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    Sox resign Rodon 1 yr /3m official, Vargas DFA

    Quintana was amazing for most of 2012 and helped carry their unexpected charge at the Tigers. He was one of the best #2/3 starters in baseball until 2017, when things started to go south. Arguably, on some bottom 10 teams, he would have been the ace or best pitcher. But a solid #2, definitely. His weak points were not always going long in games (past the 5th or 6th, especially near the end of his Sox career), and not being able to put away hitters because he lacked one true "plus" strikeout pitch that he could always call forth in pressure situations. Always overlooked because he was never a dominant stuff pitcher, but got by on guile, location and was in many ways similar to Mark Buehrle (or a Glavine with less control), except for sometimes slowing down the game a bit more with runners on base.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Uh-oh. Sox losses always lead to conflagrations, it's almost getting to be more entertaining than the games themselves.
  3. https://medium.com/curious/cancel-them-all-the-world-would-do-just-fine-with-fewer-influencers-22bcb8ac99b8 For the Millennials on the board to read/discuss. Those of us in the over 50 crowd (albeit barely) are not quite getting this whole self-absorbed phenomenon which grows by the day. How long before they add this major at credible universities? Or it's considered a legitimate career aspiration to proudly announce to one's parents?
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    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    I can't imagine Eloy not making any of those plays in the no-hit game, although he might have had the "deer in the headlights" initial reaction to the Jose Ramirez liner and let it get over his head somehow.
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    Lets Not Panic

    Warren Buffett would always argue you should do the opposite of the madding crowd...
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    If we didn't already have Bummer, and granted, he hasn't been Mr. Reliable...it would be more of a priority to have that additional LHR. Because right now, he's already pacing himself like a starter, or there's something wrong with either his mechanics/confidence or an actual physical problem. He is certainly not the same pitcher we saw down the stretch in 2020. We can theoretically chalk it up to the cold weather and being used to pitching in SEC heat/humidity in the springtime...so we will just have to monitor him as the season progresses. Agree that getting him ready to replace Lynn/Rodon SHOULD be the priority. If nothing else, we could throw Lopez into the pen and see how he does, but they apparently prefer the limited bursts from Burdi for now.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Turned off the feed as soon as the Abreu Kopech fiasco at first and went back to sleep. Still have way too many defensive issues to be ironed out. The clean game last night totally feels like such an anomaly in the emerging narrative of this early season. The bullpen continues to be perplexing, just like challenging one of the top five hitters in the AL with 1B open. Maybe Lynn thought a reliever would come into the game if he walked Ramirez?
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    Lets Not Panic

    Or Moncada is the old Moncada... or Abreu is the old Abreu.
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    Lets Not Panic

    Abreu had the play of the game last night, but hard to praise his defense too much today. Going on the road to Boston, Cleveland, etc., will start to tell us a lot more about this team's ability to go an extended run or merely tread water waiting for the lineup we originally imagined with Eloy. But Eloy as exalted & redeeming savior after his 4 month ethereal vacation isn't something anyone in the front office should be counting on.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Arraez >>> Madrigal
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Colome escaped with his typical tight rope act in the top of the 9th...tied 3-3 still. Indians were hitting .195 entering the game...interesting no throw there at first. Poor grip on ball? Eaton pushed off bag play that would have been 2nd and 3rd, no outs looms large. Offense continues to look like total garbage.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    6 2/3 scoreless for Kopech, 11 k’s.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Crochet hasn’t given up an MLB earned run.... First White Sox pitcher with 10+ k’s and no walks in consecutive starts in Sox history for Lynn.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Crochet entering...
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Yeah, just checked it. Bottom of the 8th, tie game. Now first and second, no outs for Minny.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    You knew the CG was going to take something out of him...pretty much inevitable.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Should have pitched around Ramirez...
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Twins just blew 3-0 lead, 2 out, 3-2 count bases clearing double by Verdugo off Taylor Rogers in the 8th...tied now, chance to take lead. Seven game winning streak vs. five game losing streaks on the line.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Wow, Acuna has seven homers already, but the Braves are still struggling... Luis Robert is starting to come around recently, but this feels like pretty much every single White Sox game with runners in scoring pitching. On the plus side, the bullpen is as rested as possible. Arguing getting rusty with all the great starting pitching performances.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The latest CDC numbers reinforce these reports. So far, 14 states have administered less than 75 percent of the doses distributed to them (in ascending order): Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Alaska, Wyoming, Louisiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Indiana and South Carolina. Among them, only Hawaii has at least partially vaccinated a larger share of its residents than the national average (about 37 percent). At the other end of the spectrum, 20 states have administered more than 80 percent of the doses distributed to them (again, in ascending order): Pennsylvania, Washington, Nebraska, Virginia, Connecticut, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Vermont, Iowa, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Utah, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and New Hampshire. Among them, only North Dakota, Utah and Nevada have at least partially vaccinated a smaller share of their residents than the national average. https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-is-about-to-hit-a-vaccine-wall-as-demand-drops-with-or-without-johnson-johnson-162241805.html
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Anyone has any questions...I’m stuck about five kilometers from the epicenter. Public transportation out of city shut down, and food quickly flying off the shelves of grocery stores. Can’t go out in public without a mask. Chinese air force will bombard city with bleach tonight between 5-9 p.m. Chinese New Year travel plans all cancelled...heck, the WHO is probably going to declare an emergency today, which means most countries will lock down flights in and out of China.
  22. Hahn said 90%+ of traveling party were vaccinated successfully.
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    Carlos Rodon Apology Thread

    And Kopech also looks a lot smoother, much more in rhythm in terms of repeatability and in control...if only we can fix Bummer and Crochet next, we’d be all set.
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    Carlos Rodon Apology Thread

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/carlos-rodon-white-sox-cleveland-no-hitter-mlb-024941925.html Looks like is really credit the change in mechanics (getting a lot more drive forward with the legs) as the reason for his success and growth in confidence in terms of putting less stress on the shoulder and elbow...a muscling up or arm pitcher rather than incorporating the full body swinging forward.
  25. Did they ever get a camera angle from straight above on that inside slider to Chang? It didn’t even clip the plate coming across from 10 to 4?
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