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  1. This Ross Detwiler?
  2. Add in Semien (4.2 bWAR last year and 1.9 already this year with 1E in 44G) and Phegley (0.6 bWAR and leading AL in CS) and that trade doesn't look too hot in the rear view mirror either.
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    5/14 Games

    You want to be disappointed? Check this out.
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    Does Charlie Tilson deserve a shot?

    Tilson has a 0.953 OPS in 62 ABs so far this year in Charlotte. Ryan Cordell was 2-for-30 until he hit a hot streak and got 2 hits in his final seven ABs last year. He seems to have turned things around. I agree he looks the part more than Tilson does, but why not give Tilson a look?
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    4/17 Games

    And what's amazing is that he's doing this with a BABIP of only 0.182 (after his 3-4 night). It was a paltry 0.056 previously. Not sure what's going on here, but if this is just bad luck he's in for some big-time positive regression and it will be glorious.
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    White Sox Winner!!

    "A Twinkie in every pot!"
  7. Never said they shouldn't. Just said that it would be very, very easy to shy away from actions like this when they would almost certainly shine lights in places that certain people would probably rather not have them shine. It's just a normal human reaction. The right thing to do is to "do the right thing". But, I have to give them credit for not allowing the original move that blew up in their faces in spectacular fashion affect their decision making. I actually am sort of impressed.
  8. I really have to wonder what motivated this move. This just re-opens the Shields trade wound, and moreover it will be a constant reminder for the duration of Elijah's stay in the Sox organization. Every day any Sox fan looks at the minor league box scores it will be there writ large … a constant reminder of "The Trade". If I were KenHahn, unless I thought this kid is the greatest thing since sliced bread, I wouldn't touch him with a 10' pole. This either took the biggest stones in the world to do the right thing in the face of certain criticism and embarrassment, or it is the troll-job of the decade. Too close to call really ...
  9. You know, I've thought this for a long time. If anything, lineage is the biggest reason I would not have traded Tatis. The genes are in there somewhere. Of all the org filler you could trade, it's not worth the risk.
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    New Banner

    JR, Hahn and Kenny?
  11. It's disingenuous to talk about the contract in aggregate when the total is spread-out over some number of years. It's just more double-talk to make their argument sound more rational. Hell, $6M today doesn't even get us an Alonso or a Nova. In 10y, $6MM might not even get you Adam Engle. Making it sound like this is a make-or-break detail in the negotiation is insulting.
  12. The biggest BS is the part where we're not supposed to notice that all this talk about $50MM is spread out over 8-10 years. We're talking about $5-6MM/yr in future dollars. WTF is 6MM going to buy you in 10 years? This is so disingenuous.
  13. Pfffff ... mediocrity, if we're lucky.
  14. Lol ... No thanks, you can keep him. Man, if there's a worse radio pbp guy in the world, I pity that fan base.
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    Will Yonder and Jay be gone by midseason?

    I wonder if this is getting all blown out of proportion. I'm sure Manny wanted to seem effusive in his praise and his excitement about SD during the press conference. He wanted to look "excited" for the hometown fans. I wonder if he didn't get a little carried away and inadvertently throw his "Friends and Family" under the bus. Either that or he's a d*uchebag. Too close to call, really ...
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    White Sox All-Washed Up Team

    Or will it be "5", the opt-out they didn't want to give?
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    Hahn on 670 Tonight

    Would the Sox have balked if Manny's agent approached them and said he wanted a five-year 150 million dollar deal? If the answer is no, then the player option at year five isn't really the issue. I suspect the real issue for MM was the vesting options in years 9 and 10.
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    Front page of MLB.com right now.... ooo la la

    ... alas, wherefore art thou, Ian Clarkin? Hast thou finally cleared waivers?
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    Cubs bringing in mystery partner for network

    This would be stepping all over BTN.
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    Sox still in the running for Harper/Machado

    11. Certify that you are not now, nor have you ever been Scott Boras.
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    And if he doesn't sign with the White Sox, then we didn't hear it here first? Sounds pretty up to par with his financial reporting, actually.
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    He's a freaking CNBC financial blowhard. Just another carnival barker.