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About GreatScott82

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    Member - Buehrle Fans
  • Birthday 09/08/1982

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    Carol Stream, IL

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    I'm a HUGE White Sox fan.. Enough said
  • Favorite Sox player
    Lucas Giolito
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Blake Rutherford
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005- White Sox win the world series!!!
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Aaron Rowand

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  1. GreatScott82

    Offseason Thread

    Remember when Hahn signed Eaton when Brantley was still available for the taking? That move stings. I thought it was too obvious at the time.
  2. GreatScott82

    ALDS Game 3 - HOU @ CWS - 7:07pm CDT

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mlb.com/amp/news/0-2-comebacks-in-mlb-division-series-c297255794.html it has been done and still can be done!! Let’s join that 12% party!
  3. GreatScott82

    White Sox playoff position tracker

    Would much rather face the Astros. The Rays are scarier, IMO. Also, it would give me great pleasure knowing we knocked out the team that put a horrible black eye on Major League Baseball. Also, LaRussa vs Dusty? Like the old Cardinal-Cubs rivalry days? How can you not like that drama? Bring on the 'Stros!
  4. GreatScott82

    White Sox playoff position tracker

    I really want that homefield! Just can't trust Houston in their stadium. (#BangBang)
  5. GreatScott82

    Madrigal Appreciation Thread

    Madrigals presence brought balance to this lineup. Speed- high OBP and solid defense. Let’s not forget he was on 🔥 prior to getting hurt and essentially was one of the catalysts of the lineup. I can definitely see him winning a batting title in the future. On a positive note, Sox currently have the reigning gold glover at second base. And if things don’t work out with him, the middle infield free agent market is loaded this winter. Oh and we also got Kimbrel for two years. Looking forward to October!
  6. GreatScott82

    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Happy opening day, Sox fans! I have a good feeling about 2021!
  7. GreatScott82

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Strange. I guess he has a better glove than Brantley and a better bat than Joc? I still want Brantley's bat through. I wonder if that will be considered for a DH/LF platoon with Eloy?
  8. GreatScott82

    Rumor: Sox discussing deal with Cubs/Rangers

    I don’t think the Sox are done looking at the starting pitching trade market. I can still see a blockbuster take place that is centered around Kopech. Just a hunch. Adding Lynn is nice for 2021, but what about adding a front line starter for 2022 and 2023 as well? I personally thought Blake Snell would make perfect sense. I wonder if that is still on the table?
  9. GreatScott82

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    If Grandpa Tony brings in younger fresh minds to be the pitching coach and bench coach, I think that would ease a lot of the stress with this crazy ass hire. The last thing I want to see is some old ass friend of his on the bench.
  10. GreatScott82

    Offseason Targets

    Yes. This happened to every organization in baseball in 2020. My point was that during the previous 3 years (2017-19), the Sox netted amazing profits due to a very low payroll. Although they took a hit in 2020, you would think they would still have a pool of $$ to allocate toward the roster in 2021. I’m aware this team isn’t the Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees or Dodgers, but they should have money to spend on at least one more premium player. Not to mention the Encarnacion and Gio Gonzalez team options will likely be declined, saving them another $20 million. Ive read reports that some teams will be desperately trying to shed payroll this winter because of the economic hit COVID had on their budget. The White Sox should take advantage of this as they should still have cushion from the low payroll rebuild years.
  11. GreatScott82

    Offseason Targets

    Didn’t the Sox make record profits during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons with having very low payrolls? I know the 2020 COVID season hurt every team’s budget at some capacity, but im not buying the Reinsdorf crying poor thing. They still have plenty of $$ to spend on acquisitions, now if they decide to not go ahead and do so, then it’s JR just revealing his #1 priority is actually saving his people $$ and not winning. Even at his very advanced age.
  12. GreatScott82

    Offseason Targets

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    Offseason Targets

    Another interesting nugget out of Philly, their GM Klentak just stepped down... 🤔 If I’m Hahn I’m kicking the tires on Harper...
  14. GreatScott82

    Offseason Targets

    Any chance Philly floats Harper out there or the Brew Crew floats Yelich? I’m assuming the asking price would have to be astronomical... but wondering with COVID impacting every teams budget, if it would be a possibility?
  15. GreatScott82

    Will the Front Office Fire Renteria?

    Can Ricky Renteria lead this team to a World Series? I would say a majority of us would say no after they finished a measly 3-10 during the final 13 games of the regular season and wildcard round. Many of those 10 loses could have easily been victories if it weren't for bullpen mismanagement. To me, this is 100% on Renteria. He experimented when he shouldn't have and tried new things in critical situations. These are things managers shouldn't do in a pennant race. Now with that being said, this season was unique and there were injuries to key players. But all teams felt those same things. This roster wasn't complete yet as well. Having only two reliable starters wasn't going to win this team a championship in 2020. However, not giving your two young starters an opportunity to work through some high pressure situations isn't going to add to their confidence moving forward. That was not good messaging. I would 100% look to improve the managerial position this winter. However, we know the White Sox and their patterns of loyalty. Hahn will likely augment the roster and make this team even better for 2021. Renteria will likely stay. And if they once again crash and burn in 2021 and lets say miss the playoffs, or get bounced in a wildcard game/round OR the divisional round-- that justifies a managerial change x 1000. Long story short, we will see RR back for the 2021 season. So hold onto your butts.