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  1. Eminor3rd

    New Owner

    The desperation with which you want a scapegoat is amazing. Just making up numbers about value, saying you wish the team was losing money, and generally assuming that you have any clue as to how JR’s ownership actually affects day-to-day baseball operations is just random meatball bullshit. The team is financially stable, staff enjoy working for the group, and theyve shown they have no problem maintaining a payroll in the top half of the league when it makes sense (or even sometimes when doesn’t make sense) to do so. The team can win. There is no reason to believe ownership is the problem.
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    Anderson, Moncada, and the lesson of Joe Crede

    Good job, Greg Hibbard. You "get it." Sit back, relax, and strap it down. There aren't going to be a lot of wins the next couple years, but if you know what to look for, you can have fun following these players as they do their best to become the next White Sox World Series contender.
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    Kiley on Dylan Cease

    I thought everything they said was entirely reasonable. Not necessarily going to be correct, but the argument essentially boils down to: Cease looks good but also looks like he may be maxed out/near his ceiling. So if you still look at him and say he needs to fix some things to be a successful MLB starter, there may actually not be much upside left. Hope they're wrong, but it isn't exactly damning and it's based on actual observation.
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    The " Tank" is dead . Let there be Light !

    Good posts, @gusguyman. Don't have time to join the convo but wanted to support your thought process.
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    Sickles mid-season review

    He didn't update the order -- and mentioned at the bottom that Basabe will be much higher when he does update it in the offseason.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    It didn't work for Tilson, or many other bad players with fringe tools. It HAS worked for many good players with good tools. Ozzie Albies, for example, has a very similar toolset and body type. It won't happen to all of them, but it is a trend and therefore a factor. I, too, hope he eats more spinach.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    Hit tool is a major factor in OBP, and with power more prevalent than ever and contact rarer than ever, the elite hit tool has only become more scarce. They'll be able to buy as many low-OBP, high-SLG dudes as they can fit into the lineup. If he ends up being an empty average guy like Dee Gordon, I'd agree that he'll be disappointing, but scouts are factoring that stuff into their hit grades. Another thing to keep in mind is that the homer surge of the past few seasons appears to be exclusively an MLB effect. Guys that never showed plus power are adding homers after they get to the show. Whether that's a ball thing or something else, there appears to be at least a good chance Madrigal will add 5 or so homers a year once he gets called up -- assuming nothing drastically changes with the ball/league effects in the meantime.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    They didn't draft him for "gamer hype," they drafted him because scouts have been reporting a potential future 70 hit tool, which is the rarest and most valuable tool. They may ultimately end up being wrong about that, or he may ultimately bust for being deficient in other areas, but let's not pretend there wasn't good process behind the decision.
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    Sickels features Sox MiLB relievers

    FWIW, this is not written by Sickels, though it is on Sickels' website.
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    Eloy Jimenez: I'm Ready (Players' Tribune)

    Sale had MLB service though, so it's not truly a comparable.
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    Civil WAR: Is Nolan Gorman still a 50 FV? Any movement now or guesses on where he’ll be in the offseason write ups? 12:24 Kiley McDaniel: Only Madrigal and Mize are 55’s from that draft class, so Gorman can’t really get up there until the positional stuff is more decided, which will take time to see which direction he’s trending. A couple scouts said when Gorman was getting beat up by scouts this spring that he’s Austin Riley and he’s sure starting his pro career the same way.
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    Ricky's gotta go

    If firing Ricky will sate the lynch-mob that SoxTalk has become for even a few weeks, then fine. It won't solve anything, of course, but whatever. I gotta be honest, when I was bracing myself for the pain of going through the rebuild, I didn't think SoxTalk would be harder to deal with than watching the crappy games. This place has become miserable.
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    Nick madrigal tracker

    Serious question: if most of these players actually become good, will you even be able to enjoy it?
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    8/16 Games

    At what point do we start worrying?
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    Race for the worst 2018 record (Top 5 pick) again

    I think it's just so early to tell. Hell, it's entirely possible that by the time the draft rolls around, both of those guys won't even be considered in the top ten. So much changes with amateurs between drafts. They still have a whole season to play, and they're so young that there can be drastic shifts in physicality and maturity in a short amount of time. This time last year, all the 1-1 discussion were centered on Brice Turang vs Ethan Hankins, for example.