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    White Sox trying to trade Avi Garcia?

    How about one year 5 million with another 3-5 in incentives. If healthy and productive, he could make as much or even a little more than arbitration prediction. If he is like last year, he gets about five. Add a club option at 8-12 depending on what incentives are reached. Seems fair to both sides.
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    White Sox Bryce Harper FA pitch spoiler?

    No it doesn't, it all favors the player. If he is happy then he can leverage the opt out for even more money if he has been productive. If he sucks, he stays and collects his big money, there is no club option to get rid of him.....see for example jason Heyward, Cubs would love for the option to be mutual.
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    Your Offseason Plan

    I would love most of the above plan but if I am the Dodgers, rather than give up the prospects for Rodon, I would just print some more money and sign Corbin.
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    Mariners planning to tear it down

    I was wondering about Seager for 3b. Plays everyday, decent glove, LHB would look good in our lineup. However, now 31 with two declining years and has 3 years and nearly 60 million still owed to him. Think you could get him for salary relief with minimal prospect cost but man what I hoped would look good looks like a high risk of burning you.
  5. New article today in the Athletic by Fegan on Burdi. They are hoping for further velocity return but currently working on pitching command vs throwing. It does confirm the velocity drop.
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    Top White Sox Prospects by Position: First Basemen

    A pretty brutal group without Collins/Burger. 2019 will be interesting for this group. If no one progressing, it opens C/B moving just on need. Also, one of the easiest and cheapest positions to fill via free agency lately on a short term basis.
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    Sox and analytics

    There is a good article at the Athletic on the Yankees transformation to a heavy analytic based organization. It was an interesting read. They had a table indicating the size of each teams departments, which they admitted was hard to do as some teams don't release that info or account for people differently. (They claimed two sources though on each team). From other articles I have seen thru the year about players getting and adopting analytics, I thought the Sox were doing well in embracing the changes/technology. The Yankees have a staff of twenty tying the Dodgers for the most in baseball. The White Sox were dead last with two. I understand quantity doesn't equal quality etc but I found this concerning. Any staff or posters with more knowledge or the ability to ask questions of Hahn etc? I do not want to jump to the traditional Sox being cheap answer. The role of analytics is changing the game dramatically and you can either lead or be left behind. At a time of rebuilding and as a lower overall spending team, I would hate to not take advantage of everything out there.
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    Jason Benetti

    I think Jason is an up and comer who we should keep. He is very early in his career and should improve. Not sure what his contract status is but with the other broadcasting he is doing he has a bright future. I would try to give him a multiyear deal. Perhaps some of his corniness is trying to hard and to justify himself as a relative newbie in a room of veterans. Security may allow him to relax. Thought he did well last night as I watched their broadcast more than the regular one. Also in a world where broadcasters are no longer unique(homers), if nothing else the pitch of his voice makes him instantly recognizable.
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    BOLD prospect predictions for 2018

    I was surprisingly accurate........sadly.
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    Davidson/Palka

    If Leury is a super sub, filling in in CF as well as middle infield, it could work. Davidson RHDH and backup first/third.(needs lots of work at third) Palka LHDH and spell OF in corners. (needs work, could he learn first as well?) I would probably carry Rondon over Delmonico for additional versatility depending on options.
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    The Hawk Harrelson tribute thread

    I started with Harry doing Sox games (and Mary Frances Veeck and Friend) listening to a transistor radio picking up WMAQ in Springfield. On west coast swings, I listened under the covers hoping my mom didn't make me turn it off. There was a connection because my dad grew up listening to Harry do Cardinal games. In Alabama now, my son has grown up to be a Sox fan because his dad was. He knows the Hawkisms but it is a little different now days just due to all the media people can listen to. It is sad because announcers are more and more vanilla. He was a homer, he could go nuts, he could ramble but make no mistake...he was ours! Thanks Hawk.
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    Dump Ryan Cordell

    Agree. Every other team is seeing his performance, or lack thereof. Nothing that he is doing would make anyone jump and say, "I gotta have him."
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    Dump Ryan Cordell

    Bingo! You can play your way on (Palka) and off of the 40 man roster.
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    Garfein podcast, in depth with Callis

    I think seeing Kopech up and doing well, we felt pretty good about having four young starters for 2019. Felt like add a fifth, Eloy, others improvement and you could be a surprise team. Losing Kopech just seemed to blow all that optimism up.
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