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Special K

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  1. Special K

    2018 White Sox catch-all thread

    Couldn't have said it any better. There has to be someone in the farm worth giving that rotation spot to rather than have it filled with some washed up veteran who had the gall to complain about the Sox performance when he was very bad himself at the time we traded for him and needed him most. The only consoling part about that trade is we didn't give up much to get him...
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    President Trump's rhetoric is inflammatory. But I don't think rhetoric from representatives like Maxine Waters is very helpful either.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    Confirmed or not, all judges should remain impartial - that's the point. If Justice Roberts came out railing against Democrats you would be okay with that under the guise that it's his opinion outside of his official capacity? I sure wouldn't be.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    I just think all judges should adhere to this and we, as a people, should try to make sure of that regardless of political affiliation (or dislike for DJT). Because impartiality on the Bench can lead to very very bad things. No excuses for either judge.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    I'm actually pretty apolitical. I do believe all justices should be impartial, as the rule of law is what holds us together. So if Judge Kavanaugh is found to be impartial, then maybe he shouldn't sit on the highest court in the land. But I keep hearing from conservative colleagues that Justice Ginsberg wasn't very impartial about Donald Trump. Seehttps://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/index.htm Is this any different?
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    Moncada hopes to stay at 2b

    Fair point. And then he'd be awesome like Altuve.
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    Moncada hopes to stay at 2b

    Let's say we sign one of Arenado or Machado. I'd favor leaving Moncada at 2B. Is Madrigal playing CF an option?
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    Fair point. I do like Madrigal pick too. Hopefully, we get another nice pickup this year and I hope it's another position player. Pick enough of them and some of them will start to pan out.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    Respectfully, Yolmer Sanchez, Adam Engel and Kevan Smith are average to below average players. If those are the players were touting as draft success, it's not very good. TA has been a nice player and a good pick but the FO should get it right more often than not if we want the type of success we're hoping for. So not all bad, but my point is there needs to be much more improvement.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    Obviously, difficult to layout a rebuild plan when you are not privy to what players are/were available when trade deals were made and also not privy to scouting information on players drafted. (For the same reason, easy to criticize decisions that were made.) But generally speaking, I'd say improvements on the rebuild that could be made are draft better and make better trades. As of now, disappointed with Sale trade. Moncada needs to become an above average player and Kopech needs to be a very good pitcher for that trade to work out. Otherwise, you traded a hall of fame pitcher on an incredible deal for not much. Not saying moving Sale wasn't the right call, I just begin to question the return they got and if something better was out there. Eaton is another example. Lopez has been great, but I imagine he is a pleasant surprise in that deal but Giolito clearly a disappointment. Drafting has left much to be desired as well. Fulmer is bad and was a wasted pick. Not sure how Burger will turn out. Collins has been okay. Rebuilding is fine, but I am beginning to scrutinize those doing it, particularly when we haven't seen a playoff berth in a decade under this regime.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    If we do nothing of note, and then go all in on Arenado and re-sign Sale, I could live with that.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    He's 7 WAR this year and likely NL MVP. Very few with better numbers.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    True. And I'm not just yet (except for Fulmer, I'm writing him off). But I would like to start seeing some serious positive signs.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    I'm just advocating for making some smart moves to get top caliber talent. I don't see us obtaining that through FA and we will need it to win. Brewers just did it. You can't tell me everything about the rebuild has been right so far. It's okay to criticize the FO. We haven't been to the playoffs in a decade. It's better than blindly defending every move. For example, if Kopech doesn't come back, and Moncada is a bust, the Sale deal is probably one of the worst trades in MLB history. No matter how good the deal looked at the time to the White Sox, Boston was comfortable letting Moncada walk. Their FO seems to have known better. Things could definitely turnaround, but as of now, this FO does not get the benefit of the doubt.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    The FO seems to get a lot more wrong than right lately. They need to turn it around. Jake Burger a bust. Carson Fulmer a bust. Zack Collins, meh. Moncada, meh (so far).
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