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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    I mean, I don’t think they’re gonna leave him out there to dry just in the sake of stretching him out. He pitched 2.1 innings his 21 debut and then 1 IP each in the next 2 outings. Guy is in the pen - he’s not gonna be just a multi inning reliever all season. I want Crochet stretched out for 22 as much as the next guy, but we got a long season ahead of us and Crochet is going to be used in many ways throughout the year. Didn’t really see anything wrong with how TLR used him today based on how it was going.
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    Lets Not Panic

    Hey man, I agree with your OP. Sox will be fine. It’s ugly right now but just gonna stay afloat. Not like anyone in the central is running away with it. A 4-2 round trip would sure be nice, but settle for 3-3. Sox are a good baseball team, and the bats will come around. TA is back. TLR lineup was solid today. Im not worried, though rattling off some wins would sure be nice.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    What about today makes that an awful situation for Crochet? Honestly curious why you feel that way.
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    Abreu and Grandal tanked this game.

    In a Sox uni, Grandal has been the guy he always has been. And that’s still very valuable. He’s never gonna hit .280+. He’ll be right around .240-.250 by seasons end like he always is. Abreu otoh, needs to snap out of it. JA has come up in tons of huge spots and flailed away so far in SSS.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Like I said...point remains.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Robert isn't THAT young. He turns 24 in August. But your point remains.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    FINALLY. Outside of Yoan in the cleanup spot, this is exactly how i would draw them up. Feels good to have an MLB lineup again.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Maybe, but pretty sure he would have to accept his assignment based on the fact he is a veteran. I double checked and the 40 man is currently at 39 with this move. I don't know how long Hamilton is expected to be out, and Engel should be back next week, so I would think that'll be it for Williams in a Sox uni, but never say never I guess.
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Doesn't this mean we have an open 40 man spot? Didn't need to clear one to bring TA back.
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    White Sox running almost exactly MLB average payroll

    Yeah, I didn't and still do NOT like the hire either. Certainly don't like the way the first 11 games have been managed. But baseball is a marathon, not a sprint and the man will have the 2nd most wins of any manager in MLB history by seasons end. Me thinks he knows a thing or two about managing baseball games. That said, he deserves the criticism he's received so far, but frankly, things probably look a whole lot different if he wasn't try to mix and match for Eloy and TA. Any team loses 2 of their best players, things aren't going to go exactly how we drew it up all offseason.
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    White Sox running almost exactly MLB average payroll

    Sure. Understandable. I've lived through the bad baseball too. But if you can't enjoy solid baseball and can't see that this team is going to be pretty good for the next 5-7 years, maybe following the team isn't the best use of your time. Not every situation needs to be viewed in the most negative angle possible, at all times.
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    White Sox running almost exactly MLB average payroll

    Yeah. I am with you. I definitely would still be a die hard, but it'd be real kick to the nuts. I have sort of unique White Sox upbringing. I've never actually lived in Illinois. My dad is born and raised southsider and a DIEHARD White Sox fan. So I grew up without a choice, and fell in love with the sox at a very young age and have been just as big of a die hard since childhood. But due to my circumstances, I didn't really converse with Sox fans (other than my dad who is an extremely positive fan) that much until message boards as a teenager (I am now 30). But....the point I am trying to make, is that Sox fans are a negative bunch. As a whole, they expect the worst. You see it here everyday. We're 11 games into the season that is widely considered the very beginning over our long contention window, and people are talking about tearing it down. Its sad.
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    Trade Targets

    Completely agreed. I also think, realistically, Yermin isn't going to be our fulltime DH for the entire season. So Vaughn can shift back to DH some at some point, and a Peralta/Engel platoon would be very solid. Peralta is a lifetime .304/.357/.507 hitter against RHP. Dude rakes righties. We could really use him, honestly.
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    White Sox running almost exactly MLB average payroll

    If the Sox did a rebuild 2.0, I'd have to take a long hard look at spending so much of my time following and watching this team. Would be just a terrible set of circumstances. That being said, there is no chance that is happening right now.
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    Trade Targets

    Peralta can hit. He'd be a massive upgrade over the current situation if Vaughn isn't going to get a fair shake. They should just let Vaughn play LF, tho.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    Lol, the season is 100% without a doubt not on the line the next 2 games. What a hot dog take. That said, the sooner they figure This shit out the better.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    That’s fair. Definitely have given a few away. Not sure this was one of them tho. Moncada just needs to come through in the 9th. Yoan is my guy, but he is worthless at the plate right now.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    The Sox had 3 hits tonight. I’m as mad as anyone about how this team had been managed, the lineups, all of it. But to say this a game the Sox need to win is silly. They had 3 fucking hits.
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    What if Yermin Mercedes keeps hitting?

    Not that anyone could have expected him to hit .600 for a whole season, but Yermin has looked a bit more like the guy we thought he was over the last week. A lot of weak contact, though his eye is legit and I absolutely love his approach with 2 strikes. He's got a role on this team for sure, but I don't think the Sox can/should be relying on him to carry the load of a 5 hitter.
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    We Thought We Have A Good Bullpen?

    Lol, nice post. Made my chuckle. I too agree that the 4/$54M on Hendriks could have perhaps been better spent elsewhere on the roster. But Hendriks has been one of the premier closers in the game for a couple years and certainly will fit in nicely at the back of anyone's pen. For a team that is as budget conscience as the Sox, I too found it to be a curious move, especially with all the big time young arms they have. That said, bullpens and young arms are awfully fickle and we all know how quickly a surplus can turn into a need. Colome is a fine big league reliever. He over achieved with the Sox. His stuff isn't great and he's getting older. Would he have been a solid guy to bring back for $5M? Yeah, probably. But if the finances are as tight as the Sox make it out to be, I am glad they spent that money on Eaton instead. Imagine how bad our OF would look without him right now! At the end of the day, not so sure why @harkness99 got so offended, but in any event, we're all on the same team here and the bullpen should be a strong plus for the Sox without Colome around.
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    We Thought We Have A Good Bullpen?

    I don't know how someone telling you Colome isn't very good, especially as a closer, makes me a "smart ass". There is a reason 29 other clubs wouldn't beat the $5M the Twins gave him. The reason: he's not very good.
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    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    100% this for me. What they're doing to Vaughn doesn't make any sense. Maybe the plan truly is to just have him up here until the minor league season opens because some MLB games are better than the alt site. That is the only thing that makes any sense. Unless they truly just planned to DH him Mercedes just destroyed that plan. But even so, this LF situation is pathetic for a team trying to win a division. I am sort of at a loss.
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    We Thought We Have A Good Bullpen?

    Lol, wow. So sorry I upset you. Not sure the personal attacks are necessary. Doesn't take much effort to see Colome had an xFIP (I just chose 1 of several obvious measures!) of 4.61 and 4.26 in his 2 seasons in a White Sox jersey, clearly exhibiting his 2.81 and 0,81 ERAs were not sustainable. Then you watch the guy, and he see he can't strike anybody out and walks a tight rope most times he pitches. Hendriks is far far far better reliever than Colome, yet here you are pining for Colome and calling out Hendriks for his poor 3 appearances. Comical stuff.
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    Rodon indeed scratched. Foodies Know All.

    Start Giolito or Keuchel on full rest? Not sure why this is a big deal. Carlos can go later in the series.
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    We Thought We Have A Good Bullpen?

    That doesn't fit his narrative tho!
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