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  1. 27 minutes ago, tray said:

    Madrigal  is more valuable to a team that doesn't need power from its second basemen. That's the Sox right now.

    We are loaded with power up and down the line-up. 

    Mazara is another guy that is going to hit 20+ bombs every year.

    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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  2. 13 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    His defense alone puts him on a major league roster for the next decade. 

    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)

  3. 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."

  4. 21 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

    Not trying to be overdramatic but the scouting reports (which were already very positive) were very wrong about Robert in many, many ways. He has very few flaws as a baseball player, and he is already reducing them (such as his swing-and-miss) in-season. The key is just health

    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 

  5. 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.

  6. 20 hours ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

    That's no reason to take a low ceiling player with the 4th pick in the draft.  If they can't develop a league average 2 WAR player with one of the other 39 picks they should all be fired.  The first round is for high ceiling potential superstars.  Yes there's risk but every team understands it's more than worth the gamble  because if you hit on a superstar it can turn your franchise around.   They tanked and lost a shit ton of games to draft a player others teams get in the later rounds.   

    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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  7. 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!

  8. 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.


  9. 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. 

  10. 14 hours ago, Dick Allen said:

    This is probably a lost season, although I think they were 3-3 last year. But their offense hasn't been this bad since Bob Avelini. Chances that it turns around when the head coach admits he has no answers is very doubtful.

    I just hope the Bears dont stick with Mitch like they did with Cutler, way past the time it was obvious things aren't going to ever be good enough.

    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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  11. 14 hours ago, South Sider said:

    I don't think you're going to find a QB in season who will give you significant improvement. Everyone involved has the rest of this year to figure it out, for me. There's not much else they can do. This is the bed they have made.

    If Mitch can't start showing some signs of being a good QB this year, then you have to take a hard look at Pace or whoever the actual fuck wanted him so bad that they had to trade up to get him. It's a serious offense of talent evaluation because you HAVE to be right on the money there. They stuck their entire future to this guy and if he flames out there's gonna be some heads rolling at Halas Hall. 

    We're all sick of the cute shit where people think they know more than the rest of the league. It was basically common knowledge that Mahomes and Watson were the the top 2 QBs in the draft. I'm not plugged in that much, but I knew their names. When the show showed Trubisky as the pick I wondered who the hell he even was? It's a damn cute pick, thinking we're smarter than everyone and we found out that Mitch is not just the best QB in the draft, but the best one by a LANDSLIDE. 

    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