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  1. I wish we had one of those word cloud things for this forum. “If,” “could,” “should” and “potential” would be size 8,000 font. Great organizations recognize potential, but don’t rely on it. (Hi, Dodgers.) For a team with World Series aspirations, the criticism of and frustration with the FO is 100% warranted. That said, even though I struggle to see things through the same lens, I truly do appreciate the more optimistic posts on here. While my pessimism/realism often gets the best of me, the optimism helps center me when I teeter a little too far on the negative end of the spectrum. In conclusion, holy sh*t. We have Luis Robert on our team. OUR team.
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    Spring Training thread

    Agreed. The mock anti-TLR posts that complain about the complainers unprompted sure can derail a thread.
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    Spring Training thread

    I know the TLR hate exists. We were (I thought) talking specifically about people reacting to TA’s quote in the way you described. I’ve yet to see anyone react that way on this board. Sorry it hasn’t happened for you yet. Oh, and yeah, being critical of TLR/JR + being happy that TA is on board: Not mutually exclusive.
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    Spring Training thread

    How unsatisfied will you be if no feathers are ruffled? Sure sounds like you’re trying to force the issue here.
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    Happy PECOTA Day!

    My god. This whole narrative is so false it feels willfully ignorant at this point. If you criticize the team, it does NOT have to mean you think they suck. It does NOT have to mean you hate them. It does NOT have to mean you want them to fail to validate your criticisms. But hey, nuances can be complicated. It’s much easier to have the blanket statement that those critical are complainers, whiners and pessimists that will never be happy. You do you.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    I guess I’m still struggling to get to that point, but I respect that you have.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    100% agree, but there’s something to be said about putting the team in the best position to succeed. (Especially since the window is supposedly finally open.) Do you feel the FO has done that? I certainly don’t.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    I don’t know if anyone is necessarily saying that. Maybe some are, but I think it’s obvious to most they have a nucleus that can be great. But why stop there? Even if you’re great, you can always improve more. Now we seemingly have to hope for and count on good health and significant strides from younger players to reach that greatness, which is just playing with fire.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    Right. The FO version of playing down to your opponent. Not exactly the approach of a championship organization.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    One can enjoy the team while still being upset at their refusal to go from a “very damn good” baseball team to a great one, especially when presented with countless opportunities to do so. Why is this so hard to comprehend?
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    Crossing fingers while settling for “good enough”: It’s the White Sox way
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    Old: Mega Hendriks Speculation Thread

    Certainly not putting any stock in this tweet, but I’d like to make fun of the logic nonetheless. If you think there is an option that is “just as capable” AND “less expensive,” why on earth are you trying for the more expensive option in the first place?
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    Day 12 of no new Sox News

    Ah, one of my favorite Internet personality types. Deciding what people are or aren’t sincere about for them and presenting it as fact. Can’t possibly let a opportunity to be cynical slip by. How ever would we know just how intelligent you are?
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    9/27 GT: Cubs @ Sox (2:10pm)

    You can be happy with what the Sox did this year and that they are perhaps ahead of schedule, while also being pissed that they are falling apart here late. Those two things are not mutually exclusive.