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  1. ChiSox59

    Viciedo holding out for Major League deal

    QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ Jun 12, 2015 -> 02:43 PM) Chris Cotillo ‏@ChrisCotillo 5s5 seconds ago #Athletics have signed Dayan Viciedo, according to @MattEddyBA. Speak of the devil lol Hah, too funny.
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    Viciedo holding out for Major League deal

    I bet he'd be in Charlotte if he'd take a minors deal.
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    Eddy Julio Martinez

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Jun 11, 2015 -> 07:17 PM) http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/pro...?P=yoan-moncada The key point is differentiating the top Cuban talent from the pretenders. Time will tell how good guys like Soler, Rusney Castillo, Moncada and Yasmany Tomas are...for awhile there, teams like the Cubs were just throwing money at any Cuban (I can't remember the soft-tossing lefty they overvalued, Concepcion maybe?) While Moncada wasn't expected to make it to the majors this season, all of the scouts were projecting something like A-Rod Jr., and he's not even putting up an 800 OPS in Low A whereas A-Rod and Harper were in the majors before that (and that's not even considering concerns about his defense and eventual position). However, if there's ONE thing I am NOT worried about, it's our organization being able to make correct assessments on this particular nation's players. We missed with Viciedo, but hit it big with Contreras, Alexei and Abreu. Speaking of Tank...what's he up to? I know he's a FA, but a little surprised no one has picked him up or he hadn't gone to Japan or something.
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    2015 White Sox Draft Picks - Updates

    QUOTE (Mike F. @ Jun 11, 2015 -> 10:30 AM) You never know though, sometimes you can find a diamond in the rough in the later rounds. I hate to just waste a pick for nothing. Doesn't even look like he plays baseball anymore, hah.
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    Alex Guerrero

    QUOTE (Eminor3rd @ Jun 10, 2015 -> 11:35 PM) I'm pretty sure that Guerrero has a clause in his contract that allows him to become a free agent at the end of the year if he's traded. Makes him MUCH less valuable to whoever gets him. This is correct.
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    Dan Jennings

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 3, 2015 -> 01:04 PM) Normally I'd agree, calling for a guy like Sanchez to be DFAd is silly, but in this case it's actually what you'd do with Jennings based on his performance. I don't disagree with you. Jennings would not be a loss at this point.
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    Dan Jennings

    QUOTE (Mike F. @ Jun 3, 2015 -> 01:05 PM) I never called for Sanchez to be DFA'd. You must have me mixed up with someone else. Ahh, my bad. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Midseason Additions

    QUOTE (Special K @ Jun 3, 2015 -> 08:45 AM) The team is in dead last in its division and 7 games out. We have the 5th worst record in the AL. Their offense is just brutal by every measurable category. I don't see the Sox hopping the 4-5 teams it will take to make the playoffs. Sad to say, but it's June 3 and this season is already over. Would love to see if someone can dig up the stats to see how many teams in the past 5 years have made the playoffs while being in dead last at the start of June. Betting it's very few. And this Sox doesn't strike me as the "exception" to the norm. Would give this team 3 more weeks to turn it around, and then start putting some of those contingencies in place. 4 games under .500 on June 3 does not end the season. With 2 WC in today's game, a .500 record on August 1 and you're in the thick of things. That means the SOX need to play 4 games over .500 the next two months. The season is over if the Sox continue to play as they have the first 50 or so games, but c'mon...these comments are just stupid.
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    Dan Jennings

    The OP daily calling for someone to be DFA'd a nearly daily basis, especially when he called for Sanchez to be DFA proves he has very little idea what he is talking about, but Jennings has been pretty bad. But I doubt they go back to 1 LHP in the pen.
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    So How Does Hahn Fix This Mess?

    QUOTE (raBBit @ Jun 1, 2015 -> 04:23 PM) Saying "I hope RV has the flexibility to move Melky from the #2 hole this season" got me absolutely torched in March. I think it's a move that needs to be made. I hate losing Abreu at bats but he hasn't been playing to his ability anyways. I'd go with this lineup until Abreu starts rolling again. L Eaton R Garcia L LaRoche R Abreu S Cabrera L/R Gillaspie/Beckham R Alexei R Soto S Sanchez Also, when do we start giving Soto more of the starts? We've given Flowers 1100+ PAs to show he's mediocre. I say Flowers starts for Sale, Soto starts for Samardzija/Rodon, and Soto starts for every LHP. Soto has been so hot and cold up (game-to-game) I think some regularity could get him finding that potential we were excited about when he was signed. He makes a lot more hard contact. I am sucker for this kind of stuff and it's not tangbile but I like the way he carries himself too. I know the team raves about Flowers' makeup but you kind of have to when he doesn't do anything well. Soto is attached to Rodon during his starts, gets pumped for his pitchers (Samardzija especially) when they hit their spots and I saw him with his arm around Sanchez after he recorded his third out of the game. Again, not a deciding factor, but Soto is definitely a plus in the clubhouse. I like the ideas. A couple thoughts: -Melky has hit into some really hard luck. If you don't watch most/all of the games, it'd be hard to know that by looking at his numbers. He has been roping the ball right at defenders for weeks. He puts the ball in play and strikes out as few as anyone in MLB (struck out 19 times this year, which is 7th least for qualifiers in MLB). I don't hate the idea of him in the 5 spot in the lineup versus the 2, but I don't think we should be down on Melky. They're gonna start falling. -I agree that Soto needs more starts, but man do I hate watching him catch. It is literally hard to watch.
  11. Nice post. I agree with a lot of it. Still a lot of baseball left and this team has its best baseball ahead of it.
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    John Danks involved in a lawsuit

    What a horrible situation for Johnny. Certainly has some involvement, seeing as though he offered to pay $2M for it to go away. But it was really just two brothers being dumb asses and Danks not getting in the way of it.
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    The Optimism Thread

    I am always fairly optimistic when it comes to the Sox, because why not? Baseball is the best sport in the world to follow, and it's much more enjoyable when you're not a Debby downer. I am realistic, but when you're 4 games under .500 if May, and things literally couldn't have gone much worse, just enjoy the season until they're mathematically out.
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    Garcia scratched with sore knee

    QUOTE (greg775 @ May 24, 2015 -> 08:46 PM) Damn, u just can't win baseball games with bad leftfielder, bad rightfielder, lousy armed centerfielder, lousy armed catcher, horrific defender at third and first. Just can't do it. I'd say two games over .500 is this team's high water mark, 25 below .500 is the low water mark. Will prolly finish about 12 below .500. This post proves you have no idea what you're talking about.
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    Astros have scouted Samardjiza

    QUOTE (Joshua Strong @ May 20, 2015 -> 01:42 PM) If the Sox are .500 at the break and 5 games out of first place in the division, what do you do at the deadline? Stand pat or buy some pieces without giving up major portions of the future. 5 games at the break isn't all that much. You sure as sh*t don't sell at .500 at the break in the 2 WC era.
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    Potential Trade Targets

    QUOTE (Lillian @ May 20, 2015 -> 12:39 PM) Ok. For all of you Smart Alecks, I would be satisfied if Adam La Roche could hit .260, with an OBP of close to .375. If he hits 20 homers and 25 doubles, and doesn't strike out 35% of the time, which is what he is doing now, I'll stop complaining. Oh, and Robin has to find a way to be sure that he doesn't start against any lefties. Does anyone disagree that the Sox would have been better off with K. Morales, Adam Lind or Andre Ethier? You expect a guy that has eclipsed a .375 OBP exactly zero times in his career to do it for the first time at age 35? Hmmm... Plus, Adam's OBP is currently in the .360's, so not all that far off. But, a .375 OBP is a fairly high bar to set. I do agree that he should play less against LHP, and we have the bench flexibility to make that happen.
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    Who can the Sox sell?

    QUOTE (Eminor3rd @ May 19, 2015 -> 02:57 PM) Jhan Marinez? Yeah, that's who the sox got for Ozzie, but Pedro Hernandez did pitch the game Rabbit is talking about. The Sox got him for TCQ.
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    Astros have scouted Samardjiza

    Doubt he'll be available.
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    Potential Trade Targets

    QUOTE (Eminor3rd @ May 19, 2015 -> 02:28 PM) He's got a 10% career walk rate over his prior 4000PA, so we should probably wait a little longer than 120PA to draw conclusions about his diminished ability to take walks. Him not having a great start is the only reason he'd be available/affordable for us. That said, I don't think we'd win the bidding and it would be hella risky, indeed. I can't make a strong case, but it would still be a TON of fun. Exactly. He is also one of the best three players in the game when he is healthy. The when part is a significant caveat, however. I'd be all for the SOX grabbing Tulo if they could, but it is not my $$.
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    Potential Trade Targets

    QUOTE (fathom @ May 19, 2015 -> 02:13 PM) Besides catcher, I actually think biggest need is a power righty set up man We have two or three of those guys rehabbing in the minors in Jones, Crain and Lindstrom (bit of a stretch on the last one). Albeit, I'd be shocked if we see Crain in the bigs again - but I don't really think that will be Rick's targeted area.
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    Potential Trade Targets

    Tulo would be pretty friggin' cool. Derrek Norris would be a good add from SD, but they did just trade for him this off-season, but maybe they want to give Hedges the job.
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    GAME THREAD 5/19 - CLE @ SOX

    QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ May 19, 2015 -> 09:34 AM) I'm 2-0 and also going Saturday lol Any update on our STUD Avi?
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    Danks turning a corner?

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ May 17, 2015 -> 09:24 PM) He delivery and stuff aren't nearly the same as last year. Exactly. This modified windup he is using has me interested.
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    GAME THREAD 5/15 - SOX @ OAK

    Da Fuk?
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    Rodon gets the start on Friday

    QUOTE (Ozzie Ball @ May 14, 2015 -> 10:10 PM) Well the Brewers suck. As a team they have the 2nd highest K% and 5th lowest BB% in baseball this year, so were an ideal match-up for Rodon's first start. Oakland should be much tougher. They're one of the better teams at putting the ball in play, and rarely swing at pitches out of the zone, so not a good match-up for a rookie with control/command issues. 10K in 7IP is probably a little optimistic. Maybe 6 IP, 4 BB, 5 SO. No idea for hits/runs. Rodon faced the Reds.