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  1. You sure? How would a waived player count against luxury tax? This is kind of an unprecedented deal to say so definitively that this is the way it would work. Not that we're going to reach LT, but still interesting to understand.
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    Ethan Katz to appear this afternoon on WSCR

    Solid interview. He seems both very humble and coy. Seemed especially excited about what he can do with Dylan. I got the sense he was given a mandate from Rick because he seemed very nonplussed by working with Larussa or having to fit in with Larussa's strategies.
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    Len Kasper is new White Sox radio play by play announcer

    Agreed. I think this move to the Sox has much less to do with fulfilling a childhood dream than it does finding another announcing job in baseball that keeps he and his family in Chicago.
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    Rodon and Mazara Non-Tendered

    He'd been around for soooooo long...it was inevitable the game would move beyond him. This is especially true with an "old school" guy like Coop who never really committed to new technologies, strategies, and pitching theories. Ya know, kind of like the 93yo manager we just hired. I'm expecting Katz to reinvigorate a career or two in short order. He's hungry, is "new school", and has been empowered by the FO to do whatever needs to be done. Love it.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If there's one thing I've never met in my life, it's a silent Trump supporter. Fuckers will bring up politics and Trump no matter what the subject. "Pretty good salad, eh Bill?" "Yeah, enjoy it before AOC and the Green New Deal takes away our farms!" "I mean, I was just saying it was a good salad, Bill."
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Do you forget that we're all die-hard fans on Soxtalk? Why are you trying to bullshit us with your contrarian soliloquies?
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    You think TA is going to be cool with his manager telling him he should just head back to the clubhouse if he dares to kneel for the anthem (as he did this season)? Or am I just someone who "hates conservatives"? Man, y'all are such fucking snowflakes.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I think you're underestimating the sea change that has occurred not only in baseball, but professional sports in general. Players don't want to play for people like MAGA-loving, old school, anti-stats people like Tony LaRussa. This will not only impact the clubhouse but every FA we pursue.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    There's absolutely no way you make this post if you watched his presser the day he fired Ricky. Pay better attention, kid.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Rick Hahn. With the organization for many, many years. Worked his way up the ranks. Earns the GM job and is given the task of a rebuild. He makes the tough decisions, puts up with an absolute abomination of a team, makes some very impressive deals to obtain prospect capital, seemingly does very well with draft capital, has some encouraging international prospects....busts his damn ass. After 4 years of horseshit, HIS creation is finally ready to compete. Ready to make waves. Ready to perhaps win a chip. He sees Renteria as a roadblock and tactfully gets permission to can him. He has his pick of the litter on the next manager and coaching staff. Anyone active, anyone retired, anyone away from the game. He knows what he wants in a manager, as he explained during his presser the day he canned Ricky. Then comes Jerry. How humiliating, demeaning, and shameful that, after all he's done, he's been publicly neutered by Jerry Reinsdorf? Rick Hahn is not long for this organization. It will be interesting to see who says what during tomorrow's press conference.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    TWTW. Awesome.
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    Pro Tony La Russa Hiring Poster Here

    This hasn't turned out as you expected, Knights 😅
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I take it you haven't hung around many septuagenarians recently. They're all the same once they reach that age. Incorrigible assholes. Often very likable people, until you try to tell them how they're wrong about something.
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    Tony La Russa named Manager

    I mean, this would just be a disastrous course for this team to take, giving the reins to a 76yo man who hasn't coached in over a decade. Old men are naturally incorrigible creatures. Think Hawk. Hawk literally blew off all sabremetrics and tried to boil it all down to TWTW. He was an old man and no one could tell him otherwise. He didn't give a damn that younger fans wanted to hear about advanced stats during the broadcast, he didn't want to hear them. He overvalued guys that he had close relationships with because he put trust over talent. How many times did we have to hear him defend the play of a guy who just wasn't good at baseball? We're getting Hawk when we get TLR. They're the same damn person. Old, incorrigible, reluctant to change, assholes. How does Rick Hahn work with him? Hell, how does Kenny work with him, for that matter? All three men know that JR will side with TLR. What hope do they have of convincing TLR of changes that need to be made, be it with personnel or roster construction? Will there be ANYONE on this coaching staff under 50yo that players can relate to? The days of hard-headed asshole managers who refuse to cater to players' feelings are looonnngggg gone. What FA wants to go play for an old grumpy motherfucker who will refuse to coddle them in any way whatsoever? None. No one. I'm livid this is anything more than a joke at this point. When it was first rumored he'd be interviewed, I thought that it was just a made up story. Now he's reached out to Dave Duncan? FFS. We've waited SO LONG for this rebuild to be over and to compete and JR does THIS to us? Seriously?! Just fucking shoot me in the head.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Someone mentioned in another thread that Stone went off on Ricky this morning on the radio. Anyone have a link or know which show he appeared on?