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About hogan873

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    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
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    It was great to see Moncada hit like that. Abreu continues to be Abreu. Fulmer looked comfortable and confident out there. He looked like a true MLB pitcher. His fastball was electric, and he mixed in the occasional off-speed pitch well. Let's hope we see more of that Fulmer in the future.
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    Reynaldo Lopez

    I think he'll stick as a starter. Needs to work on his command, but that'll come over time. He needs to keep going out there and doing what he does.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    If he was benched for dogging it, he needs it. He needs to learn? This is one way.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    I don’t think Moncada was benched for not hustling. He might be hurt.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    This is really difficult to watch.
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    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 10:23 AM) For all of the people that begged for a rebuild, there are too many who can't handle a rebuild. This is a process, and it will take YEARS, not 12 games. Stressing over the micro's of pitch to pitch in a process like this is such a waste of time. Zoom out and look at this as a timeline and not the next pitch. Spot on. There is not only freaking over individual games but over individual at-bats. This is going to be a painful year with ups and downs (more downs than ups), and players like Moncada will frustrate because we expect more. As someone else has mentioned, he's had about 300 at bats at the MLB level. He needs more, lots more. And the Sox can afford to be patient with his development.
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    Hot Takes after 10 Full Games

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Apr 11, 2018 -> 12:45 PM) Hot take: No one has seen Juan Minaya and Gregory Infante in the same place at the same time. Hot take: Bruce Rondon ate one of them.
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    Abreu and the Hall of Fame

    QUOTE (ron883 @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 08:19 PM) :lol: I'm sorry my friend, but you must have seen the date incorrectly. Today is April 10, not April 1. Abreu is nowhere near HOF calibur. Not even close. Soxtalk overrates Abreu like crazy. Quite the opposite in my opinion. There are posts and threads that may overrate him, but I believe he's under-appreciated here. That being said, I don't see him being a Hall of Famer. He's a great hitter and an average first baseman. Unless he plays for a lot longer than we'd think, he wouldn't get to that magic number of 500 home runs.
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    White Sox vs Rays 1:10 pm

    The worst thing this team could have done is look good to start the season. Those first two games provided false hope, and now that reality has set in everyone is shocked and dismayed that the team is losing. Stop, take a breath, and remember what this year is about.
  10. QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Apr 5, 2018 -> 03:47 PM) What’s a good extension offer for Yolmer? 5/30? Is that too much? Probably not enough. His defense alone is worth that.
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    The Jason Benetti and Sox Announcing Thread

    I like the Jason/Stone combination. I like their banter even though it can get a little tiring at times. As other have pointed out, that may smooth out over time. Steve Stone is one of the better color commentary guys in the business. He's extremely knowledgeable, and Jason does a decent job deferring to him. Stone sounds like he's having more fun than when he's with Hawk. I didn't get to watch yesterday's game, so I didn't hear Hawk. From what I've read on here, it sounds like it's good he's retiring. I noticed last year he was having a little more trouble reading the ball. I've liked Hawk, but he's gotten to be grating in recent years. He's easier to take in small doses. I didn't get to hear AJ, either, and it sounds like he's pretty good in the booth. Maybe we'll see (hear) him call Sox games in the future.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    Yesterday's game was a very frustrating one, and it's the type of game we'll probably see more often than we'd like this year. The bullpen is weak, and they're going to lose some games...maybe a lot of games. I think we're all prepared for a losing season, but damn if it isn't frustrating day by day. That being said, I like what I'm seeing from the offense, especially with guys like Yolmer, Davidson, and Anderson. These guys could (and most likely will) be part of the very promising future. I'm not worried about Moncada. He needs to be playing everyday to continue to see MLB pitching. He's still very young.
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    2018 Watercooler thread

    The Looming Tower on Hulu is great. It is, however, very frustrating to watch seeing how the CIA and FBI kept information from each other. The show so far makes the CIA, especially two agents, look worse, but I'm sure blame falls on both agencies. Knowing how this all ends with the 9/11 attacks, it's very upsetting to think it could have been prevented had the two agencies actually worked together.
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    White Sox Winner!

    Really nice outing by Fulmer. I didn't start watching until the fourth inning, but I liked what I saw. I hope this was a sign of what he can be. Jones and Soria looked great. I agree with some previous posts - late innings bullpen looks good, otherwise not so much. I heard that the Sox lead the majors in home runs after yesterday's game. That's pretty cool. Not a stat that will last, but it's nice to see the power.
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    2018 Watercooler thread

    The Terror on AMC is really good. It seems to be following the book pretty well. Jared Harris is perfect as Francis Crozier.