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    Jackie Bradley Jr

    Agree. The zeal for 1 year players is bizarre. And Yolmer is a solid utility guy who should improve and who's numbers would be much better if used more judiciously. He's Marwin Gonzales but for that 1 freak year.
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    Greinke, Brantley & N. Cruz; why not?

    Probably not, but I have no idea how JR does his budgets. We aren't talking purely about money here. Grienke will cost prospects; maybe he shouldn't but he will. Also, it's premature - we don't know what the holes on the team will be. Frankly not one prospect has firmly established himself as a real starter going forward. Yea you can say Moncada and Anderson....but if they don't improve, they are average players. They aren't there yet. I'd also like to see them move Abreu. The Sox have I believe 6 really good OF prospects; I would like to see them trade from that for a pre arb or top prospect. Just a lot of work they can do on this roster. In the meantime, watching Yolmer again doesn't bother me...he probably won't get much better, but he might.
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    Greinke, Brantley & N. Cruz; why not?

    Because those moves would cost resources and the Sox would still be a bad team.
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    Plan if Sox miss out on Harper/Machado

    That won't work if they don't develop a group of 5-10 quality young players And as of now, they aren't close to that.
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    Plan if Sox miss out on Harper/Machado

    I like this, but I doubt the Sox will do it.
  6. How is Wood a salary dump if Nova wasn't? Wood is younger, better and cheaper. A lot of the good teams are trying to get ahead of the game and trade their rentals, just like the rebuilders do. The OF would also likely be a 1 year player. The Sox need to stop giving talent for that stuff.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    Exactly. And the Sox have been taking back 40 man fillers in July trades. What in the world are they giving a prospect for in a salary dump?
  8. Moncada would set the Sox up well. But as per above he doesn't have the star power, Harper has.
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    Jackie Bradley Jr

    I am worried that this FO will do any number of silly trades for 1/2 year veterans.
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    White Sox looking at Grandal

    They better be sure Collins can't catch. If he can, moving him to 1B devalues him; and trading him now is not exactly trading high.
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    White Sox looking at Grandal

    Why don't the Dodgers want him back?
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    This trade certainly should end those mythical trades in which the Sox get prospects in return for accepting a bloated salary of a mediocre or declining player. The Sox FO just can't do that.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    Why did they give up any talent at all for him, while taking full salary? His contract was signed after his 2016 career year, which he hasn't come close to repeating. These sloppy trades are easier to make than signing a FA.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    Chacin off of the top of my head. And I see that the Pirates just signed Jordan Lyles. Think they are paying more than $9.1 million plus for him?
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    All of those guys were under $1 million....lot of room between that and Nova's $9 million. And how is that 6.4K stuff going to play in the AL? There's no reason to give up a prospect of any ability in a salary dump....unless your name is Hahn. Give him one of those AAAA players they've accumulated. Correction - Hahn paid Gonzalez $5 million for whatever reason. And Fulmer, of course, was a top 10 pick for this braintrust.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    You don't have to trade for a pitcher like Nova and you can get them cheaper than 9 mill a year.
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    White Sox acquire Ivan Nova

    And here we go with the rents of mediocre veterans.
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    Rosenthal: Could Harper be headed to the southside

    Yes, they not only have to high-bid, they have to convince the player that Williams, Hahn and Renteria can turn this into a winning operation. That's no easy feat of salesmanship.
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    White Sox sign Ryan Goins

    .607 career OPS. What's the point?
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    Rule-5 Draft thread (Thursday, Dec 13th)

    I hope they don't lose anyone, esp. considering the AAAA fodder they protected on the 40. They could pick a reliever, but they have a ton of equivalent guys on the 40. Same with 4th/5th OFs. I doubt they pick anyone.
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    Dodgers have reached out about Jose Abreu

    The Sox should be open and up front with them about their plans while recruiting them. And the plan is that they have about 10 grade A prospects who will be matriculating in the next year or 2, and another 10 grade Bs and with that they will forge a winner hopefully starting in 2020. And if they trade Abreu, they will explain to them why they did it. These guys aren't signing here to win next year. Or put another way, if winning next year is a priority for them, they aren't signing with the White Sox.
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    Dodgers have reached out about Jose Abreu

    I don't see what difference it makes. He's a 1 year player. Trade him if value is offered. Sox are still in that mode, and will be (or should be) for the next year. Sox aren't going to be any good next year, regardless of Harper/Machado.
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    Bryce Harper Updates

    Sox have 2, maybe 3, excellent CF prospects; It's still going to take a year or 2 if they sign one of these guys (unless they do something stupid like they did in 2015 and start trading prospects)
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