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ChiSox59 last won the day on February 11 2020

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  1. ChiSox59


    I see no reason to bring in Yoenis. I'd be fine if it was a minor league deal, but if they have a few extra mill to spend, they should have brought in another SP instead.
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    BUT BUT BUT SERVICE TIME MANIPULATION BAD! NEED BEST TEAM ON FIELD DAY 1 OR THIS ALL IS SHAM! BLAH BLAH BLAH. Kopech being on the OD roster and in the pen is quite literally the dumbest thing the Sox could do - almost as dumb as calling him up in August 2.5 years ago for no reason. Katz talking to Stoney and Jason the other day on the telecast about Kopech pitching out the pen just got my blood boiling. It makes zero f'ing sense. We need this dude making starts down the stretch of the season. He has very limited innings this year. He could be our 2nd best SP. Jacking him around in the pen is a joke.
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    Are we referring to Kopech? Still not a good reason. Dude is at the absolute maximum throwing 100 innings this year. I personally would like to have the option of him making starts for the Sox in August/September/October. Therefore....send him to alternate site when ST ends. Kid glove him in on short starts in AAA once that season starts until he works up to 4-5 innings, and bring him to the MLB rotation in late June / early July. Then we get unimpeded Kopech in the rotation for the 2nd half of the season, and we get a year of control back, and we're not jerking around our highest upside SP by throwing him in the MLB pen.
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    You can literally run this analysis for every single FA ever signed. FAs sign with the highest bidder 99% of the time. So in that case, every other team balked at the ask, and then every player signed via FA is then overpaid per this line of thinking. Grandal was exactly the guy he's always been last season. That is, one of the very best and most valuable catchers in the game. You can project regression all you want to fit your narrative, but no stats point towards Grandal regressing at this stage. Most say 1 WAR is worth $7-10M on the open market. Per that, Grandal is vastly underpaid. I agree that $18.25M is a hefty sum, but if he's "overpaid" its only by a couple million a year, and that is what it requires to sign FAs. Grandal is really good. He also brings a lot of things to this lineup that are lacking, and would be severely lacking without him. He is quite literally the perfect complementary piece for this roster, and the fact that he is a catcher makes it all the better. But its obvious you have some stupid vendetta against him, so I will just leave it at that. I sure as shit an going to enjoy watching him play over whatever other garbage would be manning catcher if we didn't have him.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    I mean, I like Carlos. But he's an unmitigated bust for the Sox at this point. He could still end up being a serviceable MLB pitcher down the line, but I don't think he's ever going to live up to his pre-draft status at this point.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    Well, if Vaughn's agency can't see the valuation difference between a 5 tool gold glove caliber CF and and undersized 1B/DH, then that conversation should end right there. I personally am not really in a hurry to extend Vaughn. We can have him for 6.91 seasons.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    I literally couldn't be less concerned about a grievance. Its a complete non-issue with Vaughn, Kopech and even Crochet, tho I fully expect Crochet on the MLB roster. While I agree a similar statement like that will probably be made if the Sox elect to go that route, I don't think it matters. AV has no grounds for a grievance. That all being said, seems likely that AV will be the OD DH and Kopech and Crochet will be in the pen. Not how I would draw it up myself, but I am all about winning the f'ing division, so lets play ball! I think the equation is simple one, but I also understand wanting to have your best roster on the field day 1.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    Where am I adding two weeks? If Vaughn spends a grand total of 15 days not on mlb roster (so likely even less than 15 games), the Sox get an additional year of control. It would be silly not to do it. The rules are the rules - the Sox didn't make them. AV has 250 minor league at bats and didn't play last year. He has absolutely no grounds for a grievance. Nor does Kopech. Straight from MLB: "Each Major League regular season consists of 187 days (typically 183 days prior to 2018), and each day spent on the active roster or injured list earns a player one day of service time. A player is deemed to have reached "one year" of Major League service upon accruing 172 days in a given year."
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    Grandal is literally the perfect fit for this roster. This team is full of free-swinging right handed hitters that are allergic to walking. Grandal adds line-up balance, is easily our best OBP guy (Vaughn may ultimately pass him), has elite plate discipline and is one of the best 2-3 catchers in the game. He accumulated 25.1 fWAR from 2015-2019 (avg. just over 5 fWAR per season), and his 162 game average for 2020 was 5.98 fWAR. Yasmani Grandal is really, really good and is FAR FAR FAR FAR FAR from a bad signing. The hate he gets from some on this board is just absolutely mind boggling.
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    In what world was Grandal not a good signing? Can't wait to listen to this one.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    Except its not mid-may. Its like April 20th. We're talking about 15 games. The AAA season getting delayed doesn't make it any easier, though. Ultimately, if Vaughn is on the OD roster, I am not going to be up in arms. I just think its shortsighted.
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    I would be surprised if the Sox extended Lynn, and frankly, I hope they don't. Sucks he only has 1 year of control and that is exactly why I didn't like the trade. Hopefully we get the 19-20 version of Lynn!
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    Andrew Vaughn Hype Thread

    This. It’s really that simple.