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    What The Actual F# Is Wrong With This Team?

    Dylan Cease, was also no guarantee Moncada would make enough contact. Giolito was a fallen prospect by time sox got em. They picked up a lot of high variance players in their rebuild and did pretty well. But yeah their pro scouting is trash, has been trash since Hahn took over. Hostetler was trash as an am scouting director, and now appears to be trash as the pro side.
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    Old Sock Drawer, ex Sox player discussion

    Seems like Giants are still pretty good. If you have an owner who feels its icky to spend most of the orgs money and time scouting unproven talent, well the Giants showing you can still make hay with great pro scouting and incredible player development. BUt you have to have people in your org who want to be the best at something, not just make sure they are competent in all the things the other orgs are doing.
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    Fangraphs Top White Sox Prospects

    Wish sox would have taken more local draft picks in 16-19 imo We rely on stats and sample sizes, but not really true of the scout writers. Yoelkis doing fine in AA right now, but we aren't seeing any broad re-evaluation of him being boosted by him showing to be a real baseball player in ST like some anonymous scout quotes implied, if anything he has fallen further. Doesn't really matter, but as we follow these guys seems clear that we have a group of players that need to perform stats wise to believe in them, because there is no scouting report on any of these guys save maybe Kath that you can look past the struggles because they are so talented.
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    What The Actual F# Is Wrong With This Team?

    fans are always made fun of for the emotional appeals to stuff like this but it sure has felt all rebuild like this org's M.O. was it was all about winning* up to a certain point... while other orgs seem deadset on winning at all cost in their windows. And it feels like that has carried down to the players. In the front office, if the way we do things is not aligned with how the best in the league are doing it...well that's okay. Just do your best with how we operate. No shame in that. And so on the field, if what is holding you back would require changing how you go about your game? That's fine. Maybe the opponents will change. You are a white sox, and that means trying to be as successful as you can within your own self-created limitations, but never, ever changing those. It's okay guys. You aren't wrong for swinging at the 12th straight slider out of the zone. It's the pitchers who are wrong for not giving you a fastball.
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    Fangraphs Top White Sox Prospects

    Well, at least its gratifying for this board that after a few years of pointing out how impressive it is that some of these pedigree-less players like Rodriguez and Ramos (he had a decent bonus) were performing really well for their age/league it has now caught up to scouts. Though oof to look at that board without a single 50 is rough. But it does feel like Birmingham used to be this black hole that sucked any promising talent through the depths, but if you survived you thrived. Now it feels like it's Kanny. The lack of a league between AZ and Kanny feels like it has pushed a greater experience gap. Now it's basically college freshman aged players or younger mixed in with college seniors+, and in Kanny at one of the most brutal parks for hitting. Ramos hitting line wouldn't scream out to a zoomed out observer, but on this board there is enough history to see what he did and be impressed. Sho'nuff. Colson has a long time to find power in both his limbs and his approach, but to not be overwhelmed is *chefs kiss* OTOH boy yoelkis spring surge didn't last long.
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    How Concerned Should We Be?

    Yeah. Good teams can have losing streaks. But to have an 8 game losing streak when your pitching has been pretty good because your position players have turned into the Pirates feels like a team showing you who they really are. They won't be the worst offensive team in baseball all year. But the players seem uninterested or unable enough to counter a pretty simple game plan against them that top ten seems unlikely. They may not be the worst defensive team in baseball, but actually they might be. Mentally, they look equal parts checked out and pressing. Sort of amazing. Overall, feels like there has been a lot of accomodating, soothing them to get them back. Probably good. But I also feel like real leadership would look like Jose Abreu giving his glove to Vaughn and saying he will DH at this point in his career. Amazing tony was such a hard ass about swinging 3-0 but completely calm about players pissing all over on defense.
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    4/26 Games

    If this rumored set-up happens: https://www.mlb.com/news/international-draft-cba-negotiations?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage I think that would definitely fix it, to me. Biggest issue has been volume and they'd be in a 20 round draft. OTOH, that's 2026 from the March proposal...so hard to get too excited when we are talking about something that likely doesn't kick in for the sox until the 30s in terms of impact. Paddy may even retire before then.
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    4/26 Games

    seriously, he's only 2 injuries away which means roughly next Wed.
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    4/26 Games

    I'll always have a complicated view of the sanchez signing (however, if he is actually a starter then he was a slam dunk signing, there is no doubt). But Sanchez definitely reminds you to give a lot of deference to the guys Paddy does sign. It was hard to look at a 21 year old coming out of cuba who had slash lines of .255/.299/.328 and believe his bat could ever hang in the big leagues. Yet here he is on the verge and largely based on the skill of his bat, not his glove. And you could say the same of Yoelkis power. He muscled up, but did not hit homers in Cuba, a league we were told was so watered down it was worth taking stats with a grain of salt. Yet he hit more homers last year than his entire Cuban career. The guy can look at these guys in workouts and project, man.
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    4/26 Games

    That's wild.
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    4/22 Games

    Yeah seems like an injury for sure with him not on roster at all.
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    4/22 Games

    Awful awful inning for Kelley.
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    4/22 Games

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    4/22 Games

    Quite an inning for Ivan Gonzalez lol
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    4/22 Games

    Probably says a lot about how he’s viewed that Bailey doesn’t find the lineup tonight.
  16. My recent ones (I really, really like PFF mock draft) have a lot of perrion winfrey. Interesting that there's been some buzz on Linderbaum dropping. Seems like a no brainer to take him and push lucas patrick out to G if that happens.
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    4/22 Games

    Yeah, and nice thing is even though it seems easiest place to be located is Charlotte for all 3 NC teams, since there are so many carolina teams you could easily catch them in a nearby stadium so there are plenty of options. Pretty fun state for baseball despite no pro teams.
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    4/22 Games

    Sorry @BamaDoc can't say I make it to Alabama much but if work takes me to birmingham I'll make sure to catch a game
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    4/22 Games

    Seems like there are a lot of posters now in the NC area. My pop moved to Raleigh and haven't been in a few years. Would be fun if a meet-up worked out sometime this summer (personal fav is W-S but all equally annoying to get to from R-D area so we'll see what could work out!)
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    Casual Fans

    I'm actually a great-weather-fan
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    How Concerned Should We Be?

    I can feel my brain turning into a black hole that will consume all mass around me as I read this post.
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    How Concerned Should We Be?

    Completely bored by this.
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    How Concerned Should We Be?

    One thing is that the baseball season is very long, but regardless it sucks when the sox play suck. The checkbox of things of sox to improve to help vs. elite pitching are basically all contained within AJ pollock in terms of where that was actually addressed. Harrison is our latest 30 year old + vet signing after a terrible second half that was a sign of imminent collapse that Hahn boxed himself into.
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    White Sox Intl Review

    Here is the write-up on the 2021 class signee: Not sure of age, probably will find out for DSL.
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    4/21 Games

    Yeah usually I’d say wait until June but he’s repeating this level. Likely related to Mendick and Burgers return soon, but Romy can play outfield, may even be wise to have him focus there for a bit.
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