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Middle Buffalo

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    Mesa, AZ

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • Favorite Sox moment
    1983 Season
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Jack McDowell

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  1. Middle Buffalo

    8/14- Sox vs Astros, 1:10, WGN

    First time everyone in the lineup is hitting > .200 since May 3. * I haven't verified the date but assume it to be true.
  2. Middle Buffalo

    Anyone else want to claim Swihart / DFA Castillo

    I don't see why they wouldn't take a chance on signing Swihart. Maybe the Sox get lucky and he has a Justin Turner, Jake Arrieta, or JD Martinez like career resurrection.
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    Anderson getting some national love

    Jury's still out...
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    Sports Media discussion

    With the improvement of the Sox and expectations for the Bears, I've dipped back into the Chicago sports shows via podcast. I pick select segments from Carmen & Jurko, Waddle & Silvy, and McNeil & Parkins. The amount of Cubs content is insane. Jesse Rogers is literally on each of the ESPN shows every day for 20 plus minutes, and they're not even the flagship station. I can see if there is some news, but he talks about the previous game and the upcoming game. It's a little much. The Score has regular segment with the Cubs announcers, and Spiegel devotes his Sunday show to them pretty regularly. I try to skip downloading every Cubs-centric segment just in case they pay attention to what gets downloaded.
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    SoxTalk fan pulse: How far away are the Sox from competing?

    Just took my pulse. Here's where I stand: 1) Was very disappointed they didn't sign Harper. This has as much to do with him being a star as it does with his numbers. He would have made the Sox relevant. Did they even make an offer? 2) Not gonna get over the Tatis thing any time soon. 3) Am very pleased with the pre-All Star break performance. 4) Excited by the development of Moncada, TA, Giolito and arrivals of Jimenez and Cease. 5) Looking forward to some of the injured minor league arms to appear. 6) Really looking forward to Robert and Madrigal. 7) Seriously doubt we'll get a big name pitcher in FA. 8) Barring a front line starter being added, I feel like next year will be .500 give or take a few games. 9) I'm tired of the perennial losing.
  6. Middle Buffalo

    The Acceptance Phase of James Shields and Tatis Jr.

    Actually, I shouldn't have said the vast majority of fans were upset about acquiring Shields. The vast majority of fans who were upset about the trade were upset that it was for Shields. A good amount of people were actually in favor of the trade. Some went as far as to say Tatis, Jr. wouldn't amount to anything.
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    The Acceptance Phase of James Shields and Tatis Jr.

    Obviously, the FO should know more than fans on Soxtalk, but both when the trade was rumored and after it was made, the vast majority of fans were more anti-Shields than mad about Tatis, Jr. being included. I read the first 20 pages of this thread and skimmed the next 10 or so. Interesting read.
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    White Sox vs Cubs 1:10 PM Nova vs Hendricks

    I'll take the split just to keep their fans quiet. Of course, now they'll act like these games aren't important to them (despite showing up in full force to each of the games).
  9. I listen to podcasts of the different local shows. I skip the Cubs segments. I'm not sure why Jesse Rogers is on each show every day. It's incredible.
  10. Middle Buffalo

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    5 years $190M for Klay? In actuality, that's 4/190 with the year off. Hard to believe he is worth $48M/year.
  11. Middle Buffalo

    Official 2018-2019 NHL thread

    He does some dumb stuff, but I'm a fan of his hustle. I wish Saad played as hard.
  12. Middle Buffalo

    2nd Tier Palehose

    I used Baseball Reference and went season by season from 1980-2010. What a depressing list. It's really amazing how many bad players have filtered through the Sox system. Here's my list - a little 1983 heavy (and I had to stop myself from adding more) C Wayne Nordhagen 1b Greg Walker 2b Julio Cruz 3b Jim Morrison SS Alan Bannister LF Chet Lemon CF Rudy Law RF Sammy Sosa P Jason Bere ---------------------------------------- My favorite HOF/near HOF guys who spent very little time in the org. C Sandy Alomar 1b Bo Jackson (Bo knows 1b?) 2b Roberto Alomar 3b Ron Santo SS Fernando Tatis, Jr. LF Sammy Sosa CF Ken Griffey, Jr. RF Jose Canseco P Steve Carlton P Tom Seaver RP Goose Gossage
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    McCann finalist for catcher for ASG

    Dustin PEDroia
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    6/23- Sox at Rangers, 2:05, WGN

    I don't see many games, but when I look at the highlights, the biggest problem I have with Benetti is his lack of excitement on HR calls. It's not the exclamation at the end (although his call ultimately isn't very good), it's that he doesn't seem to be able to distinguish that a ball might have a chance to go out. He's monotone until the ball is in the stands.
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    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    Head to the Wrigley troughs. They're unavoidable.