Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by ChiSox59

  1. ChiSox59

    Sale # to be retired at FGCU

    Just from reading those quotes, it sounds as though the interviewer was pushing to get Sale to say "yeah, I am worth way more than I am paid, and its some bulls***."
  2. ChiSox59

    Flowers signs 2.675

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jan 16, 2015 -> 12:26 PM) Ugh. Tyler Flowers sucks. I wish we could've put someone more consistent behind the plate. Flowers isn't great, but neither is the vast majority of all major league catchers. For the price, it ain't bad.
  3. ChiSox59

    If you could acquire one last player to complete the offseason...

    QUOTE (Chilihead90 @ Jan 14, 2015 -> 02:57 PM) You're right, out of 113 catchers, he was ranked 90th. So technically he was not the worst, but he's still far below average. Rene Rivera ranked 5th best, out of 113. Which is really saying something.
  4. Haha, pretty comical.
  5. ChiSox59

    Sox sign Dayan Viciedo, 1 year $4.4mil

    QUOTE (oldsox @ Jan 12, 2015 -> 07:18 PM) I did not know Shark was abr eliegible -- thought he had a contract. Oh, well. Also likely means the Sox have at last thrown extension offers at Shark's camp. As for Tank, meh, in my mind he has space on this team as a DH against LHP. LaRoche has proven he shouldn't be out there. Honestly, Tank is going to be needed in LF or RF before too long. He is a much better insurance policy than most teams have. Most likely he will suck, but there is upside there and for $4.4M in today's game, I like the idea.
  6. ChiSox59

    Adam Dunn is retiring

    By all accounts, just a top notch guy. I still remember the day we signed Biggen'. I was so pumped that I watched youtube videos of him hitting moon shots for about an hour. It sure didn't work out for the SOX, but I wish the big man nothing but the best.
  7. ChiSox59

    Non-Roster Invites

    QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Jan 12, 2015 -> 08:40 AM) what? I have to strongly disagree. Taylor messed up at least once while I was watching, but overall he's actually a pretty good outfield defender. That's part of why they picked him up. He is basically replacing Jordan Danks, which means the 5th outfielder and mostly in Charlotte. Well, I am going by the eye test, which was admittedly a small sample size. But he looked like a big lumbering linebacker out there. I certainly would want him no where near the SOX roster.
  8. ChiSox59

    Hello to the new Soxtalk posters!

    QUOTE (raBBit @ Jan 11, 2015 -> 12:42 PM) I remember you from WSI. Glad to see more of the WSI posters finding a better home for all things White Sox. That's where I was for most of my message board career. Started lurking here in 2010 or so, joined in 12, and this has been home since. Don't post as much as I did at WSI, but I think that's mainly because the SOX have been painful to think about before and after the games the past few years. Really enjoy Soxtalk!
  9. QUOTE (Señor Ding-Dong @ Jan 9, 2015 -> 06:16 PM) I'm pretty sure Danks actually does have one option remaining, due to, IIRC, a relatively obscure rule that I read about somewhere. I don't recall the nature of the rule or where I read it, but up until he was DFA'd he was listed on this website as still having at least one option year (there's an "Out of options" column and it wasn't filled in for Danks). I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure. Yea, that's what I was referring to.
  10. ChiSox59

    Non-Roster Invites

    QUOTE (LDF @ Jan 10, 2015 -> 04:12 PM) worst than DV?? Yes.
  11. ChiSox59

    Non-Roster Invites

    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Jan 10, 2015 -> 01:43 PM) Let us all rejoice at the return of Lord Taylor! But actually, you'd have to imagine he's in contention for 4th OF. Nah. Dude looked HORRIBLE in the OF.
  12. QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Jan 9, 2015 -> 10:13 AM) Actually he does not have any options left, as he used option years in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He's also got 7 pro seasons. He's still under team control, but if they DFA him off the 40, I do believe he can refuse assignment. Not sure he would though. You sure that he doesn't have an option left? Pretty sure we determined that he did on here earlier this winter. Could be just imagining that though. Fairly irrelevant at this point anyway.
  13. QUOTE (Soxfest @ Jan 5, 2015 -> 03:15 PM) A little too much money for a utility guy. Signing is ok otherwise. $7M over two years is not really an overpay in today's world of baseball.
  14. QUOTE (Soxfest @ Jan 5, 2015 -> 03:15 PM) A little too much money for a utility guy. Signing is ok otherwise. $7M over two years is not really an overpay in today's world of baseball.
  15. Finally, what SoxPride18 and I have been clamoring for for months!!!
  16. ChiSox59

    Other Trade Options

    A RH bench bat that can play 3B and 2B is still sorely needed.
  17. ChiSox59

    speaking of Hahn

    QUOTE (Douglas Rome @ Dec 29, 2014 -> 04:27 PM) the other Sox site? I did find one powered by vBullitin, but it wouldn't accept me because it didn't like yahoo mail. Maybe I won't be welcomed here, someone earlier said this forum was for professional white collar folks who know a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff and don't like being talked to like a grandpa would talk to his grandkids. Anyway, I love the White Sox and I like to reminisce about baseball characters like Bill Veeck. thanks, douglas Thanks, ChiSox59
  18. ChiSox59

    Non-Roster Invites

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Dec 19, 2014 -> 02:31 PM) Let's get grindy... right guys? MLB Transactionist ‏@MLBTransactions 10m10 minutes ago Chicago, IL OAKLAND ATHLETICS: Released infielder Nick Punto. http://j.mp/1zG3Nnc Noooooo.
  19. ChiSox59

    Sox acquire Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa

    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Dec 19, 2014 -> 01:00 PM) When 3 are dirt cheap, yes. Yes it is. While his contract will always be a real bargain (provided he stays healthy), Sale's days of being "dirt cheap" are going to be behind him following this season.
  20. ChiSox59

    Non-Roster Invites

    QUOTE (bmags @ Dec 18, 2014 -> 04:10 PM) I want Tekotte signed again. Dude is the best spring training player ever. He is w/ the DBacks now.
  21. ChiSox59

    Evan Longoria

    QUOTE (lasttriptotulsa @ Dec 18, 2014 -> 01:44 PM) The difference is that he signed on June 13 versus Rodon who signed on July 11. Trea Turner can't officially be traded until one year from his signing date, but one year from his signing falls into the 6 month window that they have after this trade is complete to name the PTBNL. After January 11, Rodon could be traded as a PTBNL also. Thanks for the explanation.
  22. QUOTE (southside hitman @ Dec 18, 2014 -> 01:51 PM) I'll be interested to see what kind of numbers he puts up as a full time catcher in Charlotte. I bet he goes to AA.
  23. He did hit three bombs against us last year...in one game.
  24. ChiSox59

    Evan Longoria

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Dec 17, 2014 -> 11:30 AM) Rodon can't be traded yet, even as a PTBNL Trea Turner was just traded (as PTBNL), and he was taken 13th overall in last year's draft.....
  25. ChiSox59

    Asdrubal Cabrera?

    QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ Dec 17, 2014 -> 02:23 PM) What are your guys/gals thoughts on him? He's had a pretty bad 2 years but he is tremendous on defense. He just recently turned 29 so he's still fairly young. My thought is if you can get him on a 1 or 2 year deal and hit in lower in the order, I think he can do really good for this team, especially on the defensive side. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cabreas01.shtml There is his career stats. Also, Chris Rose on IT predicts that he goes to the Sox for 1 year/8 million. I know he isn't an insider, just a tidbit throwing at you guys. I wouldn't hate it on a 1-year deal so as to not rush Micah Johnson, but I am actually looking forward to seeing him out there. Asdrubal also is a pretty poor defensively. I'd pass.