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About bmags

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    2006: Most Musical Post of the Year

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  1. this, but for the 4th spot.
  2. bmags

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Man going through BA500 their rankings are pretty wild. They are very conservative in moving players down from bad years or half years. Players like Paris that looks to go round one is in the 70s.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Of the player write-ups, Corbin Carrol really does seem like that guy that in 3-4 years people are like "why wasn't he a top 5 guy?"
  4. bmags

    5/23 Games

    Short of a casey mize, I'm not sure there is a profile I think is a slam dunk for them. But seeing Robert succeed makes me want to just lean into athleticism and hope power comes through body development. Shame because Burger would have answered a lot more questions about what a polished college bat does in the system, and just gonna ignore sheets.
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    5/23 Games

    First I'll start off by saying as the high man on Madrigal I am so incredibly disappointed and learned a valuable lesson that that plus baseball IQ and instincts can elevate a player another level only if they are supplemented with a player dev team focused on maximizing their offensive profile. Sox seem to be weirdly only focused on maximizing his baseball IQ like they are going to have the best sac fly player in history. They are such trash it's embarrassing. That said, I think your comment is shitting on him just for shitting on him sake. Madrigal had two things to work on after his crappy appearance in W-S last year: increasing walk rate and increasing power. He has increased his walk rate to 8% despite no real power showing yet. This is probably going to work in tandem. As he works to increase his selectivity he will likely find better pitches to drive, but there are also mechanical adjustments he needs to make to tap into power more. Unfortunately sox will not provide that guidance, he'll hopefully go to a private coach in the offseason or get a random tip from a peer in a workout. But because he is so competitive, eventually he will realize sox need him to be a plus offensive player to be valuable and he will figure it out on his own. Because of his makeup/BIQ, I still believe in him there.
  6. Crazy what adding a stellar player dev group can do.
  7. One, like that entire team is slugging at least .500, it's crazy. But both Cruz and Cron have brought A game slugging this year. And Eddie Rosario may be a star.
  8. bmags

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Ok I just signed up for a few months of BA again. I always end up talking myself into it. You will no longer bear the burden.
  9. bmags

    Sox @ Astros 5/23 Gamethread

    DVS is great. Sun times has been gutted in the news room but their sports section runs laps around the trib.
  10. bmags

    Giolito's latest tweaks

    I don't have any problem with my statements.
  11. bmags

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Yeah it's a tough choice but I really like both options. I really don't like Detroit getting Vaughn.
  12. bmags

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Sounds awesome. Toronto is a really fun sports town. That series has been great. I'm still hoping Giannis pulls it out but Raptors deserve it, I love how Ujiri is relentless in trying to build out a winner.
  13. Love having guys like him in org. CWS champion, solid all around. Always seems like him and Jirschele are on winners.