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  1. 35thstreetswarm

    GT Chicago vs Chicago, 6/19/19, 7:05 CT

    First time I've heard this take: most believe all is forgiven in the Chapman deal because he helped them win a world series. They have little to show for the Q deal.
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    GT Chicago v Chicago, 6/18/19, 7:05 CT

    Well, the Sox have given up 4, 6, 5, 1, 4, 10, 2, and 1 runs in their last 8 games Nova has started, so you'd have been wrong in 7 of those. Let's hope tonight makes 8!
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    Rick Hahn and his Trades

    It will be fascinating to observe how the reflexive negativity displayed in this thread, and on this board generally, will try to hold up if this core takes shape and the evidence of the rebuild's success becomes undeniable. I wonder if there will still be a soldier firing "....but Tatis!" bullets out of his cave while the rest of the board discusses pitching matchups for the ALCS.
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    GT Chicago v Chicago, 6/18/19, 7:05 CT

    I'll be there in a mixed group. I would like a win tonight, please.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    I just know that when Vaughn is anchoring our lineup in playoff series two years from now I will want to stand up and cheer every bomb...but every time I do I’ll remember “but he only plays first base” and I’ll slump back in my chair dejectedly.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    If he does it in 2020 he can be called Badly Rushed'em
  7. 35thstreetswarm

    2019 MLB draft thread

    I like the idea of a hitter so good that the analytical models cannot find a comp for him. But as a Cal-Berkeley grad, I'm admittedly biased
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Interesting writeup on Vaughn that echoes the arguments about him on this board: https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/5/30/18645138/mlb-draft-andrew-vaughn-first-baseman-cal
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    Embrace The Tank!!!

    Yep, it's become the new "confused guy" emoji of a year ago or so, being similarly utilized by whatever handle tommyfootlongo is using these days
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    Embrace The Tank!!!

    We just won two games in one day -- we're 2021 contenders again!
  11. 35thstreetswarm

    Embrace The Tank!!!

    I think you're in the minority in leaving Eloy Jimenez off a list of "potential stars" of the White Sox (regardless of his tools) but whatever -- my point is that I agree with your sentiment that the Sox org has more star potential than many on this board admit.
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    Embrace The Tank!!!

    I would add Jimenez and Robert to that list, with Giolito starting to look like a maybe. Some might call that a potential core of a good baseball team. But there seems to be a belief among some on this board that we need our farm system to produce 5 all-stars a year for the next five years to have a shot at contending.
  13. Fair enough—replace “majority” with “large part.” The point stands, though—it would be odd to have an opinion of Hahn so rigid it would not be changed by the success of a rebuild that will define his career.
  14. But to be fair the majority of his tenure has been defined by a strip-down rebuild (after a couple years trying to contend on the fly against his apparent wishes). The rebuild was designed to produce godawful, losing seasons. The ultimate success or failure of that project can’t be measured yet. If the Sox win the pennant in 2021 I think any reasonable fan would say “good job Rick Hahn.”
  15. I defined it (for me) in my first paragraph. They start making playoff runs (plural) in 2020-2021; a genuine contending team starting next season. But you are kind of missing my point. Define it however you want: my point is that some here seem to have formed an opinion of Hahn’s efforts before their success (however you define it) can realistically be measured in the field, which seems backwards to me.
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