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    International Signing Day is Here

    It's a pay only article, do you have any names from that list they are highlighting other than Pino?
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    Trevor Bauer Thread

    If we had the guts, everything would line up for the Sox in the pursuit of Bauer. We are team competing for a Championship for the next 4-5 years for sure. Our new pitching coach is very heavy into analytics. Generally speaking our team does a good job of allowing our players to market themselves and we promote that behavior. Tony LaRussa seems like the type of manager, of any manager in baseball, that would be willing to experiment with allowing a pitcher to pitch every 4th day, at least at some point throughout the season. The problem is we have a fairly cheap owner when it comes to pitching, rightfully so, because not many long term pitching, or hitting for that matter, have worked out for the teams. But this is the perfect place for Bauer based on what he has said he is looking for in a team.
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    '21 rules discussions

    I actually liked the 7 inning double headers, that is a double header that most baseball fans would attend and actually stay for both games. Even if it's a split double header with separate gates, one game is usually so under attended, it doesn't make sense to do it. The same can be said for true double headers. 7 inning double headers, why not stay for both games! I'm not a huge fan of the runner on 2nd, I'd prefer that maybe they do that in the 11th inning. Give each team 2 innings to win, and then go to the quicker ending. If they did that, it probably wouldn't affect more than 10 games a year. DH seems like a foregone conclusion eventually, just make it happen. I liked the expanded playoffs, more teams, means more fun for the fans. This is entertainment, right?
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Seager doesn't really fit, though I would take him with Marco... but I'd rather take back Haniger, if he's fully healthy he is an upgrade in RF and Eaton can be our 4th OFer.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Yeah I wouldn't be trading Madrigal for Plesac when we have some very good young pitching prospects already. Also, Heuer is a key in our current bullpen, doesn't make sense to make your bullpen weaker when trying to win. I would be okay sending any combination of Adolfo, Rutherford, Dalquist, Thompson.. pick a hitter and pitcher and I'd do that, but not sacraficing our starting 2B and Major league reliever.
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    Madrigal could be ready for opening day

    You all remember the catch that Robert missed in CF in the playoffs, right? If he'd had caught that ball we may have won that series. Yes, Madrigal made an error in the first inning that would have prevented 2 runs, and he didn't score when he should have, but he wasn't the only Rookie that affected the outcome of the playoff games. He is a great hitter, how many players hit over .300 in MLB? In the last 3 years there were 8, 10, 9 players in the AL that hit over .300. I feel like Madrigal is almost guaranteed to do that, why is that as valuable as 30 HR? Don't more base hits also create runs?
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    With Patino out of the mix and potentially Campusano... the depth of the Sox top 10 is better. And we have just as many high ranking guys in Vaughn, Kopech, Madrigal. It's not that far off.
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    They also played in a division that had 3 teams under .500 and against the AL West that had 4 teams under .500. The Sox played against the Central that sent 7 teams to the playoffs. Come at me with more than that!
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    Wrong, they do NOT! Gore - legitimate superstar potential - You could argue Kopech has the potential to be a true ACE too, AND Crochet Abrams - looks to be a legitimate prospect. Low power, high average (sounds like Madrigal?) Campusano - again looks to be good, Sox don't really have a match here Hassell, Weathers, Marcano, Lawson compared to Vaughn, Thompson, Kelley, Dalquist, Cespedes No way that the Padres have more talent on the way than the Sox do.
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    What about the time the Padres traded all of their players for Kimbrel, Upton, etc... within' a year they were rebuilding and lost Trea Turner in the process. They aren't without fail. Yes, these moves look great. But so did Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, etc.... how did that turn out? The Sox have won the offseason before and it didn't amount to much. Snell has issues, he's not a perennial cy young guy. He's absolutely better than they had, or we have, but he's not a guarantee. He hasn't exactly lit up the numbers his entire career. Let's dial back the hostility towards the Sox because other franchises are willing to make moves that maybe we don't have the right capital to make. Maybe Tampa doesn't like Kopech and they wanted Patino instead. It doesn't mean the Sox didn't try or aren't trying. Damn!
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    Blake Snell and Yu Darvish traded to San Diego

    Or the White Sox really believe in their young group of pitchers in Kopech, Thompson, Dalquist, Kelley, Crochet... and they believe they know what they have and want 7 years of control with those pitchers, rather than moving those pitchers for 3 years of control. In that sense, maybe the White Sox are the ones looking for 7-8 years of success instead of the Padres that are trading a ton of young talent for 2-3 years of Clevinger and Snell. Padres don't have nearly the offensive talent that the Sox do with Eloy, Robert, Moncada, Vaughn, Madrigal, TA and now that the Padres are moving their young pitching talent, their window is right now, and doesn't look like it can sustain for more than 3 years. Machado is getting older, Hosmer/Myers are already past their prime, so their only offensive talent that is young is Tatis. I'd take the White Sox team as constructed right now over the Padres. 100%. Giolito, Lynn, Keuchel, Kopech, Cease, Crochet WITH OUR OFFENSE over Snell, Darvish, Lamet, Paddack, Gore and their Offense (Machado/Tatis)
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    Hahn was on Phillies interview list

    Yeah but now that owner, after saying they had crazy money is looking to go on the cheap now. If he had crazy money we wouldn't be talking about Realmuto not signing immediately, the rumor of Wheeler being on the trading block wouldn't have happened. He's not the same owner as a Dodger or Yankees, so it's probably the same type of situation the Sox play with, as do 27 other teams!
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    ***Official 2020 Offseason Dynasty League

    I think it's Roadkill
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    Extensions You’d Like to See

    Considering we drafted him as high as we did and players drafted after him were included in the top 100 prospects lists and Crochet wasn't even a mention. Yeah, I'd say he wasn't as highly thought of as he is now that people have seen what he can do. That's what I was saying. If people would have seen what he did, injury free, 102 MPH... he would have been a top 3 pick. We got lucky there wasn't a college season and he didn't get a chance to showcase what he did in the majors.
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    Extensions You’d Like to See

    I'm in total agreement. At what point did we start thinking 3 year contracts for 35 yr old pitchers was good? I would be okay giving him a 1 year extension, but going beyond that is just ridiculous. Giolito is the obvious answer and I have to assume they have approached him already. I think bringing in Katz as the pitching coach should be a plus in Gio's camp. I would think something along the lines of 4/57 with a club option of 25M for 2026. That would be 8/13/16/20... then the team option at 25. That would put him as a FA at 31. The next person I would look at an extension for is Crochet. To be honest he wasn't as highly thought of out of college as he looked at MLB. With his arm injuries, he may be most willing to take a generous offer from the Sox with guaranteed money. Then we wouldn't have to worry about service time. Maybe 7/35, with 2 team option years at 10M, like Albies. Even if Crochet turns out to be a closer, we are looking at paying a closer 3/40 right now, so the 7/35 is well worth it even in that instance.