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  1. hogan873

    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    Why make up shit like this? I mean, I sort of got it when people were claiming to have seen Machado on a plane or at the Bears game, but we're talking about Zack Collins.
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    Yeah, it's frustrating. He's having a very good year, and compared to last year he's having an amazing season. Part of the lack of recognition is the jersey he wears.
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    All Star Jose Abreu

    Greg's emotional rants aside, I'm still in the school of thought that Jose is more valuable than he's given credit for. And that's both on and off the field. He's certainly more valuable to remain a Sox player vs. being traded now. There's not huge demand for power hitting 1B/DH guys with 1/2 year control. I don't see the Sox getting much for him if they were tempted to trade him. The real question will be whether he is a White Sox after this season. I believe he will be, and a 2 year deal at $12M per or so seems reasonable.
  4. I don't watch much Cubs baseball, but in the games I have seen Schwarber looks pretty bad out there. Eloy, to me, looks more like he gets bad reads and doesn't move quickly enough to get to fly balls. Schwarber hustles after getting bad reads and then dives/falls short of fly balls. So, I think Schwarber may look worse, but neither are very good. Hopefully Eloy can improve a bit and actually be serviceable out there.
  5. I’ll be there. Hopefully will witness in person the Sox getting to .500!
  6. Wish I could watch the game. That curve is disgusting.
  7. hogan873

    All Star Jose Abreu

    Announcers usually only talk about traditional stats because most viewers are only interested in the traditional stats. I'm not saying most viewers don't appreciate the advanced stats...some do. But when you're watching a game, you're concerned about BA, HRs, RBIs, OBP...that's about it. Benetti and Stone have talked advanced stats on occasion, and Jason usually takes the time to explain what the particular stat means. WAR, wOBA, wRC+ - These stats don't win one game. A home run or an RBI wins one game. And a guy who is hitting a bunch of home runs and driving in a bunch of runs gets a lot of attention because chances are he's won a game or two. The traditional stats are what fans look at when voting for all stars. Traditional stats are what most of us look at when seeing how well a player is doing. The advanced stats are what baseball insiders and the front office folks look at when analyzing how valuable a player is and what value they could add to a team. All that being said, I still think Abreu is more valuable than he's given credit for. I'm not saying he's a guy you ignore advanced stats about, but he's definitely a guy that you can't ignore the traditional stats. He's a decent hitter with a ton of power, and he's having a good season in that regard. He's a good DH candidate going forward and a good bridge to Vaughn.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Next year, the original post said. I agree that Colome would be nice to have next year as they should be competing for the division/wildcard. It all depends on what they could get in a trade. If the return isn't great, you hold on to him.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Colome's value has gone up since he was traded to the Sox. He's proven to be a very effective closer, and he has performed well in high pressure situations. You can't look at what a player was traded for and say "that's his value now." Look at the, ahem, Shields/Tatis trade. I'm not saying Colome is going to net a superstar. But if a contending team is in dire need for a very effective late inning right-hander, they'll pay for Colome. Keep in mind, too, that he's under control through 2020. That'll help his value to an extent. He'll still be likely to make decent money next year...and that might hurt his value a bit. My point is, he should net a player better than Narvaez. If not, you hold on to him.
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    Cease starts game 1 on Wednesday

    Excited to see him pitch. As luck would have it, I bought tickets to Thursday's game a while back. But, hey, I get to watch Nova pitch live.
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    All Star Jose Abreu

    Any credibility you had regarding your analysis of Jose is gone with this post. Did he kick your dog or something?
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    I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that if Moncada was still on the Red Sox and was having the same type of year, he'd be an all star.
  13. Great win. Even better to take the series. And going 7-8 against first place teams with not much in the way of starting pitching is even better.
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    McCann finalist for catcher for ASG

    How did a thread about McCann being a finalist for starting the all star game devolve into yet another thread about how the Sox missed out on Machado and Harper? Back to topic: I think we all knew Sanchez would get the most votes, but it's still disappointing. McCann should still make the all star game; he definitely deserves it.