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Balta1701 last won the day on February 20

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About Balta1701

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  • Birthday 01/22/1981

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Just love baseball & love chatting
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    2005: Rookie of the Year 2006:Leftist of the Year 2007:Lefty of the Year 2009: Lefty (DEM)
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    October 26th, 2005. Sitting in a class with my computer open on MLB's gameday.
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    Frank Thomas.

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  1. Balta1701

    Military can't pass audit

    How is this ok to post?
  2. Balta1701

    Dane Dunning had Tommy John today

    So you can’t say no tear like you did, it was probably a fuzzy one in the middle. I do not have any better information on the rest and will not say they should have done surgery last year, but I will say you can’t say the one thing that you said.
  3. Balta1701

    Dane Dunning had Tommy John today

    I’m sorry but this is not nearly as open and shut as you suggest. Per what we have been told in this forum by our expert, assesssing the degree of a tear based on either physical examination or MRI is nowhere near this straightforward. The injury last summer was probably a partial tear, sometimes those are able to partially or fully heal with rest (see Tanaka) but not always, and assessing the exact degree of a tear without the surgery has been suggested to be very difficult. While rehab is always preferable if possible, you cannot simply say “there was no tear last year” as open and shut as you’re saying here. The MRI often can’t show that.
  4. Balta1701

    Gio Gonzalez

    Gio was traded last season it should cost no draft pick compensation to sign him (And no I still don't want to, play the kids).
  5. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Isn't it obvious... The fact that a reasonable extension for him that buys out a year of FA is a good idea is why it won't happen.
  6. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    As costly as a $30 million option year would be...losing Jiminez after 2026 is better than losing him after 2025.
  7. Balta1701

    The Case for Dalllas Keuchel

    Ah time to bring back the old trademark: Rick Hahn's Decisions can't possibly be Rick Hahn's Fault ™
  8. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    If it's guaranteed then of course not, but the guarantee would probably be something close to $30 million - that's still unprecedented but totally reasonable for this player. Frankly, if he wanted $100 million guaranteed, I'll put $100 million guaranteed through 2029 on the table right now too.
  9. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    I would have totally guaranteed him like $30 million right now to buy out a year of free agency with options that could bring the value to $100m, and to no longer have to play the stupid service time game.
  10. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    So is this S*** not happening? That's disappointing.
  11. If he is hitting .407 at the all star break then I will rescind my criticism of his contract.
  12. Balta1701

    What are Archer or Greinke worth? deGrom/Thor?

    If they continue to have pitching injuries...they will not have the resources to make these moves.
  13. Balta1701

    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    I'd prefer fewer steroids.
  14. Well yeah, Jiminez alone will be an improvement over whatever it was we put out in LF last year (Seriously this is amazing, leftfield by PAs, Delmonico - 268, Leury 103, Tilson 99, Palka 96, LaMarre 50, Thompson 17)
  15. Balta1701

    2019 MLB draft thread

    If Rutchsman and Vaughn are off the board 1-2, there's going to be a very anxious few minutes for the White Sox fans intently watching the draft, followed by either relief or frustration.