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About CWSpalehoseCWS

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  • Birthday 06/04/1989

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    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
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    Great site to talk about my favorite team!
  • Favorite Sox player
    Tim Anderson
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    Luis Robert
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    2005 WS, Game 4
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    Mark Buehrle

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  1. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Offseason Targets

    Honestly it's not hard to figure out. It has to be Andrus. He's the only guy on their roster with WS experience. He's also got $43.5M coming to him over the next 3 years (2021-2023).
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    Do we need to acquire a closer?

    I'd love to see Hendricks brought in, but I doubt the Sox would dare go in that direction. RF and SP are much bigger and more important needs. Though I do have faith in Bummer, Heuer, or Foster being able to handle that role in a worst case scenario. Heuer and Foster have had some closing experience in the minors before.
  3. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Sox claim Emilio Vargas

    Yes, but he only has 1 minor league option remaining. So The Sox will need to figure out over the course of 2021 if he has a future in the big league or not.
  4. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Sox claim Emilio Vargas

    I like this move. Very Jose Quintana vibes and seems like a solid under-the-radar move for a nice role player. I doubt he sticks as a starter, but moving to the pen and possibly adding a few mph to that fastball is intriguing. Also, I've seen reports he throws a split-change, which might be why BA now claims his change is his better off speed now (which conflicts with earlier reports from 2018).
  5. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Yonder Alonso Retires

    And here I thought he retired back in 2019 while batting cleanup for the Sox...
  6. CWSpalehoseCWS

    FS: 40 Man Roster Decisions and Rule 5 Draft Implications

    Burger I think is pretty much a given. I really hope Kincanon is kept. Been a big fan of his and I think he’d be another nice arm in the pen.
  7. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Minor League Upheaval

    You really can't fault teams for wanting their affiliates closer. Logistically it makes a ton of sense. It's really unfortunate the way the entire situation is being handled.
  8. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    I think the comment about Katz approaching each pitcher differently is going to be huge. Not saying Cooper was one dimensional, but the Sox seemed more likely to tweak or change a pitcher under his philosophy (i.e. everyone throw a cutter, stop throwing 100 mph). Seems like Katz will be more likely to take what a guy does and figure out a way to make him more successful. Hope he can get Cease or Lopez (if he’s around) to take that next step.
  9. CWSpalehoseCWS

    How bad are the Cubs going to be in 2021?

    They definitely are going to have their struggles. I'm more curious who they are going to move. Bryant, Schwarber, Contreras are all realistic trade candidates IMO.
  10. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Offseason Targets

    Just stay away from Cruz. How many old DH-only type players does this organization have to bring here to watch their careers die and fall off a cliff?
  11. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Speculation on TLR coaches

    Totally agree. I'm a little worried they aren't going to go outside the box for the bench job. But the Katz hiring gives me hope they can get someone good from outside the organization.
  12. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Offseason Targets

    No way Hahn posts anything regarding Sox plans on Twitter. This is the same guy that called out social media for breaking the Pederson deal. He’s not going to jeopardize Sox moves. I do think he could be one of the leaks to Passan though about LaRussa. He has to be salty about that decision.
  13. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Jose Abreu wins 2020 AL MVP

    Well deserved. Couldn't happen to a better Sox player.
  14. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    That’s fine. If they aren’t, I look forward to seeing what he does with them. A new set of outside eyes is exactly what this team needs for their young pitchers that failed to make the jump under Coop.
  15. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    Love this hire. He’s a fantastic 1B consolation prize after not getting Fetter. Really excited to see what he can do with Lopez, Cease, and Kopech.