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About NorthSideSox72

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    I drank what?
  • Birthday 12/07/1972

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
  • Soxtalk Awards
    2007: Lefty of the Year 2008: Poster of the Year
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Dan Remenowsky
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 WS Game 2
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Carlton Fisk
  1. NorthSideSox72

    Avi Injured

    If it's a DL trip, my guess is they go with Daniel Palka. Corner OF, can also play 1B, left power bat. They might want to see if there's anything there with him.
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    Cease or Hansen

    I was definitely Hansen when I voted on the T30 in January. Now having seen Cease in person (and been very impressed), and with Hansen injury concerns, it becomes a really tough call.
  3. NorthSideSox72

    4/22 Games (Covey, Adams, Flores, Henzman)

    Adams improved pretty dramatically last year in the areas he needed too. This year its 2-3 starts and I wouldn't read a lot into it yet. And yeah, he's still a good couple years younger than the average player in his league. But again, there are legitimate reasons why a pitcher may do better in relief than starting. As far as I can see, none of those apply to Adams.
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    4/22 Games (Covey, Adams, Flores, Henzman)

    I would still take Engel's defense over Leury's quite easily. I think Adam is taking his struggles onto the grass. That said, I am losing what little hope I had of him ever hitting enough. Not just because of a year's worth of results, but how he looks doing it. I think you start working Thompson in more starting now, and give Engel until like June or July to get going on offense. If he can't do it, ship him to AAA and he's just not part of the plan anymore. Hopefully by then you'll have a healthy Cordell, Tilson with his feet under him too. So there will be options available.
  5. A couple signings not reported broadly yet among the transactions, updates on the affiliates and of course some Courtney Hawkins talk. News and Notes right here, to get you caught up!
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    4/22 Games (Covey, Adams, Flores, Henzman)

    That is not a reason to see him being successful as a reliever. What do you see that makes you think he A) won't be a good starter and B) would be better in relief?
  7. NorthSideSox72

    4/22 Games (Covey, Adams, Flores, Henzman)

    Seen you say this a couple times now. I don't see it. What about him screams reliever to you?
  8. I saw a lot of prospects during my week in Carolina, and one of the most pleasant surprises was RHP Dylan Cease. I'm now happy to report my ranking of him around 10th in the last T30 discussion was too low - he's clearly an MLB T100 guy and I'd put him substantially higher on the team list if I voted again today. All kinds of details here for you to peruse. Get to know Cease.
  9. NorthSideSox72

    Site BackOnline

    I like this new site. Feels cozy. Also weird, I had images off for so long that I forgot what everyone's avatars looked like.
  10. NorthSideSox72

    Omar Vizquel

    Interview with Omar will go up on FutureSox soon. I personally was impressed with him, but how could you not be?
  11. NorthSideSox72

    Outfield Overload - the Dash Five

    QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:34 AM) what's holding Basabe back in CF, routes? Route and glove work - maturity at the position, basically. He has the physical tools. So it's an open question. QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 11:38 AM) is the hole in his UCL something that is just going to heal? Is there surgery being put off? Seems so strange to just have a bad elbow and not worry about it Surgery is not 100% for sure. We've got a writer there tomorrow, who will interview Micker, and see what he has to say.
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    04-17 Games (Beck, Adams, Flores, and Henzman)

    QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 07:43 PM) the average is nice but is this "untapped power" ever going to show up? Talked about this in the article just put on on FutureSox.
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    Outfield Overload - the Dash Five

    There are five outfielders in Winston-Salem that really should all be starting somewhere. It's a fun, super-talented group. Get to know them here, including video and a few quotes from coaches.
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    FS: Hot Prospects List, 4/17

    Here's the weekly Hot List for the White Sox minor leagues. Hitters in Winston-Salem and pitchers in Kannapolis dominate the week.
  15. NorthSideSox72

    4/16 Games (Dunning, McClure)

    On Zavala's defense, from what I've seen I'd put him ahead of Collins but not by much. In my viewings, in person and on MiLB TV, and talking with scouts, Zavala has a quick release and an average arm, and moves athletically from the position on defense. Handles pitchers well. But the sore spot for him was pitch blocking, which he has struggled with. He, like Collins, is bat-first still. But there's reason to believe the blocking can improve with time for Zavala. If it does and he can be MLB average at that, then he's an average overall defender there and that works just fine.
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