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  1. I'm curious to hear how others would have handled the situation if they found a cheating scandal unfolding around them and out of their control. Of course this is conjecture, but reports at the time seem to indicate that he was not in favor of it. I do think he looked like a major ass in the aftermath trying to defend it though. Who knows if the stories are true?
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    What would you have done ...

    Luhnow claims (naturally) that he was unaware of the whole thing. I have not heard anyone say that they told him and he claims that text messages at the time included things like "Don't let Jeff find out" or similar. I am struggling with how an operation like this can happen without the GM being aware. If Luhnow was "unaware" then I would suspect it was due to willful ignorance. If all of this did somehow happened without his knowledge then I wouldn't touch Hinch as a manager w/ a 100 ft pole as he is a completely spineless person.
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    What would you have done ...

    Such as?
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    What would you have done ...

    Well, if you approach the GM and he refuses to stop the cheating and you are unwilling to walk away quietly, I guess that leaves two options ... blow it all up and risk never working in MLB again or do what Hinch did and play along quietly. I suspect this is exactly what happened and Hinch chose the latter. Which one are you choosing? There's a lot of moralizing done around here, but if faced with this scenario, I'm guessing most people would have done the same.
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    What would you have done ...

    That's why I added option c). Walking away for undisclosed family reasons was also an option if you really disapprove of the cheating but can't stop it. You could preserve your integrity (if you are afflicted with such) as well as your future career opportunities. He didn't do that either.
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    White Sox fan taunts Astros during ALCS

    This guy's going to look like a real ass if the Sox hire Hinch.
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    What would you have done ...

    This is why I asked the question. The presumption is that he could have stopped the cheating somehow, and I guess that's true if you're willing to contemplate the nuclear option that DA talked about. It is very easy to judge people you don't know whose shoes you've never walked. I guess the follow up question would be: if you confronted Luhnow (who I admit I think was the real driver of the cheating) and he told you that that's the way it was going to be and to sit down and STFU, how many people here actually drop the bomb? How many walk away quietly to preserve future job opportunities, and how many turn their heads the other way and try to convince themselves that it's not really that big of a deal?
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    Fire Ricky

    Doesn't MLB discourage personnel moves during the playoffs? Of is it just during the World Series?
  9. Death, taxes, Twins losing playoff games...
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    Sorry, that comment was tic
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    White Sox/A's-- Pre-series Discussion

    I'm guessing one Mr. Chris Bassitt will be out to prove something against the team that traded him. Bassitt and Semien for who now?
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    #3 Starter for Playoffs

    I don't think we're ever going to find out.
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    Eloy might not be ready for first playoff series

    I just stick with "Mr. Glass"
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    Eloy might not be ready for first playoff series

    Eloy picking up some reading for the dugout.
  15. The Quintana trade doesn't seem so lopsided anymore.
  16. Somebody put that damn parrot out of its misery already...
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    Trevor Bauer Thread (Mazara Free Zone)

    Yeah, the nerve of him to have an opinion that you don't agree with...
  18. Cleveland has seven games left against the Tigers and the Pirates. I'm rooting for Minnesota to take at least two.
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    White Sox @ Pirates. 9/9 - 6:05

    It's a bit disingenuous. It helps when you happen to be Giolito's personal catcher.
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    You have to start McCann for now

    I would have to disagree. The competitive window is just opening. If they had actually made a big splash in the FA pitching market last off-season, then maybe the conversation is different. If they're rolling out Giolito/Keuchel/Wheeler then I think I would be there with you. But. if this is the heart of our competitive window and we're running Lopez/Cease and a total noob like Dunning out there every fifth day, then things aren't as rosy as they first appear. There are no certainties. Prospects bust ... but so do trade acquisitions/FAs ...etc. You could trade Vaughn for 2-3 years of a TOR starter who could get hurt on day 1.
  21. F*ck Cam Newton. Superman plays CF for the Sox.
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    Trade Watch Rumor

    If this is the prospect price for a TOR SP with only 2+ years of control, then I expect a very quiet day in White Sox land.
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    Trade Watch Rumor

    Vaughn is now expendable due to the next Abreu extension. 😁
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    Trade Watch Rumor

    If Heuer is being dealt that means there's most likely a SP coming back in return. The plan could be Rodon and Lopez to the pen.
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    Trade Watch Rumor

    Frankly, I'm not sold on Kopech. I think there's still a good chance that he falls far short of his billing. I would much rather include him and get Woodruff in return who is controllable until 2025, than include Dunning and get two years of Lance Lynn.