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Thad Bosley

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    A Realistic Offseason

    So “JUST gottaBELIEVE” in a non-major market approach by a major market team to compete in a league dominated by the likes of New York, Boston, and Houston by going after “tier 2 free agents”. Sounds like a great plan to me - except for the plan’s extraordinary failure rate as employed by the team just a few years ago. Set the bar higher if you want our team to actually optimize the window of competitiveness coming its way.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    So everyone except the top talent is a “realistic target” for this major market team with unprecedented payroll flexibility. SMFH!!!
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    A Realistic Offseason

    As the need/desire for a “left handed hitting right fielder” becomes so evident this offseason, the complete miss on Harper last year hurts just that little bit more.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    I most certainly do have high expectations, and hopes, associated with Vaughn. That's because I, like yourself and every other White Sox fan, had to sit through a miserable 100 loss season in order to gain access to his services. Therefore, I want him to be a very significant, contributing player to these upcoming years of competitiveness the Sox are getting close to entering into. Same goes for Madrigal before him. Both are key "rebuild babies", and I look forward to enjoying watching them excel in White Sox uniforms.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Yep.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Yeah, I agree, but then why bother signing him if there’s a pretty decent likelihood you’d trade him in a year? Might mean Grandal is the better fit for this team at this time, so throw the resources at him.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Well, what’s not clear to me at this point is what the “three year plan” is gonna be IF we resign Abreu, sign JDM, AND bring up Vaughn? I, for one, am very excited about Vaughn’s potential, so I’m not ready just yet to send him off packing in a trade just trying to make room for two DH types. So who plays where and when come 2021 if we have all three on the roster?
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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    Makes you wonder if Stoney would possibly be part of the next ownership group to take control of the White Sox.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    I’m pretty certain the Sox could find a way to squeeze a .557 slugging % somewhere in their lineup.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    It’s not me making one asinine post after another about Abreu.
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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    Good on them. Stoney is a legend in Chicago broadcasting at this point, and still delivers top-notch analysis. And not to mention, but he did what once I thought was the unthinkable, which is to help turn Benetti into a solid baseball play-by-play announcer. A year ago I wouldn’t have made that statement, but I saw remarkable improvement this year over the previous two. So don’t fix what’s not broken and see to extend the partnership as long as possible.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Don’t you think the Dodgers could get more for their outfielder who just put up an .876 OPS than a relief pitcher fresh off of a 1.58 WHIP?
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Steve Stone keeps insisting on Twitter that the fans will be “pleasantly surprised” with the offseason results, that the money will be spent, just not on Cole. That leads me to believe it almost has to be the landing of “one of” the two selections you put forth, plus maybe some other surprise acquisition. What else could it be if not Cole?
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    Disco Demolition Review...

    Wait, you’re trying to blame Harry Caray for Disco Demolition? That is beyond a stretch. Disco Demolition was the brain child of Mike Veeck, and the event timed perfectly with Steve Dahl’s arrival at WLUP, on the heels of him losing his previous radio gig at a station that had changed its format to disco. Harry had nothing to do with the event, other than to promote it on air on the days leading up, which was his job as an announcer. And this bit about being a “sloppy drunk” is also very misleading. Oh, the ‘ol boy liked his drink, no doubt, and he was a legendary late night patron of many Rush Street drinking establishments. But the guy never missed a day of work in his 50+ years of broadcasting, except for the time off he had when he had his stroke in the late ‘80s. If he were a “sloppy drunk”, as you contend, he wouldn’t have had that perfect attendance record. If anything, he was the essence of a “functioning alcoholic”.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    The next time you go to call anyone else an “angry” anything, take a long look in the mirror first, and then check your own “limited playbook”. Those in glass houses...
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    That was my only point in response to the original post I responded to - that WINNING White Sox baseball was better than just the game of baseball itself, or certainly the brand we’ve seen this past decade.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Yes, I’m miserable because I prefer winning baseball over non-winning baseball. I’ll probably burn in hell for harboring such ideals. You’re not exactly a bed of rose petals yourself with all of your angry retorts to posters who don’t share your exact point of view on all matters White Sox.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Baseball games are infinitely more fun and Guaranteed Rate Field is a far greater place to spend a summer...blah blah blah...when the Sox are winning 90+ games vs. losing 90+ games. When the team is in a pennant race vs. all of their summer contests being meaningless. When scoreboard watching is more interesting than Sox Math. So on and so forth!
  19. Been there, done that. As in 2005, when we ”caught lightning in a bottle for a year”. It was a lovely experience FOR A YEAR, but 14 years later, and only ONE PLAYOFF WIN since, this team needs to stay the course and build towards a team capable of sustainable winning. Betts of course can help achieve that, but only if he’s here for longer than one year. If that possibility is remote, than the Sox need to take a hard pass in trying to acquire him - especially at the elite prospect cost it would take.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    It was a “one off joke”, because that’s not what I typically post here - jokes. Admittedly, many of my posts during my “tenure here” - all ten years of it - have been reacting to the facts surrounding the owner’s current and ongoing record and results on-and-off the field. Even you must admit, said results haven’t been particularly good this past decade. Nevertheless, I’m sorry if my reactions over these past ten years have sounded a bit repetitive, but that’s only because the of the repetitive nature of the results. As soon as those results take a turn for the positive, as will my commentary here. All I want is White Sox winning. It’s as simple as that.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    And I can confirm that you overreacted in a bizarre fashion to a very lighthearted joke.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Who’s taking what to a “bizarre level” now?
  23. I have no recollection of ever posting a joke about Jerry Reinsdorf!!!!!
  24. If Betts could get us to the *Promised Land* next year - SECOND PLACE - then by golly, pull out all the stops to get him!!
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