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  1. Greg Hibbard

    White Sox sign Leury Garcia to 3 year deal

    Significant? Maybe not. Leury’s 2021 WAR for 162 games would be 2.7 Nick has a career per 162 WAR so far of 3.3 I get the “Nick will improve” mantra, but that improvement is really contingent on him developing one tool - power - a tool he’s never really had much of. If he has limited power his per 162 WAR really has a ceiling of 4. He certainly won’t hit for much higher of a career average. We will see, though.
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    White Sox sign Leury Garcia to 3 year deal

    You're probably exactly right on the number of games. I hope. We do need him for 80, though, which is why I think this move is so crucial, and I think it's a savvier move than it appears because of the recent way teams have changed philosophically on "everyday" players. Nobody seems to play more than 140 games a year as a starter anymore, and many starters play 130, so there's no reason to think Leury won't get 15 starts at a handful of positions off the bench.
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    White Sox sign Leury Garcia to 3 year deal

    I love it, personally. I don't think he'll be a starter. Leury has been significantly better the last 3 years, and $5.5 million a year seems like a steal for a proven ML utility player who can play 6 positions and give you probably 1.5-2 WAR.
  4. But every team plays bad teams, in and out of their own division. It’s ridiculous to take those wins out and run some hypothetical scenario. Do you think the Red Sox win 90 games only playing the 9 best teams? Of course not. They even beat a team in the ALDS that they struggled against during the regular season to be in the ALCS and in a position to win. The White Sox certainly need to improve where they can, but they aren’t a bad team because they can beat really bad teams.
  5. Yeah, but why allow a dude who obviously hates the white sox and is simply here to troll real fans continue to be here? It’s one thing to have some dude be “weird” sometimes. This dude is a troll. Again, What’s the point of moderators?
  6. Ban him. This has gone way too far. The troll posts about Abreu year after year after year, and now a troll post about becoming a Cubs fan? This is so dumb. If moderators sit by and continue to tolerate this behavior year after year I seriously don’t know what the actual point of having moderators is. He’s laughing at everyone on this site, and pissing all over Sox fans with every post.
  7. Greg Hibbard

    Offseason Thread

    I still think Eloy has the most value and the jury is way out on him. Similar to your assessment of Vaughn, I think he hit a wall after coming back from the injury. I just think there was a giant hangover effect, and despite Eloy's abysmal end of the year, he's still a 3+ WAR player per season already, despite awful defense. He is still averaging close to 40 homers per 162 and that's insanely valuable to a team that doesn't hit homers. Again, as we saw with Moncada and Anderson, it's dangerous to conclude definitive value after less than 2 full seasons of plate appearances. Eloy has about 1.5 seasons total of plate appearances so far.
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    Offseason Thread

    To all of those who want to write off Vaughn after a bad last 22 games (because that's what it was - he had a .797 OPS as of August 19th) - Do you remember Moncada and Anderson took several hundred at bats to round into major league caliber hitters? Andrew Vaughn was amazing in 2021 all things considered. He was asked to play defense at three positions he'd never played and handled the bat just fine for a rookie without any minor league experience. He will be great in a couple years.
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    ALDS Game 4 - HOU @ CWS - 1:07 pm CDT

    Sox record against AL central - 44-32 (.579) Sox record outside of AL central 49-37 (.569) So is it really that we "rolled over" a bad division?
  10. If I'm another team, why wouldn't I want Kimbrel to remain on the Sox, where he hurts my opponent more than he would potentially help me? I cut bait. I know it's not financially the best decision, but my logic is that he won't get $16 mil on the open market and what I would get in return is not worth wasting time with. Use the $16 mil on a GOOD FA.
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    Offseason Thread

    I guess I would just say I had nothing but an empty feeling about the 2000 and 2008 post mordems. I knew 2000 was a fluke and 2008 was probably not enough. I simply don’t have that feeling about 2021 because it’s the beginning of a very good window for our team.
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    Offseason Thread

    The 2021 White Sox couldn’t beat the 2021 Astros. Just like the 1990 bulls couldn’t beat the 1990 pistons.
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    Offseason Thread

    Ok, but what about the QO? What if they get him back? What if Lopez turns into a quality fifth starter after all? Tons of variables in play and the Sox have a ton of depth. I just can’t be doom and gloom on the team when we have this much talent on our roster that is young and under control.
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    Offseason Thread

    I get it. You don’t think our young players will improve. I do.
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    Offseason Thread

    This. Exactly this. The Sox sucked at Minute Maid and sucked vs the Yanks. We did fine against the Red Sox and Rays and might have been able to beat either of them in a full series. Yeah, but meanwhile …meatball pessimists want to show up to 35th and shields with pitchforks and torches for this team. It’s baffling. This organization generally has gotten this rebuild right and have been moving in the right direction for three seasons. I think we will look back at this season as a turning point. I truly think Eloy and Vaughn and Moncada will be better next season and Robert is going to be MVP caliber. Fuck Cesar on his way out of town, let’s sign a real second baseman, QO rodon, and let’s avoid injuries next year. We can improve without a lot of moves.
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