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  1. lostfan

    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Absolutely, got a legitimate leadoff hitter and 8-9 aren't gaping holes
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    2006 was the year I was thinking of, with Konerko-Thome-Dye-Crede but dare I say Robert-Moncada-Abreu-Jimenez will be better
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Robert, Moncada, and Jimenez could conceivably hit 100-120 (in a full season) just between the three of them before you even get to guys like Abreu, Grandal, Anderson, Encarnacion, etc.
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Jayson Nix comes to mind, one of the better infielders I'd ever seen at the time but mediocre hitter, but he managed to squeak out a career of about 8 years (though I think Madrigal projects a lot higher than Nix as a hitter)
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    I do understand why people didn't like the Madrigal pick but the framing of the whole thing is really blowing it out of proportion, I think. People do the same thing in the NFL draft, just on a different scale ("I think Player X is fine I just don't like taking him with the 14th pick") but it really... just doesn't matter? The comparison isn't really between *just* "probably above average player" and "guy who had a 30 WAR career" it's just as likely to be "probably above average" and "total bust who never makes it past AAA."
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    only time he didn't blow up statistically is that first year in A ball when he kept getting hurt, after that, at every stop in the pros he produces like it's a video game
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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    This is easily the best White Sox prospect I've ever seen and it's not even close. All this man has done is get overhyped and then EXCEED the hype. A couple days ago I was thinking "he swings too hard at sliders because he wants to blast everything across the Dan Ryan" but at the time he was hitting .348 with a OPS of .897 and it felt kinda silly to think that.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Luis Robert is easily the best White Sox prospect I've ever seen and it's not even close
  9. I completely get why this is all being done, and I am on board, but dammit why'd this have to happen when I am the most excited for the team than I've been in years đŸ˜„
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    The Ringer loves the White Sox: Two Articles

    ehhhh this is the MLB draft, not the NBA or NFL draft, getting a solid-if-unspectacular player with the 4th pick is hardly a disaster considering how common it is for teams to just outright whiff
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    The Ringer loves the White Sox: Two Articles

    Remember like... 10 years ago when people would get mad at Keith Law because he always came off as biased against Sox prospects when the truth really was that the Sox didn't really have prospects and/or they sucked? Good times.
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    A review of Luis Robert’s week is also a highlight reel
  13. That seems to be much more of a problem with the Bulls than the Sox.
  14. I was so excited to see what Burger could do and while I understand his career as a pro isn't done, the likelihood that happens decreases every time I read his name.
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    2020 Catch-All

    My dad has been pretty sad and depressed for the past week but he called me this morning in surprisingly high spirits, and I'm not saying it's because she left him $250k in her will along with 20% of the proceeds from her 3 properties, but I'm sure that didn't hurt!
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    2020 Catch-All

    My grandma died last night at 91. It wasn't unexpected, and she died peacefully of natural causes at home like she wanted. Still hurts, she was my last grandparent. It's ok for men to cry and I know that, but that doesn't mean I like it. Sigh. I've been sulking and drinking wine all day, I have to go to the gym and do legs, or at least just eat something. I can hear her voice lecturing me though. I need to just get off my ass and do it. https://www.opytfh.com/obituary/RoseA-SowaneeCrnogorac
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    MLB cheating scandal

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    TA is the best

    I love his personality, and him being the de facto face of the franchise.
  19. What I like about this isn't so much that I think Keuchel (and Gio to a similar extent) is going to be a revelation for the Sox so much as he gives them some breathing room they didn't have. If they don't have the best possible scenario with guys like Kopech and Cease and hope Dunning is coming right up behind them, hoping they come back from injuries AND reach their peak potential AND do so immediately, they'll be fine.
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    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    "I don't know why this was a priority, they already had McCann and Collins" is a confusing take in comments I read on these articles but it's an efficient way to tell people to not waste your time talking to.
  21. lostfan

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Markkanen has been the Trubisky of the Bulls.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I was surprised the Bulls won because I was only getting updates on the game from people's tweets, and just about all the tweets were negative and made it sound like the Bulls were getting wrecked.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    So I really hate to be a stereotypical meatball Chicago fan who is always talking about the backup QB but Chase Daniel, while a statue in the pocket who will never be great, does not simply leave wide open receivers standing around and it's really time to seriously consider handing the reins over to him. I would not have said this even a month ago. The offense with him is barely average, but the offense with Mitch is as bad as anything John Fox's teams ran out there.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Nah this is revisionist. Trubisky was absolutely considered a legitimate prospect in the draft and would've gone in the first round had Pace not drafted him. The completely pointless trade-up to get him and leaving Watson on the board is completely fair criticism though and I tried to tell myself it was water under the bridge but it was just utterly wasted draft capital and one of the dumbest trades in franchise history. Verdict is definitely out on that one. Edit: so I finished reading the thread and a bunch of people already jumped on this lol
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