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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I think he would be good for the Bears. They need someone who would attack defensively and has that attitude.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Pagano didn't use the defense in general as he should have and in turn, tanked most of their value. I've said it so many countless times, he coached like he had no playmakers on defense when he certainly did. Mack is a huge reason why Hicks looks so damn dominant. You take him away, see how teams double down on Mack. The only player who legit looked bad out there (not due to scheme) was Eddie Jackson. The guy made a lot of boneheaded decisions on the field. Even then, some of that could be a result of coaching. If I'm selling on defense (unless you can do Mack and a pick for Watson), I'm selling Eddie Jackson, Hicks, Fuller in that order. Trevathan looks done, but that's more age and wear and tear. Mack's best value still comes from being on the Bears. Pace has to do better at asset management. Mack is an asset. Selling him and getting a lower ROI than you would get from keeping him is doing the same type of crap again.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Teams were not going to sign Eaton before Schwarber, Pederson, Dahl, etc. Dahl at 8 million (double what he got) would've been a much better target. No one was going to sign Eaton first. 100% agreed. To me, if you could get away with giving up only one top prospect as opposed to multiple top prospects for starting pitching, you do it. Like you, I fear regression for our staff. Giolito was unable to throw to Grandal last year. Keuchel had a good year last year, but that doesn't quite erase the previous few years. Kopech, whom I have high hopes for, is still a prospect first, and coming back from injury. Crochet is two years away from being a SP IMO. Cease, I hope, can turn it around. But wasn't Cease Minor League Pitcher of the Year? We saw how he has struggled. Same can happen for Vaughn hitting.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Just another reason why overpaying for Eaton, especially so early in FA was pure stupidity. You could've had that deal once spring training started, because no one was scrambling to go sign him. Hell at this rate, you probably could've had Joc Pederson at 6. On another note, the way you people talk here about Vaughn reminds me of how people talked about Joe Borchard, Brandon McCarthy, Ryan Sweeney, etc. Vaughn is just a prospect. The Sox have multiple prospects/young players left. If I could go Vaughn and a bunch of lower level prospects instead of getting rid of our projected starting 2B and potential ace starter, then you do it.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I see a lot of Mack slander and it doesn't make sense. The guy consistently demands double teams and lets the line go to work. In a bad scheme at that. I think the Bears making the right decision at DC is almost as important as the QB situation. With that stated, only trade of Mack that makes sense is for Watson.
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    TA Switches Agents

    I would've stuck with Klutch, but TA maybe realized that the power they yield in basketball doesn't exist yet in baseball.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Trubisky was 3 mistakes in one night. You didn't listen to your head coach or scouts You negotiated against yourself to move up one spot when the team ahead of you had no intention of taking a QB You drafted the wrong QB No one liked that move. No one at all. At best they could live with it. Pace has done a horrendous job in terms of asset management which is the number 1 task for any GM. Picks, Cap, Player, Coaching. The jury is still out on coaching. The Bears are going to lose Allen Robinson due to poor cap management. He signed Rob Quinn on that horrendous deal that no one else was going to give. He never built an OLine. He let the QB situation fester. He has a coach, at best, who the jury is still out on. And he let his defense lose value with Pagano as their DC.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Pagano is letting them do that. Horrible playcaller.
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    Do the sox even have another need?

    Another OF, a backend bullpen guy, a backup C.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I think this QB class is pretty overrated. I wouldn't go after Darnold either to be honest. I never liked him dating back to USC. I felt he was vastly overrated as he wouldn't light the world against good competition. He's sort of like Rosen. With that stated, I think you draft a QB and sign someone in the offseason for cheap like Winston. As far as Rick Smith - he's like the anti-Pace. He's great at top end draft picks, not so good in middle rounds. If you can combine him and Pace, you would have a great combo.
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    MLB 2020-21 off season catch all

    Dahl for 7 million actually would've been better than Eaton at 7. Dahl at 3 million shows how stupid our FO is this offseason - whether it's Hahn, KW, JR or whoever else. And in an offseason like this, where there is penny pinching, they should've realized that they shouldn't have been first to the table for FAs.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I never thought I'd say that.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I love this post. Bears won't fire Nagy in season. It's not their MO. And whether we care or not, head coaches around the league care about that. In addition, I think the Bears have a huge job ahead of them, it doesn't matter if you fire Nagy next year or not. They are going to suck hard. So from a purely financial decision, might as well as hold onto Nagy and not pay two coaches. Plus, there isn't anyone compelling out there this year IMO. Next GM should look to remediate the cap situation right away and start building an offensive line. No matter what, you will need a good line regardless of system. Sadly, I think the Bears will have to blow up their defense pennies on the dollar because Pagano has tanked the value of damn near everyone but Hicks and their CBs.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I don't think you lock up an Adam Eaton if your end game is George Springer. You want to save that money just in case it gets you over the hump. Then you sign an Eaton. I bet my left arm they don't end up with Springer.
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    Trevor Bauer v. Lance Lynn

    I don't think he has. You can't leave out relevant information. No reason why the Sox should be penny pinching like they are.
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    Sox acquire Lance Lynn for Dane Dunning and Avery Weems

    And those would be the places ripping you off. But yet, that's where the Sox got their pizza puff and fries.
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    MLB Winter Meetings Thread

    Hell, Sox fans better be hoping that resigning Colome is in the cards. I can easily see them Brandon Morrow at this point.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    To add to that, even if the answer is not Joc because you want something cheaper - you're better off waiting it out between Joc, Schwarber and Rosario to see who would take your lowball offer. Joc fits in with Tim Anderson and the rest of the squad. White Sox have gone full stupid though. But here come the Sox picking the option that no one saw coming. Supporters will say it's thinking outside the box. Reality says, "Washed up vets that are ridiculously cheap".
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    Sox acquire Lance Lynn for Dane Dunning and Avery Weems

    Correct. But you don't pay $10.00 for a pizza puff and fries. You pay 3.00 and get your RC with it.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Wouldn't be surprised if the White Sox look to bring James Baldwin out of retirement because "if he can stay healthy, he can help us win ball games" and because he's "Chicago Tuff". SMH.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Last 4 years for Eaton: 23 95 151 41 Last 4 years for platoon player Joc 102 148 149 43 The platoon player plays much more than the "everyday" player.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Most accurate posted of the past 20 years. Fucking awful signing. He's always injured, is an asshole, and is not a plus in any area. Is he better than the other options? Hell no. Joc at least can at least be a dependable platoon player and is healthy. Goddamn this move is awful. The more I think of it, I hate it even more. This is like paying an extra $100 on knock off Jordans when you didn't need to. This is Ryan Pace trading up for Mitchell Trubisky when there were better options available and you didn't need to use up any assets.
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    Joc Pederson: How long will he be a future White Sox?

    Why not put Joc in the field and Eloy as DH?
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    In the end, I don't want it to get confused. The Bears biggest problem isn't even coaching, it's Pace. Asset management is the number one job of a GM and he's been at the league bottom whether it be draft capital, cap, or talent. He's hit on some mid tier picks, and that's it.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Hold on just a minute. I hear, read, listen to Bears fans all day long asking to play to the strengths. Mitch sucks on the deep ball, Mitch sucks in the pocket, the OLine is trash. Nagy finally has a gameplan that protects him and plays to his strength. The Bears score 30. And the loss is on him? WOW. Thank you. The cap, the resources, and the fact that they've already shown dominance when they had less talent under Fangio. And the problem is, the schemes suck. Bears fans should root for improvement everywhere. The defense is better than the offense. Well the bar is low. How is the defense relative to the talent on defense? How is it relative to the league? Are they meeting expectations, have they been meeting expectations, etc? Same goes for offense and special teams. If the goal is a championship, you look for a solution in all areas, not just one.
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