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Everything posted by mqr

  1. A large chunk of that 40+ million was very much not spent for baseball reasons. I don't see a reason to get hung up on it. They got 5 WAR out of the 25 or so million on the non-machado family signings/trades. In fact, I'd say they got surplus value out of it.
  2. I don't disagree. But getting up in arms about every sound bite is pointless. His words mean nothing, just like every executive of every billion dollar organization in the world.
  3. This was a question that people were going to jump all over no matter what he said. There are people already mad about the offseason and it's August. "We are going to compete next year" - Lol prove it douchebag "We'll see how it goes" - Wow, more typical non-committal can kicking "We think we need more time" - This one may have actually been worth wasting energy on.
  4. Defensive metrics are notoriously finnicky and need massive sample sizes for true talent evaluation. Since 2013, the only first basemen with >3000 innings worse than Abreu in UZR/150 are Encarnacion, Morrison, Lind, Chris Carter, and the corpse of Ryan Howard. In 2018, he had the lowest UZR of any qualified first baseman despite playing about 100 innings less than the rest.
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    Moncada's ceiling

    I thought Anderson was going to be that kind of guy until this year. I suppose he still can be.
  6. 2 years is reasonable. But what freaks me out, is that if 2020 is the year that Jose totally crashes, there's no way Jerry moves on in 2021.
  7. I'd honestly rather have several of those guys for one year if my other option is signing Abreu for 3
  8. One is a very good young shortstop, and the other is a very bad old 1st basemen. It doesn't change the conversation at all.
  9. Idk if you've noticed this, but the White Sox are not a good baseball team.
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    Moncada's ceiling

    I can't get down with saying Luis Robert has 50 homer potential, but a guy with best in baseball level exit velos doesn't.
  11. Those guys aren't worth 1 second of discussion.
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    Is Giolito an ace?

    I mean, a gag reel of Trubisky throwing left went viral like a week ago.
  13. You're applying 2019 logic to 199whatever.
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    Is Giolito an ace?

    He's in the top ten on fangraphs and bbref before this game even gets logged. You have pretty stringent definitions of ace.
  15. mqr

    White Sox at Twinkees 8/21/19

    Giolito has now CGSO’d two of the three best lineups in baseball.
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    White Sox at Twinkees 8/21/19

    Didn’t fangraphs put out an article explaining why the breaking down was the mirage
  17. This is where I'm at. Need to have a way out.
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    Machado do-over

    No, but that doesn't mean the team's performance is weighing on the decision. Boras is going to tell him where the money is, and he's going to listen.
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    Machado do-over

    If he think's he can get more money he's going to opt out. How the nationals play has nothing to do with it.
  20. Well see how it goes, but they've made such an effort to add analytically minded people throughout the minors recently that I find it hard to believe this flies.
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    White Sox vs Twins 8/20/2019

    Was there any doubt he was getting a hold of one? He was all over every pitch he swung at.
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    White Sox vs Twins 8/20/2019

    Bennetti shouting out @mlbrandomstats has gotta be so cool for that kid
  23. One of the Mets coaches and Ricky saying something like this literally days apart is laugh out loud funny
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