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    I would love to get my hands on Wilson Contreras if he was a free agent. It was love at first sight. Sox can't afford to trade any assets. Reinsdorf has to give up.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Cubs out of their minds to even consider trading Contreras. White Sox equally as foolish if they don't at least look into acquiring him.
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    Predict the Market: FA Contracts

    All these rumors about block-buster trades are floating about. To paraphrase the late, great Don Cornelius: You can bet your last money, it won"t involve Reinsdorf, honey....
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    We can talk over it, under it and through it but it still comes down to the same damn thing. Nothing is going to happen unless ownership decides to seriously upgrade the vetted talent level in the front office, in the dugout and on the field. He got his cost-contained, lightening in a bottle, one-hit wonder in 2005. He is among the rare sports owners on this planet to have won world championship in two different major sports. He is no longer thirsty. He is content in keeping the fanbases in a perpetual state of hunger and thirst. Kenny-Hahn and Gar-Pax should be distant memories by now. They're still here. What else do we need to know ?
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    Yolmer wins a GG

    That's funny
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    If I was Jose I'd take heed of ELITE NBA Free Agent Anthony Davis on whether he consider signing with the Bulls: Anthony said he wants to concentrate on winning a championship... OUCH !! Right between the eyes Reinsdorf....LMAO. Oh the sycophants / apologists will come out of woodwork now to defend Dear Chairman...
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    JDM staying in Boston

    These guys have a limited window to set themselves up for the rest of lives. Few (if any) choose championship potential over cold hard cash. Had P.T. Barnum 2.0 offered Manny and/or Bryce the most money, they would be playing for us. The same will true for any other FA that is or will be out there. I'd love to see Cole and Stras come in and anchor this pitching staff. What a breath-taking starting rotation that could be. Alas, I have no faith he will ever treat this team as the major market powerhouse it should have always been. Barnum 2.0 is not a sportsman. He's an egotistical businessman who gets off on owning sports teams and has determined how to make boatloads of cash without being remotely competitive. The Jordan era set him up for life - given the Bulls haven't been to the Finals in 20 years. It may another 20 years before they get there again as elite NBA difference makers avoid playing for Reinsdorf en masse. His schtick is the circus of sporting events which distracts from the reality on the field/court. And he is not the only owner that utilizes this paradigm. He does excel at it though. And to his many apologists, I was a Sox/Bulls fan before him and will be one after him.
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    Cole or Strasburg?

    But they'll have a seat at the table.
  9. Whoopie !! The 2020 march for 2nd place is off to rousing start. Well Done !!
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Well if the results of his 38 year tenure as placeholder isn't enough of a "sample size" to answer that question for folks, nothing is. P.T. Barnum 2.0's staunch (and lordy are they staunch) apologists and sycophants just can"t get passed that reality. No one is ever going to accuse him of having built a MLB juggernaut. I've seen Halley's Comet more than I seen the Sox even in September contention for post-season play. For whatever reason, the White Sox since their incorporation have just not been blessed with great ownership. Their success has come despite ownership. Bo Jackson has commented the 93 White Sox were just a couple of players short; insinuating that team could have gone to the Series with a little more help. They also seem to historically come up short - perhaps more by design than I would have ever imagined. And it isn't just about 200 million dollar payrolls - obviously. It"s a culture of pursuing excellence. The White Sox should be among the desired destinations for elite free agent difference makers. It isn"t. We should assume and frankly expect the major market White Sox will be in September contention from year to year. And I said CONTENTION. Barnum 2.0 should be able to at least carrot string us along that friggin far. Who knows what may happen after that ? Look no further than the Dodgers-Nats Division Series.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Give me a friggin break. This man has own the Sox for 38 years and has exactly 5 playoff appearances to show for it. With his ever-changing metrics we've been in a perpetual state of rebuilding since he took the keys from Veeck. Meanwhile he and that cabal continue to laugh at us all the way to the bank. Hell yeah he said it. Ironically, Reinsdorf stopped trying to follow his own advice years ago. The Chicago American League Ballclub Inc is exactly where he wants them to the glee of his investor$. And he must in absolute heaven over the charade he has going at the UC.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    My bad. But it fits Reinsdorf to a tee, dude. You Reinsdorf apologists are breath-taking. LMAO !!
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    He did the same thing when he infuriated Bulls fans by saying he'd trade all his Bulls Championships for one World Series Championship. First he denied it then he admitted it was a stupid thing to say. But whatever type of mambo he did in 2005 with that one year revival of Damn Yankees, it must have included all past and future Bulls Championships because that team is light years from returning to the Finals
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Agree. There will no denying his intentions by the time Spring Training rolls around.