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    Who represents the Sox in the All Star Game?

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 05:58 PM) Neither Robertson nor Abreu are anywhere close. Ehh..Jose probably won't make it unless he gets hot the next few weeks, but even tho he has been a disappointment compared to last season, his numbers will keep him in the conversation.
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    Who represents the Sox in the All Star Game?

    You answered your own question.
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    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 04:06 PM) The Rays have had the 180 degree difference of the White Sox season. Touche.
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    6/22 at Minnesota Twins

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 03:50 PM) Dan Hayes ‏@CSNHayes 19s20 seconds ago #WhiteSox for 6/22: Eaton 8, Garcia 9, Abreu 3, Cabrera 7, LaRoche DH, Ramirez 6, Beckham 5, Soto 2, Sanchez 4. Danks vs. Milone. Clean up hitter is hitting .172 and 5-hole hitter is batting .192 against LHP, which Milone is. Yikes..
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    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    QUOTE (knightni @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 03:07 PM) That's an aberration. Historically, the teams that spend money and have veteran players are the teams that usually compete for playoff spots. Hah, I realize that. But still, minus Longoria, that Rays team looks an awful lot like a AAA club. Its unreal what they've done to this point.
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    6/22 at Minnesota Twins

    QUOTE (shysocks @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 03:53 PM) I picked up Tommy Milone in fantasy specifically to spot start him today and I am exceedingly happy with my decision. Hah, as did I!!
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    6/22 at Minnesota Twins

    Been to every Sox game at Target Field this year, but going to pass on this one. Just got a puppy for one, so she keeps me busy, but this team has just plain worn me out. But they'll probably win since I am not there!
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    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    QUOTE (knightni @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 12:08 PM) If they had a salary level like Miami and played AAA guys all of the time, that's actively trying to lose. You mean like the Rays - who lead the Al East?
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    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 11:08 AM) On June 9 2010, the Sox were 25-33, 8 games under .500 same as now. They then went on a 25-5 run to get to 50-38. I know people will say that this team doesn't have that in them, but they would have said the same thing about the 2010 team. I'm not saying I'm expecting it but I'm not going to start looking forward to draft position. Bingo.
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    Q trade value

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 09:51 AM) I wasn't clear on that. I mean another prospect, as in, more than one top notch BA prospect... Such as a top guy from the Cubs, plus a top guy from another team to get Castro, and then we can talk about another piece or two to finish the deal. Yep. Maybe something like Casto, Schwarber, Almora and another top 6-8 guy in the Cubs system, plus a top 5 guy in all of baseball from another team would get the Sox listening. But, as you know, Sale isn't going anywhere. To land him, you'd have to clear out a top 5 farm system, and I don't think that is going to happen.
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    Q trade value

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 09:38 AM) If the Sox were to trade Q or Sale, Starlin Castro would be literally worthless to them. There would be absolutely no reason for them to take on a big contract and a brand name player, unless they were getting an actual superstar back. If we traded Chris Sale for Gio Stanton, sure. For Starlin Castro? Yeah, the only way that works is if it is a three way deal that brings back another Top 5 BA prospect in the deal. Castro and a top 5 prospect is nowhere near enough to land Sale.
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    Well, it's that time of year again....2015 edition

    QUOTE (SouthsideDon48 @ Jun 21, 2015 -> 11:39 AM) At this point, the Sox are so far out of it, they have no fighting chance. This season is over. Now it's time to root for a high draft pick because we need to build up the minor league system. Hopefully the best on board when the sox pick next season is a hitter, but i wouldm't mind the best on board being another pitcher because it seems like pitchers are the only thing the sox can capably develop. The sox has been drafting better ever since they drafted Sale, so we got that going for us. Hawkins prolly has 1 or 2 more minor league seasons before being written off as a bust. BUT BUT BUT FANGRAPHS PLAYOFF OFFS STILL HAVE THE SOX WITH A 4.0% CHANCE OF MAKING IT!
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    Hickman Tommy John

    The Hickman they just drafted and signed?
  14. I doubt it. IIRC, he went through something much more difficult a few years ago when his father in law was killed/murdered. I don't remember all of the details, but I remember hearing about it towards the end of that season and being impressed with Alexei's fortitude. But he has been just awful this year.
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    Should the Sox make an example out of someone?

    QUOTE (Harry Chappas @ Jun 17, 2015 -> 07:01 AM) How buddy bell is still employed is beyond me. There is no marketing in the world that can save this team. They have not scored in the last 25 innings which is not even saying much for this team. What has Hahn really done.......Eaton and Peavy trades are not looking all that promising. Reed trade nope. I want to believe that kw is still guiding things and if so it is time for him to go as well as I never thought he constructed teams all too well. 2005 is becoming a detrament to this organization. This rudderless ship seems to be the way things will be for a while. There is a stink to this organization that is getting worse with the good old boys loyalty network. Thank god David Robertson is in the pen for that one game a week he is needed. He should be a salary dump. The bolded parts of your comment are pretty ill-informed. The Sox turned Peavy, a backend of the rotation pitcher, into a a guy who could be in the middle of the Sox order for the next several years. Sure, Avi has struggled the last few weeks, but c'mon man. Eaton has also struggled, but I wouldn't call that trade a failure just yet. Reed? The dude is about to get expensive and isn't even a closer anymore? Hardly a bad trade..hasn't really worked out for either club. Salary dump Robertson? GTFO.
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    Optimistic view of 2016

    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 06:38 PM) Actually Phegley is having a good year so far both offensively and throwing out runners. In 78 ABs...Micah Johnson for example has 74 ABs. Sample sizes are your friend.
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    6/16 White Sox at Pirates

    Let's string a few together boys...I am referring to wins, but I'd take hits too.
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    Veteran Leadership

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Jun 16, 2015 -> 09:55 AM) Everything is lax, or it seems that way. This is sorta my thoughts. At what point do the Sox need someone who will light a fire under their collective asses when they don't show up??
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    Optimistic view of 2016

    QUOTE (GreenSox @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 03:33 PM) Trade them for what? More veterans? For hitting prospects of equal ability? The latter is fine by me, but the Sox had the best hitter in the draft fall right in their lap and they passed him on. If one decries the Shark trade (as I also do) it's tough to trade the few young players we have. 2017 is a better target, just like 2016 was 6 months ago There have been good young players available for players like Shark and middle relievers. The Sox need to find a couple. What exactly do you hate about the Shark trade? Yeah, he's been pretty damn mediocre. But it looked worse when Semien was hitting, but he is hitting .180 the past month and is literally one of the most comically bad shortstops in recent history. Phegley is garbage, Ravelo hasn't appeared in a game this year and Bassit has been Ok but unspectacular in AAA. It hasn't really panned out to this point, but let's not act like the SOX gave up their future.
  20. QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 02:24 PM) As long as there is no big DL stint, I'd put a lot of money on that. Of course, your previous posts suggest he will never even be replacement level again. Me too. He put up 12.1 WAR the previous four seasons, and that includes a -.1 WAR season in 2013. He can be less than half the player he was those four seasons, and still be a 4.0 WAR player over the course of his time with the SOX. But go ahead, jump off the bridge!!
  21. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 02:05 PM) Problems: 1. In reply to the bolded, I first say "Adam Dunn". I second say "Alex Rios". We have a history with this. 2. Melky Cabrera is a possibly worse case than either of those because I can actually say one big reason why Melky would physically fall apart completely that is likely not present in either of those cases. 1. Just randomly grabbing two players who were better before coming to Chicago than they were when the arrived in Chicago doesn't really prove anything. "Alex Rios" wasn't exactly a great player when the Sox claimed him, hence, he wouldn't have been on non-revocable waivers to begin with. 2. So if you're saying Melky has sucked due to the lack of PEDs, why didn't he suck last year too then? Look, I am not some Melky apologist. He's been a big issue. I just think calling his next 2.5 years in a White Sox uniform a sunk cost due to a poor 60 game stretch is silly.
  22. QUOTE (fathom @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 02:02 PM) If a team was willing to take on Melky's contract right now and the Sox get nothing in return, I think the Sox would jump at that deal. More than maybe anyone else in baseball, there are questions about Melky's ability without performance-enhancers. If so far what we've seen is the clean version of Melky, then his contract is going to be a huge albatross. Melky was busted for PEDs in 2012. He had 1000 plate appearances after getting caught in which he put up an OPS + of 119. It's not the roids.
  23. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 15, 2015 -> 01:58 PM) John Danks has been worth 0.4 fWAR so far this season. You can probably believe that, he's had a couple solid starts so he's not great but has helped in a few games. Melky Cabrera has been worth -0.8 fWAR so far this season. He's been that bad. You may have confidence in him turning it around, but at the rate he's going right now he's "Worth less than nothing". He could be better than this and still make John Danks look like a bargain. A guy that has has been a 124 OPS+ hitter the past four years doesn't fall off a cliff over the course of an offseason. Yes, Melky has been horrible, no doubt. But he is not a sunk cost.
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    Optimistic view of 2016

    Let's see how the next 25 games go.
  25. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 14, 2015 -> 05:38 PM) He's in the same void as Danks now, can't not play him but no one would take him unless you pay most of it. He's now a sunk cost and we just have to get used to it. Hah, if you're referring to Melky, which I believe you are, that is grossly premature. Yes, he has been a big disappointment to this point. Will he be worth the $14M AAV the SOX will pay him the next three years? Maybe not. But a sunk cost? Dear Lord. He will still be a very productive and above average ML outfielder over the balance of his contract, and in today's game, that is about the going rate.
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