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  1. SoxBlanco

    Sox @ Royals, 7/26, 7:10, Game Thread

    That lineup looks great. Now imagine replacing Hamilton, Zavala, and Mendick with Robert, Grandal, and Escobar.
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    Collins Catching Complaints

    Do you remember how much Grandal was carrying the team before he got hurt? Also, batting average and extra base hits are made up stats as well. Somebody just made them up long before somebody made up wRC+.
  3. SoxBlanco

    Collins Catching Complaints

    And then our bullpen is even worse with no Hendriks.
  4. SoxBlanco

    Today's Crazy Play as I Saw it

    Pretty crazy that this play happened yesterday, because a similar situation happened in my softball game over the weekend. Man on second, one out. Line drive up the middle deflects off the pitcher and hits the runner. The ump immediately calls the runner out for being hit by a batted ball. The batter stops (thinking it’s a dead ball, because that’s what the ump incorrectly called), but then realizes the SS is picking up the ball, so he continues running and is out at first. Then the umps get together and put the runner back on second because you’re not out if the ball first deflects off a defender. So they got that part of the call right. However, I believe the batter should have been given first base. He stopped running at first because the umps screwed up and incorrectly called a dead ball. It made me think of an inadvertent whistle in football.
  5. SoxBlanco

    7-23 GT: Sox @ Brewers (7:10pm)

    I’m mad that I missed it. Trying to find video of it, but I’m not seeing anything on Twitter yet.
  6. SoxBlanco

    7-23 GT: Sox @ Brewers (7:10pm)

    Actually, there is a deadline for him to return. (Yes, I am being an a** by picking apart the word choice.)
  7. SoxBlanco

    7/22 Games

    I’m seeing Dalquist as giving up only 1ER (two unearned).
  8. So Bummer/Lopez are replacing Fry/Foster.
  9. SoxBlanco

    ESPN first half grades: Sox get a B+

    This is a very important point. They have crushed his expectations with a completely depleted team.
  10. These topics are somewhat being discussed in other threads, but what should the plan be for these two guys next year? Kopech will surely start in the minors. Will they begin by having him make 2/3 inning starts? How many innings can he pitch next year? If all goes perfect, is the goal to have him part of a playoff rotation? And how about Crochet? Is he a bullpen guy all next year? Will he be stretched out in the minors as a starter and then become a bullpen option in the playoffs? I'd like to hear what you guys think. @Y2Jimmy0?
  11. SoxBlanco

    White Sox power outage

    Good point. The Sox are 3rd in triples and 6th in doubles in all of MLB.
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    GT 7/9: SOX @ BAL, 6:05

    That’s a bummer. Wish he could have kept the lead.
  13. This would be true of any manager in the history of the game. Sure, you wouldn’t have to “come around” on some guys because you might like them from the beginning, but every single manager would make decisions that are head scratchers.
  14. I was actually relieved when I read 4-6 weeks. Get everybody back by September 1 and then roll into the playoffs.
  15. I was about to post something very similar to this. Other than Madrigal, it sounds as if everyone will be back before the playoffs. I’ll start to get worried once I hear someone other than Madrigal is done for the year. Get everyone back by September 1, shake the rust off and begin to gel during the final month, and then roll into the playoffs ready to kick some ass.
  16. SoxBlanco

    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    @Balta1701, @Dick Allen, @hi8is
  17. SoxBlanco

    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    I disagree. There has to be some level of instincts on the base paths. If Jose hits a dribbler (I’m talking very slow, swinging bunt style), then Yoan should take off. If you wait to see where it goes, then it’s too late.
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    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    If the contact play was not on, then I don’t think signs have anything to do with it. With no contact play on, Yoan could have just stupidly reacted to what he initially thought was a ball hit slow enough to allow him to score. I guess this discussion is dumb though. I’m not even saying I think that’s what happened. It was likely the contact play. I just found it amusing that everybody reacted as if they KNEW, when in reality, nobody knows for sure.
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    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    I’m aware of how the contact play works as opposed to what you’re supposed to do when the contact play is not on. It was most likely the contact play, but there’s a chance Yoan just decided to run.
  20. SoxBlanco

    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    Right. It was either the contact play or a horrible decision by Moncada. Nobody knows for certain.
  21. SoxBlanco

    7/5 White Sox @ Twins 6:00 CT

    How do we know the contact play was on?
  22. Was it the left calf that he just missed games for?