont happen is not because of the potential visiting northern teams. They'd all be for it. Playing on the road isn't that hard where you would normally only win 4 of 12 games. What would stop it is the dome and southern teams. As much as it's more playable in their ballparks. They all sell tickets better in the summer and they simply won't give up their summer dates to accommodate northern teams in March or April.
  23. Out of curiosity, is there a date where draft pick compensation no longer applies? Like opening day or May 1st, etc. ....?
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    Avi wins ARB case

    QUOTE (Sleepy Harold @ Feb 14, 2018 -> 01:16 PM) Jon Heyman @JonHeyman 8s avisail garcia wins his arb case vs. chisox I would have been shocked if he lost. He was 2nd in the AL in hitting. Surprised the Sox took it this far.
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    Should the white sox buy a prospect?

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Feb 2, 2018 -> 12:27 PM) Do you believe the White Sox are saving the money that they are not spending in 2017 and 2018 and putting it up for 2019? Do you believe they shouldn't have signed Luis Robert, because that was $50 million? Did that effect the likelihood of their participation in the next big free agent market? If they have an inkling that they might spend $300+ mil on Machado next winter, then yes I think they would take it easy on the bank account leading up to that to better afford it. And I love the Luis Robert signing. He's a bigtime prospect. He was billed as a guy that very well could be a top 5 or 10 prospect in short order. And did that affect next year's chances? Well, all the numbers come from the same place. But I've thought all along, they spent the $50 mil, knowing the next year's payroll (2018) would be significantly lower. In any event, you aren't going to get a Luis Robert caliber prospect for Kemp's contract. But hey, if you can, then I could accept hurting the chances of signing Machado next year. But it's not happening. The Dodgers are stingy with their prospects. They certainly aren't giving up a haul to remove one contract.