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    Sox @ Reds: Spring Training Opener (Cease)

    Bilasport did it. Thanks !!!
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    Sox @ Reds: Spring Training Opener (Cease)

    How are you hearing it? Every station, link I try redirects me to iheart Fox Sports talk? What am I doing wrong?
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    Sox @ Reds: Spring Training Opener (Cease)

    Let's be honest here. Pretty much what all of us are doing is hanging around and waiting to see what happens when Robert bats again.
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    Sox @ Reds: Spring Training Opener (Cease)

    I'm following on MLB.com game tracker, so not too confident on exactly what's happening. But it seems like our pitchers have hit and taken out two Cincy batter, including Matt Davidson. I don't think the Reds are liking us too much right now. Could anyone get this on the radio? I tried on the Cincy station, but all I get is general sports talk.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    One could also make a valid argument that Puig could do much more damage to our club than our current right fielder could ever do, even if that current right fielder fell apart completely. One could also make a valid argument that our current right fielder has a much greater upside without any of the potentials downsides.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    What happens when Puig takes Viagra? He stands up straighter and gets taller. The guy is total dick. We do not want this cancer in our clubhouse. Have you read the stuff his Dodger teammates say about him? The guy is not swag, he's a cancer. And let's say we sign him for just one year? What then becomes his agenda? Is it winning? No, that become secondary, at best, to his getting himself on Sports Center, building his value, and signing a big multi-year contract after next year. And for a guy with a well-documented history of selfishness, we do not want this in our clubhouse.
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    2020 Hall of Fame Voting

    The thing about Schilling is this. Racism is not a political opinion. Sending out memes and tropes that disenfranchises and advocate violence against the media, muslims, and the LGBTQ community is not a political opinion. Doing that sort of behavior is morally wrong and against what freedom in America stands for. Yes, Schilling has the right to express his opinion, but racism and attacking various minorities is wrong, morally wrong. And there is a morals clause to getting into the Hall of Fame. Schilling should never get in.
  8. One of the major points people on here keep talking about concerning Grandal is how great he is at pitch framing. About how he can turn balls into strikes and really help his pitchers. For a couple reasons, I really have a hard time believing that pitch framing can really work that often or really be important. I just finished watching a video on youtube with Tyler Flowers and some coach and I get it a little better. But the coach made that claim in the video that a good framer, can take a pitch four inches outside the zone and get it called a strike. I find that really hard to believe. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I need some things explained to me. First of all, it seems like for framing to work, the home plate umpire would have to be extremely naive. How is it realistic for the umpire, who has umpired probably a 1,000 games before getting to the majors not to be aware of that catcher's glove movement, the umpire not to see this movement and know what the catcher is doing and ignore it. I don't see how this can possibly work with an experienced umpire. Now, when I watch the game on TV, I'm not seeing the pitch form behind the plate, but from the center field camera. But when I watch the games at home from that camera, it is so obvious that the catcher is jerking the ball back over the plate; it is so obvious. I can't believe an umpire could be fooled by that movement and call a strike. Also, my second reason, I umpired some for little league when I was in high school. When I was behind the plate, I concentrated on the ball moving right over the plate, looking to see if the white of the ball caught any of the white of the plate. I had no idea what the catcher was doing as he caught the ball. I wouldn't be aware that the catcher missed the ball unless he suddenly jumped up to find it or go get it. All I saw was the ball as it came in from the pitcher and crossed the plate. I'm not saying there's no way framing can't help, but I am dubious that framing can really make much of a difference and I certainly don't think that framing can change a ball several inches off the plate into a strike.
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    Sox still looking at Puig?

    I agree with this guy 1000%. We don't need him; selfish players are a cancer in the clubhouse.
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    Sox still looking at Puig?

    Puig is a selfish dick. Don’t get him; you don’t want a cancer in the clubhouse.
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    What is cash considerations ?

    When the Cubs got Nick Castellanos from the Tigers, it was for two minor league pitchers and "Cash considerations". In the last two years, it seem the Cubs have traded for a lot of guys and given up "cash considerations". Are the Cubs giving cash? Are they getting cash? What does that mean? Is this just another way the Cubs are buying players? And if so, is it considered as part of their (already ridiculously high) payroll?
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    Yolmer contemplates not being on the Sox

    More than Mendick has ever done in the minors, especially defensively. I agree with others, if he'll take 3 million a year, I'd keep him.
  13. I know that I have posted on here that I want to replace Renteria. But I really don't think, especially lately, that he has been given a chance to win. I believe that a lot of his player/ personal moves are being dictated to him by the front office. My best examples are pitching Covey and Herrera. This goes beyond this shit roster; I think many of his decision (like starting Covey or putting out Herrera) were forced upon him. Seriously, who would want to see Covey or Herrera pitch from any dugout which is trying to win? I have to believe there are many inaudible (and a few audible ones) whenever either of those two take the mound. And Renteria's might be silent, but I would bet it's there. Do you really think he wanted to keep putting Yonder A. out there and batting him at cleanup? I can't believe it. I think Hahn would tell Ricky to bat Yonder and bat him at cleanup to justify the stupid signing. Someone posted on the game thread today about Moncada being pissed after today's game. I'm sure that he and a lot of the other players know that these personal decisions are not in the hands of the people in the dug out and that losses like today are being shoved up their asses by the front office.
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    White Sox final win total

    I don't usually do this, but I agree, somewhat with Parkman. I don't think they will shut any pitchers down because of innings, but this team has shut down. All that shit about Ricky's Boys never quit. That is such bullshit. They quit all the time; and Ricky leads the way. This team has quit. Just mailing it. Tim trying to win batting title, and Abreu trying to win RBI title, but no one gives a shit about winning anymore. That especially includes the front office and the coaches/manager. Every time you see Covey starting, or Herrera or Fry come in, that is manager/coaches and front office quite obviously telling the fans and players that they don't give a shit about winning any longer. No Madrigal or Robert, the same thing. The players are aware of it, so they've all now quit on the season. I predict 71 wins, wouldn't be surprised if we don't reach 70, this after being only two games under .500 at all-star break.
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    The Free Agent I want to sign more than any other

    So, are you the one that changed the title? That just put my name in it in the 3rd person without my consent? I did do the title without Girardi's name in an attempt to make people wonder and read the thread. To a degree, it was clickbait. But it was clearly stated as from Vilehoopster. To create a book title or newspaper or thread title that creates interest and makes people want to read it, that's called good writing. To be a forum administrator and change someone's words without their consent, that's called unethical.