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About Thad Bosley

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    Late Inning Replacement
  • Birthday 03/06/1967

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Candid, thoughtful discussion about the Chicago White Sox amongst knowledgeable, passionate fans.
  • Favorite Sox player
    Yoan Moncada
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Final out of 2005 World Series
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Harold Baines

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  1. Thad Bosley

    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    I think the argument had merit maybe six weeks or so ago. But with the clock ticking, and with only 42 games left in this season, it doesn't appear it would be worth it to call them up at this point and forego that full year of control down the road.
  2. Thad Bosley

    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    On August 16th, now, that should be quite obvious to everyone. There will be NO sightings of either of those two until mid-April or whatever that time is next year where we get the extra year of control.
  3. Thad Bosley

    Field of Dreams Game: Sox vs. Yankees 8.13.20

    I, for one, just love everything about this. The national attention our oft-ignored franchise will receive will be extraordinary. The timing of this particular game, with the attention that comes with it because we’ll be playing the Yankees, with where we should be a year from now with the timing of the rebuild, could be just perfect. The official start of the long-awaited run of sustainable winning like we’ve never seen before. Literally!
  4. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    First off, you are a great poster. Always enjoy reading your thoughts and insights relating to our Sox. Much appreciated! Second, as it relates to all of the “modernization” improvements you referred to, shouldn’t those have been “in scope”, if you will, of the overall “rebuilding” project objectives, to enhance/implement such improvements? If Hahn, at his age, is worth anything, shouldn’t the advances as you point out that a team like the Astros made when they “rebuilt”, shouldn’t Rick had been pushing and advocating for, and insisting on, similar advances? If you have to go the route of a multi-year rebuilding effort, surely it cannot just be trading your young, cost-controlled assets for a bevy of prospects and simply waiting for those players to advance to the Majors. Thats the piece of the puzzle I’ve found most interesting since Ye Olde Rebuild began - did they actually address the true root causes in scouting and player development that caused the need for the rebuild in the first place?
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    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    Next year will be the 15th year since the team won the WS, and they’ve only returned to the postseason ONCE since then, playing in all of just four games, and with only ONE WIN to show for it. That last and only post ‘05 playoff occurrence happened way back when George W. Bush was wrapping up his second term in office. 2008. The team we know, love, and follow hasn’t been to the playoffs in 11 freaking years (and counting). 11 years, and this in a set-up that has not one but two wild card opportunities! 4th longest playoff drought in all of baseball (and counting). How much more “rebuilding” does this team need to do? They’ve gotten all of the blue chip prospects they’re going to get via trade. They’ll get another shot at adding a valuable piece in the draft next year. But it would seem now is the time to shift gears and get out of this revolting “tank” mode that inflicts hideously played baseball on our fan base and onto a strategy that genuinely and purposefully tries to bring sustainable winning baseball to the South Side. This means acquiring some “premium talent” on the open market, like other successful franchises do. Premium F*cking Talent. No excuses. They have all of the financial flexibility and wherewithal to do so. So do it! 2020 should be a year focused on competing for the postseason once again, particularly for this team that plays in the weakest division in all of baseball.
  6. Ron, the people have spoken. No longer any need for these ridiculous surveys re: Abreu. He’s clearly the least of our fan base’s worries.
  7. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    Actions over any words at this point. Last year, they indicated the “money would be spent”, and then it wasn’t. And thru today, it still hasn’t been. The offseason is now just a few months away. Let’s see what this crack braintrust has in mind this time around!
  8. What’s your opinion of Jerry Reinsdorf as owner of the White Sox? Kenny Williams as Senior Whatever-He-Is and Rick Hahn as General Manager of the White Sox? Ricky Renteria as the field manager of the team? Your fervor in providing feedback on those questions surrounding White Sox baseball would be more valued than those too-often repeated views on the one guy who has actually given the franchise any worthwhile face value the past several years
  9. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    I think the focus should be on what's supposed to be our prime window of contention, which is the next 5-7 years. That's when a premier starter like Cole would greatly enhance our chances to succeed during that window. We can worry about post-window compensation for any aging pitcher and what our core prospects might cost after 2024.
  10. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    This major market team with it's new TV deal isn't going to be "crippled" at any point. This is not the Villa Park White Sox we are talking about here!
  11. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    And with PLENTY of room to grow! Let's put this into context. The median payroll for MLB teams right now is somewhere around $140M. We will be nearly $100M below just the median. But as a major market club that just signed a new TV deal of our own, there is no reason in the world why this franchise shouldn't be clearing the median payroll numbers by a long shot. This is why not signing either of Machado or Harper last offseason will continue to be a major blemish on the Hahn/Williams/Reinsdorf record. They could have signed either to the exact same contracts the two eventually ended up signing, and STILL had plenty of money leftover to fund any and all other commitments.
  12. Thad Bosley

    Hahn expects aggressive offseason

    Lowest payrolls in the game, AND the benefit of increased revenues due to the new TV deal. That's why any nonsense of not going after any premium free agent they want and fielding as competitive a bid as any other team is just that - nonsense! It's not a question at this point whether they "can" spend the money. Rather, it's whether they "want" to spend the money. Last offseason, they clearly decided they didn't want to, despite the still-empty words of "the money will be spent". Show us.
  13. Thad Bosley

    Vaughn to A+, Madrigal to AAA

    I might swap Abreu and Eloy in this mock-up line-up, but only because I want to see that murderer’s row of Robert/Moncada/Jimenez back-to-back.
  14. Thad Bosley

    Sox Trade Nate Jones/INTL Slot to TEX for 2 Minor Leaguers

    I don’t think I’ve expressed outrage over anything here. I was just merely amused at your reference to the thought process of the Sox braintrust as something special. The fans are well-accustomed now to the typical results of their thought processes, the majority of which, I’m sure you’d agree, are not much to write home about.
  15. Thad Bosley

    Sox Trade Nate Jones/INTL Slot to TEX for 2 Minor Leaguers

    I’m good at my current job as a fan who assesses the results on the field.