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    Chicago-Skokie-Chicago-Austin-Oak Park

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    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
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    1984...4 roof shots
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    Mike Squires

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  1. These are the top 32 managerial jobs in the world. As much as we talk about the same names recirculating, there are also names coming in and dropping out every year. If it's what you want to do and you are good at it, you will do everything you can to protect it. He made it known he didn't like it, he destroyed two monitors, he admitted to it, he took responsibility for it, he served his suspension, which was the 2nd longest ever (tied with Cora), not one PLAYER was suspended or punished in any way. I don't have a problem with Hinch. He screwed up, he took responsibility, he should be given a second chance if they think he can win here.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Came across this the other day, not sure if it was posted earlier: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-virus/new-coronavirus-losing-potency-top-italian-doctor-says-idUSKBN2370OQ Take it with a grain of salt, but if true, maybe we will be ok sooner rather than later.
  3. But what do you do about contracts if they don't have a season? Do the players burn a year? Does this year just not count? Too many issues with that. It isn't the players fault there might not be baseball this year. It's a tough scenario.
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    Trade Market for Starting Pitchers...

    What if the White Sox flipped Mazara to the Red Sox as part of a deal? Maybe Mazara and one or more of the glutton of OF in the system? Or maybe Dahlquist or Lambert? Or both? For JD Martinez, Eovaldi and some cash?
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    Hawk Harrelson wins the Ford C. Frick Award

    A million times this.
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    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Has anyone mentioned the possibility of Kole Calhoun as a 2 year stopgap? Decent power hitter. Gold Glove OF. LHB. War is consistent and he can play CF. If someone has mentioned him already...never mind.
  7. The guy spent the last few years a stone's throw away from his wife's family. Now he took a little less money to be a stone's throw away from his wife's family. The rumors are Cole wants to be back on the West Coast, near where he grew up. It's not that big of a leap when the money is close. If the Sox offered another year at $20mil and he turned it down, I'd agree with you. Also, he's never pitched in the AL, and there is still the DH stigma for AL pitchers and ERAs. It sucks, but it doesn't define the Sox. Machado did...this doesn't.
  8. If the White Sox win 85 - 90 games and miss the playoffs, you are going to cry? I won't. They are still in the upswing of rebuilding. Show more in the season and you can lock down those targets easier. They still only won 72 last year. It's one pitcher. Who may or may not have worked out. I'm with Taylor St and I'll wait until they hit the field before I assign an offseason grade that really doesn't mean anything anyway.
  9. I don't know...but it could be a team clearing money for another signing or one close to the lux tax? (and no, I don't want Price or Sale).
  10. Just a hunch based on nothing, but I think the Sox trade for a pitcher. Let someone else do the negotiating. If not that, how about taking a flyer on Rick Porcello? As a low risk, high reward type? I know it's not the "Next Step" signing we are all hoping for, but it could be as a former Cy Young winner?
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    Future White Sox Lineup #GetExcited

    Dealing your "ace" two years in a row is most definitely a tank. Also: There are a lot of OF prospects in the system that could take the RF spot, or move Robert to a corner. You can have Tilson in RF in the meantime. Or maybe Basabe or Rutherford or Adolfo or Gonzalez or even Walker. They are all at different stages of development, but if we are talking about '20 or '21, one of those names might be up with the team...or even traded for a controllable young RFer.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Machado and Harper also seem to be playing off each other, which is odd since they aren't the same type of player. But neither wants to blink first. For instance, if Harper signs for 8/250MM, then Machado could have a bit of a bidding war with the teams that lost out on Harper. So neither guy wants to be the first to sign, which is just delaying everyone.
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    The Fighting Illini

    You are right about football needing more time. Especially considering the dumpster fire that was Tim Beckman. But, Groce didn't really have a system. And because of that, Underwood's rebuild to his system is going to take longer. I'm not ok with this season so far. They have been playing just well enough to lose. But, they aren't far off from what I've seen. They are REALLY young (like football). Now if they are struggling next year and have a crappy recruiting class...I will probably move over to your side of the fence. But, after 1 1/3 seasons, I'm not ready to jump ship yet.
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    Official NHL COVID season thread

    Arizona to the Central...sorry, Chicago West to the Central. (after they are moved to Houston)
  15. They would absolutely make money, but if the fan base doesn't travel and the bowls are essentially downgraded, ticket sales will suffer. Bowl games are still businesses. I'm really not talking about the semi-finals up. But that first round is going to be tough for the teams, the bowls and the fan bases.