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  1. He has scored 6 runs, 4 not via his 2 HRs, in 209 ABs. That ratio of under 3 runs per 100 ABs has to be an all-time MLB record for a position player.
  2. Let's face it, most 6 year old little league teams have a superior coaching staff, player fundamentals and baserunning, and employ better analytics.
  3. This Cole Ragans isn't even available in the yahoo leagues. Marissa Mayer is such a b****.
  4. South Side Hit Men

    Promotions That Work

    Today we salute you, Mister turnin' two and your brother.
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    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    The Sox have a better Jackie Bradley, but Tony refuses to play him. Tony has only started Adam Engel 39 times last season (1.6 bWAR) and 48 this year (0.8 bWAR). There are only four White Sox hitters with a higher war (Abreu, Robert, Anderson and Harrison) this season. With all of the OF injuries and Sheets/Vaughn playing the corners, his defense alone would have won at least a few games for the Sox this season. Tony was starting Pollock over Engel in CF, which is completely ludicrous. Sheets' OPS + is only 9 points higher this season (92 vs. 83), and he ranks among the all time worst right fielders in the 120 + year history of The MLB.
  6. Soxtalk = 60% White Sox Discussion, 40% Padres Discussion
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    I held firm with five teams (Top 36%) over six teams (Top 43%), otherwise they would have made it. An 11-18 August sunk the Sox changes, and they finished September-October at 17-16. Until the Wild Card / Four or Five Team Division Era, nearly every playoff team was a 95 + win ballclub. Kansas City Royals 102-60 (AL West Champions, lost to the Yankees 3-2 in the ALCS) New York Yankees 100-62 (AL East and World Series Champions) Baltimore Orioles 97-64 Boston Red Sox 97-64 Texas Rangers 94-68 Chicago White Sox 90-72 Few under 94 win teams (.580 winning percentage) even made the World Series during the League Pennant (1903-1968) or Division (1969-1993) Eras. The dilution of playoff quality led WS Champions under a 94 win threshold to go from 6% in the League Pennant Era to 28% in the Division era, decreasing further to 44% in the Wild Card Era, Under .580 winning percentage MLB playoff teams (94 win equivalent for a 162 game schedule): League Pennant Era (1903-1968) - Six teams total out of 65 seasons (130 teams), two during World War II and only four of 65 World Series winners (6%). .564 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 88-68 (World Series Champions 4-2 over the Chicago White Sox) .568 1967 Boston Red Sox 92-70 (Lost World Series 4-3 to the Saint Louis Cardinals) .574 1964 Saint Louis Cardinals 93-69 (World Series Champions 4-3 over the New York Yankees) .575 1945 Detroit Tigers 88-65-2 (World Series Champions 4-3 over the Chicago Cubs) - World War II .578 1926 Saint Louis Cardinals 89-65-2 (World Series Champions 4-3 over the New York Yankees) .578 1944 Saint Louis Browns 89-65 (Lost World Series 4-2 to the Saint Louis Cardinals) - World War II Baseball became watered down under the Division Era, including the worst "World Champion" in the history of the game, the 1987 Minnesota Twins Under .580 winning percentage MLB World Series Champions - Division Era (1969-1993) - Seven out of twenty five World Series Champions (28%) .525 1987 Minnesota Twins 85-77 => The standard bearer for worst WS winner ever, until Tony La Russa's 2006 Cardinals disgraced The MLB. .556 1974 Oakland Athletics 90-72 .562 1990 Cincinnati Reds 91-71 .562 1985 Kansas City Royals + Don Denkinger 91-71 .562 1980 Philadelphia Phillies 91-71 .568 1982 Saint Louis Cardinals 92-70 .572 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 63--47 Under .580 winning percentage MLB World Series Champions - Wild Card Era (1995-2021) - Twelve of Twenty Seven World Series Champions (44%). .516 2006 Saint Louis Cardinals 83-78 => Most pathetic "World Champions" in MLB history .540 2000 New York Yankees 87-74 .543 2014 San Francisco Giants 88-74 .547 2021 Atlanta Racists 88-73 .556 2011 Saint Louis Cardinals 90-72 .562 2003 Florida Marlins 91-71 .568 2010 San Francisco Giants 92-70 .568 2008 Philadelphia Phillies 92-70 .568 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks 92-70 .568 1997 Florida Marlins 92-70 .568 1996 New York Yankees 92-70 .574 2019 Washington Nationals 93-69
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    I'm not saying it isn't pathetic. My point is 2020-current post season standards (40% are in) is not a method to compare Hahn's performance against other GMs employed at a time when only 10% - 12% of all teams made the playoffs until the division era, and then 17% until the pathetic "wild card" era.
  9. I noted interest in Lamet in another thread. At the Major League Minimum Salary, Lamet may be a nice reclamation project for 2023 as well. Pedro is just returning from an 80 game suspension. Wonder if the Brewers will try to get him back after Omar Narvaez suffered a left quad strain the day after they DFA'd Pedro.
  10. Time to think big. Last Chicago White Sox Three Game Winning Streak July 23-26, 2022 (Manager Tony La Russa, General Manager Rick Hahn) Last Chicago White Sox Four Game Winning Streak July 12-15, 2022 (Manager Tony La Russa, General Manager Rick Hahn) Last Chicago White Sox Five & Six Game Winning Streak May 2-8, 2022 (Manager Tony La Russa; General Manager Rick Hahn) Last Chicago White Sox Seven Game Winning Streak August 16-22. 2020 (Manager Ricky Renteria, General Manager Rick Hahn) Last Chicago White Sox Eight & Nine Game Winning Streak May 23 - June 1, 2012 (Manager Robin Ventura, General Manager Kenny Williams) Last Chicago White Sox Ten & Eleven Game Winning Streak June 15-26, 2010 (Manager Ozzie Guillen, General Manager Kenny Williams) Last Chicago White Sox Twelve Game Winning Streak June 17-27, 1961 (Manager Al Lopez, General Manager Hank Greenberg *) Last Chicago White Sox Thirteen & Fourteen Game Winning Streak May 15-30, 1951 (Manager Paul Richards, General Manager Frank Lane) Last Chicago White Sox Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen & Nineteen Game Winning Streak August 2-23, 1906 (Manager Fielder Jones, General Manager Charles Comiskey) Note *: Hank Greenberg quit his job as White Sox General Manager in late August, citing he was "too busy" to continue. LOLz
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    4 teams called Conforto post-draft

    The money has been spent. The Chicago White Sox cannot spare a square. Signed, Bob Nightengale, Chicago White Sox Vice President of Jerry's Statements
  12. He has pitched well, and on a ML minimum salary. Has 2.6 fWAR shares the past two seasons (1.8 and 0.8 this year), and earned 0.7 during the owner lockout shortened 2020 season for the Sox. Cease is the only Sox starter outperforming Dunning this season. The Sox had four pitchers out perform Dunning's 2021 season (Rodon, Cease, Lynn and Giolito). Johnny Cueto is considered a great pickup at $4.2M, and he has pitched well, though at the same 0.8 fWAR level as Dunning (though with 7 less starts, 20 vs, 13). Lucas and Kopech also have the same 0.8 fWAR this season.
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    Fire Rick Hahn

    MLB fears losing both the 2018 case and having future grievances and repercussions so a few of the bottom basement teams (Cleveland, Miami and Tampa) locked up players long-term after the new CBA agreement. Wander Franco and Jose Ramirez's deals (both far below market value) are efforts to avoid future grievances in the event they lose their non payroll spending justifications being challenged via the 2018 grievance. CBA Page 139 (I couldn't find the 2022 CBA online, but it was reported Revenue Sharing provisions in the new CBA were unchanged). https://www.mlbplayers.com/_files/ugd/b0a4c2_95883690627349e0a5203f61b93715b5.pdf Teams are defending their spending by including spending less than minimum wage on minor league players, government funded minor league and spring training stadiums, and other "player development" costs in their "on field performance improvements". https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/mlbpa-files-revenue-sharing-grievance-four-teams/
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    Promotions That Work

    I like the Opening Day Schedule Magnets, Tee-Shirt Thursdays during the rebuild & Halfway to Saint Patrick's Day. The only Promo I bought a special ticket for was the White Sox Grateful Dead Hat Game I believe in July 2019. The promo I have no interest in are the Fireworks night, have enough of that shit all year in my neighborhood. Don't stay for it, though I like the Exploding Scoreboard Home Run Fireworks.
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    Fire Rick Hahn

    Well, they sure ain't trying. Their position vis a vis the White Sox is irrelevant. Their payroll is the size of 2022 Keuchel, Lynn, Grandal, Pollock and Leury. Come to think of it, perhaps the Sox should also be classified as tanking. 2021 Trade Deadline: 7/29: Traded Cesar Hernandez to the Chicago White Sox. Received Konnor Pilkington. 7/30: Traded Eddie Rosario and cash to the Atlanta Braves. Received Pablo Sandoval.. Released Pablo Sandoval. 2022 Offseason transactions: Signed Bryan Shaw as a free agent. 2022 Trade Deadline: Traded Sandy Leon to the Minnesota Twins. Received Ian Hamilton.
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    Trade Rumors Catch-all

    GM Ross Atkins "addresses" the situation Hahn style at the 6:00 mark:
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    Fire Rick Hahn

    The New York A.L., Houston, Toronto, Milwaukee, Seattle and Tampa Bay have done the best in terms of payroll and WS expectations. Philadelphia, Los Angeles A. L., Chicago N.L, Colorado, Detroit and Washington have done the worst job. (Odds MGM World Series Futures Profit for $1 wagered) Top Payrolls: 1. LAD $265M ($3.5); 2. NYM $261M ($6); 3. NYY $252M ($3.5); 4. PHI $242M ($50); 5. SD $221M ($9). High Payrolls: 6. BOS $200M ($100); 7. CHW $196M ($40); 8. HOU $183M ($4.5); 9. ATL $182M ($12); 10. LAA $180M ($1,000). Average Payrolls: 11. TOR $175M ($12); 12. STL $162M ($40); 13. SF $156M ($150); 14. CHC $148M ($5,000); 15. TEX $144M ($1,000). Below Average Payrolls: 16. MIN $142M ($40); 17. COL $138M ($5,000); 18. DET $135M ($5,000); 19. MIL $132M ($26); 20. WAS $123M ($5,000). Low Payrolls: 21. SEA $114M ($30); 22. CIN $113M ($5,000); 23. KC $92M ($5,000); 24. TB $91M ($41); 25. Arizona $85M ($5,000) Tanking: 26. MIA $84M ($5,000); 27, CLE $68M ($80); 28. PIT $66M ($5,000); 29. OAK $45M ($5,000); 30, BAL $44M ($500).
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    Preller has them all beat. The Sherriff (Twins), Lamet (DFA) and even Mackenzie Gore (Nationals), all gone from the 2021 Opening Day Rap.
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    What is up with Tim Anderson?

    He’s tied for 9th with Jeremy Pena for SS fWAR (2.5), behind Willy Adames (2.8) and Nico Hoerner (2.7). He’s on a decent contract the next two years, but wouldn’t expect any top 5 seasons from here on out. He’ll need to transition to 2B to have value in his 30s, he’s barely league average now.
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    To me, it shines a light on how bad the current FO is, as Hahn ranks dead last (or certainly among the bottom three) in terms of resources available and the team’s regular and post season record under his tenure. They tanked because of his atrocious record his first four years, and they are still are not competitive among the top AL teams after the 3-4 years of tanking. The Sox will not have the imbalanced division schedule in future years to prop their team’s W-L record vis a vis AL East and West teams.
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    Post season was a real accomplishment back then. The Yankees were just dominant for four decades of that stretch. Doesn’t mean the GMs were bad / not good, or not superior to Rick Hahn. 12 of 30 teams now make the postseason. By current watered down standards (40% make it), the following additional Sox teams make the playoffs: Charles Comiskey (14 Seasons) 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908 Harry Grabiner (31) 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1937, 1941 Frank Lane (7) 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 Charles Comiskey II (3) 1956, 1957, 1958 Hank Greenberg (3) 1959, 1960, 1961 Ed Short (9) 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 Roland Hemond (16) 1972, 1983, 1985 Larry Himes (5) 1990 Ron Schueler (10) 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000 Kenny Williams (12) 2005, 2006, 2008 Rick Hahn (9) 2020, 2021 Retroactive Application of Current Playoff Standards: 1920-1960: Top 3 AL teams (38%) 1961-1968: Top 4 AL Teams (40%) 1969-1975: Top 5 AL Teams (42%) 1976-2012: Top 5 AL Teams (36%) 2013-2021: Top 6 AL Teams (40%)
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    Trade Rumors Catch-all

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/brewers-surprisingly-dfa-recently-acquired-p-dinelson-lamet/ar-AA10gOpe Sox should take a shot at Lamet who was just DFA’d by Milwaukee.
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    Worst Sox GM of all time

    Hahn went through a rebuild because he made the team progressively worse his first four seasons, including having to call his Daddy to take care of the La Roche clubhouse issues.
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