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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I know I'm in the minority, but I think that a team absolutely should look at its MLB roster (and organization as a whole) when making a draft decision at the top of the first round, not just go with BPA. Two reasons for this. First, BPA is a subjective concept. When comparing a high school position player and a college pitcher, how do you determine which is the best player available? Apples to oranges. You can go off of ranking services (like Fangraphs), but those guys have all been wrong before and will be again. They have Abrams ranked higher than Lodolo, so Abrams is the BPA between the two? Just an opinion. Second, when you stick religiously to BPA (namely on the position side), you're bound to run into situations where you have to move guys off the best positions. This arguably happened last year when the Sox drafted Madrigal (who I personally thought was the BPA at 4). That put a lot of pressure on the Sox to move Moncada to third. That seems to have worked out, but it could have failed miserably. Had they signed Machado, what would the answer have been? Move Moncada to the outfield? Trade Madrigal? Anderson might be turning into an elite shortstop before our eyes. With the subjectivity of BPA, does it really make sense to draft Witt when Anderson's under team control for the next 6 years? A lot of Witt's value is in his defense at short (and similarly Anderson), and the Sox would have to move one of those guys.
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    Future White Sox Lineup #GetExcited

    It's hard to go wrong with any lineup construction when talking about these players, but I think I'd prefer this at the top: 1. Robert 2. Madrigal 3. Moncada 4. Jimenez I've always liked having a leadoff hitter with both power and speed. That puts the pressure on the starting pitcher from the very first pitch, and you can put your team up 1-0 one batter in. Plus, with Madrigal's contact skills, he seems like an ideal hit-and-run guy when Robert is on base, which they wouldn't be able to take advantage of nearly as much if Madrigal was leading off.
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    4/16 Games

    At what point do you take the kid gloves off. The Sox shouldn't be trying to insulate these guys from adversity. They should be throwing them into adversity to see who sinks and who swims. That's the point of the minor leagues. Are they really trying to develop platoon players here?!? Rutherford and Sheets should be playing every day. This is the time for them to be facing left handed pitchers. To find out if they suck against left handed pitching or not.
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    4/15 Games

    The second the Sox decide that Robert is ready for AA, they will promote him and make him the everyday CF in Birmingham. None of the guys you mention will have any bearing on that outcome regardless of how they are faring.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Not sure if I buy this, but could be true if the Royals really don't want to draft another 1B because of Pratto, and would rather go college than high school (they went college heavy last year).
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    Happy Dylan Cease day - 4/9 game thread

    Nolan Gorman may be the guy that teams look back on with regret for not drafting. I know he was in the conversation as a potential top 5 pick at one point before falling off. Right now he looks like he could be a star.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    I don't hate the idea of trying to strike an underslot deal with Nick Lodolo at #3. I'm not particularly enamored with either prep shortstop or the crop of college outfielders, and Andrew Vaughn has come back down to earth. I'm optimistic that the Sox will have a good offense in the near future. Pitching is what worries me.
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    Home Opener pushed to Friday

    Tomorrow has such a similar feel to 2017. The rain will be on and off, so there will be this constant tease that the game will be played. They may even take the tarp off and warm up..........then put the tarp back on because more rain is developing. Eventually it will be called. The Sox need to understand that they have discretion to postpone the game early and not go through this dog and pony show. A repeat of 2017 will just do more to damage the franchise and will cost them money in the long run.
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    Home Opener pushed to Friday

    I have opening day tickets but I will not be going tomorrow. I went on opening day 2017 and I will never do that again. If the Sox try to squeeze the game in and have poor attendance, it's their own damn fault. If they move the game to Friday either tonight or early tomorrow morning, then I will go on Friday and buy food/drinks.
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    Moncada has looked nothing short of great so far this year at third. He played all of 8 games for Boston, and committed 1 error.
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    Eloy officially got paid

    He'll be in the Opening Day lineup. They'll put someone on the DL with something between now and then.
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    Eloy officially got paid

    I think this is right. The rumored deal doesn't make a whole lot of sense under the current system. This move would seem to be in anticipation of changes to the CBA that would lead to higher and more fair salaries for younger players/those with less MLB service time. Also, we know that the Sox love cost-certainty. Being able to lock in Eloy's salary for the next 8 years is probably very appealing to them.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Just in case people want a laugh, here's the inevitable closure tweet.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I'm not going to dig through these threads, but I know Chris Camello tweets have been linked before and he was wrong.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    FWIW, in this timeline: Phillies = White Sox Dodgers = Yankees Giants = Padres It's just all so familiar.