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35thstreetswarm last won the day on May 10 2018

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  1. 35thstreetswarm

    Cubs thread 2k19

    Kind of crazy that the Cubs will likely come out of this “dynasty window” with only two division titles.
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    2020 RF options

    I'd be thrilled in late 2020, though it would mean suffering through a full season of teeth-gnashing about the failure to land a RF in 2019 and the chorus of "this front office has never signed Mookie Betts before, what makes us think they'll sign Mookie Betts now?"
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    Cubs thread 2k19

    He'll surely join Ian Happ and David Bote in the Hall of Fame
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    White Sox final win total

    75 has a nice ring to it (and was also my preseason prediction).
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    Machado do-over

    I sometimes wonder what would happen if you could get a critical mass of posters to sign a pact stipulating to something like the following: 1) The on-field results from 2007-2016 were unacceptable 2) It is fair and appropriate to criticize the ownership and management from that era for those results 3) It is fair and appropriate to be worried that the same regime is now in charge of the rebuild, given their past failures 4) Nonetheless, that regime broke meaningfully with past practice in undertaking a full-fledged rebuild in late 2016 5) The rebuild, while necessarily uncertain given its incompleteness, is showing at least some promising results 6) The full success of the rebuild cannot be judged until 2020 or 2021 when the key prospects have arrived and seen some testing at the big league level 7) It would be disruptive to change course dramatically when that key period is upon us (or substitute that, even if not disruptive, it is a waste of mental energy to pine for the architects of a rebuild to be fired at such a critical juncture), SO... 8) Let's withhold judgment a little while longer--and decide whether our skepticism in this regime was warranted or misplaced--after the next couple of years play out. I think we could absolutely slash the length of most threads. You could just say a magic word like: "PACT" instead of hashing through the above points over and over in different contexts, different combinations, and different sequences. I suppose it would spoil some of the fun, though.
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    Tim Anderson Batting Average

    I think there are many more fans who (a) want to not care about batting titles, and (b) enjoy saying out loud that they don't care about batting titles, than there are (c) fans who don't care about batting titles. Go Timmy.
  7. 35thstreetswarm

    New Sox Uniform Logo Next Year

    I’m ok with it, though I’d like to see a way to work the old English logo into a black on black scheme. It’s too bad they screwed up the white on white players weekend uniforms so badly this year, as I’ve always thought white on white (done right) would be an awesome look for the White Sox.
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    2020 RF options

    Ozuna, though I have a sneaking suspicion Puig could have a career renaissance here so I would be excited (but nervous) if we signed him.
  9. 35thstreetswarm

    Future White Sox Lineup #GetExcited

    I could see Puig coming here and having a career renaissance when surrounded by this team. He has all the talent in the world. It would be risky, but so was AJ...
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    Sox fire Matt Lisle/Matt Lisle quits (?)

    As are you. While people do often fail to grasp the difference between state and private action and overread the amendment as a generalized license to speak without consequence, the First Amendment protects from much more than “criminal charges for thought and speech crimes” and “being jailed.”
  11. 35thstreetswarm

    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    Like we have the chance to be a pretty good team.
  12. 35thstreetswarm

    Fangraphs and Luis Robert

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    White Sox Winner!!

    Actually, you haven’t gone far enough. He’s been a really good player overall for the Chicago White Sox over the entire course of his career; a team that’s never in contention. That’s proof he performs in low pressure situations. In fact, if he were worse he’d be better.
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    The fragility of some fans on this board recently...

    Well, the definition of “picking and choosing” is saying things like “beating Detroit and Kc and Baltimore, while nice...doesn’t put a team ahead in a rebuild.” You could have “picked” beating Minnesota or “chosen” beating New York for example, but that would not fit your narrative. Instead you picked a few bad teams to imply our wins all came against bad teams and we got beaten up by the good teams we played, which is not true.
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    The Brewers' Pitching Trap

    No, and I don’t think that’s the FO plan. It is an interesting reminder, though, that there’s a lot of ways to win ballgames. Kind of amazing what the Brew Crew has done with that suspect starting 5.