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  1. Eminor3rd

    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    Well I mean, I think my whole list is guys who I hated for objective, performance reasons. If it was the all-scumbag team, I’d have different answers for sure. I can see how you could interpret the OP either way.
  2. Eminor3rd

    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    I didn't remember KW wanting Thome back, but that's on brand, too. So sorry for that post, KW. Actually I'm not sorry, KW, because you never should have let Ozzie talk you into that dumb shit. You were the boss.
  3. Eminor3rd

    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    Yep, part of the famed and now meme'd "KW always gets his man" era, where he'd sign "premium athletes" when they were 34 and slow, only to put them in positions that required them still to be premium athletes.
  4. Eminor3rd

    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    Avisail Garcia Jeff Samardzija James Shields Scott Linebrink Mark Teahen Honorable mention: Mark Kotsay. Nothing personal, I just hated his inclusion on the roster and everything it represented.
  5. Eminor3rd

    Top 5 Favorite White Sox of All-Time

    1. Frank Thomas 2. Lyle Mouton 3. Matt Thornton 4. Jose Quintana 5a. Paco Martin 5b. Ron Karkovice
  6. Eminor3rd

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    They JUST dumped Santana so they could move Hoskins back to first, had the worst defense in a decade last year.
  7. Eminor3rd

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Alonso is a substantially better defender than Abreu. But yeah, this means Palka has to *gulp* play the field... !
  8. Eminor3rd

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    I'm fine with that -- I meant I hope we didn't give up anything significant.
  9. Eminor3rd

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Better be basically for free
  10. Eminor3rd

    Anyone interested in Kikuchi?

    I think it’s going to be higher than that. I have some good firsthand info that I can’t repeat. But if it lands at 50m, I’ll be surprised and upset that the Sox wouldn’t beat it.
  11. Eminor3rd

    Anyone interested in Kikuchi?

    I’ve seen about fifteen Kikuchi starts over the last two seasons. He’s good. His release point reminds me a lot of Rodon, his slider (at its best) reminds me a lot of Kluber, and to my eyes, he tunnels well. He’s got a loopier curve and a splitter as well. Media reports on his velocity are overblown — if he can touch 97, I’ve never seen it in a game. He sits in the low 90s and ramps it up to the mid 90s when he needs to reach back. Unlike a lot of Japanese pitchers, he’s not afraid to throw the heater upstairs. There are a LOT of miles on his arm for his age. NPB aces routinely throw 30-50 more pitches in a start than MLB guys do. Also, premium young talent tends not to spend much time in the minors —he’s pitched 7-8 seasons in the NPB already. He’s had minor but recurring shoulder issues. Look, I’d love to get him. I think he’s a solid #3 over here with some upside. But there are simply too many teams on him right now. The winning bid is going to be full market value from a contender that thinks he’s more of a #2. For the Sox to BEAT that Would be to take a lot of risk on an arm with veteran miles on it that has reached its peak already. As fun as it would be for me (a big NPB fan), I just don’t see it happening. And I can’t blame our FO.
  12. Eminor3rd

    White Sox Sign C James McCann

    I don’t think there’s any chance the Sox sign this deal if they thought they were really in on Grandal. And I’m not saying they need Grandal. But they should at least try NOT to get a guy that’s going to make it even harder for their young pitchers to throw strikes.
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    White Sox Sign C James McCann

    I wish they would prioritize receiving skills with these guys.
  14. I love him, but there are too many teams on him. He’s gonna max out his value, and I can’t think of any reason he’d choose Chicago over anywhere else even if we matched the highest offer.
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