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  1. lostfan

    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Nope, he's all turned around now. Pitchers have figured out how to turn his aggression against him, he is gonna have to start laying off pitches to make them stop
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    So who's the next manager?

    I was just thinking about Stone's old white ass bobbing his head to it and it made me think of my dad, and I was like "well, I guess it's possible"
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    I do have full confidence he'll adjust fine, he's way too talented to be taken down by a single flaw like that. But the pitchers are killing him right now.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    He could also... just... I dunno, not swing at every single slider he sees?
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    TA's presence seems to bring life to this lineup.
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    Leury to the DL, TA activated

    I don't understand major-league players who do it. There's no tactical advantage gained, all you have to do is beat the throw.
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    So who's the next manager?

    The other day during a broadcast Jason said something about how Steve's favorite song was "Regulate" and I don't know if that was true but it made me bust out laughing to picture it.
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    2019 Video Game Thread

    I'm ready to pre-order the PS5 and/or the Xbox Series X but Microsoft and Sony are in this weird stare-down over who announces the price first. Microsoft wants to undercut whatever Sony's price is and Sony knows this, and they don't wanna let them do it
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    8/10 Sox vs Tigers GT

    Man this team is straight up unwatchable right now. Except it's not like the past few years where you knew what you were getting with a bunch of barely replacement-level players, there are actual good players on the rosters now so it's more frustrating.
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    8/10 Sox vs Tigers GT

    I know it's a cliche thing to complain about umps but the home plate umps seem especially bad this year. I dunno, is it that the strike zone is visible on the screen?
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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    I thought this article was fair, honestly. His ceiling is like... Mike Trout, Ken Griffey Jr., but whether he gets there as a hitter depends on a few things, and his current level of plate discipline ain't it. The current book on him that every pitcher has right now is to throw breaking stuff off the outside corner because he'll swing at anything. This is a hurdle of his he's gonna have to overcome otherwise his batting average is unsustainable.
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    8/10 Sox vs Tigers GT

    This offense can hit, but they haven't been scoring for the past week and the games are just so boring. At least the pitching problems early in the season were just an aberration.
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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    Yeah, I do remember Frank's early years but I was definitely too young at the time to know anything about minor league prospects. That's why I said "I have seen" because I originally typed "the White Sox have ever had" and I know that was too strong a statement
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    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
  22. 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 😥
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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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