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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    By "good" SP, I mean a #3 reliable innings eater. Sure, it won't be cheap but I don't think we need to target a TOR guy with Kopech, Gio, and Cease. RF, we just need to acquire someone better than what's available on the FA market which, apparently, shouldn't be too hard to do. I think this is especially true given we're in a position to eat salary. While Heyward wouldn't be my choice, he's a good example from earlier in the thread of a guy who could be snagged easily as long as we absorb the contract.
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    I think we'll see a lot more action via trade than we will FA. I think Hahn is more comfortable working with trading personnel than he is working with Jerry on money when it comes to a big splash. Which isn't to say we won't sign any FA, there are going to be some decent, economically sound pickups to be made for the pen, backup C, and maybe a 5th starter. RF and a good SP will likely come via trade.
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    What Now?

    Outside of Gio and Lopez, we're seeing what we want to see...production from the guys who will be in our lineup for the next several years. Those guys (TA7, YoYo and Eloy) know that W/L this year isn't incredibly important. Our W/L will improve as the ML team is augmented by other core pieces coming up from the minors. In the interim? Who cares.
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    Cubs thread 2k19

    Who are they going to call up or trade for in the next month to bolster that awful rotation? Oh, and if they fix the rotation, what are they going to do about the pen? If I'm a Cub fan, I see no positives to latch onto when looking at that pitching staff. The offense is going to have to carry that team and I'm not sure they can do it.
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    Sox Home Opener vs Ms

    Really baffling.
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    White Sox Sign C James McCann

    McCann will be a strong veteran presence in the locker room. You need vets like him when you're dealing with a such a young roster. I would suspect his leadership and presence is half the reason they decided to sign him. From all accounts, McCann is a helluva teammate.
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    If you're Rick Hahn and not just a fan...

    I used Eloy as an example. Look up on the northside as an example of what one bad contract can do to a team of homegrown, competitive talent.
  8. Do you really want to commit 10 years of big money to a single player, be it Machado or Harper? And if you do, which player are you most willing to break the bank for? Channeling my inner-Hahn, there's no way in hell I'm giving either of these guys $35M+ every year for the next 10. They're both impact players, and Machado is a perfect fit for this current roster, but that's A LOT of money that is sure to hamstring this franchise in 5 years' time. If any of our up and coming players, say Eloy, hits FA and we can't sign him due to over-the-hill Machado or Harper contracts, how do you not second-guess the decision to sign those guys? I'd rather give things another year to shake out and learn what we really have with our young guys before committing big money to any player, Harper especially due to our glut of OF prospects. Our farm is SO loaded that the potential is there to create a homegrown contender without big FA signings. If this proves to be the case and only midrange FAs are required to help round out super-talented homegrown rosters, you can extend the reach of any potential dynasty by retaining that homegrown talent using the money you saved by not signing marquis FA. I'd rather take that $35-40M annually to build badass bullpens during our early, cost-controlled contending years than waste it on a single player.
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    The 2018 MLB Draft Thread (Tracker in OP)

    If Bohm is there, he should be the pick.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    This new Tim Anderson is a damn good ballplayer. The emotion he's shown is totally new.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Apr 5, 2018 -> 02:37 PM) Hawk was nice for a batter or two. Now he's rambling. Yes, in that half inning we learned that Avi should be an MVP candidate, Matt Davidson can hit 50 dongs, and Yolmer is the smartest guy on the team and most dangerous hitter against good pitching.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    This is about as bad as Danks starting the home opener a couple of years ago.
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    White Sox Winner!

    QUOTE (pittshoganerkoff @ Apr 5, 2018 -> 07:37 AM) I heard that the Sox lead the majors in home runs after yesterday's game. That's pretty cool. Not a stat that will last, but it's nice to see the power. They may not finish #1 in the category but don't go thinking this lineup doesn't have plenty of pop, especially as Anderson and Moncada continue to gain experience. Davidson looks completely different at the plate. And we've got Eloy likely to come up and contribute this season. What's most interesting to me is that we've played fewer games than most teams, have had very few cheap home runs, and still lead the league? That's a promising stat.
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    The Jason Benetti and Sox Announcing Thread

    Jason is hilarious. I know that his extremely dry wit isn't everyone's cup o' tea but, personally, I love it. He also gets Stone to play along...another guy with a pretty damn good dry sense of humor. Only complaint I have with him is late reactions on bombs. I want excitement from him from the crack of the bat until we know whether it's a dong or not. Jason doesn't seem all that interested/excited until the ball is almost to the wall. Hawk was the master of calling dongs basically on contact. Even if the ball came up short of being a HR, he got your juices flowing for a brief second.
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    Matt Davidson

    It's easy forget this kid was a stud prospect just a few years ago. Scouts saw the talent back in those days and he inexplicably regressed as a hitter. Age 27 is a magical age in MLB...I wouldn't be surprised at all if he puts up a pretty damn decent stat line this season and starts to find the skill and confidence that had him thought of so highly back in the day. You can't underestimate how beneficial the MLB opportunity the Sox have given him is to his psyche.