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    Tony La Russa

    Maybe the plan is to bring in LaRussa with Jirschele as the bench coach to learn from the Zen master? I mean it's not the stupidest idea. I think LaRussa speaks Spanish and is good with the players, has lots of playoff experience and was always a pretty smart baseball manager. I think they love Jirschel, he's young and smart, knows most of the players from the minors and is good with analytics. They aren't ready to hand the keys to the Ferrari over to the kid with his learners permit but he shadows LaRussa for a year or two and then the Sox have their manager for the next decade. It also feels like a nicer story than bringing in Hinch...Reinsdorf gets his closure, LaRussa get a shot at a last hurrah where he had his first hurrah.
  2. Why can't Engel be everyday RF next year? He had an .811 OPS this year , has great speed, plays great defense and he's cheap.
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    I agree with the Big Hurt about Robert

    Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting under .200 with a .650 ops in 75 September at bats. Players slump apparently.
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    I know, right? I just saw in the 16 games in September Tatis, Jr is hitting .193 with an OPS under .650. And we were all saying he's good but turns out he's garbage. Or maybe, just maybe, baseball players go in slumps.
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    Its a nice feeling to have both our SS and 2B hitting .358.
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    Sox vs Tigers. 9/12 - 6:10

    Posted July 20 (edited) Your OPS argument is a joke. EE has a lower OPS due to his early years. Take a look at recent years and it is no contest. EE >>> Abreu. If you are so confident, put your money where your mouth is and lets wager a ban bet on it. Edited July 20 by Yearnin' for Yermin Y for Y...ready to concede???
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    i spent the morning arguing we should trade Dunning + for Lance Lynn. WTF was I thinking? Dunning has had two of the best "first two starts" in the majors that I can remember for any Sox starter. This team!! Next year we replace Lopez with Kopech and EE with Vaughan. How do you spell juggernaut?
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    Ohmigosh...it was a joke because everyone is so angry about what happened the last time we thew in a no-name wildcard in a trade for an older pitcher. I mean honestly the likelihood of Elijiah being the best player in baseball in three years is about as likely as it was for his brother. It's baseball...weird things happen.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    UGH...the anti-Collins stuff is so old. How has Collins "not lived up to his potential". Are we basing that on the 30 major league at bats back in June/July of last year?? The 16 at bats this year? I think he remains a key part of their future...they won't resign McCann and he will catch 50 games a year and DH and pinch hit. He's only 25...we have to stop giving up on people.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    I think it's goofy you think Collins has no value. Austin Hedges with his career .600 OPS catches 100 games a year. You think if the White Sox waived Collins other teams would shrug and move on? He had a .950 OPS in AAA last year...he's a lefty catcher...he's only 25. I still think the White Sox think highly of Collins...they just thought their window was opening and one of the best catchers in the MLB was available as a free agent and they needed to show the fan base that they are in it. As for the immortal Keith Law...it is idiotic to think Lopez has zero value. And I did not say either one of them was the key to the trade...they are the extra pieces with the hot pitching prospect as the key piece. Today Pilkington doesn't equal Dunning. My point was in two years they could be. Pilkington is 3 years younger than Dunning...and their FV today is not their actual value in two years. Some of those guys will develop...the Sox have a reasonably exciting stable of young pitching prospects. We don't know if any of them will amount to anything. We have a really good idea what Lynn will be the next year and a half.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    I wonder if we are suffering from Quintana angst? Cubs in their window trade top hitting and pitching prospects for a few years of control of a hugely under rated..near great...MLB starting pitcher and then Quintana has not been good for them and Cease and Eloy look like huge building blocks for us. Will Karma eat our souls?
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    How is it possible that Collins has no value at all?? 25 year old left handed hitting catcher with plus power and an elite batting eye?? Reynaldo Lopez has NO value? In 2018 and 19 had 35 Quality starts, is only 26 and can throw 98. I think you spend too much time on Soxtalk where everyone that is not an immediate all star is garbage (and any all-star that has had a bad week is garbage).
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    I really think you can. Stiever is younger and actually higher rated than Dunning....seems like the Rangers baseball people would like that even if Dunning is a bit sexier. So go Stiever-Collins-Lopez and Tatis. My only reason for including Dunning is I think he is easier to sell to the Rangers fan base because of his recent Dunning-Mize pitch off. I actually kind of love a Gio-Dallas-Lynn-Cease-Dunning rotation for the next year and a half. Hold on I'll go call the Rangers GM.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    Yes and I forgot Bernardo Flores...plus the pitchers we draft in 2021...and international signings...and guys that emerge from nowhere. My point is that it's not Dunning or bust. I think we have a lot of guys at the Dunning level. I'd be upset if we traded Kopech because I think he has special stuff. But the idea we can get someone of Lynn's quality for nothing? I think Dunning, Collins, Lopez and Elijiah Tatis would be a great package for Lynn. Rangers get two young pitchers with great stuff and upside, Collins a catcher with huge offensive upside and Tatis who in two years will likely be the best player in baseball. What do we really lose? Dunning =Stiever=Pinklington=etc. 4th starters in 2022. We can't use a ten man rotation in two years.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    I was super patient but at some point the rebuild goes to the second stage...where you trade future assets for present assets. You suggest we could still win WS in 2020 with a playoff rotation of...Gio, Dallas and...Cease? Dunning? Lopez? Rodon? Do you trust anyone but the top two against the Twins or Dodgers? Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in baseball the last season and a half. Going into the playoffs with three very good pitchers, a great offense and a very good defense makes you a legit contender. The idea that somehow you are "slamming the door shut" on the rebuild because you trade one of 8 young pitchers...and the oldest one coming off of major arm trouble...for a TOR pitcher seems a bit hyperbolic. Lynn buys you a year and a half for Cease, Kopech, Lopez and 6 other pitchers to gain consistence and confidence to be big league pitchers.