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    Trade for Clint Frazier?

    No way Houston answers the phone.
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    Trade for Clint Frazier?

    At risk of anarchy, I like the idea of selling high on Giolito, but not for this return. I'd probe Houston about Yordan Alvarez, Forrest Whitely and Seth Beer .
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    Future White Sox Lineup #GetExcited

    He's been mentioned before but Ian Happ, now in Iowa for Cubs might be worth dealing for. Lots of swing and miss (30%) but SH with some pop who can play multiple positions. Shouldn't cost too much in trade.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Having a reasonably young catcher performing like an All-Star on a cheap deal takes the cake and the only reason to trade him is if you believe he is going to regress in a big way. We would be hard pressed to replace his production even with Grandal (who admittedly has done it longer) at $20m+/yr. I don't understand why we wouldn't extend him. No way would I trade him.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Might not have to be Bummer but depending on return expectations, Colome not enough to command a premium. Guys I would entertain adding, if not Bummer, include Abreu, Lopez, Sanchez and/or minor league assets. A team like Milwaukee might part with Coey Ray (change of scenery candidate) and Turang for the right package. Also, Red Sox might be willing to barter.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Colome alone will not bring a 'needle mover'. Colome plus Bummer gets an interesting return.
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    When Madrigal gets to the White Sox...

    Hit in first at bat. Batting 1000
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Red Sox or Brewers
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Post mortem on day 1 for me is bittersweet. Once Adley was picked, Vaughn was the obvious choice and we all know the pros and cons. What would have made it a better day for me was if there was any way we could have floated Espino to 45 even if doing so meant passing on Vaughn in favor of a serious underslot pick. I think I would have preferred Bishop/Bledey and Espino to Vaughn and Thompson, who is just a confusing pick. Of course we would have had to believe Espino was willing.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Agreed, its a trivial argument but making the case he is 'in the discussion for top 5'...did not trigger the discussion and wouldn't have warranted a rebuttal from me, nor was it what you said. You proclaimed Thomas to be one of the three best RH hitters of all-time and on that one, even when you later add the modifier 'peaks', cannot go unchecked.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    What triggered the discussion was you saying he was one of the three best RH hitters ever.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    If you want to use OPS as a proxy, here is the career list (1st 4 are all LH). Of course OPS might not be the best metric if it doesn't support Hank Aaron among the best, if not the best RH hitter ever, or do I understand you to say Frank was a better hitter than Aaron? 5. Jimmie Foxx+ (20) 1.0376 R 6. Hank Greenberg+ (13) 1.0169 R 7. Rogers Hornsby+ (23) 1.0103 R 8. Manny Ramirez (19) .9960 R 9. Mike Trout (9, 27) .9936 R 10. Mark McGwire (16) .9823 R 11. Mickey Mantle+ (18) .9773 B 12. Joe DiMaggio+ (13) .9771 R 13. Stan Musial+ (22) .9757 L 14. Frank Thomas+ (19) .9740
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    So were Manny Ramirez and Edgar Martinez
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    I'll have whatever you're drinking.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Yeah...those other RH hitters like Mays, Aaron, Hornsby, Pujols, DiMaggio couldn't hold a candle to him.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Dammit...there goes Espino and to the Indians no less.
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    Eloy Jimenez discussion thread

    I don't disagree but given the hype, it would have been nice if he could have started his career raking like Chavis, Riley and others who were ranked much lower than Eloy.
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    Eloy Jimenez discussion thread

    Great observation. I did not get to see him in minors except occassional highlights but I am struck by the unusual stance at the plate. Seems way too coiled up and tight. Takes him too long to pick up the pitch and react making it difficult to pull unless the pitch is inside. I just don't recall seeing that stance in videos. Has he always done this?
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I'm of the mind that Colome will be dealt. I wouldn't mind solving for either 1B or MI in trade. If 1B, Boston, an ideal trade partner (if they remain in contention) has a quintessential 1B prospect in Casas. If WS take Abrams at 3...lets go get Casas. Alternatively, if Sox take Vaughn, would focus trade attempts at MI and, in particular, Brewers and/or Cubs. Both need Colome and both have MI prospects in their systems who would fit our window (Hoerner, Turang, Dubon)
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I'm good with Vaughn, even if less sanguine about it than earlier this season, especially coming off his Golden Spikes season last year. If, however, Vaughn is unavailable or Sox depart from their MO, I'm hoping for something aggressive and have really warmed up to the idea of signing Baty under slot then bulking up offers for second and third picks. Love some of the HS arms.
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    Sox & Tribe, 6/2/19, Gio & Plesac

    Colome's cutter becoming one of baseballs best out pitches.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Hoping they're partial to HS pitchers of whom there are several. My fave is Espino. Looks like Cease with same velo.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Strikes me that Sox have all the leverage due to it not being obvious where the floor is for either Vaughn or Abrams. Introducing Baty into the mix adds another layer of intrigue. What I hope doesn't happen is we end up paying slot value at the expense of floating a high value prospect to rd. 2 or 3.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I wouldn't be shocked if Baltimore passes on Adley (guessing Witt is a lock to KC). If it happens, we take Adley...easy one. If Adley and Witt are gone, it gets interesting for me. While I like Vaughn and salivate thinking of his bat in a lineup with Robert, Moncada, Eloy, Anderson, et al, I also feel this draft features several LH power bats who might offer better value, especially if any can be signed under slot. First prize for me would be to come out of the draft with 3 top 50 prospects with at least one being a LH power hitter and one being a HS flame thrower (Espino?). It wouldn't completely surprise me if Vaughn signs for well under slot.
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