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    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    lol dude COME ON
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    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    Yeah no big money RPs. Dudes that slipped through the cracks and will sign a desperation one year deal and be traded at the deadline? Sure. Multiyear free agent RPs are the likeliest busts in the high bust game of free agency. And we absolutely need to sort through our fringe arms next year
  3. I agree. And I am almost always on the progressive side of stuff like this. I got ripped a bit on fangraphs for thinking the Aguilar situation was massively overblown. I mean, Aguilar WAS in the way, everyone who has ever played first has been coached not to cover like that, because it leads to dangerous situations. I’m not saying that machado should have kicked him, but if he actually wanted to hurt him he would have spiked him, which would have required less effort and likely could have actually looked like an accident. To me, that kick, while Ill-advised, was more like a hard tag on a runner who is dicking around with the pitcher on the basepaths, or an inside fastball to push a guy off the plate than it is like an intentional beaning or something. At some point you have to be physical to assert your right to the space you need to be. I wouldn’t have done it, and I get why the players involved are angry, but I think that’s about as far as this one should have gone. Absolutely no way I’m changing my opinion of signing the guy over this.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    If you’ve watched any of the Sox broadcasts or followed any of their social media the last two years, you cannot possibly have missed that we are rebuilding. The broadcasters talk about i so much that it feels awkwardly forced. They produce more features about the game than about the game replays.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    If feels like we’ve been there since it started.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    No one is calling anyone a bad fan. It’s just frustrating that several posters around here continually pretend like the team isn’t rebuilding. This thread title is absurd. Why would someone “fall on the sword” because the team’s record was bad? It’s meatball nonsense. Everyone that wants to see the front office literally murdered in public — don’t worry, this HAS to be their last chance. But it isn’t over yet, so you’re gonna have to let them finish. It does not make sense to murder their families and change course now, everything would be for naught.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Alex Guerrero has a monster year last year for the Chunichi Dragons. Played himself into a lucrative contract with the Yomiuri Giants.
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    Lamigo Monkeys Post Po-Jung Wang (Taiwan)

    Good takes and research. I had assumed since he was 25 that he was through the limitations, but I hadn’t considered his service time. If that’s the case, I have no idea why his team would even post him, and it would seem to make a move to NPB/KBO the most likely scenario.
  9. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/10/lamigo-monkeys-to-post-wang-po-jung.html Athletic, 25 year old lefty slugger that has demolished the CPBL. Could end up in Japan or KBO instead of MLB. Of course, no idea how his skill would translate. CPBL is noticeably weaker than the NPB and KBO, but some real talent pops out every now and then, like Daikan Yoh, who really should have ended up in the MLB.
  10. If you think there’s enough talent in the org to get to the verge of contention over the next two years alone, then you have a good argument. I think a lot of us aren’t as sure, or at least feel that adding a guy like Harper/Machado/Arenado helps enough to be worth the loss on flexibility later. i don’t know where I sit, honestly.
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    How much $/years would you offer Eovaldi?

    This. At this juncture, the Sox should spend their free agent money on: 1. Players that the market failed; undervalued, high upside talent 2. Elite, long-term, building-block talent Eovaldi could, ultimately, fall into the first category. But if he’s treated like a Chatwood, we aren’t at the spot where we want to commit market rate dollars to mid-rotation starters.
  12. The unique thing about Harper/machado is their age and trajectory. There aren’t many cases where top-end free agents can reliably be expected to produce at a peak level for five or six seasons after the signing, which fits the White Sox need of flexibility in timeline. If they spend now, it needs to be on something foundational — talent “in the bank” that can be added to. If we were in the verge of contention, I would agree with you and I think you have a great point. It’s just that free agents generally need to be the last thing added, simply because the shelf life is so immediate.
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    Lamigo Monkeys Post Po-Jung Wang (Taiwan)

    Yeah I think these are the type of high-upside risks we need to continue to take, but of course it always comes down to cost.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Well, no one LIKES to have to rebuild. At some point, though, if you run your organization into the ground with unwise spending (whether on bad players or bad development processes), it becomes the quickest way back to relevance. Unfortunately, both organizations did that. The plan for both the cubs and the White Sox is to never have to do it again. They won’t be able to avoid a year or two of being “less competitive” here and there, but the disasterpiece rebuild is a desperation move that should be avoided if possible. But, like filing bankruptcy, it is a legitimately good option if you find yourself fucked.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    I would agree with all of that. I just think it’s tough for us to know how much is related to coaching and how much is simply that the players need time to adjust. I would not be opposed to changing any of our coaches if it was because the FO legitimately believes the players need different instruction, but I would disappointed if they fired anyone just so that the fan base could see some heads roll.
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    So is no one falling on the sword for 2018?

    Cubs, the with most talent the organization has ever had at one time, underperform after their second consecutive early playoff exit. White Sox, in the second year of a full-scale, scorched-earth rebuild, lose 100 games like everyone expected. These things are not similar.
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    Moncada ADD

    Just because ADHD is drastically overdiagnosed (and it certainly is) does not mean that it isn’t real. I spent most of the last two years working very closely with a guy that had the most extreme ADHD I’ve ever seen. Probably something like as much as you can have and still hold down an office job. He was heavily medicated all the time, but depending upon his mood, stress level, amount of sleep, etc., it would just go overboard on a fairly regular basis. He would start sentences and lose focus before finishing them. He would get completely overwhelmed by tasks that he couldn’t complete immediately because so many steps he couldn’t immediately control made the task feel impossible to him. It would cause him to physically get out of his seat, take three aggressive steps in one direction, pause, mumble to himself, then sit back down. Beyond work, he would struggle sometimes even having social conversations because he would get lost in his own rambling, realize what he just did, and be embarrassed about it. This is an otherwise perfectly intelligent and well-adjusted individual. But who would struggle to keep this condition from defining his personal and professional relationships on a literal daily basis. Again, I don’t know at all about Moncada and if he really has ADHD or not. But this IS real and it is a potential issue for anyone who actually has it. To casually delegitimize this type of thing because you haven’t seen it is destructive to our society and makes it harder for people who really have to deal with it.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    Think about it this way: if a player causes a team to go over the luxury tax barrier, then the penalty money would be added to the “cost” of acquiring the player. So in your example, if keeping Chatwood means that they’d go over by $15mm when getting someone else, then moving him solely for that space would be worth something like ~$10mm say, depending upon how many times they’re over. So if they were gonna give up a player to avoid that, it would be someone worth near or less than ~$10mm in surplus value. My math is guessing at actual figures, but both Happ and Schwarber are worth a bunch more than that.
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    Moncada ADD

    This is just an unbelievably ignorant post. I don’t know at all if this Moncada stuff is legit, but if you haven’t had serious mental health issues or known someone who has, you shouldn’t just pretend it doesn’t exist just because it doesn’t affect you.
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    Moncada ADD

    And yet we’re talking about this because a well-known media correspondent cited it as a reason he should move down the defensive spectrum just now. No, if he hits, it’s fine. But if he’s inconsistent and looking for a job in a few years and someone decides to take this narrative somewhere, who knows? There’s all kinds of dumb shit that passes as “explanations” for player performance. Yeah it’s probably not a big deal. But it might be and it might not even be true and Moncada had no say in it. That’s bullshit. I’m not calling for anyone’s head over it, but it’s not fair.
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    Moncada ADD

    It’s pretty BS to “out” someone’s mental health issues without that person’s consent, especially when it’s just hearsay, and ESPECIALLY when it could potentially affect the person’s employment opportunities in the future. It probably isn’t, ultimately, a big deal. But it COULD be.
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    Sonny Gray

    James Shields was 34 and exhibiting noticeable declines in velocity. It isn’t the same thing. We can both cherry pick data and look right because Gray has been inconsistent and flawed. But that’s why he’s available in the first place. If he fetches a back-end top 100 guy, then yeah, it’s too much. But without much control left and considering that the Yankees are looking to bolster a current roster, I think it may be possible to get him for a decent depth piece or two that simply meets their needs more than Gray does. All I’m saying is that the White Sox should have made an inquiry the moment Cashman said he was a change of scenery candidate, and if he gets moved for peanuts, it should be the Sox paying the peanuts.
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    Sonny Gray

    That’s one way of organizing some data, yes. But another way would be to say that Gray is one year removed from a 3.55 ERA / 3.90 FIP season in which he put up nearly 3 wins in just 160 innings. Yes, there’s a good reason he’s on the chopping block, and you don’t want to give up a ton, but this is exactly the type of guy the Sox should be looking at. Bounce back guys that still have the stuff and can fill a much needed rotation spot can turn into gold a la Arrieta. One of the advantages of rebuilding is that we have innings to give the guy with nothing at stake. We are gonna have to nail a couple of these if we are going to end up like the Cubs/Astros. I wish he had more control remaining, but we could flip him or extend him if he gets good. We should be very involved in trying to pry him away at a modest price.
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    Sox have "flexibility" to add "long term pieces"

    I always liked Eddie Esco
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