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    2020 Hall of Fame Voting

    Cobb would still be a first ballot guy. Especially since his “reputation” is more or less bullshit.
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    Jean Shepherd's America - White Sox

    Which design? Addison? Pinelas County, Florida?
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    2020 Hall of Fame Voting

    And he was also %#$%@# GOOD.
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    2020 Hall of Fame Voting

    Minnie wasn't on the list that Harold was on.
  5. Do you know what $15 an hour is for a full time worker? 30 grand before taxes Is it that hard to want people to make at LEAST that? An apartment in Chicago is on the low end $1000. Utilities are another 300 a month on the low end. Access to the internet is at least $80 a month(phone or home service). Food for a single person is at least $200. A car payment is at least $200. Gas is likely $50 a week or more. At $15 an hour, you would make $2400 a month pre-tax. In this example, your low end costs are $1980. you have $420 left over to save or spend. Now imagine those same costs making $7.25(the national minumum wage). You would earn $1160 pre tax, and be in the red $820.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    They were getting about 500k per game on cable, and roughly 125k on Wgn. Since figures weren’t released, we don’t know. But if the per game rates hits 1 million per game, then they would have roughly $150 million just in local tv money in 2020.
  7. Not really. You still select the best available out there. There isn’t a need to draft for need just yet.
  8. Peavey was ALREADY INJURED when the Sox made the trade. That’s why padres took the Sox offer at the deadline, because Williams offered the exact package as he did in May. In retrospect he was decent when when he was healthy. And he also foolishly took a smaller below rate deal from the Sox, which ultimately allowed the Sox to not only get out from under the contract in the 2013 dumpster fire, but also get avi Garcia in the process. (To be fair, he ended up being on two WS winning clubs while under that deal).
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    Machado do-over

    this times 100. rodon is done.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    that $125 million payroll was them trying to "win" yet they lost badly.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    both those clubs had bad contracts for a while in the first phase of each rebuild. the cubs had alfonso soriano until 2014. the sox were lucky enough to move team friendly contracts for prospects quickly, and used a dumpster find (kahnle) to move the real bad paper (robertson and fraizer). big difference when the "dump salary mode" i less than a calendar year. as for the attendance and ratings? they still draw less than 2013, which was a dumpster fire, but when your team is slighly better than dogshit for the first time in a few years and the sox keep offering flash sales and ballpark passes, you draw a little better. i mean, they were offering summer weekend games for $7.04! in the lower deck!
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    that was a completely different time and place. the way teams were built (and bought) and postseason alignment was radically different then. The yankees were able to sign ANYONE of value and if they needed depth, they just went to their farm team the Kansas city athletics and poached what they wanted. If there was a two division format then, the sox would have made several ALCS type playoff rounds.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    they got jim thome at a discount. philly wanted ryan howard as their full time 1B, and were willing to give the sox $22 million to move thome to get it done.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    no terms announced, but the ownership stake is larger and i doubt they would have kept the same deal financially, seeing as the network is now in a dispute with dish and directv.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    they were losing badly with a 125 million dollar payroll. now they are losing with a 70 million dollar payroll. but attendanc eis actually up and tv ratings on the station they part own are up. do the math.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    at one point in the 2006 season, SEVEN out of nine starters in the sox lineup were hitting better than .275. the two that were WELL under? Juan uribe and brian anderson. now which player was criticized by the manager for not hitting and replaced by rob fucking mackowiak? it wasn't the guy who made a hot dog play in the world series and eventually had his fat ass immortalized on a gate 4 plaza relief, i can tell you that. never mind that the rookie was an above average outfielder and you just traded for a guy that effectively replaced the production of both your 2005 DH combo AND your 2005 center fielder. i'm tired of this anderson 2006 bullshit. juan uribe sucked that year, but his buddy ozzie never talked about about his fat ass and horrible defense. you DON'T NEED your number 9 hitter to be a batting champ in the american league! and let's be honest, rowand was overrated. people liked him because he was a bears fan and ran into walls. look at his giants tenure for proof.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    because it's CHEAPER! the sox got three cost controlled prospects AND 60 million dollars in bonus payments and penalties for three years of a cost controlled chris sale from the red sox. the sox get a pass from the national and local media for cost cutting during a "rebuild" because the recent evidence (2015-2017 WS winners) makes them "smart" not cheap. The payroll has drastically dropped the last three years, and the sox were able to trade most of their bad paper for cheaper prospects. meanwhile, ticket prices went up 12% as the sox now charge you tax above the ticket face value, and the tv deal was re-upped at a significant increase. the "investors" are quite happy with their returns.
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    it may have gotten better as the one guy died. i listened once years ago and almost chopped my fingers off to dull the pain of listening.
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    hawk was nowhere near the cream of the crap.
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    Will Jose's number get retired?

    He’s on track to pass the jerry loyalty test. So yes, his number will get retired. And a statue.
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    He has a young family and he doesn’t “need” the paycheck. The fox gigs fit him nicely. Maybe in 5-10 years, when his kids are older, you see him here.
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    I like Jason, but even his haters would have to admit there is some horrible announcing around the league. Seattle comes to mind.
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    Will the Sox be able to retain J Ben?

    Singleton took a tv analyst role when he left the Sox. He’s all over the ocho’s baseball broadacasts. Doing occasional radio games is part of that. Jason is a part time play by play guy. For guys like him, a local gig is the dream. It pays more in the long term. Dave wills LOVED doing pre and post for the Sox, but he left for a play by play gig. He said in an old WSI interview (before he left for Tampa), that was always the goal. Play by play. If the Sox gig opened, he would have loved it, but at the time Rooney was going nowhere. Jason is going nowhere. If anything, you may see a part time broadcast crew(which is not unusual now) fill in the gaps if espn has him do more baseball
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    Machado do-over

    I agreed to his point. Your comment was not needed or wanted.
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