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    It's more of an indictment on the FO if Moncada and Kopech bomb. Would be pretty pathetic to not get at least 1 above average major league player for one of the best trade chips I can think in the past 5-7 years given the level of talent, years of control and affordability Sale had...
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    Even if they get a top 5 pick, I have zero confidence they will get it right at this point. Their track record is abysmal with selecting offensive talent with this most recent Burger injury. All of our offensive talent was obtained through trades (or signings if you count Robert), which is great. Just no confidence our staff can pick and develop offense at this point. TA is really the only respectable offensive selection they’ve had, and jury still somewhat out on him. Will be (pleasantly) surprised if Collins turns out to be anything other than average, which isn’t saying much given our the expectations the FO set. But Collins could very well just bust too now, but I’ll let this year play out. Not sure where Sheets is at. But if you start thinking about the Hawkins, Mitchell’s, etc. the Sox have drafted in the past, this is downright brutal. Need to get this one coming up right - but am losing hope they can, which is frustrating when you see teams like Cubs, Houston, Colorado get it right with ease.
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    Anderson to CF?

    Yes, let's cool it down with "casual racism" remarks. People often criticize baseball players in terms of baseball IQ, particularly young players with lots of talent who make errors that seem unbecoming of their talent. It doesn't mean they are racist and casually throwing those remarks around when you have no idea who the person is you are accusing is probably not a good idea. I can recall similar remarks made of young players such as Brian Anderson, Joe Borchard, Tyler Flowers, and others. I'm sure there are other examples I'm not remembering....
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    Lucas Giolito vs. Gavin Floyd

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 07:42 AM) They had a pitcher who was definitely a star, and a HOFer behind the plate. This. I suppose the Royals would qualify but it don’t happen often.
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    Lucas Giolito vs. Gavin Floyd

    QUOTE (Dam8610 @ Apr 9, 2018 -> 07:46 PM) Some of these guys have to become stars for this to work. Rarely does a roster full of above average players win the whole thing. You need star players surrounded by average-above average players. As a very brief aside, is the ‘05 team the last World Series team to win a championship without a bona fide star?
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    Moustakas linked to Sox again

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Feb 28, 2018 -> 09:13 PM) Fine...since when have the White Sox ever been in the business of "buying" a couple of superstars at max peak value? Waiting for an answer. The Royals are relevant because they built their WS winner without any superstars. The Astros and Cubs are most definitely NOT an example of that. I'm perfectly happy to talk about any team, but the White Sox SEEM to be emulating at least one of their niches, which is building a SUPERPEN. That came into vogue with KC, the Indians, Yankees, etc. If you're talking NFL, it's the Patriots, Patriots, Patriots...etc. NBA, obviously Golden State. Who else should we be talking about as relevant comps, especially since we operate as a "mid market" franchise? You're right in that Belle might be the last star they bought at peak value, which is sad. And they haven't really traded for any offensive stars either (sans Thome, if that even counts). But they have so much space on their payroll, and have also shown a commitment to the rebuild, which makes me think things might go differently this time around. Because frankly, they need to buy a star or two for this to work.
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    Moustakas linked to Sox again

    When we say bring in, we talking trades too? I'd say David Wells and Jake Peavy count as stars they brought in.
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    Mlb.com top prospects

    It's notable for the purpose of judging the FO on how the rebuild goes. If he turns out to be a star and the rebuild is mediocre, we can gauge that trade as symptomatic of meaning this FO doesn't know what they're doing and therefore they need to go. But I'm not angry about it anymore, we've certainly gotten the better end of some trades. And the rebuild looks to be coming along nicely. If we sign Machado to play 3b, I'll definitely stop caring about that trade.
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    Giancarlo Stanton traded to Yankees

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Oct 26, 2017 -> 07:07 PM) This. And it isn't close. Todd Ritchie (1); La Roche (2); Teahen (3)
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    Reverse Standings Thread

    QUOTE (hi8is @ Sep 9, 2017 -> 01:38 AM) Dude... the jury is still out on ALL of those players. Try harder. Agreed, though I don't think there's any chance Fulmer is a starter at this point.
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    Hahn on 670 the score now - 1140 am Central

    Are you two the same person?
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    Reinsdorf Needed Convincing to Trade with Cubs

    While I disagree, I can see where he's coming from. It is conceivable that deals that make a competitor in your market better may not be best for your bottom line as far as losing fans, sales, etc. So why would you want to contribute to that? He's running a business.
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    Tim Anderson

    QUOTE (Knackattack @ Jun 21, 2017 -> 08:16 PM) 26.0 K%, .666 OPS, .120 ISO, -21.9 UZR/150 ...... time to worry or no? I'll go ahead and add 16 errors to that list.
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    Updated teams interested in Q

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Jun 3, 2017 -> 09:59 AM) What is this post? Bad sarcasm
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    SSS Theater: Avi Garcia

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 28, 2017 -> 08:40 AM) For the record, I would still trade drive Avi to Wrigley. I am not about to let a two month sample size change that. Yeah but what about for Schwarber like you said above.