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    Strasburg officially opts out

    https://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/white-sox-a-dark-horse-to-sign-stephen-strasburg-602098.html Sox are a “dark house” for Strasburg.
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    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Shogo Akiyama should be in the conversation. Not tremendous power, 20 homers last year, but known to be a very good defender. Turning 32, so a switch from CF to RF would seem appropriate. Good average and OBP, .303/.392 last season over 143 games. 12 stolen bases. I don’t think he’ll be very expensive, even though a few teams have interest. I like the balance and good defense he could provide. Good to have a Japanese fan support base as well.
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    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    He changed his approach. Maybe he regresses, but to dismiss the year he had as an anomaly and nothing more is short changing adjustments players make. His success came from hitting the other way, something he’s admitted to not doing very often previously.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    JD Martinez DH Shogo Akiyama RF
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Shogo Akiyama per Rotoworld Nippon Professional Baseball recently confirmed that outfielder Shogo Akiyama is an international free agent. That means he is free to sign anywhere without having to go through the posting system. Akiyama, who will turn 32 next April, batted .303/.392/.471 with 20 home runs for the Saitama Seibu Lions. He was once considered a terrific defensive center fielder, but the feeling is that he's declined in that regard in recent seasons. Still, it sounds like there's a good chance he could come to the states next year and there should be interest.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Strasburg 5 years $200 mil
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    Steve Stone and him seem to be really good friends.
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    2020 RF options

    Didi Gregorius
  9. Benetti earning his money tonight, watching on mute
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    Don Cooper’s Eventual Replacement

    Thanks! Didn’t realize, very promising! I’ll try finding that article.
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    Don Cooper’s Eventual Replacement

    He’s a good story! I don’t know much about his capability to be a great pitching coach. Is there some background that suggests he’s the guy?
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    Rutherford vs. Walker

    Regarding Rutherford’s power concerns, this was a quote from last year. Does anyone know if Rutherford still trains with Yelich in the offseason? If so, I’m willing to be patient and let him continue learning his swing. "He's always been known as a line-drive hitter, gap to gap. Hits the ball hard," Rutherford said of Yelich. "He said it's always easier to be a good hitter and be able to hit the ball hard to both fields. "As I get stronger and I learn my swing and approach better, those line drives will take off and become homers. He tells me to work on being a gap-to-gap hitter and being an all-around hitter, and then let the power come when it comes."
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    We need Ozzie right now more than ever

    I doubt Vizquel is managing in the minors because he’s bored. Promotion to AA looks like the plan is to stay with the future core.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Vaughn sounded like a no bullshit, cool dude