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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    I will be interested in hearing his logic for not challenging there.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Good teams get out of jams like that. Rebuild teams don’t. I’m enjoying the difference.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    100% agree. Even if it doesn’t work out, I’m confident this was the smart move by LaRussa. I’ll take my chances on this logic every single time.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Good bullpen call by LaRussa.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Love Stone. Great analysis of Gio’s slider overall despite an overall terrific performance thus far by Gio.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Nice, Adam.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Benetti needs to learn and turn off “The Jason & Steve Variety Show” when the Sox have two runners on base. He was more interested in talking about the Nationwide singing thing he does with Stone than the fact the Sox had a potential rally mounting.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    We have nice things now.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Your second guessing was correct. I think Stone was just in the process of saying you don’t want to make the third out at third, and you don’t. It worked out ok this time, but in general, you don’t try the steal in that situation.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    The sound of a rocket off the bat of Luis is exhilarating!
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Wowza to the change-up!
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Nice, Gio.
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    1st hit of the season goes to the MVP!
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    Rodon vs. Lopez

    A really fun and positive development in the next year is if these young pitchers all take the step to the next level, similar to Giolito from a couple of years ago, and force some really tough decisions for LaRussa and the FO. What an embarrassment of riches it would be if all of these prized or once-prized top prospects, from Cease to Rodon to Lopez to Kopech to Crochet, started pitching at or near their ceilings. In a glass half full point of view, the potential for this staff with the kind of talent it possesses is an Atlanta Braves circa the 1990s type of run from a pitching perspective. It’s certainly exciting to think of the possibilities!
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    FS: Preseason 2021 Top 30 Prospects List 1-30

    Nice to see both of the team’s top two international signings crack the top ten list.
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    Sox vs. Mariners 3/5 2:05PM

    He of the six foot, eight inch Tayron Guerrero’s!
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    Sox vs. Mariners 3/5 2:05PM

    Rich King doing a good job describing LaRussa back in the early days, how he rubbed some of the old time managers back then the wrong way. He definitely came off as someone who thought he was smarter than everyone else. It would piss off Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall, too, who saw it everyday. They would criticize him mercilessly from the booth, which LaRussa complained to Reinsdorf about. Reinsdorf sided with LaRussa, which was then the beginning of the end for Harry & Jimmy in the Sox booth.
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    Sox vs. Mariners 3/5 2:05PM

    Rich King
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    Cespedes

    I am equally excited about Yoelqui. I believe Paddy said back in January he’s close to MLB-ready. The only thing that caught my eye recently was where he landed on Fangraphs Top 34 prospects list for the Sox. He came in at #25, so I’m trying to understand just what kind of talent he actually is. I thought as #1 on the international prospects list we were getting another blue chip, elite talent and that he’d easily be somewhere in the top ten, but apparently Fangraphs doesn’t think so.
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    ST White Sox @ Giants 3/4 2:05 CT

    1-5 is quite a buzzsaw. This is what we get to watch every day for a very long time. Could not be more excited!
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    Giolito says there hasn't been talks on an extension

    What we don’t need during the team’s “window” in these upcoming years is John Danks redux. He signed his extension as a young pitcher, but then got injured almost immediately, and they ended up running the poor guy out there way more often than they should have, but only due to how much $$$ they were into on him. It’s obviously tougher in the pitching space to give these extensions. It’s so much more of a crapshoot than with position players. You get stuck having to run these guys out to the mound in the pre-free agent years far more often than you would otherwise. We saw that with Danks. I don’t know. I love Lucas and am extremely excited about what his potential is in leading us through this upcoming exciting chapter with the team. He’s the leader on the staff as TA is the leader with the position players. I’m not against an extension based on the money. Happy to have the current owner to pay for premium talent (a rarity). But I don’t want to see the team possibly crippled by a pitcher coming back from injury who’s not effective any longer but who they run out there because he’s tethered to a huge contract.
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    Spring training broadcast schedule

    The Cubs are televising 28 games while the Sox only six. Seems like a missed opportunity to create a buzz for our new and exciting team while the Cubs get so much more exposure.
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    Andrew Vaughn Article - 3B/OF and Opening Day considerations

    I wonder if Abreu experiences the lack of energy that Moncada went through if that won’t force a 1B/DH flip flop with him and Vaughn.
  24. The lease at 35th & Shields is up at the end of the decade, but unlike the late ‘80s when the South Loop was an option, is there even any location in the “downtown area” these days where a new ballpark could even be built? I have no idea. But it’s certainly exciting to think of the possibilities. I can’t think a new and improved ballpark, one with more seating than just the 40,000 capacity of the current one, won’t be something the new owner, whoever that turns out to be, won’t be thinking about seriously.
  25. We’ve been led on by an incomplete sentence all along, this “The money will be spent” business. Spent on what? Premium available talent on the open market? Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, George Springer, and Trevor Bauer say “HELL NO! Not the White Sox! Not Jerry Reinsdorf!”. Only the Indians, Pirates, Athletics, and Royals have the highest contracts those teams have ever given out less than the Sox’ “franchise record” $73 million given to Grandal last year. It would be one thing if Reinsdorf’s frugal methods over his four decades as owner resulted in, you know, all kinds of winning. Championship after championship after championship. Yet we all know it’s been anything but that. Not one playoff series win in 39 of his 40 years at the helm. So it’s clear that at this time of a championship window of opportunity that winning isn’t the top priority the occasional Reinsdorf fluff piece would have us believe. We just have to hope now that the young, cheap talent can overcome the lesser talent that has been brought into augment them. In other words, hope the team can prevail in spite of the owner’s cheap ways.
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