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About maggsmaggs

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  • Birthday 12/22/1987

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Give me something to do when bored
  • Favorite Sox player
    Sexy Alexei, CQ, JDa and MB.
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Beckham, Danks and Shelby.
  • Favorite Sox moment
    The big brawl with the Tiger in 2000, the true defining moment for the White Sox
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Bo Jackson, Frank Thomas and Maggs
  1. maggsmaggs

    2018 NFL Draft

    Would not hate it in a trade down scenario, but at 8, that seems a little rich...
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    Moncada

    I do wonder at what point you just stop switch hitting. He's been brutal this year from the right side in a very small sample size. He definitely has way less power from that side.
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    Lopez one of the best starters in baseball so far

    He has been solid, but it is a stretch to say he has been "one of the better starters in baseball so far." His ERA is sparkling but based on unsustainable peripherals.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    It probably would have been Jeren Kendall from Vanderbilt, who the Dodgers ended up drafting. He has been brutal this year and his contact issues (well document prior to the draft) are very present. 15 games and 26 Ks.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    Really pessimistic that the Sox will take the right guy at No. 4 if that player is a hitter. I'd honestly rather them take the consensus best hitter available using various draft publications.
  6. maggsmaggs

    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:26 AM) I have said before, but I think the reality of the situation is they don't have true 1, 2, 3 rankings. They'll have similarly ranked players and will take the best deal to have flexibility if they DO have a higher ranked player later on who is a signing concern. Assuming health reports check out, I believe Mize is No.1 on the Sox board by a relative margin. He is exactly the type of player they like. College pitcher with insane peripherals and pitchability.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 03:28 PM) really could use a new mock draft. Here ya go: (1) Tigers: Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn (2) Giants: Shane McClanahan, LHP, South Florida (3) Phillies: Ethan Hankins, RHP, Forsyth Central (HS) (4) White Sox: Travis Swaggerty, CF, South Alabama (5) Reds: Jarred Kelenic, CF, Waukesha West (HS)
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    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Apr 15, 2018 -> 10:25 PM) Well, lets ask this question...how much money do people feel they need when they retire? Although it's very general (and everyone's circumstances will be different), but a solid rule of thumb is to take how ever much you want to spend per year in retirement and divide that number by 4%. So if you want your expenses to be $100,000 (just to pick an easy number), you need $2.5 million. So everyone's number will be different depending on where you live, how much you want to spend, how healthy you are, but that formula will give you a general idea.
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    2018 NFL off-season thread

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 14, 2018 -> 09:26 AM) OK Wanne. I know this was meant to be sarcasm, but I honestly think they need to trade down in the draft. Too many holes to fill. Unless Chubb unexpectedly drops to 8, there isn't anyone worth the 8th pick. The best chance for them to do that is if only 3 QBs go in the top 7. I have always been an advocate of trading down pretty much regardless of draft selection, but if Nelson is there at 8, I think he is worth the pick. I have never seen a player with such unanimous praise.
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    Thoughts on Justin Yurchak

    He will have to hit because he apparently is terrible in the field.
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    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    QUOTE (BigHurt3515 @ Apr 12, 2018 -> 03:00 PM) Just like others my wife and I use our credit card (Ally) for pretty much every purchase we make. I choose Ally because it is 1% on everything and 2% on gas plus they add on an extra 10% to your cash back when you deposit it into your Ally checking account. We also have a Best Buy credit card only because we bough appliances and a TV. We started planning a trip to California in November or December and signed up for the Southwest Credit Card to get the bonus points to pay for the flight and haven't used it since, I will close it out after our trip in May. As soon as we close that one I will start researching on other credits to use to get some kind of bonus. I usually keep a couple grand in our checking to pay for bills and anything else we might need. The rest I put into an Ally Savings (1.45%) account and some into a ROTH (not a lot recently). My wife contributes to a work 401K and that is about it. I know we should put more money away in a retirement account (I have only put in 2K since we opened it in late December) but I just haven't yet because the market isn't doing too hot the past month or so. Don't try to time the market. It does not work. Either dollar-cost average (put in some every month) or do a lump sum contribution at the beginning of the year. Plus, often when the market is down is the best time to buy because you get stocks "on sale."
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    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Apr 11, 2018 -> 08:36 PM) How to save money 101: Don't have children Not quite on that level, but also a dog. Dog walking alone is huge hit to my monthly income.
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    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    My wife and I have a pretty simple plan: Retirement Savings (1) We both contribute to employer-sponsored plans (she to a traditional 401K with match, me to a 457(b) plan with no match). (2) We also contribute to our own IRAs We use Vanguard index funds or other similar low-cost index funds. Short-Term Savings (3) We save for short-term goals (House fund/emergency fund/etc.) in an Ally savings account (4) We keep the bare minimum necessary in a checking account because of the low interest rates As far as how much we save, we try to be aggressive in saving, but at the same time, enjoy our lives. It's not always an easy balance, but it has worked thus far. If you have access to a 401K plan at work, they are really the best vehicles to saving because you do it pre-tax. It forces you to spend what you don't save rather than save what you don't spend.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 02:36 PM) How would people feel about Alec Bohm & Alek Thomas with our first two picks? Would have to hear better reports about his defense at third base. I believe the Fangraphs guys have said he can stay there, but I need others to confirm. For instance, while a pre-season evaluation, MLB Pipeline does not have a glowing report about either his arm or fielding and predicts he winds up at first base.
  15. maggsmaggs

    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (GenericUserName @ Apr 2, 2018 -> 08:10 AM) I mean saying he wants to go to college and then signing isn't deceitful either. It happens to several players every year where they tell teams not to draft them, but they still do and try to make them an offer they can't refuse. But, again, that was not the suggestion. The suggestion was that Thomas says he wants to go to college and does not want to be drafted as a ruse to have him last until the second round when the Sox draft him. That is quite different from your scenario. And, I guarantee you if something like this happens where the Sox take him in the second round and he told teams not to draft him because he wanted to play in college, MLB would investigate immediately and the Sox would be punished heavily for doing something like that.
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