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  1. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Yes, too much paper "Loss" in 2020...
  2. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I think his take had more to with not expecting anything new from JR and less to do with people expecting the Dodgers/Yankees. People go to that extreme because when you think of spending money, you think of those teams, who also happen to have a completely different view than JR where spending is concerned. I wouldn't take it too literally to the point where he's saying that's what people expect. With JR, don't expect the unexpected. That said, I 100% agree with you. JR is in a large market and operates like a small market team, without the perks of actually being a small market team. It's a joke and I look forward to when he sells the team.
  3. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I'd say outside of his few really solid defensive years, Eaton pretty much grades-out as an average RF depending on what metrics you're looking at. I don't think I've seen "bad" but by no means is he setting the world on fire. I wouldn't say he has no power but he's not Joc in that category. No question about that.
  4. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Agree. Well said.
  5. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Outside of two very very strong defensive seasons, he's been pretty consistent on that front overall. Where his value seems to vary is based on health. When he's healthy, he seems to have solid output. When he's not, like a lot of players when they're not healthy, he doesn't. As you alluded to in a previous post, I think his value will live and die this season on his health. Platooning with Engel and maybe even getting some time at DH should help in this area. It'll be interesting.
  6. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Joc is a platoon player. If the Sox signed him, he would have platooned with Engel and likely did some DHing. Anything outside of a platoon and Joc is highly exposed and loses a ton of value. I would have liked Joc, but I'm not privy to what his ask is. I have no issue with the Eaton deal and it shouldn't hinder another signing IMO.
  7. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Have at it, man. Judge away. My point was it doesn't make a difference at this point. He's the manager, with his views, hypocrisy, and everything else. I am not criticizing your right to have an opinion and share it. You should share it. But we all know TLR's flaws. He certainly wasn't my managerial choice. It just gets to a point where we're beating a dead horse and things start to get conflated. A $7M low-end, low-risk/high-reward free agent signing becomes a TLR political issue somehow simply due to some snowball of negativity regarding personnel decisions. Yes, he judged Kaepernick and his stance, likely for the same reason why you judge TLR's view. He found it flawed when Kaepernick put himself out there and passed his own judgments. Again, all within his right. Where TLR hiding behind no comment is concerned, maybe he does have something to say about it down the line. Maybe he should man-up and say something when the time is right. My guess now, he's told by his legal counsel not to comment during a pending case. That's pretty standard. Hopefully, he addresses what needs to be addressed when that time is right and takes responsibility for things he needs to.
  8. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I don't think Eaton plays 150 games. But between Eaton/Engel platoon, if healthy, I think you can collectively be looking at 3 Wins, maybe slightly above, which would be huge in RF. Especially when compared to the production in RF the Sox have been getting.
  9. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    But people are bringing it up now. He's allowed to have an opinion, whether people like it or not. No different than Kaepernick sharing his opinion in the way he has. Nobody asked him, he just did it. Good, bad, or indifferent. He has that right too.
  10. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    It's weird people bring up politics regarding players/managers... Honestly, who cares. There's likely a relatively high percentage of players in MLB that agree with TLR's views and a high percentage that don't --- good, bad, or indifferent. I'm not really sure what Eaton's politics are, and I don't care.😂
  11. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Yes, because guys like TA have an issue speaking their mind... What's reprehensible are some of these overdramatic takes over a low risk/high upside, $7M free agent signing. 😂
  12. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I don't care what their politics are. A lot of athletes are assholes for one reason or another. Eaton regressed from the 2019 season through the 2020 season. All 41 games... I'm willing to take a low-risk/high-reward bet on a turnaround. I was not a fan of the TLR hire at all. I'm still not. But he's the manager now. He can manage the clubhouse, handle the basics, and let the team do their thing. TLR and a $7M Eaton signing aren't changing my positive outlook on this team overall. There's way too much to look forward to between the players, talent in the minor league system, and even new hires on the coaching staff, Katz, Cairo, Duncan... All solid choices with positive marks across baseball.
  13. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Yes, several of the players were consulted prior.
  14. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    You pretty much just cracked the case where the disingenuous visual propaganda is concerned. Even leaving in 2020, simply taking into account that it was 41 games/176 PAs pretty much tells you what you need to know about the big drop-off.
  15. Stealth G.O.A.T.

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Yeah, not really... The low-end hysteria people are having over a $7M low-risk, high reward OF signing is bordering on bizarre at this point. It isn't 2016 anymore. People change. Plus Eaton was hardly the only issue on the 2016 team. He also happened to be one of the few who actually performed at a high level, ultimately netting the Sox Giolito, Lopez, and now Lynn (through Dunning) because of it. LaRouche was a cry baby and sucked in 2015. Sale (who I highly regard) was a little asshole much of that season. Frazier was a total blowhard who only escaped the fire because of his reputation in Cincy that carried over. Ventura couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag. There were a few others as well. The point is, there was plenty of blame to go around. The whole 2016 season was a shit show. Now I saw a few comments about Eaton being the one shipped out after the season to change the clubhouse culture, etc. The reality is, Eaton (with Sale and Quintana) was one of the only White Sox players who actually had real value that could net high-end talent from other teams. We saw that with the Eaton and Sale trades, and Q the following year. I'm sure Hahn and KW know exactly who Eaton was and who he is now. Respectfully, I just think people need to relax over the signing. It is not going to make or break anything this season where the Sox are concerned. Worst-case scenario, between Eaton/Engel, the Sox get much better numbers out of RF than they have in previous seasons, far exceeding the $7M Eaton price tag and $600K Engel price tag.
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