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  1. Eminor3rd

    White sox could be dark horse for machado

    Two thoughts on your post: First: I think we have to stop and remind ourselves why we like "good and cheap." The answer is because the more "good and cheap" pieces we have, the more resources that are available to purchase additional talent. THis means we eventually have to USE those resources for the math to work out. These cheap pieces are critical for the foundation of a successful team, but if we fail to shift our sights at some point, then we fail to capitalize on the advantage that it afforded us in the first place. We could have very efficient production all around the field, but if those guys are all 1-3 win players, we still aren't going to win any games. Second: I think all of the scenarios you mentioned are realistic and possible, but I don't think any of them are MORE likely than the standard scenario: useful-but-mediocre players remain so, and Machado remains a star level player. Further, even if you do get a logjam, I don't think you've really got much of a problem at all. Because again, "good and cheap" players are valuable trade chips. It's also worth considering how much more valuable depth is in the current game than it used to be. For example, if it turns out that Anderson is a 4 win player, Machado is a 5 win player, and Sanchez is a 3 win player, you still may get a TON more value out of using Sanchez as a utility guy who can rest either player without a substantial loss in production, and who can step in a starter should either hit the disabled list. My point is, I don't think you ever really have to worry about having too many good players, because desired assets tend to be fungible. The only thing you have to worry about is if too many of those players end up BAD. In that scenario, with so many holes to plug, can you afford to put so many resources into filling just one? Now, if Anderson becomes a star in the next four months and Machado INSISTS on playing SS only, that changes the calculus. But we'll know about that before we get a chance to sign him.
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    White sox could be dark horse for machado

    Superstar position players that are young enough to be expected to stay stars throughout your entire contention window don't show up very often. Normally, I'm a fan of signing free agents at the time that you need them, so as to minimize the risk of regression and injury -- but sometimes market forces incentivize teams to consider different types of risks. I'm in favor of signing Machado (or Harper) because this is when he's available. You can't get him when you'd rather have him. Yeah, it's too soon for this team to sign short term assets, but it's never too soon to add long-term assets. Also, RE: Harper vs. Machado -- our minor league system depth chart should literally no bearing on which one we choose. Unless the guy being signed blocks a currently contributing MLB player, thus reducing the effectiveness of the addition, you can't worry about it. Most of these guys will bust, and even if they don't, and you DO create a logjam, you can trade the prospect for something you need more.
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    Brit newbie

    Welcome, brother. Be patient with us.
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    Fulmer starting tonight

    I imagine this one will be more of a "bullpen game" then a full-blown "start" for Fulmer or whoever else takes the ball.
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    What Can Be Done to Fix this Mess?

    It's a cold stretch for a bad team. It will get better on its own. The answer is "keep running them out there." It IS hard to watch though. In case anyone needs ideas, what I've been doing is watching Japanese baseball instead, lol.
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    Thompson / Saladino

    Not holding anybody back? What on Earth are you talking about?
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    Avi ... the man nobody's discussing YET

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 03:38 PM) He's 8 for 41 which is .195. 10 RBI in 12 games is good. Five homers is good. However ... he had 3 of the homers and 5 of the RBI in one game. Yikes. 2 HRs and 5 RBI in the last 11 games. Remember I am not a statnik. I like the walks obviously and I still worship Davidson, but ... disappointment is creeping in because of my fan eyetest. I'm glad I'm not controlled by advanced stats. His first season he has 26 HRS and 68 RBI in 443 at bats. Before advanced stats that was rookie of the year contention, baby. You are unbelievable.
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    Can I Revise My Seasons Win Total Prediction?

    It's gonna get better, and worse, and better, and worse, and better, and worse before we get where we really want to be.
  9. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 15, 2018 -> 09:38 PM) So, apparently so far this year Tommy Kahnle has been an utter disaster with an ERA close to 9. His fastball is down 3 mph and the Yanks are worried. Always Trade Relievers™
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    MLB's Biggest Problem...

    QUOTE (ChiSox1917 @ Apr 15, 2018 -> 02:48 PM) The problem is that the league is far past due for expansion. It's now been 20 years now since the last expansion team, and it really should be about every 10-15 years that two teams should be added. Bring back the Expos, and then add one to three more expansion teams and you'll see a reversal of that trend. Expansion hurts pitching more than it does hitting statistics. ...which incentivizes specialization, which leads to more relievers.
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    Juan, 2B

    QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 10:43 AM) This is like someone posted this when Uribe was playing, their computer went down, and as soon as it got rebooted all this time later, it finally posted. Holy s*** this IS Juan Uribe.
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    Juan, 2B

    QUOTE (insiderinfo @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 11:27 AM) I really don't like him at second base. It's been messing up his swing so much. His trip to the minor leagues hleped, but I think he should go back to hitting right handed only. He was more patient and saw more pitches. He is an under rated shortstop with a cannon for an arm. Why did Ventura moved him to 2b? Does he think Ozzie didn't know is a a good shortstop? He strikes out way too much now. Tony thinks he is gonna come around and start peppering the ball all over the field. I don't think he will every be the same until he goes back to swinging right handed and plays shortstop. Are these the best boards for sox talk? I cna't find the boards on the whitesox website no more. By "Juan," do you mean Yoan Moncada? What is the connection between playing second base and not swinging well?
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    Fear the White Sox

    "It's funny." -- Rick Hahn
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    FS: Go West, Future Sox

    Made one trip to Arizona for St about five or six years ago -- absolutely awesome vacation. Recommend it to everyone.
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