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  1. If the White Sox expect sustained success and multiple championships, they are going to get stuck with bad contracts. Every team that has been what they are striving to be has had that issue. They have to accept the fact that it will happen, and also anticipate it when determining budgets.
  2. Or you could trade Cruz to an NL team next year, assuming they have a DH . If JR wants him bad, he is not anticipating a drop off. So I don't know why a 2 year commitment would be a big deal. Frankly, I think they should have spent the money either on Springer or some more pitching. But 40 year old DH with the best 1B prospect in the game who is blocked in the organization? OK.
  3. The thing is, Hector's original tweet would not be wrong if Cruz signed with someone other than the Twins, even if it wasn't the White Sox. It would be good news for White Sox fans. One thing I don't understand is Cheesy Beef is insinuating JR really wants Cruz. If he wanted him really bad, he'd be signed by now.
  4. Yes but during the next offseason the Sox were going to sign him for a song, but Ozzie wanted a rotating DH instead of a HOFer. So the Sox got Kotsay.
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    Jameson Taillon traded to Yankees

    I think it was cameras filming the workouts. The White Sox did not participate. I don't know if that meant they did not get access to other teams that did.
  6. No. All the stories are BS. I suppose there may be a couple of them where they took something over the counter that contained something they shouldn't have injested, but 99% know exactly what they are doing, or are paying someone who does.
  7. Because the story is BS. I got sick and lost 40 lbs, so I roided up. OK. Do you think the Rangers knew that? I wonder if Hector can vouge for him.
  8. Not as pathetic as his. By the time I was properly diagnosed and treated, I had lost 40 pounds. Just weeks before I was to report to spring training in 2012, I was unsure whether I would be physically able to play. Faced with this situation, I made an error in judgment that I deeply regret, and I accept full responsibility for that error. I should have handled the situation differently, and my illness was no excuse.
  9. Sure, but Cruz's excuse was maybe the worst of all time.
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    Jameson Taillon traded to Yankees

    Signing Robert. Trading Q, Sale and Eaton. If not for the trade capital they had, this team would be horrible for a long time. Not many teams had what they had to trade when going into a rebuild.
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    Jameson Taillon traded to Yankees

    Maybe not but I was reading up on Taillon a week or so ago, and he is about ready to go. He has new mechanics and has shortened his motion a la Giolito. Not to the extent of Lucas, but shortened it notheless. He does have #3 or #2 upside and is only making around $3 million with at least one more year of control. I would have liked to see the Sox send a few of their lesser prospects. This guy is probably a good bet to give you the same amount of innings as Garrett Richards in 2021, and if all went well could slide into Lynn's spot in 2022, all for not much cash. It's really no big deal to me, but I think there may have been an opportunity there.
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    The Wainwright Thread

    I'm surprised Tony didn't insist they sign Eck to close.
  13. Dick Allen

    The Wainwright Thread

    It happens all the time. Sox may sign Machado. Maybe Harper. Maybe both. Or Jon Jay and Kelvin Herrera. That is why we are the Wiley Coyote. We fall for it every time
  14. Dick Allen

    The Wainwright Thread

    I am sure everyone would be, but if it was considered likely by the industry, he would be out of the White Sox price range.
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    The Wainwright Thread

    Good luck k with that. There is no question, unless there are a lot of injuries, the White Sox are going to be a good, fun team in 2021. But face it , this offseaon, just like most others. We are the Wiley Coyote of fanbases.
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    Jameson Taillon traded to Yankees

    This is reas. They gave up their 15th ranked. 19th ranked, 23 rd ranked and unranked for a guy with a lot of questions, but a ton up upside.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    That costs money. Might as well get the production for minimum or close for a few years.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    The world champion Nationals in 2019 had Brian Dozier at 2B. He put up a1.6 WAR.
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    Jameson Taillon traded to Yankees

    I would let them have their choice between Adolfo and Rutherford, and some other fodder.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    You could make the case it was OK if he helps them win at least one playoff series as that could help them moving forward. If not, it was taking a shot and failing.
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    The Wainwright Thread

    I wonder what the look on JR’s grandchildren’s faces is when they open up what they think is an IPad and it’s some knockoff.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Kind of hard to build up WAR when you play in 29 games.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    The projections have him between 1.8 and 2.4. The Last team LaRussa managed won a WS with a 0.3 WAR SS and a 0.2 WAR 2B.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

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    Garrett Richards to Boston, 1 year $10 million.

    They did. Now he probably cant outperform Colome’s 2020 except for maybe advanced wise but that doesn’t give you extra wins. But they did set themselves up nicely for games they lead late.and he is very likely to outperform Colome going forward.
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