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  1. Nelson Cruz has accumulated 32 War on his 10 full seasons or 3.2 per year. David Ortiz 50War in 15 seasons, another 3.2 per year. I’d take either of those careers for Eloy
  2. It’s been my understanding that the White Sox have been wanting to negotiate a long-term deal with Jimenez since last year. $70-80M figure had been tossed around. Certainly fair enough, and would have obviated the service time issue. Turning down generational wealth is nuts. I think Scott Kingery or Johnny Danks would vouch for that. I don’t think TA regrets his deal. Sure, it cost Sale a lot of money, but his arm could have blown out like Danks. There is a greed element with the players and agents too.
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    3/10 vs A's, 3pm, whitesox.com

    Got it. Thx.
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    3/10 vs A's, 3pm, whitesox.com

    I’m not seeing Robert on that line-up card.
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    Personal opinions on Sox rebuild pieces.

    TBaseball America put out a podcast yesterday updating the 2019 Mlb draft outlook. The headline take is whisperings that Andrew Vaughn may be in the conversation as the #1 pick. Adley Rutschman has been considered a mortal lock for that spot, but Vaughn is hitting at an unworldly level again this season. He’s OBP is at .850 and is slugging a thousand with 7 homers in 11 games. He could be the best college hitter in 20 years. He already was the college POY last year. Rutschman himself has been having another fine season so far. Bobby Witt continues to look good and has the highest ceiling in the draft. He’s a surefire major league shortstop. CJ Abrams also looking very good, and these are the Top 4 right now. Presently no pitching is cracking the Top 10.
  6. So Kenny and Harper really liked each other. What is this, kindergarten?
  7. Think y’all are angry? What about the tv guys who signed up for this crap.
  8. Our Chuck provided that.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    What exactly is Kenny William’s role on this club? He’s a common thread to the meager player scouting/development.
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    FS: News and Notes Feb. 25

    Wrong thread, but catcher Langeliers at Baylor out for a “few weeks” with broken hamate bone.
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    Water carrying from the white sox community

    Fine writing by James Fox, but Garfein was let off way too easy. I heard with my own ears him blaming the fans for not supporting the team well enough financially, leading to this fiasco. He’s like a 14 year old cheerleader for the organization.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Ok then. Machado last 3 years away combined OPS .776 wRc+ 102
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    While this is going to sound like sour grapes, Manny is hardly a generational talent. He’s a superlative defender but rather ordinary offensively away from Camden Yards. Machado: 7 years 69 hrs, .271ave. 104 wRc+. 762OPS as compared to Yonder Alonzo, away: 43 hrs, .274ave. 106 wRc+ .756 OPS
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    But.... the taxes!!! A little glad I don’t have to root for the Ndamakung Suh of baseball.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Neither Harpchado will take home more than $10M/ yr if some people have their way. 70% tax if > $10M plus another 10% state tax plus real estate tax, agents, lawyers, accountants, etc. Plus 50% tax on the first $10M Lucky to bring home $5M out of $35M.