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    MARVEL Universe Thread

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/avengers_infinity_war/reviews/?type=top_critics At 87% positive so far, although "top critics" are more skeptical
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    White sox could be dark horse for machado

    Hi8, You sound like Gary Coleman talking to Todd Bridges on Different Strokes, lol. That's even cornier than Benetti's line about (Private First Class) Santiago and ordering a Code Red from A Few Good Men during the game this afternoon. Wonder how many caught that one? Of course, Santiago was DEAD by that point, so making a joke about someone named Santiago who had been fragged by his fellow soldiers when Tom Cruise was the one with the actual line from the movie makes just about zero sense, but oh well.
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    Moncada

    Thanks Tim Anderson, for screwing up Yoan's defensive ratings, lol... I'm starting to buy into Benetti and Stone's "team error" concept. Anderson (wrongly) cut across in front of Moncada's path and screened him and it ended up allowing Vogelbach to be safe at first to load the bases, but the error went to Yoan when he was really the only one in a good position to make the play...but is the one who actually "touched" the ball, so the physical error goes to him (instead of mental error to Anderson.) Communication. Youth. Teamwork. Hopefully it will all come together in time.
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    2018 Republicans thread

    It's almost like that scene at the end of Field of Dreams with the father coming back to play catch with son...but his 25-30 year old version...have seen that particular photo before, but it's a cool piece of baseball history. Of course, Lou Gehrig played for Columbia, but that was a decade (at least) prior.
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    4/24 Games

    Except Trey M. is playing 2B also these days. There's not much future at that position in the White Sox organization. Theoretically, he and Alvarez are fighting to replace Leury as the next jack of all trades/utility guy...but that easily could be Carlos Sanchez if we acquire a Josh Donaldson type.
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    4/25 Games

    Winston-Salem DH tmrw Cease vs. Dan Plesac's son (7 inning Game 1 starts at 530 EST, 430 CST)
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    What is up with Lucas Giolito?

    When Volstad is basically averaging right around the same velocity in his start after being a journeyman for the last decade...it's about more than throwing fastballs at less than full max effort to get more movement and control. In fact, it ironically seems to be making his control even worse. Strikeouts are way down, and that's because he has been behind in counts (until last start IP/H ratio was fine)...and hasn't been able to get swings and misses with his offspeed stuff. The SINGLE biggest issue is walking almost a batter per inning. He's well over his walk total of 2017 in the big leagues with barely 20 innings pitched this year so far.
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    Zack Collins Criticism

    Collins now 4/41 on the season, but that's actually BIG progress, comparatively or relatively... Hopefully this gets him jump-started.
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    Sox and Mariners Game Thread 4/24

    Unless you separate Opening Day from his stats...of course, you can make almost any hitter good or bad by eliminating hot stretches or slumps. And, obviously, if he was able to spread that offense out over 3 victories, it would be more ideal, but that's not the way baseball works.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    Reddy, nobody HATES Pelosi or Harry Reid or Schumer or whoever. However, if they can be effectively targeted by the right to mobilize voters and win elections simply by brandishing their names to the base, then that's something of a problem, isn't it? It's the same thing as your political strategy in all races being centered around attacking Trump without any substantive policy platform for the middle class to back it up. In general, we NEED NEW BLOOD. Warren, Sanders, Pelosi, Reid (now gone), Feinstein...all of them are to be respected for their contributions, but their time has come and gone.
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    White sox could be dark horse for machado

    If they really feel they're CLOSE to competing, then you pull the trigger on Donaldson...but I'd be leery about giving him anything beyond a 3 year deal. That's also assuming (a big unknown right now) that Carlos Sanchez isn't a long-term solution at 3rd. Of course, Donaldson as he ages can spend more and more time at 1B/DH, but you don't want to do that until his body forces that, because he has so much more value defensively at third.
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    Zack Collins Criticism

    Collins has a three-run double tonight at least...
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    Sox and Mariners Game Thread 4/24

    Every hitter in baseball is going to struggle in those shadows. Why do you think Volstad had such a good start? Nothing to really take from this game, in terms of performances, other than encouragement that Moncada continues to make strides, this time with a hard hit ball against LHP.
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    Sox and Mariners Game Thread 4/24

    Dumb to start the game at that time...suicide for hitters. (The only other similar start is 3 p.m. against the Cubs later in the season.) Anderson had two hits, but that he also screwed up the momentum of the game getting picked off and also screwed up a Moncada defensive play late...fortunately, that didn't lead to any additional runs. Youth.
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    White sox could be dark horse for machado

    Josh Donaldson, haha. Have said all along they’ll have to add one veteran starting pitcher...something between the Cubs with Lester and Royals with Shields. So much is dependent on Rodon. And the certainty about Giolito being much more than a middle of the rotation guy is tumbling a bit. Of course, Lopez looks better than Q, so that probably balances out over time as well. That still leaves Kopech, Hansen, Cease, maybe Dunning and draft pick/s as frontline TOR guys (Dunning was always perceived to be more 3/4 or even 5, at least when we acquired him. That perception has evolved slightly.)
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