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    Renteria goes on pregame anti-analytics rant

    Yes, once Madden became available, they made the move, but that a very smart move - they saw a clear upgrade and jumped at it. I'm not so sure the White Sox (or other teams would do that especially if a managers value is being diminished).....For the White Sox, they appear to be happy with him (at least, that is my take). Is there somebody out there (or who could be out there) that they would pull a similar move for?
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    Ivan Nova open to re-signing with the Sox

    I'd be willing to sign him back on a 1 year deal. Giolito, Lopez and Cease will be part of the rotation (barring injury). Kopech will be in the rotation as well assuming he's ready to roll which he should be. They clearly need to add a veteran at the top of the rotation. At the moment, there is not a clear spot for Nova in the rotation, but they are going to have to give a veteran spot starts to not risk the health. Even assuming health of the top 4 in the rotation next season, Nova can probably get 15 starts, that's basically 3 starts a month.
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    Renteria goes on pregame anti-analytics rant

    Were these comments in response to why he likes giving away outs by bunting?
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    Renteria goes on pregame anti-analytics rant

    How did the Cubs hire this guy? Yes, he has a reputation for being good with young players, which was probably the overriding factor, but they are also known for favoring numbers/stats. As good as his reputation is with young players (or was when being interviewed with the Cubs), I find it shocking that a guy who seems as indifferent as he does to these number would get the manager job.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    Probably better than you think given the young talent they have coming next year still, but not as good as others may be hoping for.
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    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    As much as the farm system can complement/supplement holes on a major league roster, I don't think a 70 win team is in as much a position to 'go for it' just yet. I want an ace, but, in all reality, they added highly regarded young prospects to be that. It would be great if they added one #2 type veteran starter to the rotation, but this is really all about 4 starters - Cease, Giolito, Kopech and Lopez developing (or not). Free agency is really the preference. They have $$$ to spend, but outside of a RF and #2 starter, everything comes back to the young talent. Offensively, the OF is soon to be Jimenez, Robert and ????? They don't have a DH either, but I don't care if that's a rotation spot. They could spend on an OF type in RF or a DH.
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    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    After the last off-season, when they clearly had a ceiling, I can't blame him. They did offer a ton of money up, but they were limited, ultimately had a ceiling and got outbid by another mid-market type team in SD. What's going to happen if NY, the Cubs or a team in LA decide they have interest in a player the White Sox like?
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    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    I'm really hoping they can add 1 front-line starter and maybe 2. It will be interesting to see how much they're willing to dip into their front-line prospects for one of these.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    No idea on the draft, but keep adding top talent and it'll work out.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    At some point, you have to start winning. If they finish the year with 68 wins, but Moncada, Anderson, Giolito have breakout seasons along with Lopez rebounding in the 2nd half, it's a successful season. We saw enough from Jimenez to think he can he blow up next year as well. We're not far off from Robert being here early next year.... Realistically, a rotation this bad is not going to win consistently. They are going to lean on Cease and Kopech joining the rotation next year and have a solid group of 4 with ideally one strong top of the rotation option. If these guys can pitch, they will be good. I think it's going to be a close call though - Kopech and Cease are so young, Lopez was bad all year, and they don't have a good veteran starter. The lineup will improve. The rotation may hold them back.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    I enjoy the word "catch" in these conversations.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    Detroit and Baltimore are top two with KC (40W) and Miami (42W) behind them. That leaves Toronto (44W), Pittsburgh (47W), Seattle (47W) and the White Sox (46W). Worst case, the White Sox look like a top 8 pick. With a lot of losses, and some other luck, they could be 5-7.
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    Steve Stone Says the White Sox are Working Hard on These Trades

    I don't think they are targeting that. I just don't think they are going to pay a big price via trade for a starting pitcher right now. In the off-season, that could change. If they can find some controllable starter for next season without giving up much, they may be interested. If you look at the rotation, Giolioto, Lopez and Cease are going to be in the rotation. Kopech is likely too be assuming health. They do need a top of the line starter, but they also need insurance, maybe a 6th starter, veteran type who can come out of the bullpen who they can use from time to time to avoid overworking Kopech/Cease.
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    Steve Stone Says the White Sox are Working Hard on These Trades

    I have no doubt that the White Sox are looking to add controllable starting pitching, but we're talking more about guys like Nova than anything of substance, in my humble opinion.
  15. If the White Sox trade Colome, they won't get much more than a middle of the road prospect. If they want prospects back, they could combine Colome/Bummer for a nicer return.
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