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  1. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Trout about to sign 12/430 deal

    How so? In the context of this signing, Harper and Machado look like overpays if Trout is only getting $36M AAV. He’s a far superior player compared to those two.
  2. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Have we hit bottom?

    Not defending KW, but the White Sox average record of 87-75 during his first 6 years as GM would qualify as a modest version of sustained success. It culminated in a World Series win and under today’s playoff format would have resulted in back to back playoff appearances in 2005 and 2006 and then another in 2008. I’d certainly take that same 2001-2008 stretch over the next 8 years and call it a big win.
  3. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Have we hit bottom?

    Browns are more relevant than most teams right now. They are one of the most talked about franchises in the NFL over the last year with the number of splashy moves they’ve made.
  4. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Have we hit bottom?

    It’s always darkest before dawn 🙂
  5. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Have we hit bottom?

    Many thought the 2018 season was rock bottom for this rebuild, then the 2018-2019 offseason happened. I think we’ve hit rock bottom and things start looking up from here. What do you think? Do you agree or do you think worse times are still ahead?
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    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    Let’s be real. The only way to build true sustainability is a change in ownership (to maintain a top 7-10 team payroll). Since that’s not happening any time soon, I will surely take the 2005 outcome as the end product of this rebuild.
  7. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    At this point, I’d take 2005 again as the outcome of this rebuild. That’s probably a best case scenario because it’s damn hard to win a title in MLB. And the 2005 team didn’t consist of average players. It had a roster full of solid to above average players. Not many holes. Add 3 “stars” to this current team and it’s still a disaster. Even teams loaded with multiple stars (Dodgers, Nationals, Indians, etc) have yet to win a title.
  8. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    The Sox had three great players (5+ fWAR players) and one really good player (near 4 fWAR player) in 2014 but still lost 89 games. How many 5+ fWAR players did the ‘05 team have?
  9. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    White Sox had three 5+ WAR players in 2014 and were nowhere near contention. There’s more than one way to build a contender. The complimentary pieces are just as important as the cornerstones, otherwise you end up with a repeat of 2014.
  10. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    That ship has sailed. This is still a 90 loss team even with Machado and likely still a 80+ loss team in 2020 even with him as well. Signing him alone would have made no difference in their playoff hopes for either this year or next unless it was supplemented with a number of other significant additions.
  11. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    I agree but to say we signed a bunch of nobody’s for $45M isn’t accurate. They aren’t stars but they are still quality big league players. I wouldn’t be opposed to those types of acquisitions when this team is near contention.
  12. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    Don’t need to spend $100M+ to get a really good player in this market.
  13. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    I’ll be shocked if the Sox don’t break the organization’s record for guaranteed money to a FA signing next winter. I have no idea who that player will be but I fully expect them to spend more than $68M on a single player. There are a number of players that fall into the $68M to $100M contract range that are both viable and really good options. I’ve stated JDM is my personal preference but I also like the idea of Castellanos.
  14. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    Players like Colome, Herrera, Nova, and Jay aren’t necessarily bad additions. Those guys are useful pieces for many contenders. They only look bad because there is nothing else around them. If the prospects develop as we are hoping, those guys are solid complementary pieces. Colome and Herrera would be high leverage relievers on most teams. Nova would be a #5 starter at worst on most teams. Jay would be a 4th OF on a lot of teams.
  15. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Who is your top 2019-20 free agent target

    Why rule out all free agents ages 29-35? That makes no sense. The Cubs don’t win the World Series without signing 31 year old Jon Lester.
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