Jump to content


Forum Moderator
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Eminor3rd

  1. Eminor3rd

    McCann Extension

    Why? He’s not a pending free agent
  2. Eminor3rd

    2019 MLB draft thread

    See I feel like Anderson is the exact archetypal example of a guy that was basically unchanged in the minors, got to the show on raw talent, and has taken the last several years learning at the MLB level.
  3. Eminor3rd

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Serious question: has this organization ever produced a player that was a better hitter when they arrived then when they were drafted? I honestly can’t think of a hitter that the org actually “developed.” They’ve acquired elite hitting prospects that managed to get to the majors, but even then, the ones that worked out seem to to have taken their lumps and developed almost exclusively at the MLB level. Someone from FS please own me on this one. I don’t want to believe what I just said.
  4. Turned on the stream just i time to see our RF fall over backwards while camped under a fly ball. Turned off stream. Not worth the phone battery.
  5. Eminor3rd


    “Just released by Cincinnati”
  6. Eminor3rd

    May 3rd | Sawx @ Sox | 7:10pm CT | Sale vs ReyLo

    And, assuming you mean Lodolo, he’s been looking pretty bad lately.
  7. Eminor3rd


  8. Eminor3rd


    Makes you think about that stuff differently.
  9. Eminor3rd


    Reminds me of something my old boss said to me years ago. I had a one on one meeting scheduled with him, and he was running late from an offsite appointment. He came in rushed and looking distraught. I asked him if everything was okay. He says: ”Yeah it’s fine it’s just... I just got a parking ticket and it was really dumb. I’m kicking myself because I considered putting an extra quarter in the meter, and sure enough, the appointment took longer than I expected and now I have a $50 parking ticket.” I tried to console him. “Oh. Well, hey, that’s gonna happen from time to time in Chicago. Cost of doing business. At least the meeting went well, right? Besides, your our CEO, I mean what’s fifty bucks here and there on a productive appointment?” And what he said then has always stuck with me: ”No, it’s not that. I just gambled fifty dollars to save twenty-five cents. It was a stupid decision from the start.”
  10. Eminor3rd

    The Anderson Saga (continued from game thread)

    Do you realize how actually literally insane it is to suggest that it is just and right to physically attack people as a response to being embarrassed?
  11. Eminor3rd

    Sox @ Yankees, 4/12, 6:05 CT

    Just started raining really hard. I’m ubering out. Didn’t quite beat the traffic
  12. Eminor3rd

    Sox @ Yankees, 4/12, 6:05 CT

    Light rain started
  13. Eminor3rd

    SB Cubs

  14. Eminor3rd

    Why was Matt Davidson Dropped?

    Yeah, as it is now, from what I’ve heard, they’re going to have a roster disadvantage during the season he returns before they will be able to reclassify him. Personally, I think it’s a stupid rule.
  15. Eminor3rd

    Why was Matt Davidson Dropped?

    Check out the new rule changes this year. The league and players union agreed to essentially obsolete that player type in exchange for a 26th roster spot.
  16. Eminor3rd

    Fangraphs Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    This is, I think, the key takeaway.
  17. Eminor3rd

    Fangraphs Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    Yeah, I mean they’ve spoken at length why they are consistently the low ones on The Cease archetype. So while they may be wrong about him specifically, it’s at least a consistent viewpoint that they’ve been able to back up in the past. It’s less about him than it is about hard throwers with TJ that require projection on command/control. And it’s generally been “hey we think these guys are relievers way way more often than they are TOR starters, specifically more often than the rest of he industry acknowledges”
  18. Eminor3rd

    Fangraphs Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    I mean based on their podcasts and the articles they write explaining their process, saying that they “didn’t do their homework” just couldn’t be further from the truth. Having been an avid listener of this type of podcast for nearly ten years (not just fangraphs, but the old baseball prospectus/baseball America iterations), I don’t know that there’s been a crew with a more rigorous process than what these two have put together. BA has had more eyes on the ground for sure, but I don’t think there’s been a more comprehensive blend of firsthand accounts, industry sources, and objective statistical analysis ever available to the public. Again, that doesn’t make them right, but it absolutely should make them free of being dismissed as lazy or ill-informed.
  19. Eminor3rd

    Fangraphs Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    But there isn’t a single, factual answer to “how good is guy x.” Every properly-informed opinion of a prospect contains useful information and should be used to build a consensus on a range of expected outcomes.
  20. Eminor3rd

    Fangraphs Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    Every time a list comes out that doesn’t gush on our guys, this board calls it stubborn or tears down the writers credentials. You don’t have to agree with their evaluations, but they are well-informed, well-thought our opinions based on a combination of industry sources and first-hand looks, and they have the resumes to back their opinions up.
  21. Eminor3rd

    Whats the plan, man?

    They got a few guys they’d like to move (Nova/Santana/Alonso/Jay), but the difference this year is that they have to let a bunch of the prospects get the to majors and “take their lumps.”
  22. Eminor3rd

    3/28 GT - Sox @ Royals (3:15pm CST)

    What a joke-ass team.
  23. The thing is, anyone who knew how to look at peripherals knew how badly Shields sucked BEFORE he got to Chicago. I hated the trade the day it happened, but it isn’t because I knew anything about Tatis — it was because Shields was obviously cooked and was not going to be able to answer our rotation need. Completely regardless of the price, Shields simply wasn’t a good player to get, and everyone in the league knew it except the white Sox.
  24. Eminor3rd

    Sox interested in Yolbert Sanchez

    I’ve heard utility infielder type