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NorthSideSox72 last won the day on March 7

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About NorthSideSox72

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    I drank what?
  • Birthday 12/07/1972

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    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
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    2007: Lefty of the Year 2008: Poster of the Year
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    Mark Buehrle
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    Dan Remenowsky
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    2005 WS Game 2
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  1. NorthSideSox72

    MiLB may see some drastic changes by 2021

    When I talked with Rick Hahn in January, I asked a question about the number of affiliates. The trend had been for most teams to be adding a 7th US team, and the Sox were still at six. When I asked if the Sox were considering a 7th, he said that yes, that was in discussion, but it wasn't coming soon if it came at all. Now it seems they are thinking more about FEWER teams. That article makes it seem like such an agreement likely eliminates the PIO, for example. Would the Sox then add a 2nd AZL team instead? Or open a new team in the NWL or the like?
  2. NorthSideSox72

    Kannapolis now has a new name

    For the record, I think this name change idea is stupid and dumb. They've pissed off their biggest contributors to free marketing, and it was a damn cool name anyway.
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  4. NorthSideSox72

    5/30 Games

    Seen him pitch a couple times in A-ball, at each level. Didn't look like a major leaguer to me and he was already old for level. He's had some recent success, maybe he added something, I don't know.
  5. NorthSideSox72

    Automobile Thread

    I don't think EV's are going to be any heavier - you add battery and take away engine etc. Any difference would be negligible anyway. But I agree, the gas tax concept starts to fail as more EV's hit the road.
  6. NorthSideSox72

    FutureSox has a Patreon - consider supporting!

    I mean, do you really want that? If you want a photo of my pale, hairy chest while wearing a swimsuit I can arrange that.
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    FutureSox has a Patreon - consider supporting!

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  9. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    I give no passes for their performance overall. What I am saying is, Brennan is a non-issue and the kind of thing that happens to all teams on a regular basis, with the Sox being on the flipside at times as well.
  10. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    Thyago HAS shown filthy stuff at times. He didn't last year. It happens, like I said. The Sox have done this with pitchers they bring in at least as often as ones they have lost. Anyway, I'll say once more, wait until July. And furthermore this Brennan thing isn't an issue to me. I can name a whole bunch of other things that concern me about this front office, and a bunch of player examples that went badly, but Brennan wouldn't make my list. When he was picked, everyone was puzzled. What you are stuck in here is revisionist history. Now if you want to talk about OVERALL success in player development with the Sox (or lack thereof), I'm right on board. The Sox have done poorly, period.
  11. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    That is part of it I think, but honestly it is always hard to seperate injury issues from performance issues. Hard to make the case it was a thing for 3 years, but maybe? No idea. He was a TJS survivor upon arriving with the Sox.
  12. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    Meanwhile, guys who throw triple digits and has some filthy stuff are ones you always take a shot at. And I'd take a Vieira over a Brennan every single time. Out of 100 times, 20 Vieira's will work out, and like 2 Brennans.
  13. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    lol GMAB 10 other guys just like him. With Minaya or Brennan there was no one who saw either as more than filler anyway. And between those two, knowing what and who they are, Minaya is the easy choice to keep because he's likely to be able to get some outs here and there at the MLB level. If you want to talk 10 guys, there are 10 actual prospects who needed protection this past winter that I would have protected over Brennan. Sometimes a prospect clicks with a change of scenery. That doesn't necessarily mean the previous team screwed up (though sometimes it does). And again, get back to me in a few months. I think the frustration with the team (which I am totally on board with) is making people overreact to some pretty silly things. Not one person on SoxTalk or anywhere else did I see be upset about leaving Brennan unprotected. Hell when he was taken in the R5 there were a crapload of people around the Sox and overall prospect sites who said "WTF?". Baseball America's JJ Cooper did his usual R5 preview with like 75 players and Brennan never was even considered for it, he later said.
  14. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    He was also a 27-year-old who needed 3 seasons in AA to find success at that level. Who would you have removed from the 40-man to keep him this past winter? I understand it is frustrating to lose talent, but let's keep the full picture in mind.
  15. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    My AAP thread on him All articles on FutureSox discussing him