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About southsideirish71

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    2005 World series victory
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  1. southsideirish71

    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    You are a fan of a few players who are on the sox or who have played on the sox. You are barely a fan of the team. At least we know where you stand.
  2. southsideirish71

    Cole or Strasburg?

    I would rank them Cole, Stras, and then Wheeler. You have to come away with one of these guys. I don't care how many JR dollars it takes. He has saved enough money over the last few years. Time to spend.
  3. southsideirish71

    Zack Wheeler Thread

    I look forward to the 3rd tier offers we try to toss to these FA's with opt outs, magical deferred dollars and pretend better value based on team options based on tunable playing time. In the end we will bargain hunt for FAs looking to rebuild their value, coming off injury, or a few years removed from success. Other teams are going to outbid us for these front line players. And Hahn is not going to wait until February to build his team for primary free agents. It will be quantity over quality this offseason. Look we spent the money will be the moniker. I would get Cole, Wheeler, JD for DH and a RF and call it an offseason. We have the money. There are no excuses. I am ready however for the excuses on near misses and almost wins this offseason. We will know how its going based on the number of whitesox leaks. When Kennys guy starts negotiating for us in the twitters. You know you are fucked.
  4. southsideirish71

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    I think Mitch Trubisky would make Bill Walsh look like he is over his head. Mitch is a bad backup QB.
  5. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    Every year they should be rolling the dice on some of these 16 year old players. If one hits its worth it. The fact that we opt out is overly dumb.
  6. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    500k is a rounding error on a FA offer.
  7. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    And for those who dont respect IFA remember some of these 16 year olds that get signed, turn into guys like Juan Soto. I for one would like a wildcard or two and hope they pan out. https://www.mlb.com/news/nationals-sign-dominican-outfielder-juan-soto/c-134216106
  8. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    Money will be spent. It will be spread out across multiple mediocre players instead of using it on a few key ones. Players are like a lottery ticket to the whitesox. Spread the wealth around and hope one surprises you.
  9. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    I responded right below my initial response. I misread it. Still less than a mill. Sad. I look forward to our 35 year old free agent on his last legs or a broken pitcher who needs a one year deal to rebuild his value.
  10. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    I read the above wrong. They are not saving anything. If anything it saves them 750k, the 500k buyout and 250k of mythical dollars they would of spent on IFA. Still doesnt make me feel comfortable when they offer future bucks.
  11. southsideirish71

    Sox trade rights to Welington Castillo to rangers

    So they did this to save 250k. Well I for one see the Sox spending large amounts of money on premier free agents. I cant wait to see what we get this offseason.
  12. southsideirish71

    2019 World Series

    He is a machine however he better get that crotch grabbing and sticking his tounge out at pitchers out of his system. That's a bit more than just kids having fun. Some pitcher in the regular season is going to drop him.
  13. southsideirish71

    Manny B, Cordell, Goins, & Skole outrighted, 40-man now at 35

    The managers gut steered him wrong.
  14. Pitch recognition is key. If you look at how quickly your brain has to process the release, attempt to recognize the pitch and to fire off the swing process its amazing that humans can hit 100 mph fastballs. You work on mechanics during your practices. You practice your mechanics with your tee work, your front side flips. You use hittrax to see the result of that. You use live batting practice to work your swing with athleticism. I think with hi speed video and technology we can tune mechanics more in practice so its just doing it in the game. Some parts of the game haven't changed. With all of the technology around I am sure that pitch tipping or other human tells are even easier to exploit. Good coaches can help identify this and help with how to exploit it. There is a quote about the Twins approach to Chris Sale who had a tell and how it helped them exploit this against one of the tougher pitchers to face. We as an organization should almost have a team dedicated to scouting us internally from an adversarial point of view.
  15. southsideirish71

    A Realistic Offseason

    If at any point this offseason they were to move Moncada for prospects I would be out. That to me is a Marlins level of sabotage. Prospects are such a volatile mix. We finally get a return on a prospect and we want to move him out to get more. Nope. Done.