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  1. If they're willing to approach a 25M AAV for Wheeler, there is absolutely zero reason not to be willing to go 32+ for Strasburg and into the mid 30s for Cole.
  2. Would certainly be interested, especially if it were a dynasty league.
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    $250M to burn

    Considering their biggest "need" is a RF with good plate discipline skills, I think missing out on Harper (not that they were ever seemingly seriously interested) is a much bigger regret than Machado.
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    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/instagraphs/yasmani-grandal-gets-his-multi-year-deal/ The ZIPS projections (fwiw) have Grandal easily exceeding the value of his contract. The note about how many innings Grandal has caught given his age seems relevant, too.
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    Rangers might trade lefthanded hitter/outfielder

    I didn't realize there were only 3 options in all of baseball for the RF spot next season. You've got me there.
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    Rangers might trade lefthanded hitter/outfielder

    Mazara has been a full-time player for 4 seasons and is yet to be a league average hitter or surpass 1 WAR in any of them. The point you made is true, but it doesn't change the fact he wouldn't be a solution to anything for the White Sox.
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    Badler 2020 J2 Preview

    The Sox are such a player development factory they don't need to spend on J2 players anyway. The draft (which is a non issue now, obviously) & international free agency are where teams receive the largest returns on their investment. You'd think an owner that's as cheap as Reinsdorf would rather spend there than significantly more $ on mediocrity at the big league level.
  8. It isn't just plate discipline, but someone like Eloy could use a swing alteration. He is an extreme oppo/groundball hitter and the success he had as a hitter came in spite of that. I do think there are hitting coaches out there that could help Sox hitters tap into whatever their most efficient swing and approach at the plate is. I don't think it's coincidental players went to Robert Van Scoyoc (now the Dodgers hitting coach, was previously a hitting guru that worked with players like JD Martinez, Josh Donaldson, and Mookie Betts) and they saw drastic improvements in their performance afterwards.
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    It's That Time Of The Year Again...

    I'm not sure how the new qualifying offer rules work. If the Sox sign a free agent that received a QO would they lose their pick because it's outside of the top 10?
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    8/27 Games

    It feels like there's a small segment of the White Sox organization that's modernized and an overwhelming majority of it is stuck in 2006.
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    8/27 Games

    Fegan's articles mentioning him have me hoping he replaces Coop after this season. It seems a bit dysfunctional the Sox don't have a pitching coach using the same techniques at each level of the organization.
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    8/27 Games

    The Sox finally benefiting from a player making alterations to their swing would be nice. Hopefully this is the new Zack Collins.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Adam Engel as well.
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    8/27 Games

    Going to be very intriguing to see how Collins' new swing looks in September. Batting average up to .295, the K rate is very manageable, etc. He's 2-3 with a HR tonight.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Wouldn't shock me if he's a worse Kris Davis, it also wouldn't shock me if he lowers his K% to ~20% and hits 40+ dingers with a high batting average. His minor league profile was about as strong as you could possibly want from a power hitter.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Wish the Sox were more aggressive in their roster churn during this rebuild. Enough of Engel and Covey, specifically. We know it's never going to happen for them.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    He had a 13% K rate in 228 AAA PA's last season. There was every reason to expect him to come in and be a higher average, elite power, low strikeout guy from the beginning. What we've season this season is that he's a hacker who struggles to elevate the ball on anything middle or below. I'm hopeful the second part can be addressed with a swing change/alteration which is sorely needed.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Not pressing the panic button by any means, but his strikeout rate and ground ball rate both alarming right now.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Nelson Cruz and his 160 wRC+ would look pretty sweet in this lineup on opening day next year.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Praising a team that's on pace for 98 wins seems pretty fair. Not every team can be the Yankees, Astros, or Dodgers.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    Signing free agents to improve your team is a pretty neat idea.
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    8/27- Sox vs Twins, 7:10, NBCSC+

    I would guess Stone doesn't agree with Moncada having been the Sox best offensive player this season. Hearing he and Benetti have a conversation about that could have been enlightening. But alas. That already happened to some extent on Sunday over RBI's.
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    I don't think it's actually clear Astudillo *stinks* as a hitter. He's someone with plus plus contact that offers nothing outside of that. If Madrigal is a 98 wRC+ guy (that's Astudillo's career average & around his projections) with baserunning and defensive value he's still going to be a very good player. But like you said, Madrigal's speed (certainly) and plate discipline (likely) are ahead of Astudillo, too. When you put the entire package together I can't ever recall a prospect like him.
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    1. Luis Robert 2. Nick Madrigal 3. Michael Kopech 4. Dylan Cease 5. Andrew Vaughn 6. Zack Collins 7. Dane Dunning 8. Blake Rutherford 9. Luis Basabe 10. Steele Walker
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    I can't ever recall seeing a prospect who makes contact at the rate Madrigal does. A 1.9% K rate in AA is absurd. I know everyone is aware he's an elite contact hitter, but the degree to which he's an outlier can't be overstated enough. If he's striking out ~3% of the time in the majors, it'd be almost impossible to not be an above-average hitter and that's if his power never develops at all.
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