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    2005 World Series

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  1. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Moncada ADD

    I had something to add but I lost my focus...nevermind.
  2. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

    Noticing Keith not hesitating to shoot as much as he did last year and much better presence in front of the net offensively.( team not Keith)
  3. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

    That trade shakes confidence in Bowman. If Saad has trouble getting motivated seems like something that would get around and due diligence would've caught.
  4. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    It's officially Osweiller now.
  5. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    So you think if Avi has another good year he's worth $100M ? What are you smokin ? If he has another good year he actually might be worth what Caulfield wanted to pay him in the 1st place. Believing in yourself has nothing to do with the possibility of getting injured. $18M is still $18M .might not seem like much when we talk baseball contracts but it's a hell of a lot of money.
  6. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    Plenty noticed you were gone. Some even expressed concern for your health. You are more infamous than many on this board and having a screen name where everyone knows your first name because of the way you drive everyone crazy and your constant need for attention. At this point you're lucky not to have people telling you to go back into hiding rather than welcoming you back. Welcome back Greg ,glad you didn't die.
  7. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    I think if he is non tendered and doesn't receive any good offers it's actually good will on the Sox part to offer him more than anyone else.Even on a 1 year deal do you think Avi is going to get an $8M offer ?According to some here he might be worth a minor league contract. What other teams will be willing to give Avi as many AB's as the Sox would to prove himself. If he signs a 1 year deal and flops or gets injured he then enters his age 29 FA year as a non entity, Guaranteeing him money for 3 years plus an option for a 4th might be more enticing than gambling on himself for 1 year.
  8. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    And you shouldn't say I'm historically incorrect without evidence to back it up.Simple as that. How can I be historically inaccurate if you can't prove otherwise? I have made quite a few posts on guys who have won a World Series then signed with non contenders and guys who have not won a World Series who have signed with contenders just as there are posters who have sited examples of others who have done the opposite. All that does is create arguments that go round and round. I also think the Sox do have a chance to sign Machado but I don't think it's likely, pretty,much the same as most who post here. I won't be the only one eating crow if they succeed.
  9. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    That kind of offer may not be necessary if he is non tendered and then the Sox resign him to less money after he doesn't get many other decent offers. Let's say they give him $8M in arb this year and he has a break out year.Now the Sox are stuck with either a contract extension , trading him or letting him walk. If they non tender him how many teams do you think give him a 2-4 year offer ? Maybe none. Non tender and offer him 3/$15-18 w/ an option for a 4th year at $10M. He might never break out again but if he does he's locked up for his most likely productive years and until the youngsters arrive.
  10. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Rutherford/ Yelich Connection

    So do I. actually like Rutherford . I never understand complaints about power in Rutherford ,Sheets, Robert and Madrigal. All I want to see is a sound approach that produces results with gap to gap hitting. I think a young man with a knowledge of spreading the ball around is so much more likely to end up making it . Once you understand the game and yourself and your swing, you can adapt to add power.
  11. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Rutherford/ Yelich Connection

    Haha I never saw the Trout Engel comps at least not in the swing. Yelich and Rutherford look very similar, body and swing and approach too.
  12. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Rutherford/ Yelich Connection

    I always thought Rutherford reminded me of Yelich. I've said so in a few posts. I had no idea they knew each other. https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/blake-rutherford-christian-yelich-share-bond/c-297159502
  13. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    And Avi is in the current group.
  14. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    Having a hard time figuring out the $30-45M contract offer. I assume it's for Abreu ?
  15. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    White Sox projected arb salaries

    When you have a 26 year old having a career year in a rebuild again isn't that the point of a rebuild to let kids develop ? Maybe that's why he wasn't traded. We all know Hahn has shown patience in trades. Perhaps he gambled on back to back solid years from Avi hoping to get more in a trade when whatever was offered wasn't good enough. If you rather play Delmonico and Cordell over Avi so be it but its just an exercise in futility when the talent is inferior to Avi. Even on a rebuilding team they don't have the talent to play full time. They will never get 550 Ab's. They will never hit .300 they will never make an AS team , they might not hit 15 HR's. I just want to keep the more talented players that aren't that old with upside, I don't think that's very hard to understand when there's not a whole lot of talent to begin with in the OF.