Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

345 Top Notch

About hogan873

  • Rank
  • Birthday 08/08/1973

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Joliet, IL

Previous Fields

  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Rumors, trades, BS
  • Favorite Sox player
  • Favorite Sox moment
    World Series Championship
  • Favorite Former Sox Player

Recent Profile Visitors

1,663 profile views
  1. hogan873

    Five Sox get Gold Glove nominations

    Ah...I must have typed that pre-coffee this morning. Sorry about that.
  2. hogan873

    Five Sox get Gold Glove nominations

    Surprised Abreu was named a finalist. He had a really nice year defensively. It's wild that Grandal and McCann were both nominated. Their time behind the plate wasn't split 50/50, was it? Mendick's nomination was a surprise, especially since he finished the season in the minors. Maybe it was the dancing?
  3. hogan873

    Managerial Candidates List

    Maybe if TLR is hired, he'll demand that Hawk is brought back to the booth. Then after the first series, he'll hold a press conference and state that he has asked the Sox to dismiss Hawk.
  4. hogan873

    Managerial Candidates List

    He relates to people...in an asshole-ish way, and he in turn is hated for it. It's a disdain-hate relationship.
  5. hogan873

    Managerial Candidates List

    They're interviewing, but is he really their number one choice? I just don't see it. I'll be really surprised...and not happy.
  6. hogan873

    Managerial Candidates List

    Remember that Hahn said they wanted a manager with RECENT championship experience. That does not describe LaRussa. And can we just put a mute button on Nightengale's tweets? Why do we think he's right?
  7. Someone is going to hire Hinch (and Cora for that matter), and maybe it will be the Sox. Whoever hires him will be questioned - by the media, by the fans of that team, by fans in general. Cheating aside, Hinch has proven himself to be a very good manager and will most likely be a great manager for a new team. He knows that he has to rebuild his reputation, and he also knows that managing a young, exciting team will be a good way to do that. There will be some noise early on; right after the hiring, before the season starts, and early in the season. But driving a team to success will go a long way to make people forget (or at least forgive). The Sox are really close to being a perennial contender and force within baseball. They need the right person at the helm to get them there. If Hinch is the right guy, he should be hired.
  8. hogan873

    Managerial Candidates List

    What's exciting is that there will be plenty of guys who will want to manage this team. The Sox will have their pick or qualified individuals who can take this team to the next level. Anyone have ideas on who a potential manager might want to bring on board as a pitching coach? Who does Hinch, Cora, Alomar, etc. bring along?
  9. What a great day for the Sox. RR is a great guy, but he showed that he was not able to take this team to the next level. The team that will be a perennial contender is going to need someone with experience. I'll be really surprised if the Sox don't end up hiring Hinch or Cora. Then, who would the new manager bring in as the pitching coach? Hopefully someone who will be willing to use statistical analysis and be ready for new technology.
  10. hogan873

    Pandemic Cooking

    I'm going to break out the crock pot soon, maybe as soon as this weekend. Along with the standard meals I make each year (Mississippi pot roast, beef stroganoff, chicken alfredo, salisbury steak), I may try some new ones this year. Also thinking about trying Chex mix in the crock pot.
  11. hogan873

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Could not agree more.
  12. hogan873

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We are seeing, very publicly and essentially live, how contagious COVID is. It's spreading through the White House like wildfire, and also being traced back to the mask-less SCOTUS ceremony. Chances are someone who either was directly affected at the WH or at the ceremony, or affected by someone who was there will die. It's just terrible that this is happening and how the brainwashed still think it's essentially the flu.
  13. hogan873

    Putting things in realistic perspective.

    I've been thinking about this, and I'm torn. If this had been a regular season with no COVID, several things would have been different. Moncada would have been healthy and probably would have played like 2019. Kopech would have pitched. EE and Mazara would have had more time to get into the swing of things (I'm less confident about this). Overall, I think the team would have competed and could have qualified for the playoffs. However, seeing RR mismanage the bullpen and roll out some questionable lineups, especially over the last week of the regular season, the team could have been managed right out of the playoffs.
  14. hogan873

    Will the Front Office Fire Renteria?

    His handling of the bullpen (and lineups to a degree) over the last week of the regular season should be reason for firing alone. Yesterday's handling of the bullpen wasn't completely his fault, but in hindsight pulling Dunning after 15 pitches was a mistake that led to an avalanche of shit. I'm really concerned that the Sox will go out and pick up another SP or two and a real right fielder and be a very good team next year...with a subpar manager. Ricky seems like a nice guy, but nice doesn't win championships. He needs to go, but I don't see the Sox firing him unfortunately.