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  1. They’re really good at finishing second or third before 2013-2019…but there was a point if you went 1993 or 2000 through 2005/06/08 where they were third in MLB winning percentage behind only the Yankees and Braves, maybe the Cardinals passed them for third at some point in there.
  2. Would the Cubs/Ricketts really cancel a July 4th home game if they weren’t in MIL? Or if wasn’t the 308th mass shooting of the year…well more than one per day on average in the US.
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    Notice: We're about to get hot

    That might not exactly help increase female participation at SoxTalk. Then again, in this 50 Shades Era, anything is possible except for pulling a Bauer or Watson.
  4. If they are still in 3rd place, then there’s a problem. In 2006, the White Sox were right there going into August. Then got lapped. Or look at the 2012 White Sox, or 2008, or 2003. August and September tell the tale, as long as you don’t lose sight of the leaders in April/May. Anything is possible. But they have to at the very least play better than .500 against the Twins from here on out, since they’re already 1-7.
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    Oscar Colas Story (Is this true?)

    56 errors After the 1993 season in Greensboro, when Jeter made 56 errors, there were doubts about the No. 6 overall pick in the 1992 draft. Even his roommate, University of Houston alum R.D. Long, had doubts. Until the next season, after Jeter's offseason defensive workouts with coaches Brian Butterfield and Trey Hillman. https://www.thebaseballcube.com/content/player/180747/ Tim Anderson had a fielding percentage of under 900 with 31 errors at Winston-Salem. https://www.thebaseballcube.com/page.asp?PT=player&ID=170961 Corey Seager had 17, 19 and 22 errors his three minor league seasons, with under 140 GP I don’t think it’s possible to find any high caliber MLB shortstops who weren’t making 20-40 errors per season in their Low and High A seasons. The field conditions don’t even compare to AA and AAA stadiums. That’s 1/3rd of it, at least. That’s where you have to rely on your scouts. Range, plus arm strength, work ethic, teamwork with 2B, going back on popups or into foul territory past the LF line, throwing across one’s body coming in, as well as deep backhand jump throws and plants or throwing to 1B with all of one’s momentum going towards the RF foul line on balls hit up the middle or to the right of second on extreme LH shifts. Most importantly, soft hands, like Juan Uribe. We have been wrong or underestimated Escobar, Semien and Tatis, Jr., as well as drafted Tim Anderson out of JUCO ball in MS, so THIS might be one the few things the Sox actually do right. Heck, identifying Leury in the Alex Rios trade even. That doesn’t even include Yolmer Sanchez, who was originally a SS. Unless he plays CF at above average level with the glove and bat (see Thomas, Alek), you’re losing a fair percentage of his value moving him. At RF, he is likely to be just an average bat. On the infield, that power is so much more valuable at 3B SS or 2B. Plus he will be arriving at the big league level right at the time they need to make a kong term decision on Tim Anderson’s future.
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    Notice: We're about to get hot

    Sounds like the start of the 2022 version of Hostel or Taken…too deliberately provocative.
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    7/3 Games

    Not sure you can do that yet not knowing if Grandal will ever be even 85-90% again… It’s better to KNOW more confidently you have too much catching, and the jury ultimately is far from out on any of the four in terms of predicting their major league performance.
  8. https://www.mlb.com/news/most-untouchable-player-for-every-team-2022?partnerId=zh-20220704-642503-mlb-1-A&qid=1026&utm_id=zh-20220704-642503-mlb-1-A&bt_ee=ujuAT3sOaIWsV9FiJUUb9WEZba5zskVDIgAH5OPO%2BQMEqwHLXoCDHOL%2BMfKjinCM&bt_ts=1656942070168 Guardians: José Ramírez, 3B That five-year, $124 million contract extension he signed in April almost looks team-friendly, the way he’s hitting right now. And this could end up being a playoff team. Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., 3B/SS The Royals are a mess right now, and the uphill climb is going to be particularly steep. But whatever they do, they’ll do with Witt front and center. Tigers: Riley Greene, OF Now that they’ve called him up, you can get a glimpse of what their future might look like. Even if the present isn’t nearly as pleasant as everyone had been hoping. You might have said Spencer Torkelson here a couple of months ago, but his slow start has been a bit confounding to those who followed his rise in the Minors. Twins: Byron Buxton, CF They’ve extended him through 2028, which means they’re building everything around him. We’ve seen what happens, and what the Twins are capable of, when he’s healthy. White Sox: Luis Robert, CF His contract locks him up in Chicago during his physical prime (through 2027), and he still as high of a ceiling of any player in the game.
  9. Tues. Kopech/Archer Wed. Lynn/Ryan https://www.startribune.com/wes-johnson-leaves-minnesota-twins-lsu-faith-family-baseball-pitching-coach/600185786/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=this_week_in_sports
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    Report: USC and UCLA to B1G

    https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-07-03/how-much-money-waits-for-ucla-usc-in-the-big-ten
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    Report: USC and UCLA to B1G

    https://sports.yahoo.com/big-12-could-become-third-185225356.html AZ ASU Utah Colorado speculated to Big 12. What will happen to WSU Oregon State, Cal Berkeley??...really going to mess up NCAA baseball, although that's obviously not a revenue driver. Assuming Wash ORE Stanford and ND eventually to Big 10.
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    2022 MLB catch all thread

    Except the Tigers already had Sosa.
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    Old Sock Drawer, ex Sox player discussion

    Or the Twins did...
  14. Not until we at least show the Twins we are going to compete with them this year. Need to at least cut lead to 3 1/2.
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