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Dam8610 last won the day on May 29 2018

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  1. It's not worth it if you don't get him long term. That's trading assets for nothing. No extension, no deal. He can be had for just money next year if Boston asks too much.
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    Puig as a stopgap to Betts intrigues me. Of course, that means they'd have to get Betts.
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    What about Collins?

    Platoon him between C/1B/DH. Sign Grandal and Collins can be the 3rd C who spells Abreu at 1B and is primarily the DH.
  4. Here's my crazy idea: Contingent on a 72 hour negotiation window in which Betts must sign a long term extension. White Sox get: RF Mookie Betts SP David Price $30 million Red Sox get: SP Carlos Rodon Any 4 prospects from the White Sox farm not named Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Andrew Vaughn, or Michael Kopech. Thoughts?
  5. Would taking Price lower or raise the price on Betts, and would it be worth it?
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    Predict the Market: FA Contracts

    At those prices I'd be tempted to go Rendon, Grandal, Abreu, Bumgarner, Keuchel. A cheaper, more White Sox version would be to substitute Puig for Rendon.
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    2020 White Sox Team Builder

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u6iZ27wA64NiZUyIruhD7FiAfvP_nuO6AsPjjVgK6a4/edit?usp=drivesdk Reasoning: Moustakas can start the season at 2B and be versatile, primarily playing 1B once Madrigal is up. The short term commitment also allows Vaughn to move into 1B quickly if he moves through MiLB quickly, or take a bit longer to develop if needed. I believe that signing Rendon for 3B and moving Moncada to RF is a better solution to RF than any RF available. Grandal upgrades C and DH simultaneously, allowing he, McCann, and Collins to split time between those positions and 1B. Strasburg is IMO the best pitcher on the market. Teheran seems like a value who could be a good mid rotation pitcher. Vizcaino looks like a decent bounceback candidate. Liriano is left handed, could potentially start in a pinch, and could potentially provide long relief in situations where starters have short outings, which we should expect with many young pitchers and pitchers coming off of injury like Kopech, Rodon, Cease, and Lopez. A more "realistic" scenario would be to replace Strasburg with Bumgarner, and a much more disappointing scenario would get rid of Rendon and possibly replace with Abreu.
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    2020 White Sox Team Builder

    Does this spreadsheet load on mobile?
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    2nd Generation Rebuild

    Evaluating your internal talent is a skill. The Astros have done very well at that.
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    2nd Generation Rebuild

    Yes, that guy.
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    2nd Generation Rebuild

    Have they? Look at the Gerrit Cole trade. Obviously Pittsburgh thought those were quality prospects, but everyone knows who got the better end of that deal because the Astros evaluated their internal talent well and dumped the pieces other organizations were overvaluing. Pretty much the same thing happened with the Verlander trade. Beyond their core, what have they gotten from their farm? Because it looks like the biggest contributions they've gotten outside of their core are getting lucky on Yordan Alvarez and trading overvalued assets.
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    2nd Generation Rebuild

    One of the biggest keys to the Astros success was the success of Springer, Correa, and Bregman. For the White Sox, equivalents would be Collins, Madrigal, Vaughn (which says nothing of Robert). I think at least Robert, Madrigal, and Vaughn have to develop into core pieces for this rebuild to work. If they don't, they'll probably be scrapping this rebuild in a few years as well.
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    Rendon thread

    You're making an assumption that there's some artificial payroll ceiling of $160 million. If that's actually the case, then we might as well give up on the idea of competing save in fluke years and situations, because that payroll would rank 12th in 2019 MLB. If they're not willing to spend at least near the level of the top teams and they're not willing to out invest the other teams in analytics and player development, then there's no real path forward.
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    Rendon thread

    If you're going to be stubborn and insist that the team rigidly stick to filling perceived "holes", then Rendon is still one of the top bats available, and therefore viable as a DH. It makes much more sense to move the young versatile athletic budding superstar to a position of need where a quality solution isn't available on the free agent market and get a player that makes the team better than to try to fit square pegs into round holes, at least to me. Those four players would be a massive upgrade to the roster and make the postseason a very real possibility. The White Sox keep saying the money will be spent, that would be a way to spend it that would open a contention window.