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  1. daggins

    Sox vs. Arizona March 20th 2019

    He'll be 25 this year and he was the one of, if not the, worst qualified starters in baseball last year.
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    Sox vs. Arizona March 20th 2019

    Yeah, Rauch is who I was thinking of. Tall guy, inconsistent mechanics, former top prospect as a starter. Rauch was able to become a decent reliever, but I think that ship has sailed for Lucas.
  3. They also don't have to worry about Super 2 now. Hope he's good!
  4. I mean, he did just hit like .150 with a 400 OPS this spring. Keeping him down for a couple weeks when his extended salary this year is probably like 1MM is not a big deal.
  5. Olive branch for last season, it seems. That's a lot of money for a guy with no service time.
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    Trout about to sign 12/430 deal

    Controversial opinion - he should have taken 10 million less.
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    What Kind of Rebuild is This?

    Not sure if its been posted but it's stark to see it laid out so clearly - it's us, the Royals, and the Cheapest Teams in Baseball https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/03/largest-contract-each-mlb-team.html
  8. The White Sox don't know how to evaluate catcher talent, and Smith is marginal at best.
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    Signing Luke Heimlich: Acceptable or Quit being a fan worthy?

    yeah this would be the end
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    To anyone "qutting being a Sox fan"

    Honest Q - what does being a Sox fan mean anymore? Does it mean having a chip on your shoulder all the time? Is it just being antagonistic to the Cubs fans? It sure doesn't mean stanning a winning ballclub. I'm not sure anything in that post is true. Why do we exist?
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    To be clear, I don't think its part of any grand conspiracy, or even mass collusion, I just think that other clubs have created an environment that encourages this by overvaluing pre-arb talent and drastically undervaluing free agent talent.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I think the thing that best explains what has happened so far is that Jerry is more interested in artificially suppressing player salaries than in building a winning team.
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    Sox in on Denard Span

    Well now that Palka is hurt, maybe they'll decide Span is worth it.
  14. Actually no, the chart I was looking at was out of date. I know the usual suspects are down at the bottom - Pirates, Rays, Marlins, A's. The Sox have about the same projected payroll as the Royals, according to Cots - about 105M. But the Orioles have cut so much salary that they are below us now. So, the Sox should come in around 24 or 23. So not bottom 5. But damn close.
  15. The Sox ahould not have a bottom-5 payroll, full stop.