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About hogan873

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  1. hogan873

    Great Expectations

    Agree 100%. I do think, however, today's ball player is different. Not all, but some need that kick in the ass. They need someone to point out that they suck. I am not excusing the players at all. I just think a more heavy-handed approach wouldn't hurt.
  2. hogan873

    Great Expectations

    No, but there's accountability. I'm not sure Ricky would have been any better at managing the laziness and lack of preparedness we've seen from all three of these guys, but TLR is useless in that regard. This team lacks someone holding the players accountable. A real manager nips in the bud the laziness and half-assed running. A real manager benches Leury and Sheets when they're not performing. A real manager holds the players accountable.
  3. hogan873

    **Water-Cooler Thread (TV stuff)**

    The Bear on Hulu is fantastic. Jeremy Allen White is superb as a highly successful chef taking over the family's hole in the wall restaurant in Chicago. The show has a Shameless vibe, and not just because of White. Constant dialogue (a lot of swearing) that sounds authentic, great acting, and surprisingly good character development for eight 30 minute episodes. Episode 7 looks like, and maybe is, one 20 minute shot that is so intense that I was stressed just watching it. Highly recommend this show.
  4. hogan873

    Great Expectations

    Remember when we were talking about this season, and we were saying that we'd need key players to be good (not necessarily great) and a few other players to step up in order for the Sox to be what we hoped, which was an easy favorite for the division? And we also said a lot of things would have to go wrong for them to not be contenders? Well, just about everything that could have gone bad has. Injuries and key players performing poorly are big factors, but piss poor managing by the local drunkard has been a huge factor.
  5. hogan873

    GT 6/25: BAL @ Sox (1:10pm)

    Hahn needs to take TLR’s favorite toy (Leury) and trade him away. For nothing, who cares. He’s useless.
  6. hogan873

    GT 6/25: BAL @ Sox (1:10pm)

    This team is just going through the motions. No fire, no effort, just lazy baseball. Speaks volumes about the leadership.
  7. hogan873

    O's v. Sox, 6/23/22 GT

    You can see Harrison’s hand is still shaking. I’ll be surprised if he finishes the game.
  8. hogan873

    O's v. Sox, 6/23/22 GT

    Leury sucks.
  9. hogan873

    Lenyn Sosa joins the White Sox (Update Pg. 5)

    He needs to play the remaining three games against Baltimore. I can almost excuse him not playing today, but I don't trust TLR to handle this kid properly. "He'll play a lot." "Getting him used to the pitching." "There's a righty pitching." "Who? Sosa? Didn't he retire?"
  10. The trouble with even thinking about the Sox making a major move is trusting them to make a good one. Their track record is horrid. With the lack of LH power hitters even available, they'll either A) drastically overpay or B) acquire someone that is not a difference maker. I think option C) not doing anything is safer.
  11. hogan873

    O's v. Sox, 6/23/22 GT

    Both, but probably more of Jose's greatness. Moncada and Robert wince and limp around every time they swing a bat. I think a lot of that is theater/habit, especially with Robert. But Jose would probably have to be missing a leg before he would agree to sit. It's amazing how many guys have hurt themselves, to the point of having to go on the IL, by running to 1st. Jose takes a baseball to the face, a bat to the knee, and still plays.
  12. hogan873

    Mendick, Engel, and (maybe) Robert leave with injuries

    TLR's public statement was that Robert had leg soreness or something like that, specifying that was why he didn't stretch his last hit into a double. I'm thinking he was pulled because of a lack of hustle, and Tony gave him a public excuse.
  13. hogan873

    Lenyn Sosa joins the White Sox (Update Pg. 5)

    If Mendick is going to be on the shelf for a while, the Sox won't have to make a move on the current roster aside from an IL stint for Mendick. But they'll need to make a 40-man move. As others have mentioned, there are plenty of options to DFA to make room for Sosa. If and when Sosa joins the Sox, he will need to play most games. I can see giving Harrison the occasional start at 2B, but he'll need to be the primary second baseman going forward. I don't trust TLR to handle him correctly. Look how long it took him to realize that Vaughn is a great hitter and needs to play everyday (and not bat 9th). Without proper handling, Sosa will not benefit from making it to the bigs, and neither will the Sox.
  14. hogan873

    GT 6/22: TOR @ SOX, 1:10, NBCSC

    Kopech has been fine, and Lynn has pitched twice since the injury. I'm not concerned about either of them. Giolito looks terrible, though.
  15. hogan873

    GT 6/22: TOR @ SOX, 1:10, NBCSC

    Let him wear it, and save the bullpen. He needs to get his shit together. Maybe this will motivate him.