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  1. Baker

    Sox @ Reds GT 9/19/20

    If Mazara lights it up this last week he’ll punch his ticket here for 2021.
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    9/18 White Sox @ Reds at 6:10

    They need to interview Grandal after the game. He was thunderstruck by Crochet.
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    Nelson Cruz with 9 men left on base tonight.
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    Sox need 3 of 4 against the Twins to own the division tiebreaker. Not sure I want the #1 seed if we play Yanks (Garrett Cole) or Indians (Bieber) in a 3 game series.
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    Stiever to start Sunday

    Wow! I was afraid Steiver’s right arm would be in a sling about now.
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    8.31.20 GT | Sox @ Twins | 7:10PM CT

    Eloy wasn’t backing up Madrigal’s bad throw
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    Jose Abreu Appreciation Thread

    Not sure if MLB will change the amount of PA required to qualify for a batting title, but by the current rules it would take 187 PA in these 60 games to be proportional to a 162 season. TA7 should appear in the rankings this weekend, as he works off the games he missed. His .345 would put him in 2nd place right now. DJ Lamehue is hitting over .400 but continues on the IL and may not qualify by seasons end. Jose is batting .320.
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    8-23 GT: Sox @ Cubs (1:20pm)

    I’d like to think the Sox would have brought in Bummer to blow away Schwarber in the 6th. We miss him badly.
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    Jim Thompson

    Legend has it Big Jim actually moved the clock dial back an hour to keep the session alive in order to close the deal.
  10. And you can take that downtown and PRINT IT!!
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    FutureSox Dane Dunning feature

    There are still service time considerations with Dunning. The Super 2 deadline usually falls in mid June which would equate to about game 25 on this year’s schedule. Not that they want to rush him anyhow. Maybe Jimmy Lambert was brought along too soon after his TJ.
  12. Record most walks in a shutout: AL, Lefty Gomez 11. NL, Vinegar Bend Mizell 9.
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    Rodon to IL, Basabe DFA’d, Lail called up

    Rodon might not have a shoulder problem at all. He cited neck pain. A cervical disk irritation often felt in the shoulder. We can hope.
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    8/2 Sox vs Royals GT

    A career WAR of 10 is about average for a #4 pick. If Nick can manage 2 WAR per season, that would be a successful pick.
  15. Cain won’t be paid for the rest of the season. Only those who won’t play because of special vulnerabilities to the virus, ie pregnancy or underlying health condition, will be granted pay and service time. Trout could probably opt out with pay due to his newborn.
  16. I would think if the season were canceled they would just scrub all the stats. Sorry Nelson Cruz.
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    7.22.20 | Brewers @ White Sox | 7:10PM CT

    I’m emotional at the sight of Grandal pulling in 4 strikes for him.
  18. Surely the Sox will option him out to start 2021 so that he can see some live action at AAA. If they hold him out till late May the team should get 5 and 2/3rds years of control left, the way I understand it.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Clayton Kershaw got a $200M contract extension after 2 Cy Youngs, probably something the WS wouldn’t do. Rodon was no Kershaw, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think he could have gotten close to $100M/ 5 years extension after his first 2 solid seasons.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Carlos Rodon’s career is in real jeopardy with all the injuries he has had. He probably could have gotten $100M , 4 years ago on an extension. Sure Boras works for him and sure Boras has been pumping him up for a big payday in free agency. Boras can afford a few busts, whereas the individual could lose generational wealth.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Would you rather have $50M-$100M guaranteed, or flip a coin for $200M or bust with Boras? His refusal to extend is bad money management for his clients. I wouldn’t sign with him.
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    2020 Draft: Day 2 Discussion

    Crochet should know there might not even be a college season next year. Then what for him? A little lost leverage here.
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    Field of Dreams Game Cancelled

    Field of Dreams game may be the only game played in 2020. They’ll get 50 million people watching on Tv. World Series trophy on hand. 1 game to win it all!
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    2020 Hall of Fame Voting

    I always thought Ryne Sandburg wasn’t worthy of the HOF. Not in the top 100 in career hits, HR, RBIs, Runs, SB and others. He always lead the league in clean uniforms , though. His 60 WAR is 8 less than Lou Whitaker’s 68.