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ChiSox59 last won the day on January 17

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  1. ChiSox59

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Expanded playoffs AND shortened regular season? Woof. Those are probably the two things I want to change the least
  2. ChiSox59

    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    I assume that means 28th ranked prospect in this years international class?
  3. ChiSox59

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Sitting at home for week seems like a disadvantage.
  4. ChiSox59

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    If we end up with 7 playoff teams per league, I am going to be pretty bummed. How do you even structure playoffs with 7 teams?
  5. ChiSox59

    Castellanos opts out

    That’s fair. They’ve earned the skepticism. Just think they’ve turned a corner. Madrigal was an awful move with shades of the past; hopefully they stop right there. I guess we’ll see in a couple short months. I won’t lose my mind if the Sox sign Castellanos, but I certainly wouldn’t love the move and I’d be more than a bit confused as to what they’re trying to accomplish.
  6. ChiSox59

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    And yet Most would take the Sox situation over all those you mentioned except LAD. Sox have former top 25 prospects littered all over the roster including several former top overall prospects in the game. Would it be nice to have a great farm too? Yeah, but I’ll take the young roster of guys who have already hit and still hold considerable upside over prospects anyway. Sox are going to be good for awhile. I’m not too worried about the farm at the moment.
  7. ChiSox59

    Castellanos opts out

    The Sox haven’t been in a position quite like they are heading into 2022 in either of our lifetimes. Obviously the Sox have historically been a team that isn’t averse to signing DHs. That’s no secret. But I just don’t see them them adding another DH to this mix, especially when the near perfect fit in Conforto is out there. Maybe I give them too much credit. But Hahn has built a very nice team. I don’t think he’s going to finish it off by jamming a square peg in a round hole. That all being said, and as I said a couple months ago in this very thread - Nick C can rake and would be fun to watch in a Sox uni. It’s just a putrid fit tho - I don’t see it happening.
  8. ChiSox59

    Castellanos opts out

    Sox aren’t this dumb.
  9. ChiSox59

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Ehhh, I would. We have above average regulars to superstars at 7/9 positions and really good rotation and bullpen. Add Conforto and it’s the best team in the AL, perhaps by a bit.
  10. ChiSox59

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    I don't think anyone paying attention was expecting anything that dramatic from the Sox this offseason. We have a loaded team pretty from top to bottom and we're at the highest opening day payroll in club history and approaching the (current) luxury tax line without additional signings. There really isn't room for the dramatic. I hoped and expected them to sign Conforto. Still do. But not sure I call that dramatic. As much as I love the fit - much like I loved the Yaz fit - he's not a super star by any means. Now, if the 2022 season gets shortened, or (god forbid) doesn't happen - now that is happening at the worst time, because the Sox might have the best overall roster in the AL.
  11. ChiSox59

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    There is basically no scenario short of acquiring a top 5 3B in the league that will make moving Moncada to 2B anything but message board fodder. He's a great defensive 3B. He was not a great defensive 2B. Why are we downgrading 2 positions? Continues to make zero sense everytime someone suggests this. As the roster sits today, the best 2B options are Leury and Romy. Even if the Sox go cheap at 2B, they're certain to at least add a veteran utility player that can platoon with Leury. Depending on who we get for RF, Leury also isn't likely to just lose his OF glove either.
  12. ChiSox59

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    TBF, you wouldn't trade any younger player for any older player, so your position on this is kind of obvious. Ehhh. We have a roster absolutely loaded with young super stars and future all stars. Hard to do both that, and have a good farm. Most of the Sox elite prospects have all either hit, or at least not flopped, and they're all at the big league level.
  13. ChiSox59

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    Hard pass on Vaughn + Montgomery + “2 or 3 other pieces” for Marte.
  14. ChiSox59

    Burger working out at 2B

    The sentiment is shared.
  15. ChiSox59

    FS: 2021-2022 International Preview

    When is Colas expected to be official?