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  1. I don't doubt there have been discussions, and the sides are getting closer to a deal. Doing this soon makes sense for Moncada, but it makes A LOT of sense for the Sox. Both sides are saying what they should be. Downplaying it and trying to keep as many details as possible out of the news. No one from either side is going to say, "Oh yeah, we're working on an extension. Expect to hear more soon."
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    Giants @ Sox (SS) | 2:05 PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Engel ties it with a double!
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    Giants @ Sox (SS) | 2:05 PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Mazara flashing the leather. 🙄
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    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    Caught up on a couple more Oscar nominated movies over the weekend. JoJo Rabbit was really good. Had some good humor despite its relatively serious subject matter. Also watched It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. Having grown up watching Mr. Rogers, it was very nostalgic. Tom Hanks played the role perfectly. Of all the best picture nominees that I've seen, however, Parasite was the best in my opinion. 1917 was beautifully shot and a truly great movie, and it deserved the cinematography and visual effects awards. It was a movie I was really glad I saw in the theater.
  5. Moncada showed huge strides last season offensively and defensively. There's never really been an argument about his tools, and last season he seemed to figure a lot out. Even if he reverts a bit this season and ends up being a good-to-great third baseman that can hit .280ish while hitting 25 HRs and knocking in 80+ runs a season, he'd be worth every penny of the rumored extensions. There's not a lot of evidence that he's going to fall off a cliff. He didn't have a great couple months and a bad couple months that evened out to a nice season. He was really good all season. The risk of not extending him now is most likely losing him when he's 26-27 years old. Think about the contracts Harper and Machado got and figure that's where Moncada's offers start.
  6. It would be, but it would be a steal considering what other players of his caliber ( or worse) have gotten.
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    Sox Payroll Redux. Why did the Spending Stop ?

    Hit it on the head here. Second base is the one spot that could use a temporary filler, but with Leury in the fold, they have a guy who can play there as well as fill in any OF position. I wouldn't be surprised to see a late veteran signing for very cheap, but I believe the hopes are that Madrigal is up sometime this season.
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    There's a ton of power in the lineup. If your 3-7 is some order of Abreu, EE, Grandal, Eloy, and Robert, that is a shit load of HRs and RBIs. Hopefully the guys around them, especially the 1-2 guys, get on base a lot.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    Why are we even worried about Bruce and fake Steve Cishek said? Bruce hasn't been right about much, and the other guy...well.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    This is why I'd have no problem with the Sox signing Puig. I think we've seen enough of Palka and Delmonico.
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    Most Memorable Sox Game You've Attended?

    Game 2 of the ALCS in 2005. 7/30/17 - Matt Davidson hit a walk-off two run HR. I know, strange game to be most memorable, but I usually go to 1 or 2 games a year. And this was the only game I've attended that ended on a walk-off HR. We had seats just right of CF, and it was hotter than hell. The sun was beating down on us all day. My wife and daughters escaped to the shade, but my son and I stayed put. We were rewarded with seeing the Davidson bomb. It was a nice highlight during a pretty trying season.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    I'm sure he knows more than MLBIntel. Hell, I think we know more than MLBIntel.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    Strange behavior indeed. On the very slight (like Jim Carey "So you're saying there's a chance") chance he's right, it would be funny to see Stone and the others who vehemently denied it respond.