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  1. hogan873

    2019 MLB All Star Game

    More guys are deserving, but I would think Giolito and Abreu will make it. Tim could possibly make it with the attention he's gotten this year. With the new voting format, some guys who are more deserving could make it over the fan favorites from Boston, NYY, Cubs, etc.
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    That's a big ol' CGSO winner!

    I wish I could have watched the game. I was checking my phone and kept seeing zeroes for Houston. I've watched some of the highlights, and now I'm really sad I didn't see the game. Giolito looked awesome. It's amazing how he has turned himself around. He's had so much confidence out there over his last 4 starts. Eloy continues to destroy baseballs. What's most impressive is how effortless his swing looks. Splitting the series in Houston was huge, especially considering how the first two games went. The Sox could take this momentum into Minnesota and take 2 of 3. Even taking one game would give them a 3-4 road trip record which many of us were considering to be the best possible outcome. This team can be exciting, especially when the young guys of the future play well.
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    McCann Extension

    There's probably no hurry, but I would be willing to bet that there have been internal discussions already. As it's been mentioned before, he will probably regress offensively, but his defense and baseball IQ make him a huge asset. I'd be more than happy with McCann being around for a few more years.
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    And That's a White Sox Triple Play and Granny Winner !!

    What a fun game to watch. The defense was great and helped get Nova out of some jams. The double plays in the first two inning were nice, but the triple play was awesome. Stone and Benetti were talking afterwards about how offense is something fans want to see but to see these guys play stellar defense is an added bonus. A triple play is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. Speaking of offense, two solo jacks from Eloy and a grand slam from Tilson. Eloy's swing looks so effortless. He's going to hit a ton of home runs. The Tilson granny was such a surprise. After the Sox loaded the bases with no outs and then quickly had two outs, I was starting to get pissed. Then Tilson saved the day with that mammoth blast. This could be a guy who sticks around for the future. Overall a nice win against a great team and really good starting pitcher. Added to that, the young guys did well.
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    Game of Thrones

    Finally got around to watching the episode yesterday. Needless to say, it was difficult staying away from this thread and trying not to read articles and spoilers that pepper the internet. Loved the episode. I think each episode this season has been better than the previous one. I wasn't completely surprised by Dany deciding to torch King's Landing. And it wasn't just Missandei's death that drove her over the edge. We could see her becoming more and more ruthless and uncaring this season. Add to that the fact that she is the Mad King's daughter... I could tell when Tyrion was begging her not to attack if the city surrendered that she had no intention of not attacking. Her taking out the defenses and the iron fleet was great, but the barbequing of the citizens was a bit surprising. She did it, starting at the far end of the city so that Cersei could see it happening. Clegane Bowl was great. I laughed out loud when the Mountain so quickly dispatched Qyburn. The Hound and The Mountain dying together was really the only way to end it, and it was perfect. Really looking forward to the last episode. I honestly don't have an idea who will end up on the throne. I don't think it'll be Dany, but you never know. Maybe the show ends with the Mad Queen sitting on the throne.
  6. hogan873

    Abreu trade value?

    There's no reason to trade Abreu unless they can get a player that will be a MLB starter in the future. They don't need to clear payroll, and he's not blocking anyone. He's more valuable to the Sox than any realistic return for him would be.
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    And that's a White Sox winner!

    I honestly don't see why the Sox wouldn't give him a 2-3 year extension. He's made it clear he wants to play for the Sox for his career. I would imagine a 2-3 year deal at $12MM to $15MM per would get it done. Maybe it means the same thing as underrated, but I view him as one of the most under-appreciated Sox players in years.
  8. hogan873

    **Movies that we watch in 2019** Thread

    The scene with Bev is right out of the book. Looks pretty terrifying.
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    I think both guys deserve a chance to play most days going forward. Tilson is a better defensive outfielder than just about anyone else on the roster, and his bat has been a pleasant surprise so far. Cordell is decent in the OF, and although he's cooled down at the plate, he's still a better option than Palka. The only way we'll know what we have with these guys is to let them play.
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    **2019 Water-cooler Thread**

    Watched the first episode of HBO's Chernobyl. Excellent but one of the most horrifying hours of TV. I don't know a lot about the disaster, so it's interesting to get some background. It's also very frustrating to see the cover-up developing from the government being stubborn and uninformed.
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    **2019 Water-cooler Thread**

    Yes. She is amazing. The show really is unlike anything else on TV.
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    All around great catchers (defensively and offensively) are very rare. McCann will regress offensively for sure, although we keep saying this and he comes out and says fuck you and continues to hit the ball. His defense is excellent, and I don't think we'll see that change much. The three stops he made in the 8th inning were things of beauty. Most importantly, he seems to handle the pitchers very well. With a young staff that is just going to get younger, that could be paramount.
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    And that's a White Sox Giolito Gem Winner!

    This team is so Jekyl and Hyde. Yesterday's win was easily the best overall game they've played all season. Not much offense, but Giolito looked like an ace, the defense was solid (more Tilson in the OF, please), and Colome continues to look like a real closer.
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    Sox @ Indians; 5:10pm CT 05/07

    Giolito looked great tonight. McCann needs to be the primary catcher. Just a really fun game to watch.
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    Sox @ Indians; 5:10pm CT 05/07

    Hell yes!