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    Cheap White Sox gear

    This is counterfeit Chinese garbage. Not only is it stealing money from the teams and players, but the jerseys look like trash and fit like they were sewn by blind people. Wrong colors, wrong fonts, bad fabrics, and crappy stitching. Also, counterfeiting ventures fund terrorism and organized crime. Buy a T-shirt at Marshall's if you really need Sox gear but don't feel like paying full price.
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    Anyone think Kimbrel would be a good idea?

    I don't know that it would ever be good bet to give a huge contract to a closer who was last seen getting rocked, as Kimbrel did last fall. The only contract I would give him would be a 1-year deal with intent to flip him. No thanks.
  3. Wait, this dude is named Sixto? Wasn't that Antonio Alfonseca's nickname?
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    Indians seemingly have given up on Lindor extension

    I read that they soured on Ortiz because he couldn't hit the other way and sacrifice. The "Twins way." The Red Sox made him huge by letting him be a dead pull hitter and, uh, getting him the right prescriptions.
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    Indians seemingly have given up on Lindor extension

    I don't know, but it makes the worrying about the Sox taking Yonder from the Indians and giving them more money to spend look more foolish. They are still going to trade Kluber and not extend Lindor. Yonder's 9 million will just stay in the owner's pocket. The Indians are going to sleepwalk to the division title this year and maybe next year if the Sox still aren't ready, but they have no intentions of winning a championship.
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    Indians seemingly have given up on Lindor extension

    The Indians signing Belle to a longterm deal before 97 would have killed them longterm, but they win the World Series with him in 1997 and possibly again in 98. Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner went from looking like first-ballot hall of famers to falling off the face of the earth after both got money, and that probably made things worse. But Cliff Lee, Sabathia, Manny, Thome. They had way too many superstar players who they couldn't keep in house.
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    Indians seemingly have given up on Lindor extension

    I don't think the Twins really compare. The Twins had a few stars. Mauer was incredible, Morneau, Santana, Liriano before his arm exploded. But they mostly just had a bunch of mediocre players who did a professional job. They got rid of Johan at the exact right moment, and they didn't lose any star players to free agency.
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    Ricketts racist emails

    All of those things are accurate and none of them are defending it. An old asshole forwarding chainmail and conspiracies is pretty much what we have. Not diminishing it to say that. It doesn't directly relate to the Cubs. The family trust purchased the team and his children run it. If these were emails directly from Tom, that would be an entirely different story. And this has literally nothing to do with Sinclair, other than "I don't like this story, and I also don't like Sinclair."
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    Ricketts racist emails

    Literally nobody is defending it here.
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    Ricketts racist emails

    Right, but he has no role currently, right? If he does, it's a problem. If not, it's a nothing story.
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    Ricketts racist emails

    It's always fun to see the Cubs crapped on, but I literally could not care less about this. This guy is the father of the Cubs owners. He has no role in the franchise. But it is fun to see the media pivot back and forth between "this was obtained via nefarious means, so we should ignore it" and "Yay leaks!" depending on the source.
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    What is the ceiling for Manny Banuelos?

    Only 1? You need to dream big.
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    What is the ceiling for Manny Banuelos?

    You are right, but Arrieta figured it out with the help of yoga and, um, "supplements." And he was Bob Gibson for about a year and a half. You don't see moves like that very often. I'd be thrilled if Banuelos could be a serviceable starter.
  14. The Sox didn't lose 97 games in 2014 or 2015, they were in a bad division with only one team to beat, and they didn't give up any top prospects for a short-term fix (Tatis wasn't a top prospect). Also, the Reds don't have any Sale/Quintana on their current roster. The Reds are going to be awful for a few more years, and even if they get a fluke year, have to deal with a division with 4 teams with winning records last year. This looks like a totally different situation.
  15. Oh, I get moving the prospects. But they're going to be awful the next two years even with Realmuto. It makes no sense for them to trade for him in an uncompetitive year just so they can trade him again a year later and get less than they gave up. That's a Billy Beane type move.
  16. Soo... why are last place the Reds looking to trade future pieces for a catcher with 2 years of control left?
  17. This is just the way things are for the franchise. They traded Bobby Bonilla for nothing, then passed on the chance to add Barry Bonds in the '90s. Imagine how things would be different if they drafted Mike Trout instead of Jared Mitchell? Things might change if the Sox can sign Machado or Harper, but what if they fail to land Sale or Bumgarner next year? Can they win a championship with Zach Burdi throwing to Zach Collins? They won't have Keon Barnum Keenyn Walker playing behind them, that's for sure.
  18. I don't think the theoretical price of Fulmer and Bush is that high on its own. But to me, it still doesn't make sense for the Sox sans Machado. If Joc were a free agent? Sign him ASAP, that's cool. But I don't even want to give up a lottery ticket to maybe improve by 5 wins for a team that won't break the 80 win mark.
  19. I disagree. As of this second, the Sox are in no position to move anybody who might have a future impact, whether it's Fulmer or Bush. There's just no reason to. Get rid of Delmonico, no problem. But no reason to move players who could improve, let alone someone like Bush who is a high ceiling prospect, to help a team that won 62 games last year. 2019 is going to be a bad year with or without Pederson. Now, sign Machado? Then you can also pick up a starter, get Joc and try to compete for a WC spot this year if everything goes right. But as of now, I would be pissed if the Sox get Pederson to patrol CF on a team without Machado or Harper. Might as well hold on to any prospect and hope they improve.
  20. I have a feeling like this trade is all but done, contingent on the Sox signing Machado. Context clues and vague comments from people with org contacts lead me to believe that. If the Dodgers really are waiting for this trade before they can officially sign Pollack, we might have a trouble here. If Machado doesn't sign anytime soon, the Dodgers are going to get antsy and look for another trade partner.
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    American Family Insurance Park?

    Even when the G Spot was Comiskey, maybe half of fans just called it Sox Park. I'm not going to say "Guaranteed Rate Field" in casual conversation, just like I'm not going to say "PlayStation Fiesta Bowl." Nobody not being paid to a network broadcasting live sports says "Mercedes Benz Superdome." Call it Sox Park and everybody knows what you're talking about. But do Brewers fans have a secondary name for their stadium? Brewers Park? It's always been Miller. I'm sure street vendors will sell loads of "I still call it Miller Park" shirts, but other than that, I wonder how Brewers fans will take to the name change. Maybe they'll just say "going to the Am Fam." That's the problem with the newer stadiums, they don't have an old name that people can use by default.
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    Farmer and DJ back on radio for 2019

    The reason Farmer is so bad at PBP is because he needs someone to reign him in and cut him off as necessary. His rambling, sometimes incoherent stories can be fun for filling time, but we are tuned in to hear baseball. Too often, Ed thinks fans listen to hear his stories and the game comes second to the point he was trying to make. In the past, Rooney would cut him with "Wow, interesting. So here's the 2-2 pitch. Fouled off. You were saying?" Today, I hear something like this every time I turn on the Sox in the car. Farmer: I was at a golf tournament with Dan Hampton. Hall of Famer. Super Bowl winner. He was telling me about his time back at Arkansas. They were playing Alabama, coached by the great Bear Bryant. You know Bear Bryant? DJ: ... Farmer: Bear Bryant, the greatest coach of all time? DJ: Huh? Farmer: Former Alabama Coach Bear Bryant? DJ: Yeah, Bear Bryant. One of the best ever. Farmer: You ever see a Bear Bryant coached team play? DJ: Oh yeah. All the time on TV growing up. Farmer: So he's telling me this story *crack of bat in the background, fans gasp then organ plays* about this time they went to Tuscaloosa. That pitch was fouled off. Anyway, they were worried about staying at the team hotel because *crack of bat, fans gasp and then groan, farmer speeds up to finish his story* back then, Alabama fans used to call the hotel all night and wake up random players. They weren't supposed to. So Morneau pulls into second with a leadoff double. Trouble brewing here. So Hampton says... Maybe just as bad as that is when Farmer is actually paying attention to the game, but gives the hint that a play is happening much differently than it is. Such as: 1. Abreu gets a hold of this one! Hits it deep to the right center gap. This could be trouble.*dramatic pause, mild cheering* Trout camps under it for the first out. 2. (calmly stated) Lindor swings and hits a weak flyball to RF. *dramatic pause or continues telling story* Lindor doubles as Garcia can't get there in time.
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    Farmer and DJ back on radio for 2019

    From the little I heard of him, he seemed very knowledgeable of the game, but too soft spoken to be interesting enough to call a 3 hour game. I don't think he has the voice for it.
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    Farmer and DJ back on radio for 2019

    I feel the same way. He has a good voice, but a lot of his talk seems unnatural or forced. Hopefully he improves as time goes on. Rongey was terrible. Nothing was ever the team's fault. Everyone calling was a moron and didn't understand baseball (which was only true about half the time). And he's massive scumbag to boot. For as much of a self-important pseudo-intellectual as Rongey is, you'd think he was writing influential investigative journalism and not performing verbal analingus on a horrible baseball franchise.
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