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    Offseason Thread

    Ryan McMahon stinks. He's about as replaceable as a player gets. Trading assets for him would be crazy. Cesar Hernandez is arguably a better option than Ryan McMahon.
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    RON IN 2019: Thinking of cheering for the Cubs next year

    Welcome back, Ron!
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    Offseason Thread

    Are we talking about the same Ryan McMahon? I understand the Coors effect hurts your away numbers, but the guy hit 227 with a 723 OPS. I'll pass on trading for another Cesar Hernandez. In his career he's a career 211 hitter away from Coors Field with a 76 wRC+. People talking about him like he's the next coming of Trevor Story and the Rockies are going to rebuild around him.
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    Offseason Thread

    McMahon had a 776 OPS playing in Colorado and has never had a wRC+ over league average (100). Why the heck would the Sox want to acquire him? Sox are talking about trying to upgrade and win a title and Soxtalk is talking about bringing in Caesar Hernandez LIGHT.
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    Sox playoff tickets on Sale Wed 2pm

    Yeah, I know there is some delay in the days they give you because your bank/card may not process refunds with that great frequency, but if they haven't finalized the payment via fintech they can run a reversal in their system, and then process the payout and as soon as their system batches out their card payments for that day, the zero should be presented in your account.
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    Sox playoff tickets on Sale Wed 2pm

    This is always how I feel about these things. There's never any problem getting the money instantly, but when it comes to returning it there's always some absurd lag in the world of banking and online purchases. There are ways to pull funds from accounts without processing the payment into your account; leaving it in limbo so you can refund it as easily as you pulled it out. Of course no one does things like that though. It's the same reason you'll buy something with a card on a Friday and it may not post to your account until Monday as the business may not process via a fintech system the money fully until sunday night/monday.
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    Pass the sick bucket

    The Sox were somehow worse at every managerial impacted area this year than they were last: Overall Defense - much worse Outfield decision making/cut off men - Much worse Base running - Worse Bunting - sheesh Shifting - Ouch bullpen management - whoooops Players loved Ricky too. Tony probably sat in his office and let them do whatever they wanted most of the day. There certainly wasn't any accountability or progress in clean crisp baseball under La Russa.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Tony larussa deserves zero sympathy for his alcohol usage and chosing to drink and drive. He faced zero responsibility
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Yeah, poor Tony, he's really suffered immense consequences for alcohol and his decision making
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Do you even remember what you typed 10 minutes ago? You highlighted and bolded the following in the post you responded to: Do you realize how poor your judgement has to be, to drive so drunk, that you FALL ASLEEP at the wheel you then went on some diatribe about legal limits in Arizona and told the poster he didn't know what he was talking about and didn't understand science. What the poster said was 100% accurate. Tony la russa was so drunk he passed out at the wheel. He wasn't wrong and your post was nonsense. Thanks.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Guys, I was drunk driving but I'm an alcoholic so it's cool.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=2807935 Tlr fell asleep at the wheel for his first dui. It appears you struggle with facts.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    I've explained why, given the volume of balls in play and the amount of plays that are effected by the shift (there has been a very small decrease in BABIP), but there's no point in presenting it to you since you're not really one who is willing to listen and understand the math behind it.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Yes, Tony has shown a real willingness to listen to others thoughts and ideas throughout his career.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    We're really reaching with the term advanced analytics and the distance of the fence.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    Could have used Zach this post season that's for sure.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    This cannot be a serious comment. Tony LaRussa is literally on record saying data is great and all, but at the end of the day he trust "observational" analytics... which is a stupid fancy way of saying he trusts the eye test and his gut. Last year, with Ricky in charge and shifting on 30% of plays, the White Sox ranked SECOND in baseball in DRS. This year, with LaRussa in charge and shifting 20% of AB's, The White Sox ranked third from LAST in baseball in DRS. Fielding analytics are volatile, but they're not that volatile. This team took a 20 year step back by hiring LaRussa to run the team. Calling Tony La Russa one of the pioneers of analytics in baseball is one of the most delusional things I've ever read.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    The Sox are who they always have been; sure they "rebuilt" but that was a concession Jerry could live with because it saved them some money. They'll always be the "serious talking" half-assed walking organization when it comes to operating like a contender. They have always talked the talk, but they don't walk the walk. The organization is riddled with nepotism, the "advancements" and tech were just getting 5 years behind other teams instead of being 10, and the payroll is going to be the same spend high at positions that high doesn't cost much so you can claim you were playing with the big boys. The Sox won't pony up big cash to supplement the core like they claimed, instead they'll claim that cash was used to keep the core... whatever that means. Fact is, the Sox don't know how to act like big boys, and their owner is stuck in a game that existed three decades ago. As long as LaRussa is in charge, we'll continue to see shit like this: 28 Chicago White Sox -12 -21 -6 -14 3 2 0 7 -11 3 14 -5 -40 29 New York Yankees -10 -5 -7 -12 -5 -15 -5 -5 6 -1 16 2 -41 30 Philadelphia Phillies 10 -8 -9 4 -11 -18 -9 0 -9 -9 9 -4 -54 White Sox -40 defensive runs. 20% shifts compared to league average of 30% and compared to 46% from Astros and 50% from Dodgers. As long as the Sox have a dinosaur in the dugout, they'll continue playing a game that hasn't existed since the Mesozoic era.
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    Nitengale: La Russa "definitely" returning to the Sox

    It's funny to see the Tony stans, like CTSF, explode and say enough is enough in the game threads, and then come running back with their tail between their legs claiming there's no point in doing anything.... Imagine if Chitown had this same energy when Ricky was manager when he demanded over and over again that Ricky get replaced and fired, no questions asked.
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    Sox Acquire Kimbrel; Madrigal, Heuer to Cubs

    Oh I know, the guy I responded too was ripping the Grandal contract.
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    Offseason Thread

    So they pitched him with greater frequency because they were worried about stressing the hamstring? Huh? If anything spreading his appearances out would be beneficial for the muscle.
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    Sox Acquire Kimbrel; Madrigal, Heuer to Cubs

    Seriously, what is wrong with people? Grandal was worth his contract this year despite getting hurt and missing 6 weeks. I swear to god people will complain about anything. Grandal just had one of the highest wRC+ for a catcher in MLB history this year.
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    Offseason Thread

    Before the injury, Kopech made 14 appearances, of those 14 appearances only three were 1 inning, 5 were more than 2 innings. In July and August after he returned, Kopech made 20 appearances, of those 20 only THREE were over 1 inning, and of those three one was for 1 1/3. The Sox executed the plan exactly as they wanted, and it is very clear they did not want his innings to go above the level he reached. They waited until September 15th to let Kopech throw more than 35 pitches in an outing. He reached 70 innings, which was quite obviously - to me at least - the goal they wanted him to reach. Why obvious? Because they had two months between July and August to give him more innings but they chose to make him a one inning guy during that period of time.
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    Offseason Thread

    If the spin is tight, I wouldn't say this is true; as long as he's releasing from the same point. Sliders travel on the same plane even longer than change ups. They are both really effective pitches, but again... your last point states the level of mismanagement. It's very very difficult to throw 3 pitches out of the bullpen as a one inning guy. It's very infrequent you have a feel for all three pitches in your first inning. You find feel for pitches as games progress. By throwing Kopech 1 inning for so long, you basically forced him to scrap the change up. There was no time for experimentation given his role
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    Offseason Thread

    The logic you are presenting here makes no sense... Stretching Kopech out and expanding his innings was derailed by a hamstring injury... also, they could have stretched him out towards the end of the year but then he wouldn't have been available for the post season. So... how did the hamstring derail stretching him out if he couldn't be stretched out anyway without losing postseason eligibility? It can't be both. And the excuse that the injury prevented them from doing something they clearly never had any plans on doing is nonsense imo. People insinuating he wasn't stretched out because of that injury are simply making things up and drawing their own conclusions without an inkling of evidence. The Sox managed Kopech how they did, it was poorly, and based on that mismanagement they don't deserve the benefit of the doubt that they would have done it correctly if not for some 2 week hamstring injury.
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