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Lip Man 1

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Seems a more polite, courteous site than some of the others I've been associated with.
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 World Championship
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    Billy Pierce

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  1. Jayson Stark is tweeting that what he and Ken Rosenthal have heard consistently this week is that the Harper / Machado derby could drift into February before being resolved.
  2. Just for the record it was 10 straight losses to open the 1968 season. let's not make it any worse than it was.
  3. Just for the record it was 10 straight losses to open the 1968 season. let's not make it any worse than it was.
  4. Don't know if this was posted but Heyman tonight on the MLB network said that he has been told Machado will not sign for anything less then Stanton's record breaking deal and that if he has to wait until the season starts, or even sit the year out, he will. Personally I find that hard to fathom but that what he said.
  5. Unless they somehow seriously upgraded their starting rotation they aren't contending for anything in 2019 let alone win 80-90 games. 2019 is for the continued development of the young players while trying to show gradual improvement in terms of wins until the prospects start coming up in boatloads. The vets can help stabilize this process while being possible trade pieces if everything goes badly south.
  6. 30 home runs? Really? OK then.... I can say he's still a butcher in the outfield Yea there is something to watching Avi make a fool of himself in the outfield or on the bases. Comedic relief. Look the guy had his chances, he had one good fluke season, other than that he's been out of shape or hurt and he admitted publicly a few years ago that he was out of shape to one of the mainsteam newspapers and vowed it wouldn't happen again. That lost me right there...a pro athlete who has all the incentive in the world to be in top shape to perform...and he didn't. No thank you. John Jay is not going to move the needle that much in all probability... OK, I get that. But he's here for one year tops and maybe not even that depending on how fast the Sox prospects advance but frankly I'd rather see him for one year then the same outfield garbage we've been seeing for the past several years. Guys who can't stay healthy (the Garcia boys), guys who can't hit (Engle) or guys who need to be full time DH's (Palka) At least in Palka's case the jury is still out on him. He may be a valuable player off the bench in a few years if the Sox are good. We'll see.
  7. I have a hard time thinking Sale will return given the issues between him and the front office. They seem personal not professional to me. Always a chance if the Sox drastically overpay (which JR doesn't do for pitchers usually) but the odds seems to me to be vvvvvveeeeerrrrryyyyy long.
  8. Three names on that list who I don't think will succeed or remain healthy. Would like to see the Sox bring in one more solid guy if they can.
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    Any Interest in Clayton Richard?

    Then the Sox have nothing to worry about...they won't be in any pressure games for awhile longer.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    I have to agree with this. Eventually I assume it will come out what Machado signed for, what the Sox offer was and if they were given a chance to submit something to match the winning offer. Depending on those figures then everyone can fairly judge Hahn regarding his comment on "the money will be there." If the Sox made the best offer and Machado (or Harper) sign elsewhere for less then one has to assume the other factors surrounding this franchise were the difference.
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    Sox interested in Encarnacion per Morosi

    This story also says the Sox are looking at Martinez of the Cardinals, who has no real position now and started in the Sox organization I believe: https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-2019-mlb-free-agents-and-trade-rumors/c-297641124?tid=282421090
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    It's possible Manny takes less to play for the Yankees but somehow I think their offer is going to top everyone's. The questions then would be what did the Sox offer? How much less? and were they given a chance to match or beat the Yankees offer in the negotiations.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    We won't know for sure until it eventually leaks what Manny signed for and what the Sox offered. Sox always seem to be in the mix (A-Rod, Tanaka) but always wind up short. Until we know the figures though you can't say anything one way or the other about Hahn / JR (but I'm guessing when the numbers do come out the Sox will probably be significantly short. Then they'd have some explaining to do to the fan base as to why given Hahn's public comments about "the money being there..."
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    Fifth Starter

    Please...no Covey.