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  1. Pro: still have a job
    Con: can't really do anything, nothing to spend money on thanks to COVID-19
    Pro: can use this extra money to finish basement sooner and have wet bar installed
    Con: Cannot actually have company over to justify this expense, thanks once again to COVID-19

  2. 1 minute ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I don't know if it funnier towards Stone or that Jason is about as big of a nerd as there is who is making the joke.

    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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  3. Just now, caulfield12 said:

    That's invariably the biggest flaw out of the majority of Latin American prospects based on the pitches they see growing up in the Dominican, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

    He's just in-between right now.   Has too much talent not to come out of it, especially as some games get out of control and the last relievers out of the bullpen throw him more fastballs.

    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.

  4. 1 hour ago, TheFutureIsNear said:

    If I were manager I’d fine guys for sliding head 1st into first base. It’s just dumb and ultimately selfish if you get hurt. 

    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. 

  5. On 8/10/2020 at 12:21 PM, GermanSoxFan said:

    Steve Stone has dry wit. He is funny without trying too hard. I wouldn’t trade him for any color guy in the league besides the Mets duo of Herandez and Darling.

    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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  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. On 8/6/2020 at 6:38 PM, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

    Am I the only person who feels like this article was written in a negative light by FG to act like they were right on Luis Robert and there mid-teens prospect ranking?



    Guy is leading the AL in fWAR, and this article feels like a deep dive into his flaws.

    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.

  9. On 8/6/2020 at 11:16 AM, ptatc said:

    Frank Thomas is in the picture. While not a comparable defensive player, He was a much better hitter early on.

    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 

  10. 2 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

    The last time the Sox had this kind of power top to bottom in a line-up was the 2000 team, but 2000, 2002-2005 and 2006.

    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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  11. 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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  12. 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)