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    Will Strasburg opt out? thread

    IMO, you go hard after Ryu, Wheeler, Bumm while everyone else works on Strasburg and Cole. Were not going to outbid others and I'd hate to lose out on the 2nd tier guys while we mess around with Strasburg and Cole. Then quickly focus on RF and DH. I'd like for us to strike early on SP, DH, and RF. Then move focus to BP.
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    Kyle Schwarber?

    The best I would offer a DH is a 2-3 year contract. I dont want to trade any of our talent towards a DH. Only way I'd do this is if for some dumb reason they took our trash (Palka, Cordell, etc.) which wont happen.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Like who? I dont see them getting Cole. You thinking Stras? TBH, add a couple of BP arms, and I'd be excited with just what you posted even if the idea of Castellanos in RF scares me (Only bc we would have Eloy in LF). I can just see injuries to LuBob bc of those two.
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    2020 Coaching Changes

    I dont see why Cooper would retire now when next year and 21 might finally have some decent teams. He is "only" 63. My guess is we see Capra gone. Bring up Omar.
  5. No. It would take too much and he would leave as a FA after next year. Unless its a trade and sign which we know would not happen.
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    The Official Too Soon Mock Off Season Thread

    I would rather not trade the few chips we have. Our minors are not stacked with talent. We have plenty of $ to spend. In RF I would take any of Ozuna, Dickerson, Puig. I dont want Castellanos bc of his poor D. We dont need Eloy and him at corners in the OF. SP I' take 2 of Odorizzi, Wheeler, Ryu, Keuchel.... of course, if a FA Stras should be the first target. Cole is not happening w/ the teams that will be going after him. Grandal should be a target. Grab a couple of BP arms. Yolmer should be replaced by Mendick. Use the Yolmer $ towards the above.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Why sign Yolmer when Mendick has so far (i know, small sample size) proven himself? Way cheaper. Yolmer can play D but his bat is blah. Also.... isnt he a FA in 20? I'd take Gardner over what we have but hopefully that's not at the top of their plans.
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    Game Thread 09/20/19 - Sox @ DET

    I'm bought in on TA, Moncada, Cease, Eloy, Gio. The main person I'm all about now is Collins. I want him to solve our LH OBP problem.
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    Gio out for remainder of 2019

    Good move and nothing to be concerned of. Give Cease another 2 games and shut him down too.
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    2020 RF options

    You don't think they'll give that job to Collins? Based on how they're are using him I assumed next year he plays mostly DH and backs up 1st and C.
  11. No sense. Let Mendick play.
  12. No Mendick in back to back games. Smh
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    JD Martinez

    I highly doubt the Sox get JDM. But if we do it better not also include us locking up Abreu. I love Abreu and what he has done for us but in the end we have to make smart baseball moves. Lock up JDM and sign Abreu to a 1 yr deal. Then I want Vaughn up in 21.... Maybe I'd be OK with 1 2 yr deal for him so he can be with us when we're legit in 21. But we're too loyal and Abreu has had a good season. We will sign him to a 3 yr deal and Vaughn comes up at some point this year. Realistically we will be focusing on a RF, 2 SP with hopefully one being a TOR guy, and BP help.
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    And That's a Mendick Impersonates Timmy White Sox Winner !

    I am hoping Mendick continues to play well and replaces Sanchez in '20. He can be the starting 2nd baseman until we bring up Madrigal. Then he moves to the bench and subs for SS, 2nd, and 3rd.
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    9/8 | LAAAAAA @ Sox | Barria vs Cease | 1:10pm

    Shame Mendick wasn't brought up earlier for us to see what he is. Hopefully Sanchez doesn't take any at bats from him the remainder of the season. Looks like he can play SS, 2nd, and 3rd?
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    8/26 Games

    Is he a legit contender to be up next year? I feel like everyone is ready to hand Vaughn and Collins first. Could Sheets force our hand to give him first/DH at bats?
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    Ivan Nova open to re-signing with the Sox

    I'd be open to it. We need 6-7 starters next year. Can you really count on Kopech to give you 150+ coming back from TJS? Will Cease be on a innings limit? The only sure things in the rotation next year are Gio, Cease, Lopez. We need to make priority #1 getting a top 5 SP FA, but after that we still need a Nova type that gives a good offense a shot and eats innings. Gio FA (Cole > Stras >Bum > Wheeler > Ryu) Kopech (how will he come back from surgery + inn limits) Cease (innings limit?) Lopez Nova Rodon (hopefully)
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    Game Thread 8/7/19 - Sox @ Detroit

    I think I would be OK with Goins replacing Yolmer as our sub. Him and L. Garcia give us some flexibility. I'd also take Abreu back if we cant/don't sign someone better to DH. I just want him off 1st base and he needs to be OK with it.
  19. Voted 21. But I wouldn't be shocked if we compete next year with a couple of additions and more development from our key guys.
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    Madrigal Promoted to AAA

    I am pretty much in the middle of this. I get having them come up to get some MLB experience. I get keeping them down to save a year of service. But I am not so sure your argument is why I would bring them up. As you stated, Eloy has been here since day 1 and he's still struggling at the plate. Gio struggled all of last year. Moncada too. Do you think bringing up Madrigal and Robert for a couple months will make that big of a difference in how they will play in '20 when it took Gio/Yo a year and Eloy hopefully a year? IMO if Madrigal and Robert succeed right out the gate in '20 it wont be bc we brought them up to the majors for a month/2months. It'll be bc they simply adjusted to MLB quicker than the above mentioned.
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    Yermin Mercedes

    Reed 0/4 with 4ks. Why are we still playing him when we could give Benz a try?
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    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    I want Cole. It would be amazing. But I dont think we NEED him to win. At some point into the season we should have the below team. If we add players the caliber of Bumm/Wood/Wheeler in the rotation, a RF, and a couple of set up men were fine. I would also like a Marco Gonzales type SP added. I believe RA/Jerry will make moves like these. Rotation: Gio, Kopech, Bumm, Cease, Lopez, Gonzales (you get Rodon at some point and get a Gonzales type SP to limit the innings of Cease and Kopech) BP: Colome, Bummer, Fry, Herrera........... add some more pieces. Do we put Rodon in the pen? C> McCaan/Collins 1b> Vaughn/Collins DH> Collins/FA (maybe Abreu if he accepts an extension) 2nd> Madrigal SS> Anderson 3rd> Moncada OF> Robert, Eloy, FA At best that's a contender. At worst that will be a fun team to watch that should grow into a contender in 2021 which IMO was the year we alll should have kept an eye on anyway.
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    7/30 Games

    How was he at his age?
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    My prediction We get Gannet to play 2nd until Madrigal is ready then he becomes a super sub (if we fail Leury holds 2nd until Madrigal is ready) We land one of Castellanos/Puig/Ozuna to man RF. Eventual OF of FA/Robert/Eloy We land a SP the caliber of Bum/Wood. Rotation of Gio, Kopech, Cease, FA, Lopez (I would like some Nova type SP/s since Kopech/Cease will be on innings limits. We sign some BP help I could live with the lineup below and the above rotation for 2020. If we start to contend I think that's when top tier FAs may think about signing with us in '21 which is when I truly think we start to take over the central. C. McCann/Collins 1st/DH. Abreu/Collins/Vaughn DH. Abreu/Collins 2nd. Scooter/Madrigal SS. Anderson 3rd. Moncada OF. FA/Robert/Eloy
  25. Do I think we will sign Cole? No. We will try and get outbid. But I do think they will start bringing in tier 2 level FA to fill in the gaps. If we can get continued growth from the mentioned players and add Madrigal, Vaughn, Robert, etc. I feel like we can become relevant. I think in '21 we can also leverage some of our minor leaguers to trade for pieces. Trying to stay positive lol
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