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    My main source for baseball news and views.
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    1959 Pennant clinching game
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  1. oldsox

    Moncada, Ruiz placed on 10-day IL

    Good questions. I can only assume that this enables them to bring 2 guys up from Taxi Squad.
  2. Like trading Johnny Callison in 1959.
  3. oldsox

    FS: Prospect Focus- Chase Krogman

    Great write-up, Jimmy. I sure do enjoy reading your posts. Now there is an obvious question for you: Who do you like most as a prospect, Krogman or Logan Glass?
  4. oldsox

    Taxi Squad Candidates

    I could not agree more.
  5. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    If we can have an abbreviated MLB season, why can't the minors do the same? Expand rosters to 30-35, Every MLB team has 2 minor league teams, easy.
  6. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Not exactly. My comments about Boras are tempered by the fact that I just don't like him. Some think he is good for baseball, I think that he might have been, but now isn't. He's greedy, to a fault. Don't ask me why. I'll let someone else be his shrink. Then, the one time he represented a very high White Sox draft pick, Carlos Rodon, he really tried to put the wood to the Sox. He held out for an amount way above slot, and then tried his best to make the Sox pay even more, to the extent that there would have been penalties to the Sox. Boras didn't care. They should have just walked, and let Rodon go through the draft again the next year. But they capitulated and signed him. Had the White Sox walked, they would have received the #4 pick the next year, and saved all that over slot money. Then, you could not have said that Boras was good for his client, because Rodon might not have been able to go back to college for his senior year, having hired an agent. Boras used to represent Cargo, when Cargo was a real hot commodity. Cargo wanted to extend with the Rockies, Boras wanted to test FA waters, Cargo negotiated his own contract with Rockies, got what he wanted where he wanted. Might be the only time a Boras client rejected his tactics. Then, we have 2020 with all of its problems. No deal yet, and you can't convince me that Boras has been helpful in trying to get a deal done. Quite the opposite, I'm sure. We'll probably never know the extent Boras went to convince MLBPA not to accept a deal.
  7. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Hypothetically, by not always insisting on Free Agency, no matter what.
  8. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I just don't care for Boras. I didn't like his style in the Carlos Rodon negotiations, and I don't think he has had a positive effect on the current labor negotiations. In fact, from what I have read, he has had a negative effect. So I don't care for him. If he, or anyone, is bad for baseball, I don't like him. I kind of liked Gordon Gekko (Greed is Good), but Boras -- not so much.
  9. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    After thoroughly researching them all?
  10. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Which came first, the Pandemic or MLB's threat to cut back on the Minor League structure?
  11. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    If there is a 2020 season, will there be a Minor League season, too? I don't see any conversation anywhere about the minors.
  12. oldsox

    Baseball Possibly Back?!

    Good news, if true. Someone please tell me why it is so important to have expanded playoffs in November and December.
  13. oldsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Does this surprise you?