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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    The reason is in the title......soxtalk.com
  • Favorite Sox player
    Yoan Moncada
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    Dane Dunning
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    2018 World Series Champions.
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    Rowand, The Big Hurt, Buehrle, Konerko, Eaton

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  1. TheBlackSox8

    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    Harper being on the cover of MLB the Show alone puts free advertising for your team...how many new young fans can you get with just that alone???
  2. TheBlackSox8

    Goodbye Soxtalk

    I'll be here, at least lurking...too much promise in the minors to let this shit get me down. Plus there will be more opportunities in the next couple years, when the Sox should have their window actually opened, not to mention any Draft additions...or foreign additions. Notable free agents for 2019-20 Catcher: Francisco Cervelli First base: Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Abreu Second base: Scooter Gennett, Jonathan Schoop Third base: Nolan Arenado, Anthony Rendon, Josh Donaldson Shortstop: Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius Outfield: Marcell Ozuna, Nicholas Castellanos, Yasiel Puig, Aaron Hicks, Adam Eaton DH: Khris Davis, J.D. Martinez (opt-out) Starting pitchers: Chris Sale, Gerrit Cole, Madison Bumgarner, Justin Verlander, Zack Wheeler, Stephen Strasburg (opt-out) Relievers: Dellin Betances, Arodys Vizcaino, Ryan Pressly Notable free agents for 2020-21 Catcher: J.T. Realmuto, Mike Zunino, Yadier Molina First base: Matt Carpenter, C.J. Cron, Yuli Gurriel, Ryan Zimmerman Second base: Starlin Castro, Jason Kipnis, Cesar Hernandez Third base: Justin Turner, Zack Cozart, Jake Lamb Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Villar, Marcus Semien, Jurickson Profar Outfield: Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, George Springer, Yoenis Cespedes, David Peralta, Michael Brantley, Joc Pederson, Jackie Bradley Jr., Jay Bruce, Giancarlo Stanton (opt-out not likely, but has one) DH: Edwin Encarnacion Starting pitchers: Jacob deGrom, Trevor Bauer, Robbie Ray, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, Jake Arrieta, Marcus Stroman, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana Relievers: Blake Treinen, Sean Doolittle, Jeremy Jeffress, Alex Colome, Brandon Morrow Notable free agents for 2021-22 Catcher: Salvador Perez, Wilson Ramos, Yan Gomes First base: Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rizzo, Brandon Belt Second base: Javier Baez, Kolten Wong, Dee Gordon Third base: Kris Bryant, Eduardo Escobar, Travis Shaw, Miguel Sano Shortstop: Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story Outfield: Michael Conforto, Tommy Pham, Starling Marte, Kyle Schwarber, Byron Buxton Starting pitchers: Aaron Nola, Noah Syndergaard, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke Chris Archer, Mike Foltynewicz Relievers: Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Brad Hand, Jeurys Familia, Corey Knebel, Archie Bradley, Raisel Iglesias, Roberto Osuna Bolded my main interests in the next couple years...plus there is possible trades, or foreign free agents as well
  3. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Like I said earlier, nothing will change until ownership changes. They're living in the 90s and trying to get the modern concept but failing miserably. It's 2020, wake the fuck up and join the rest of the league...JR is a damn relic, and Hahn and KW are wannabes.
  4. TheBlackSox8

    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    400 for 12 years front load the first 200 in 4 years, opt outs after year 6. By the time he's in year 9, 10, 11 and 12, DH him and make sure the contract is low in those last year's in case he stays on with the options
  5. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I live here, and I don't want to watch a Padre game now...it'll sting too much.
  6. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    In 5 years 31-33 million a year might be a bargain for these guys...stupid not to to lock these caliber guys up at low 30s. When's the first 40 mil guy???5 years from now probably
  7. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Shit we could go to 12 years filled with opt outs, throw him at DH when he becomes abysmal in the field...
  8. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yeah, match the 10 years at 300, and keep the swellopt of 50 million more, because it still would've been less than their proposed deal. We get what we want with the lower AAV, Machado gets what he wants with 300 garuntee...how stupid of the FO
  9. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    No shit LMAO, they would've wound up paying less if he ends up playing mvp caliber
  10. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Yep...perfect piece, at perfect time, with perfect circumstances, and FAILED Lol
  11. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    If so, what's the point of having a MLB Franchise in 2019 modern era? Might as well sell and move on
  12. TheBlackSox8

    Show's over folks: Sox out on Harper per Nightengale

    When the ownership changes, that's when the culture will change, and not when the current ownership says it's changing. That'll be an obvious no to getting Harper.
  13. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Wow...the cringe in this thread is off the charts. How are the possible deals with Machado or Harper leaking to random no names every 20 minutes? Apparently these professional deal makers have more leaks than a colander. I pop in this thread a couple times a day and just scroll through repetitive theories...and random twitter posts with no connection to anything. Everyone chill out, leave the house, watch a movie, do something else. Come back when the whales sign, and freak out for better or worse. Paying attention to this craziness is the type of shit that gives you cancer LOL...
  14. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I'd say it's 48/48/2/1/1 cubs/cards/yanks/sox/everyone else respectively in Peoria area. I went to the same high school as Thome. I met him once at a gas station couple blocks from my house, during the offseason, around the first year he was with the Phillies. Awesome guy. Peoria Chiefs is the team, and it's alternated 3 or 4 times since early 90s between the Cubs(Mark Grace was one I believe) and Cards(Albert Pujols) as their Single A team.
  15. TheBlackSox8

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Pretty sure, born and raised in central Illinois...his family I went to school with leaned towards the Cubs.