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    2018 Attendance Thread

    Oops, I meant the White Sox were now 27th, ahead of TB, Pitt and Miami. Another article on this topic... https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2018/03/13/inside-the-numbers-why-mlbs-attendance-could-be-down-in-2018/
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    2018 Attendance Thread

    White Sox almost drew 24,000 last night...Rays had 10,106 for a weekend game against the Twins. 16,258 average. Would be about 1.3 million for a full season. Back into 28th place for attendance. Pitt and Miami also worse. Cincy, Minnesota, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, KC and Cleveland ahead of the Sox. Basically, the entire AL Central is bottom 10, which makes ten years of no playoffs even more incredible. In 2028 ... no kid pays for a ticket MLB has a demographic crisis: In 2018, 30 million seats (more than 10,000 per game) sat empty, a trend that only got worse the next few years as the median fan age drifted into the mid-50s. So seizing upon an idea the Orioles tried in 2018, every club mandates that all adults who buy tickets can claim free tickets for their children. A new generation has easy access to the game, and embarrassing empty sections in non-sellout cities fill up. Even the few ballparks that resist -- Wrigley and Fenway, especially -- concede to a new social norm: Baseball is free if you're a kid. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23117307/what-nfl-nba-nhl-mlb-wnba-look-2028
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    It is going to get worse before it gets better

    And, like the White Sox...they had Jose Martinez, but didn’t develop him like the Cardinals somehow managed as he hit his late 20’s. Even the might Braves with their development staff whiffed here. http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?ID=141436 We could use a hitter with a 1.010 ops about right now.
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    It is going to get worse before it gets better

    The Royals were set up well to be successful in 2016 and 2017. Moore made some pretty terrible calls on free agents. Yordano Ventura died. Alex Gordon fell apart. They foolishly traded Wade Davis for Soler, which looked at least logical at the time. 2016, they had a rash of injuries to key guys like Moustakas, Cain and Perez. Their relievers became unaffordable to keep or got injured (Holland/Davis) or ineffective (Herrera). They had breakthroughs from guys like Whit Merrifield, but Cuthbert, Orlando, Escobar...regressed. Zobrist and Cueto were too expensive, etc. And they traded Wil Myers and a ton of promising pitching as well...guys like Odorizzi and Manaea, who just no hit the Red Sox last night. https://www.royalsreview.com/2018/4/5/17202302/old-friend-alert-where-can-you-find-former-royals Alexander, Scott Dodgers Buchter, Ryan Athletics Chavez, Jesse Rangers Cueto, Johnny Giants Davis, Wade Rockies de la Rosa, Jorge Diamondbacks Finnegan, Brandon Reds (DL) Greinke, Zack Diamondbacks Hendriks, Liam Athletics Jeffress, Jeremy Brewers Madson, Ryan Nationals Manaea, Sean Athletics Minor, Mike Rangers Montgomery, Mike Cubs Moylan, Peter Braves Odorizzi, Jake Twins Reed, Cody Reds Santana, Ervin Twins (DL) Shields, James White Sox Smith, Will Giants (DL) Soria, Joakim White Sox Stumpf, Daniel Tigers Triggs, Andrew Athletics Vargas, Jason Mets (DL) Wood, Blake Angels
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    2018 MLB catch all thread

    Sale with the tough luck loss...poor Royals, Manaea used to be their property Jeter definitely needs some PR advice http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2771797-derek-jeter-calls-bryant-gumbel-mentally-weak-when-asked-about-marlins-tanking?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
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    4/21 Games

    https://www.mlb.com/news/ian-hamilton-could-be-sleeper-for-white-sox/c-183473134
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    How much for assisted living in Chicago or KS? Quad Cities...around $4500-5500 per month where my mom will stay (age 89), all out of pocket.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    I think we have some pretty decent insurance there in Hansen, Cease and Dunning. Let’s not forget this upcoming draft as well.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    Maybe they oversold the notion that his fastball was so much more deceptive because of Lucas’ length and extension. Unfortunately, we now have the pitching version of Konerko/Beckham/Quentin on our hands...very articulate/cerebral, overthinks things, too hard on himself, wants to please everyone. Getting through to the other side feels like an iffy proposition right now (assuming there’s not a physical issue.)
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    Let’s forget the fastball for a moment. He could get away with that if he was displaying the curve, slider and change he has showcased in the past. Five years ago, 89-92/93 was still slight above MLB average. As long as you had that 10+ mph differential with your offspeed stuff.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    If Giolito is overthrowing to try to get more velocity, I’d hate to see him underthrowing. That looked Jon Rauch-esque out there. Not trusting his stuff. Tentative. It’s easy enough to understand when your fastball has lost 6-8 mph post TJS and you’re facing the best team on the planet that absolutely destroyed the Sox the previous night.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    https://sports.yahoo.com/verlander-calls-white-sox-unwritten-rules-violation-10-0-win-160508328.html Between the TA/Verlander beef and Farquhar health emergency, this might be the last time the White Sox make the headline/national news twice in one day...
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    It is going to get worse before it gets better

    Obviously you missed The Catcher in the Rye in high school...🤬
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    Giolito 20 ip,18 hits, 20 er, 19 walks If he throws 50 shutout innings in a row, he will still have a higher ERA than 2017.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    But then why does Avi get away with assuming Altuve won’t tag? Because he’s already so fragile mentally it might tip him over the edge? Has Anderson ever been benched for similar reasons?
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