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About Markbilliards

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    September Call Up
  • Birthday 06/09/1985

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    Warrenville, IL

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Winston-Salem Dash (High-A)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Most people on here pay attention to more than just what goes on at the MLB level.
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Steve Lyons pulling his pants down during a game
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Big Frank

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  1. Markbilliards

    Seiya Suzuki

    If you have a right handed hitter who hits RHP well then there isn't really any reason to want him to be lefty. I agree that there is an old school mentality sometimes that you need a left handed batter but sometimes that's worse because that batter often is way worse or even useless the second a left handed relief pitcher gets put in. Otherwise the only advantage of a lefty batter is they may get out of the box a little quicker for a few less double plays.
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    Sale got COVID, won't start against WS

    Just don't be so angry. Life is too short to feel upset all the time.
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    Sale got COVID, won't start against WS

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    In Defense of Leury

    I always forget that he has the longest tenure with the Sox of anyone on the roster.
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    You paid all that money for crosstown tickets and left early in that exciting of a game???
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    Sox at Twins 8/9, 7:10

    Yes! But not without that grimmace that always makes you worry.
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    2021 White Sox draft selections and signings thread

    Any of the draft picks playing yet?
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    7/22 Games

    Robert pulled early??
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    "sticky substances"

    Whatever they do, they just need to be consistent.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Wasn't a bad pitch. Hitter just beat him there.
  11. Markbilliards

    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    In recent history the only halfway decent #4 overall picks have been Kyle Schwarber, Dylan Bundy, and Kevin Gausman. Zero star players drafted since Ryan Zimmerman and that was 16 years ago. So if Madrigal is even a slightly above average player, he will be the best #4 overall since Zimmerman. Yes, we can always wish we had someone that was better, but David Eckstein was a better player than Schwarbs, Bundy, and Gausman. If that's what we end up with, I can live with that. What I am hoping we get out of Madrigal is someone we don't worry about. Someone with good defense who we can have confidence will keep the inning going in tight situations. That being said...he better start looking better defensively later this year.
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    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    I wonder what they consider for this metric? Just home to first? Only running on ground balls? I have no clue what they consider. Does anyone know?
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    Anderson on the cover of RBI baseball 21

    I've been hearing rumors that The Show is coming to Xbox this year. This was pre-pandemic, so I don't know if the plans to expand platforms slowed down if the studio ran into issues during 2020.
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    The Ball Doctor

    Yeah I think this is pretty common now. If you haven't seen this video, it's interesting - How is Trevor Bauer Cheating And Why Nobody Cares
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    So let's talk about Quintana shall we

    His FIP/xFIP in the last few years is encouraging compared to his ERA. Where has his cutter gone in his years on the Cubs?