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  1. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    Oh absolutely. This is the beauty of team sports. I do believe Robert will figure it out. He's too talented and surrounded by a lot of great guys (Jose, TA, Eloy). It has been a blast watching the team grow over the last two seasons. We got a talented roster and one of the things I wanted to see from this team is could they hang in tight games and pull them out or play from behind and eventually put themselves in a situation to either tie or win the game. That is a sign of a maturing team. When things start poorly, do they give up or do they anchor down? The boys have done a good job this year fighting in pressure situations against good clubs. They have proven that even if you do beat them, they are difficult to beat in a series as they usually bounce back pretty well the next time out. It's tough to keep a good hitting club down for long, but it does happen if the opposing rotation is filthy. I think the resistance here is that I am being critical of a fan favorite rookie who I think is a super special player assuming he can figure things out at the plate. The good news is that he has been so horrible at the plate that he really has no where to go but up. Let's just hope he finds some groove so he can contribute come playoff time.
  2. WookiesOnRitalin

    Garrett Crochet Called Up

    RF. DH. But agree with the idea that we should see if we can bring in another rotation guy even it is for a year while guys like Stiever, Kopech, and Crochet continue to develop.
  3. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    This is true, which actually supports my thesis that people need to pump the brakes when it comes to anointing players as "legends" or "great" before they actually prove they can do something consistently. The conclusion would be the same for Tatis as it would be for Robert. If Tatis does not start hitting, the Padres will be in trouble in the playoffs. He's currently batting .205 against the Dodgers this year with a .650 OPS. You need your big guys to show up against good teams otherwise it hurts your chances of winning. Saying so does not mean you're a negative nancy. Just acknowledging that a player is struggling and it needs to change soon if the goal is to win. Also, Robert is now batting .103 in September with an OPS of .340. This does not mean he is garbage. It just means he's currently hitting like....garbage.
  4. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    Growing up as a kid, the show was fun, but the real cool stuff was in the Archie comic series which I would buy every week at Walmart when it came out. The avatar is from a specific storyline in the series where a future Raphael and Donatello travel backward to the past to recruit their younger selves to help fight a new enemy in the future. It's a dark series which made it much more fascinating by comparison to the bubble gum version of the TV series/Movies. The comic actually predicted the polar caps would melt and flood the coasts. So the majority of New York is underwater in the future. Kinda prophetic considering that was 25 years ago.
  5. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    This has been my avatar on a variety of forums for the better part of 15 years of internetting and most jokes have already been done.
  6. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    I am not. The difference is that I expected such struggles while there is an entire thread dedicated to his "greatness" when in fact he has yet to prove anything at this point. My view is "slow the roll" and let it play out. Rookies struggle. Eloy struggled. Yoan struggled (but is struggling again...). The problem is not the talent. It's obvious. However, if any hitter on our roster was batting sub .200 for an entire month during a playoff push, they would also receive criticism. Does this mean I give up on Robert? No. It just means that fans need to dampen their expectations and understand that he is a bit of a black hole in the lineup right now. That's not conjecture. That's just a fact. If we want to do damage in the playoffs, we will need Robert's bat and it is my hope he finds it.
  7. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    *yawn* You'll have to do better than that my friend.
  8. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    Oh, I 100% agree that Robert needs to play simply due to the fact he is our best outfielder. With that said, we should pump the breaks on Robert's greatness until he proves he can hit consistently which he has not done and is at this point slumping into a .200 average. I will poo poo on him until I think he figures it out. When that happens, I will celebrate that success with everyone else. Until then, criticism is warranted especially when others poo poo on other players on our roster for hitting just as poorly.
  9. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    Have to win the first series first which I qualify as a 50-50 shot with the poop show that is Robert's bat at current.
  10. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    This won me over. Sign him!
  11. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER

    Luis Robert is now hitting .235 and hitting worse than Grandal. At this rate, he'll be batting .200 by season's end. Yes, I am being a party pooper, but without Robert swinging it, our chances of winning in the playoffs are 50-50 at best. We need that man swinging lumber and he's swinging a wiffle bat right now. Yuck. Otherwise our MVPs are carrying us yet again. TA and Abreu. What a combo this year. Glad to see Dallas pitch well with a limited pitch count. Keep him healthy for the playoffs.
  12. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX PLAYOFF CLINCHING WINNER!!!

    *rimshot* More of a Valium kind of guy myself, but to each their own. 😏
  13. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX PLAYOFF CLINCHING WINNER!!!

    We will see, but there is not much time for them to get their stuff together.
  14. WookiesOnRitalin

    You have to start McCann for now

    Yasmani apparently has only one redeeming quality as a hitter. He is currently batting .292 on the road. So, let's just play Yas in away games cause he cannot apparently hit at GR Field. 🙄
  15. WookiesOnRitalin

    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX PLAYOFF CLINCHING WINNER!!!

    Luis Robert has got to get something figured out. He's arguably been one of our worst hitters in the month of September. Currently throwing up .130/.226/.196 for a stellar .422 OPS. The first two months were so good, but he's just been rather dreadful. If Luis or Yoan figure anything out by the playoffs, man oh man we could be frightening. Unfortunately, Luis is hitting horribly and Yoan has been just average. Got to figure out some way to get those guys going especially if we want to do any damage in the playoffs.
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