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About BFirebird

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    Late Inning Replacement
  • Birthday 11/18/1981

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Avid fan that loves news and gossip
  • Favorite Sox player
    Paul Konerko
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Gordon Beckham
  • Favorite Sox moment
    WS 2005
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  1. BFirebird

    8/2 Games

    That would be awesome...I am going to one of the Houston games. To me, if they do this they mean business in 2020. Who knows if they can actually get a TOR starter or impact bat, but they are definitely going for above .500 baseball in 2020 if you bring up Robert this year to get acclimated.
  2. BFirebird

    Sox interested in Mazara?

    I would also roll the dice on a talent like Mazara depending on the cost. It is definitely a buy-low.
  3. BFirebird

    Luis Robert

    Don't forget Moncada/Baez too...they have pretty extreme miss but can just barrel it when they do make contact. And all the players we both mentioned are top 20 in baseball in WAR....and Springer would be higher if it weren't for injury. Despite all of this, I get where Kiley is coming from, which gives me pause when I look at Luis' BB%. Springer in MILB was always above 10%, usually around 15%. Luis Robert has never been above 8%, usually hovering around 5%. Brinson had similar issues. If pitch recognition is the issue, which is what Kiley eludes to, then that could cause LuBob to struggle because I anticipate he will get the Eloy slider treatment once he gets up here. Why throw him a FB when LuBob will chase sliders all day. Luis hasn't had to make that adjustment in AAA yet because he appears to be an extraordinary mistake hitter (meaning he doesn't miss them often). Big league pitchers make less mistakes, but he will feast on lesser pitchers (which all great hitters do). It will be how he adjusts to good/great pitchers that don't make as many mistakes. LuBob obviously has the physical skills (which could be among best in MLB), Kiley is just debating if he can adjust to good pitching which is impossible to predict. I for one am excited to see him get the chance to see what he can do and hope he can adjust.
  4. BFirebird

    Eloy going on IL

    The immediate IL and sent to Chicago concerns me, unless it is just because they want team doctors to check him out. I trust @ptatc on anything medical and hope that it is just the hyperextension that he mentions and not the UCL.
  5. BFirebird

    7/11 Games

    Interested to see how many homers Robert can actually hit in Charlotte with the juiced ball.
  6. BFirebird

    Stiever and Sheets mentioned in BA article

    We are going to need some of these once we are good. Maybe Rutherford can do the same.
  7. BFirebird

    Vaughn to Kannapolis

    It will be a short stint in Kanny. His swing looks great.
  8. How big is the crowd? Could people get there for the day game?
  9. Same here. Seems like a lot more games on WGN this year. Or maybe I am just trying to watch more games this year.
  10. BFirebird

    Who is going to pitch Friday?

    He was pretty good. Not the best tip I ever got, but not the worst. At that stage of his career I will put him at slightly above average.
  11. BFirebird

    Who is going to pitch Friday?

    I caddied for Pierce once in a golf outing. Couldn't have been a nicer guy. That was one thing about being a Sox fan over a Cubs fan, I usually got to pick a Sox player in our annual Baseball Charities Golf Outing to caddie for because of how many Cub fans there were...even on the south side. Over the years I caddied for Pierce, Farmer, Bill Melton, & Konerko. Konerko was especially exciting because it was the 2000 season before he was really known, he decided he wanted to walk instead of ride in a cart so I got to carry his bag (he actually used Greg Norton's clubs), and he got a hole in one to win a trip to Ireland. Easily one of my most enjoyable rounds ever. It was funny too because the guys in the cart didn't really know who Konerko was because it was so early in his career that Paulie pretty much just talked to me the whole time.
  12. BFirebird

    Sox and Rangers Game #2

    So he is no McCann back there?
  13. BFirebird

    Sox and Rangers Game #2

    Steak dinner boom?
  14. BFirebird

    Sox and Rangers Game #2

    Just turned it on for last 2 innings...what an outing by Osich. How has Collins looked behind the plate?