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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/20/politics/donald-trump-sunday-tweets/index.html Only 11 demonstrable lies in the span of 5 tweets!!!
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    2018 MLB Draft

    He has all five tools...if he can realize his potential. Hoping he’s not the next Ben Grieve.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    The consensus #1 right now... https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/bobby-witt-jr-shows-off-five-tool-package-at-tournament-of-stars-despite-youth/
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-dismissing-top-voter-concern-202845232.html Health insurance the single biggest issue to voters as November elections near...
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    Fulmer sent to Charlotte

    If you look at how much we spent on our 2006 rotation, it was the most expensive in the majors at that time with Garcia, Contreras, Buehrle, Javy and Garland. We also developed (and traded) Gio/Hudson/McCarthy. Traded for Danks and Floyd, although you can certainly put Gavin into “Cooper’s success” checklist, overall. Spent a ton of money adding Linebrink and Dotel to limited success. In general, our set guys and closers have been mostly inexpensive guys like Jenks, Sergio Santos, Howry/Foulke, Marte, Thornton, Crain, etc., that were acquired cheaply, with the two exceptions above and Robertson. Besides Sale and Buehrle, if there’s ONE area he has done extremely well (other than years like 2007 when we threw a bunch of garbage at the wall and hoped some would stick), it’s the bullpen. 2003-2012, there’s no doubt that Cooper was one of the best. The question is how “great” he has been since 2013, and how much of it is just lack of talent. That 2012 team used what, about 12-13 rookies (mostly in the bullpen, along with Q) and somehow hung in there with the Tigers until the final two weeks. Recently, it’s a story of health struggles like Danks and Rodon (obviously we let Buehrle walk due to cost)...discovering Q...and trying to make water out of wine from 2013-2018. Before, you could easily argue he was a Top 5 pitching coach (based on criteria like that listed above), right now it’s very difficult to say how effective he is based on a lot of factors that are out of control, such as Rodon’s health and Fulmer’s mechanics and Giolito’s “missing stuff.” For example, I don’t know if anyone made a mistake letting Junior Guerra go and not noticing his potential, but that happens with every organization from time to time (now we can give unlimited starting time for 1 1/2 years to nearly anyone, we weren’t in that position previously).
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    Fulmer sent to Charlotte

    So what should we judge his effectiveness on then? Neither the scouts that drafted him nor the coaches who work with Fulmer...it’s just “bad luck” that projections haven’t matched up with reality? We heard the story over and over again how he took Matt Thornton and “fixed him” after one day (actually knew the fix that was needed before they traded Borchard to get him)...but we haven’t “fixed” many pitchers recently. The only examples that Sox fans can point to are Swarzak and Kahnle in the last few years, basically. So we fall back to the old argument that the talent level is just bad...which somehow isn’t blamed on the front office or scouting staff and the conversation just goes around and around in circles and we end up with the same owner, same GM’s, (and usually the) same coaches year after year.
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    2018 Republicans thread

    There’s no way to PROVE anything he says...that’s the beauty of a conspiracy theory. It’s all about perception. If someone is led to believe something they’re already “suggestible” on...it’s not much of a stretch to push them over the edge into a full-fledged zealot.
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    Fulmer sent to Charlotte

    So that statement I made automatically means he’s “ineffective,” or maybe it is simply that he’s just living off the reputation that he developed mostly from the 2003-2012 teams? Based on the last 5-6 years, what evidence can be presented that he’s one of the best pitching coaches in the game (still)? Maybe there’s no point in questioning any coaches or talent developers until after the end of the 2020 season I guess. And I don’t remember saying that 100% of the pitchers will make it...I’ve consistently maintained 30-40% would be a relatively high success rate (of the better pitching prospects).
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    5/19 Games - some kid named Rodon

    Jimenez with a ground ball double down the line and a single so far...Collins in a “mini slump” now. Zavala with his 10th HR, I think that leads the Southern League.
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    5/19 Games - some kid named Rodon

    CLE LUIS or Jose? Bruce?
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    Fulmer sent to Charlotte

    Personally, I think the successes of Sale and Q made things look TOO EASY. The Sox used to be very fortunate in this area. At any rate, we really need Rodon to return to form or for one of the youngsters like Kopech to lead and for everyone else to get in line and follow. That’s what happened with the Braves back in the day...Glavine, Smoltz and Avery had their struggles, but then they figured things out and that got the ball rolling towards perennial playoff contention. Granted, those are two HoF pitchers in the same rotation. The closest we have in our Sox lifetimes are Buehrle and Sale, with just a tiny overlap.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    Lol. Okay Greg, you have my apology...since Taylor Street Sox believes we are the same person (trolling), I had to prove it couldn’t possibly be true. But please stop assuming everyone hates God, you’re going to drive yourself to an early grave if you get upset about the shifting state of Christianity in the world today. If you watched the royal wedding, you’ll understand there will always be a place for God/believers in the world as long as there are like-minded individuals on earth who gather together. At any rate, this should solve aforemention identity crisis once and for all.
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    Fulmer sent to Charlotte

    At this point, I don’t think we can even 100% rule out Dylan Covey being a major contributor down the line. Stranger things have happened in the history of baseball.
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    2018 Republicans thread

    Or, James Clapper and Rogers have succeeded in turning the entire IC against the GOP/Trump...which is actually not the case because the majority of those in the IC hate having former CIA directors get so directly involved in partisan politics as Clapper has done, basically accusing the president of treason, or intimating it, at least. He certainly hasn’t ruled that possibility out.
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    Rodon making first rehab start Saturday

    Interesting, but Kanny has Parker Rigler listed as their starter as of right now... Okay, just changed to Rodon at milb.com. All is well.
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