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HollywoodTim

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  1. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Congrats to Madrigal on the 4 hit game. I hope he is a .300 hitter.
  2. HollywoodTim

    8/2 Sox vs Royals GT

    You are not drafting experienced MLB players in the draft. The Rule 4 draft isn't Free Agency. Nobody really knows what they are getting which is why typically you shoot for ceiling and get burned, rather than shooting for floor and risking being burned when the player with the higher ceiling you thought hard about but passed on, makes it in another organization. In fairness to MLB execs however, there is no ability to trade down in the draft. It kind of forces execs to do things at places they might not want to in a perfect world. Maybe if Madrigal is the guy you like most at 4, and you aren't crazy about it, you'd otherwise trade down to pick up an additional asset.
  3. HollywoodTim

    8/2 Sox vs Royals GT

    Good game from Madrigal. I agree compeletly with Harold here. I think he's David Eckstein. I hope he's better. I understand that most players drafted anywhere do not make it, but I think they did miss the chance to develop a higher ceiling player. If there's a real difference maker available, then I would trade him. Otherwise, what's done is done, and he's here now, so I hope he's an above average everyday player.
  4. HollywoodTim

    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Hey that's 2 popups into the OF. Baby steps.
  5. HollywoodTim

    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Love the managing here by Ricky. That was a great spot to build Heuer's confidence and Ricky knew it and put him in. More than anything else, this is the kind of stuff a good manager has to do: trust his good young players and put them in positions to succeed. Between adding Heuer to the club and DFAing Herrera the Sox are really making some sharp moves with the pen, looking to the future.
  6. HollywoodTim

    Which career would you pick?

    Lots of guys fall off in the middle of what should be their primes after starting HOF tracks. The Sox have Eloy, Yoan, Robert and Vaughn that I could all see starting that HOF track. Vaughn's overall game might have the best staying power to accumulate seasons and counting stats. He would be my vote as a result but he's not on the list.
  7. HollywoodTim

    Which career would you pick?

    You need to put Vaughn on your list. And you should make it MLB career instead of White Sox to take the money / contract stuff out.
  8. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    The worthiness of promotion has been compared, which is exactly what I was referencing in my post. You didn't read what I said or you can't comprehend. So I say again, please, repeat the fourth grade.
  9. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Exactly what I said. I omitted the implication of the low ceiling but the rest of my post supplied that as context so I didn't think it was necessary. But yes, when considering the amount of hype applied to such a low ceiling player, even with the high floor, I can't think of anyone since at least Lance Broadway that has been so unnecessarily overhyped as Madrigal has been.
  10. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    You think the comparisons I make or those comparisons which I have been accused of making, make a bad look for me. But in actuality, your fourth grade level of reading comprehension is the real bad look, and it's one you will unfortunately have to live with.
  11. HollywoodTim

    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    I also agree on Vaughn being the best hitter in the org. He won't get to prove it until next year but he will be that guy IMO as soon as 2021 and as late as 2022. If you want to talk about players who are or who have recently been **really** MLB ready in all aspects of the game, but who are or were being held back in Schaumburg/minors, Vaughn is the guy at the top of the list and there's a big gap between him and the next guy. And the next guy is Dunning anyway.
  12. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    I didn't follow the draft the year Madrigal was selected so I didn't really have an opinion. What I had read about him made me think a lot like Dominikk85 right up until February or so if this year. But once I saw him play my opinion completely changed. That said, I hope he develops enough pop. I don't care much about the HR totals though. It's really about being able to drive the ball into the gap and hit them off the wall, etc. I want to see hard line shots around the diamond and I don't really want him hitting the ball that much in the air. He'll be an easy out that way. I think Merrifield is really pie-in-the-sky ATM but I would love it if that happened. I think the Sox should have him on the trade block. I'm really wondering about how long before the Pads are willing to eat a bunch of money to make Manny Machado go away. That will happen and my guess is that the rumors start this offseason. Madrgial's not the worse guy to have. He should outperform his salary for his first 4 years in the league and that leaves flexibility elsewhere, but if there is a long-term solution in RF or an ace SP available, he's absolutely in the trade offer for me. And even if it's like a 4-5 year solution type with some bad money on the end of it, but in the form of a real difference maker like a Machado, I would make that deal also. The Sox really don't need to save a lot of money during the period of time where Nick Madrigal is most likely to ourperform his salary.
  13. HollywoodTim

    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    I think overall Robert has been good enough in the box to hit leadoff at least on this team, but I'd rather he be in an RBI spot. I don't care though. More PAs is better. This team really doesn't have a true leadoff hitter.
  14. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    No.
  15. HollywoodTim

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Whatever. Go swallow Yerminnows.
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