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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I couldn’t stop laughing reading the Cowley piece. Forman being reassigned lololol
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Yeah that is some opening weekend
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    MLB cheating scandal

    Eh, astros would definitely be fine with cheating their way to best record ever with no shame.
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    Michael Kopech

    Just thinking of this makes me remember how much 2018 sucked. Giolito was the worst pitcher in baseball. Moncada was underperforming. Then Kopech comes up and all of baseball media is watching. We get two innings. Then the next start he’s blown out, his fastball is weirdly low and suddenly he’s gone for TJS. Eloy was the thing keeping it all afloat. 2019 everything just flipped on it’s head in the best way. But I think I still have worst case scenario 2018 thoughts around kopech, fun to think about how he could come up and shove.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    I feel like “local prep position player” is something they have ignored a lot recently
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    love that bit about the change
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Perfect game has him at Arkansas so I’ll hold out hope. Seems like an Indians guy though, he’s not the youngest but pretty young.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    So if writeups (pretty much how I judge people) Masyn Winn is one of my favorites to maybe have budget for in round 2. Any big positives negatives around him? Guessing his bat is more raw.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    yeah was implying college anything. Each draft is different though. Had we drafted last years draft at 11 I wouldn't have profiled any specific type, though I guess Manoah was fine. I think sox may have gone Priester then.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    I'd be fine always going advanced college first round if they always experimented with preps in 2nd/3rd/4th like last year
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    MLB cheating scandal

    would buy a book of just passan articles on this : https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28693762/what-make-houston-astros-owner-jim-crane-public-non-apology
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    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    Naturally. That sucks. The previews certainly made the tone look heavily slapstick/american vs the slow burn embarrassment of Force Majeure. But was hoping it would be int he line of "in the loop" and veep type comedies.
  13. @Harold's Leg Lift mentioned from that Rutherford's exit velos were high last year so ideally he finds the swing that works for him.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Ugh...yeah the excitement of baseball is always tempered by UCL season. Hope it truly is just he worked too hard and is fatigued.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    It infuriates me that Manfred let Crane get off so easy without pushing him to admit this helped his team.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Here's my hope: No UCL tears, no shoulders
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    FS: top-30 week FULL LIST

    It’s a good list but he sticks out like a sore thumb to me. He’d be in my 25-35 range. There are a number of guys above him that get more points from me for proximity/likelihood to majors and more promise. It is just very hard to square his production in Cuba, very bland production in DSL whole way older than the pitchers, with a guy who will find enough offense for me to care about his defense. Thats about where Beard would be for me, so 27/28.
  18. Find it hard to believe head to head anyone would take Seattle’s over Tampa’s but yeah, Sox have a pretty filled diamond after selecting Vaughn.
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    FS: top-30 week FULL LIST

    I don’t want to hate on Yolbert forever but yeah I’d put a small bet that he doesn’t offensively outproduce Mendick at any full season level
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    PECOTA 2020

    I canceled my bp but here is some good news (though I’m partial to ZIPS)
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    This was a great post.
  22. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/driveline-baseball-buys-pitching-sensor-company/ I'm sure this won't be a viral post, but thought it was worth noting that Driveline BAseball acquired Motus Global. Driveline is pretty popular and we know about it, but Motus Global was where Ben Hansen worked as VP of Biomechanics and Innovation. Ben Hansen was hired by the sox to be there Senior Biomechanical Engineer, as excellently detailed by @Y2Jimmy0 in the article below. That hire was a bit under the radar, but I'm not sure it isn't as big a move forward for this organization as Driveline's Boddy moving to Cincinnati. It is excellent to have someone this familiar with the new tech and how to instruct with it in Hansen. http://futuresox.com/index.php/2020/02/03/brave-new-world-white-sox-enter-the-realm-of-biomechanics/ Massive kudos to Getz as well as KW and Hahn for finally putting pieces into place here. If you are into the player development news for the sox, this winter has been incredibly informative. There is also this great piece from Fegan: https://theathletic.com/1577744/2020/02/05/fixing-fegan-an-up-close-look-at-how-two-white-sox-coaches-can-help-hitters/ https://theathletic.com/1563110/2020/01/27/we-look-at-the-numbers-every-day-white-sox-tout-technology-usage-in-scouting-player-development/
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    Yeah, if it shortened the regular season though that'd be great. It's a slog in september.
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    Right...can you imagine how demoralizing it would be if the 103-win yankees specifically picked the 101 win twins instead of some wildcard (granted, since astros would have picked first the yanks would have gotten twins anyway but hypothetically!) It would be a lot of fun.
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