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    Future rotation may look like this

    Do you know any mind control tricks? Otherwise, Rodon has said he's not signing before free agency.
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    TA out next two days, according to Stone

    Even if you get 4 or 5 out of those 7 that would be good.
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    White Sox playoff position tracker

    There are walkoffs and extra innings so it's an approximation, but yeah, the missing bottom of the 9ths account for about 5 runs. Not enough to explain how awful the hitting has been in innings 7-9.
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    White Sox playoff position tracker

    Sox have won 48 home games and lost 36 road games, so you expect both totals to go down. Yet the drop in runs scored was 10x as much as the drop in runs allowed.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    It had Emergency Use Authorization, and medicines/vaccines get used under EUA all time. Full approval is a standard created by the anti-vaxxers that's never existed for any other medicine/vaccine.
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    White Sox playoff position tracker

    RS-RA Innings 1-3: 270-193 Innings 4-6: 268-190 Innings 7-9: 158-179 So yeah, it's really the offense and not the bullpen that's screwing us in the late innings. Tampa and the Yankees have very good bullpen ERAs, the rest of the AL playoff contenders are all middle of the pack.
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    White Sox playoff position tracker

    Yeah I saw that. Two really awful ball calls on 2-2 and then 3-2 on curve balls that were clearly in the top half of the zone, with 2 outs, followed by a Judge game-tying 3R HR.
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    AL Central 2021

    https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-pecota-projections-breakdown Do people actually pay to read the garbage that Baseball Prospectus churns out year after year?
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    AL Central 2021

    Goodbye, Twins!
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    When Biden said that, it was specifically in response to Trump saying he wanted vaccines rushed, before the FDA was ready to approve Emergency Use Authorization. So if you think wanting to follow the science instead of a politician is political, then I don't know how to respond to that.
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    Corbin Burnes Trade Discussion Redeux

    He was the CF.
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    Quick Hit, would you take a vaccine?

    So my mom was 1st in line, not literally, but she got her first Pfizer dose at 8:30 am on the first day it was available in Indiana. Of course by that time, she'd been in dozens of rooms where COVID patients were take off ventilators because they needed to be moved to patients who had a chance at survival.
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    ALDS PREVIEW

    I think you need to keep that as an option, but you need to consider a number of factors: how well has your #4 guy been pitching, how well did the #1 guy throw in Game 1, how many pitches did he throw, has he ever thrown on short rest before, how much bullpen is available if you need to have a quick hook. Also consider that if you use your #1 guy in a Game 4 and then your #2 guy in Game 5, you're committing to starting off the next series with your #3 guy. I think you have to have a pretty low level of confidence in your #4 guy to do this. Unless Cease has a couple more starts like the Boston one, I wouldn't do it.
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    White Sox playoff position tracker

    Sox are off today, but here are the games impacting the AL playoff chase: Twins @ Yankees 1:05 - Twins are eliminated with a loss Rays @ Jays 6:07 Astros @ Rangers 7:05 Red Sox @ Mariners 9:10
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    ALDS PREVIEW

    If Sox have HFA I go Lynn/Cease/Giolito/Rodon If Astros have HFA I go Giolito/Rodon/Lynn/Cease I want Lynn and Cease pitching at home.
  16. So here's the original Burnes thread. Sound like it was Madrigal + Kelly + Kopech/Vaughn to get Burnes.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Do Pace and Nagy need to go? Yes. However, every GM and coach that Ted Phillips has hired has needed to go, so I don't really hold out hope that firing Pace and Nagy are going to help.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    We only reached the point of having the government mandate it because large numbers of people are too stupid to do it on their own. The risks associated with getting the vaccine are so, so incredibly tiny compared to the risks of getting it. Not getting the vaccine is like betting on a 5000-1 longshot that only pays out the same as the even money favorite.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    We've reached a point where there is no longer a distinction between a scientific/medical fact and a political position. Whatever one party favors, the other party must reflexively oppose, regardless of how grounded in science/medicine it is. It started with climate change. One party took up the cause of dealing with climate change and the other party had to oppose it, no matter how ridiculous they had to sound doing it. What we have now has evolved from there. One party wants to follow the science on vaccines and masks, so the other party has to oppose it, no matter how ridiculous they have to sound doing it, and no matter how many lives it costs.
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    In Defense of Leury

    Leury has put up a 94 wRC+ and 1.8 fWAR in 108 games. He's just barely below the threshhold of being good enough to be a starting middle infielder. In other words, he's about the best utility guy you can get, because anybody better is going to get a starting job somewhere.
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    I’m bored, just waiting for the post season

    If we just had the best record in each league meet in the World Series, there would only be six teams with games that matter, and I'm being really generous to the Sox to include them as the 6th team.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    How much of that is Dalton and how much of that is the O-line? Doesn't seem like they can keep him upright long enough for a receiver to get 15 yards.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    At least we have the Sox to distract us through October.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    That's why you don't accept a penalty instead of 4th down.
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