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  1. TomPickle

    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    Tip of the cap to Heyman for this one https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1315673856095420417?s=20
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    Offseason Targets

    Not that Jim Callis is an international player guru either, but AAAA DH only players as Colas is described by Fangraphs are not ranked in the 30-60 range in top 100 prospect lists.
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    Are Dunning and/or Cease Slotted into the 2021 Starting Rotation?

    Right now both are clearly in the rotation. How are we supposed to answer this question before the off-season even starts? Who is pushing them out of the rotation right now Lopez, Rodon, and Kopech?
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    Guess the pitcher we add in the offseason

    I agree, after reading this list of names it's clear they need more than one starter.
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    Offseason Targets

    Well if he's cheaper then that's obviously even better. I'm just saying the pen was pretty good this year when everyone was healthy and started to struggle as guys had to move up a role. Being able to keep everyone in the same spot and hopefully getting better starting pitching should yield even better results than this year. I think you could find a closer out of Bummer or Heuer, but then you have to find a 7th or 8th inning guy and I don't have faith in the Sox ability to pick the right one in order to save 3 or 4 million dollars.
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    Offseason Targets

    I would definitely bring back Colome for something in the 2-3 year range for $12-14 million per. The recent history of trying to plug in guys for $7-9 million is abysmal.
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    Guess the pitcher we add in the offseason

    I still think Lance Lynn makes sense if he can be gotten at a reasonable price. Him and Stroman would be my ideal combo.
  8. TomPickle

    Really fun season

    Honestly, I'd rather be knocked out by the A's than the Astros. This team definitely faltered down the stretch, but they don't have anything to be ashamed of with their performance in this series.
  9. TomPickle

    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    You have to think both teams are going to be following a pretty similar strategy of a starter on a really short leash and then a bullpen game from there. Hendricks is "available" but probably just as a last resort after throwing so many pitches yesterday and Diekman has worked in both games so far, but he's probably still actually available. Honestly this game is probably just going to come down to whoever has someone come out of the bullpen and not have it and give up a run or two.
  10. TomPickle

    Benetti signs an extension with ESPN

    Oh, this is about ESPN signing him to an extension. Well, I'm a lot less pumped about that, but good for him. I like him as both a college basketball and college football announcer. He's just a pro as a play-by-play guy.
  11. I'd let Keuchel go 6 and have Cordero throw the 7th and the 8th so you can just bullpen game it tomorrow. Guess Cease could just finish this game now. I don't want to see Marshall, Bummer, Heuer, Colome, or Crochet in this game.
  12. I'm agnostic on the Leury vs. Mazara debate, but I will say defense in the outfield should matter a little bit less than it did in game one with Keuchel on the mound. Engel absolutely deserves to start again and I hope Eloy is ready to DH tomorrow.
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Luzardo has a way higher whiff rate than Manaea so they're probably just playing the higher upside card they've got. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they have Luzardo go 3 or 4 innings and then have Fiers come in for a couple innings to get them into the back end of their bullpen. Though I think that strategy doesn't work quite as well against the White Sox as some others because the lineup is pretty static regardless of pitcher handedness aside from Mazara/Engel.