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  1. Joshua Strong

    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    They have one of the best catching tandems in the game right now. What’s wrong with having depth at a position?
  2. Joshua Strong

    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    I’m think Grandal catches 100 games. McCann stays as Giolito’s personal catcher and gets the remaining games, maybe he catches Cease too. Both guys will get ample time at DH and McCann can be deployed as a PH too against LHPS.
  3. Joshua Strong

    WHITE SOX SIGN Grandal 4/$73, Palka DFAd

    Where would you bat Grandal? I like him batting third so that can he get on base before Abreu and Eloy Robert Moncada Grandal Abreu/Eloy Eloy/Abreu
  4. Joshua Strong

    Zack Wheeler Thread

    Pitching wants: Wheeler: High ceiling and he joins Giolito at the top of rotation. Wade Miley: Left handed, veteran, could help teach the team the Astros way of handling and developing pitching. Rich Hill/Colin McHugh: Someone who can make multi inning outings out of the pen and make the occasional spot start and be used as an opener.
  5. While we’re here, I hope the Sox don’t lose sight having coaches who excel at player development at the ML level. Yes, their window of contention is approaching but they can’t afford to lose focus on player development when teams like the Dodgers, Astros and Yankees are stressing it at every level of their organizations. I’d like to see the Sox bring some college coaches into the org.
  6. There’s an article in the Athletic about how the Sox use analytics with the pitching staff. Don Cooper and Curt Hasler are both learning how to use them and learning everything they can to understand them. It’s been posted a couple times in the past week.
  7. Yeah he was a great defensive player and I think he belongs in the HOF but that doesn’t mean he’s a great coach and teacher
  8. Joshua Strong

    Trade Candidates: SP

    Would love for the Sox to make a deal for Ryne Stanek. I know Renteria has hesitations about the using the openers, so why not go out and get the best one?
  9. Joshua Strong

    Trade Candidates: SP

    I wouldn’t be upset if the Sox took a stab at Gray.
  10. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    3 years and $39M
  11. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    Braves just signed Will Smith.
  12. Was hoping for someone from the college ranks but this looks like a good hire.
  13. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    I know everyone is rightfully focused on improving the offense but I am really tired of seeing poor defensive baseball. Grandal would help in this area a lot, so would two new starting pitchers but hopefully the team’s defense is shored up too
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    A Realistic Offseason

    How about this lineup: Robert - CF Moncada - 3B Grandal - C Abreu - 1B Eloy - LF Moustakas - DH Dickerson - RF Anderson - SS Madrigal - 2B
  15. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    Wheeler, Grandal, Moustakas, Porcello/Lyles, incentive laden deal), Betances, Pomeranz/McHugh
  16. Joshua Strong

    Grandal - Early Off-Season Speculation

    He’s my top target for them now with JDM out. He’s a positive framer and a high OBP guy. He can switch hit and I’d love to see him batting third after Moncada and before Abreu/Eloy. Signing him would help maximize McCann as he’ll be pushed to a reserve role as a left handed specialist bat. 3/$55M with an option for a fourth year at $18M is my prediction
  17. Joshua Strong

    Grandal - Early Off-Season Speculation

    I really want Grandal but the Sox should’ve signed him last year, now they would get him a year older.
  18. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    I understand removing him from out of the MLB dugout but I wouldn’t have minded him staying on in a player development capacity
  19. Joshua Strong

    A Realistic Offseason

    Not the Sox philosophy though, they like to develop their pitching, not sign high priced mega free agents.
  20. Joshua Strong

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/under-armour-all-america-game-is-a-homecoming-for-ed-howard/ He’s a big White Sox fan too. Anderson is his favorite player.
  21. Joshua Strong

    Madrigal Wins Gold Glove

    I would agree with Tim batting sixth in the order as of right now. I think there’s more power in him to be untapped.
  22. Joshua Strong

    Madrigal Wins Gold Glove

    https://venomstrikes.com/2015/01/05/optimizing-batting-order-teams-can-score-runs/ https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2009/3/17/795946/optimizing-your-lineup-by
  23. Joshua Strong

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    Guys I’m watching for the 11th pick: Cole Wilcox (6’5/220) - RH SP - Georgia Ed Howard - (6’2-185) - SS - Mt. Carmel JT Ginn (6’2/200) - RH SP - Mississippi St Patrick Bailey (6’2/192) - C - NC State Robert Hassell (6’2-185) - CF - Prep
  24. Joshua Strong

    Madrigal Wins Gold Glove

    Batting Moncada third is a waste. The third hitter gets a lot of at bats with no one on base.
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