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    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
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    Love interacting with other die hard Sox fans!
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    Tim Anderson
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    2005 World Series Game 4 - Champions!
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    Frank Thomas

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  1. The Kids Can Play

    Rick Hahn 2021 End of Season Press Conference

    Agreed. No MLB team with any brains would want Kenny Williams, but Rick Hahn could be a president of baseball ops for a ton of teams if he wanted to move. Let's not forgive people, Reinsdorf is too dumb and loyal to get rid of incompetent executives as witnessed by Jerry keeping Paxson in charge with his Bulls for so ridiculously long. Oh yeah...it took his son Michael to finally correct that mistake and move on from Paxson. Too bad Michael Reinsdorf can't run the White Sox too.
  2. The Kids Can Play

    Rick Hahn 2021 End of Season Press Conference

    Those degrees and colleges are correct! However JR was never ahead of his time and is still lagging behind other successful owners. As a matter of fact, it turns out in 2000, Kenny Williams hired Rick Hahn as Director of Major League Administration and not JR. Two years later Kenny promoted RH to assistant General Manager. In 2010 Hahn interviews for the Mets GM position which he obviously didn't get. RH also interviewed for the Angels GM job in 2011. At this point JR was getting many other owners calling him requesting interviews with RH. He was considered MLB league wide, as one as of the top GM candidates listed on Baseball America's list of Top GM Prospects. The only reason Rick Hahn was promoted to General Manager in 2012, is the the fact Reinsdorf knew he was going to lose Rick Hahn. It didn't take a genius to figure out losing Rick Hahn and continuing solo with Kenny Williams would continue to keep the White Sox in total mediocrity.
  3. Agreed!. That's why ideally it should be a ridiculous billionaire owner like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk who would spend the money. The Reisdorf family needs to move on.
  4. I wish it were more than rumors. The sale of the White Sox and getting JR removed from anymore stupid decisions with the White Sox cannot happen soon enough!
  5. The Kids Can Play

    Madrigal

    No kidding and thanks for all the scenarios. However that was not my point. I would have never traded Madrigal. If he was a bust or just a average utility player, then so be it. My point is the Sox should have been in control of that outcome on their watch and not the Cubs. We invested a first round pick, 4th overall to get him. A MLB franchise typically does not throw away their high draft pick assets after only 2.5 years. The smart and winning clubs don't do that, until they know they did everything possible to get the maximum out of that player. A team can work on helping a player get into better condition and more flexible to avoid injuries. They can also help that player with his fundamentals like fielding. However, what they can't do is teach a player to have that rare and amazing hand eye coordination that Madrigal had to make contact and get hits.
  6. The Kids Can Play

    Madrigal

    Giolito could go more than 4 innings. Unfortunately his loser manager decided to not have faith in him to get out of the jam. We were leading 4-2 with one out and with runners on first and second. I can recall countless times this season where Giolito got out of jams like that because he is capable of striking out two more men. TLR was always too early to pull starters, beside that fact he was a trainwreck handling the bullpen.
  7. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    Sadly you may be right, but I pray we are wrong. Unfortunately he will be 35 next year. We forget he had a long Cuban baseball career before coming to the Sox as a 27 year old rookie. I am hoping he is dedicated to working out harder than ever in the off season. Hell, look at what Nelson Cruz is doing at 41.
  8. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    Good point on Lynn. For that matter I think the entire team need to dedicate themselves to better off season conditioning. They all need to work on their fundamentals and definitely their flexibility so we don't have as many hamstring and groin pulls in 2022.
  9. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    It would be insane to trade Hendricks. Kimbrel had a fluke first half this season for the Cubs. With no Hendricks we are back to square one with no closer. For those on here thinking Kimbrel was or is so good, you obviously didn't see his stats from 2019 & 2020 and additionally must not have any die hard Cub friends either. If you did, you would know how they felt about Kimbrel.
  10. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    He led the league. Way too many GIDP's for a clean 4 hitter.
  11. The Kids Can Play

    Madrigal

    Ok fair enough, my bad as maybe I paraphrased some words. but the bottom line is, you like many others here, which is fine, didn't see Madrigal as a good future value due to his injuries. Yet I believe there are many of us that feel he would have been good and these injuries would have been behind him. Keep in mind, Madrigal wouldn't be the first player in MLB history to start out slowly due to injures and then have a long successful career because he eventually learned how to proactively train correctly and play smarter.
  12. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    Please TLR, resign this week! Go enjoy your retirement. Let someone else younger and more qualified handle this young talent that needs stronger fundamentals and discipline. If JR could actually be honest with himself, which we know he is too arrogant and senile to do, he would realize making you the manager was a colossal mistake. We went backwards from 2020 instead of forward.
  13. The Kids Can Play

    Madrigal

    It appears there will always be this division on the Madrigal value in this forum. The reality is we never get anywhere when we debate Madrigal. I think many of us here are like me, feel the Kimbrel trade was dumb and then there are many others like you, who think the trade was awesome and Madrigal was garbage. I guess in the end we will have agree to disagree. The fact is you will never convince me that getting rid of Madrigal was smart.
  14. The Kids Can Play

    Offseason Thread

    I agree 100 percent with you. The manager is responsible for the lack of drive and awful fundamentals. I think we have the talent. I think it was poorly coached and developed. A perfect example of the lack of fundamentals and discipline is how the Astros stole 5 bases in 4 games and the Astros were 27th in stolen bases this season. Hahn also needs to be able to spend more money to fix some of the holes. We can't keep being a middle of the MLB team in payroll and expect to win a WS title.
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    Madrigal

    You are missing the point. The Sox were patient with Rodon. Before the Sox DFA'd him last year, they hung with him for 6 years. What the Sox did to try and find starters is another thing. The fact is they hung in with Rodon for 6 years.
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