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  1. bahnsen

    Sox Fire Mark Parent

    QUOTE (flavum @ Oct 2, 2015 -> 02:46 PM) Baines quit. I don't feel like starting another thread. I feel your malaise, Flav. The Ventura return has me committed to disinvesting my interest - if they're firing Parent, it means he hasn't given RV the proper help on the bench - which means they know he still needs help...heading into his 5th season. And yet, somehow, they're convinced he's still the right man for the gig? IT JUST DOESN'T WASH. We're in that long wait period that I've been dreading. The kind and wealthy owner wants the sports ownership part of his life to be less cutthroat than the business dealings that made him rich in the first place, so he cultivates a family atmosphere, which is great, but now, as he ages and naturally becomes more sentimental, it overrides everything, and necessary tough decisions can't be made. There's pressure, but it's not the same, because none of the inner circle can possibly get canned. This will be a LONG wait, that parallels the Blackhawks in the mid '90's, except for the owner being kind part. We can only hope to come out of it half as well. I've always been an optimist, but it's waning. The Cubs are irrelevant in my mind, but their popularity will be a convenient excuse if we lose our beloved to another city due to horrific management. That would kill my sports fandom entirely, and it's possible given that JR has no timetable for retirement - but make no mistake, THAT's what we're all waiting for. You won't see my surly a$$ around here again until RV's firing or resignation day. At least then, I'll know that SOMEone in the org has finally admitted the most obvious of mistakes. Until then, enjoy the respite. On that happy note, I bid you adieu. Peace, bros.
  2. bahnsen

    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    Go Royals, Mariners, Pads and Tigers. This is going to be fun to see who's doing the most obvious tanking.
  3. QUOTE (AustinIllini @ Sep 11, 2015 -> 04:41 PM) Agreed. It takes a special organization to keep Robin after being this bad. It seems like the tea leaves are leaning towards his returning... and that frosts my @ss no end. He's actually lucky that the Nats have underachieved more glaringly. Otherwise, our great former 3B is #31 in a field of 30 as a mgr. His return, if it happens, is the result of years of a cancerous lack of accountability. The bar of acceptance has become incredibly low.
  4. bahnsen

    Matt Davidson named Best Defensive 3B

    If he were even a AAAA hitter, sure whu not? He's cozy again with Mendoza in his 3rd go around in hitters' paradises. Earlier, I'd compared him to the Kub's Olt. He's not even that. Huge scouting failure, and symptomatic of the love affair with BP power displays. Sure hope that's been purged. (can JR purge anything?) We probably would have given up our farm for Gallo, who's going to be a bust. Yeah, I'm surly.
  5. bahnsen

    8.17 Games

    QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Aug 17, 2015 -> 03:38 PM) Micah is on the AZL roster for rehab, might play today. This is good. I want to see him evaluated again in the bigs Asap. And EJohnson needed to be here yesterday. Mid August is time to find out what we have for 2016. September ain't long enough, and ST is illusory. I fully expect them to botch this.
  6. bahnsen

    Bonifacio DFA

    QUOTE (bmags @ Aug 17, 2015 -> 03:11 PM) So, I feel happier about that. Me too, but we will see how it plays out. Trayce has a big league role, which Im glad about. I hope he can hit LHP well enough
  7. bahnsen

    Bonifacio DFA

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Aug 17, 2015 -> 02:20 PM) That's all fine and dandy, but if a catcher gets hurt, you lose a DH, so Flowers can't get hurt and can't be pinch hit or pinch run for. and I am sure Soto has caught vs. LHP, so the DH alternative would be Flowers. Not to mention you would be stuck with Soto if they relieved with a RHP because you can't risk not having a catcher available. So, for the once every few years likelihood of giving up the DH, which can be backfilled with PHers anyway, you think it makes sense to give up 300+ OPS points in a 100 to 150ABs during a season??? Such is the logic that got us into this mess.
  8. bahnsen

    Bonifacio DFA

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Aug 17, 2015 -> 01:11 PM) What is obvious? I gave you the alternatives. For some reason, I don't think Beckham or Shuck DHing instead of LaRoche vs. LHP puts this team in the playoff, and as I pointed out, Bonifacio was even worse. So to say Adam LaRoche has sucked would be very accurate. To say Adam LaRoche playing vs. LHP vs. the alternate choices is a big reason this team hasn't played up to expectations, is not. I was referring to the comparison of Eaton to LaRoche in regards to the logic and need for platooning them. My suggestion for ALaR, going back to ST, had always been Soto, if no further moves were made.
  9. bahnsen

    Bonifacio DFA

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Aug 17, 2015 -> 11:27 AM) .561 is still needs to be platooned-worthy. And the alternatives were Bonifacio, Beckham, Shuck and either Soto or Flowers. Bonifacio was supposed to hit LHP, but in 35 PA .176..176/.235 with 16 strikeouts. These situations are so non-comparable for so many reasons that should be obvious.
  10. bahnsen

    Bonifacio DFA

    It was obvious in April that Emilio wasn't going to be utilized, and this happens on Aug 17 - gotta love this org. I can't imagine RH & RV are on the same page here, so that, at least, is encouraging.
  11. bahnsen

    8/13 Games

    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Aug 13, 2015 -> 06:38 PM) Wish he was auditioning in the majors instead. A major gaffe not trading Shark, and this is a by-product. We'll now be relying on spring training, almost entirely, to determine whether EJ belongs in the 2016 rotation. This is lunacy. Clown shoes, and fitting for this season of stupidity. Bringing back Robin will be the final straw for this fan.
  12. bahnsen

    Wild Card Watch 2015

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Jul 28, 2015 -> 09:45 PM) Signed as a FA out of South Korea, not a very expensive contract. It would have been a perfect move for the White Sox to sign him for 3B/SS, but they preferred Gillaspie/Beckham/Bonifacio. There sure were a lot of doubters who felt Kang wouldn't be able to hold his own offensively in the big leagues, and he's put himself into the Top 3-5 of the NL Rookie of the Year consideration. Yep, he would've been great. There may be another Korean 3B coming over, possibly - can't remember the name - hope we're scouting them.
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    QUOTE (greg775 @ Jul 28, 2015 -> 09:21 PM) Dick Allen has to be laughing at us Robin haters. If Sox avoid the usual tank job once this winning streak ends, they may finally be in the one-game WC race for good. Uh, nice try, but no.
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    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Jul 28, 2015 -> 08:19 PM) Jobu took fear from bats. A couple more punching bags to face in Boston, and we miss Pineda and Tanaka in the Yankees series. I'm starting to believe.
  15. bahnsen

    7/28 Games

    Micah on base twice and two SB already. Dash postponed, no Fulmer, bummer.