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Lip Man 1

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

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  1. Lip Man 1

    Sox and Mariners Game thread 4/23

    So this is what a win is like?
  2. Lip Man 1

    2018 White Sox catch-all thread

    Gonzales to DL, Beck called up. Basically just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic because Beck is really bad as well.
  3. Lip Man 1

    Trust the process

    Speaking of Burdi has anyone heard anything about him recently? I think it's been a year or so since his surgery and shouldn't he be throwing by now? I don't necessarily mean throwing off a mound just starting to throw again.
  4. Lip Man 1

    Trust the process

    Well said and certainly true among a segment of the fan base. History shows they certainly have a reason to be skeptical. I supported and still do the rebuild but the concerns are valid in my opinion. And I supported the rebuild not because I necessarily agree with it (I mean we're talking a team in Chicago...not Kansas City, Milwaukee or Cincinnati, a much small location that doesn't have the same advantages) but because since ownership wasn't changing and the front office wasn't changing, it was the only logical thing to do under those constrictions.
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    Trust the process

    I'd argue about Alvarez having a "disappointing" Sox career. The guy had two outstanding seasons (93-94) threw a no-hitter, made the All Star Team, had a stretch where he threw 30 straight shutout innings. I think he had 11 or 12 straight winning decisions at one point. He also was pretty healthy and took the ball often. That's not bad. His agent and the Sox did not get along which was a big reason why he was traded. Rodon has had his moments, like the game where he struck out the first seven Twins he faced, but overall in large part because he's made of glass, he's been a disappointment. And I'd argue because he's got the same agent as Alvarez, if he can get healthy he'll be testing the market in two years. And if he's done well, he'll be way beyond the Sox price range. For a guy who was such a very, very high pick, that is a disappointing Sox career in my opinion.
  6. Lip Man 1

    Trust the process

    You have to trust the process because it does take time and frankly there's not a lot you as an average fan can do about if, if anything at all. However as a friend of mine posted, this front office hasn't earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt and I certainly see where he's coming from given that it was the same front office that put the franchise into the hole it has been in basically since late September 2012. He also brought up something that really makes you stop and consider. He listed all the recent first round draft picks by this front office and how they are doing. It was sobering to be sure: Rodon, Burdi, Bummer (Injured) Anderson (Very inconsistent at the ML level) Fulmer (Struggling badly at the ML level) Collins (Struggling badly in Double A)
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    It is going to get worse before it gets better

    There's a difference in the caliber of free agents signed as well. Guys like the Austin Jackson's, Adam Dunn's, Adam LaRoche's of the world can help supply depth and help stabilize some areas but if you want to win championships, you have to get the guys at the top of their game who can dramatically impact the fate of a team and get them over the top. Guys like Reggie Jackson, or a Bryce Harper coming up next year. The last time I can think of that the Sox were willing and able to land an acknowledged top star was Albert Belle. That's a long time ago. It's an open question even with this boatload of young talent being acquired if the Sox will be able to attract the difference makers since obviously all of the kids aren't going to make it and there will still be holes that must be filled.
  8. At least Lopez was decent but my God most of the rest of this team is beyond awful.
  9. I think there was a series like in 2007 where the Twins scored like 35 runs in a double header alone.
  10. Good question. Knowing the Sox reluctance to make changes and their devotion to loyalty, I'd think he would be. He seems to be doing his best to hold guys accountable during this rebuilding and some players do seem to understand that. My only concern, it's a big one is that guys don't seem to be grasping or understanding the concepts of the "fundamentals" in the game. That isn't all on the manager and coaches to be sure, much of it is on the players for being "baseball-stupid". My hope is that Rick would start to take a more aggressive approach in this regard and if guys can't or won't learn, he use the power that he has in regards to playing time to reinforce that they better start learning them.
  11. Lip Man 1

    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    The 4-14 start actually isn't the worst in team history through 18 games. The 1948 club went 3-15. So they've got that going for them! Seriously this is beyond bad even in a rebuilding year, now you've got guys not hustling (Moncada tonight which was why he was pulled) and the manager saying earlier in the week the team's "focus" isn't where it should be. A.Garcia has reverted back to his bad self meaning if he doesn't turn it around he'll have zero trade value, Giolito seems to have left his control in Arizona, the pitching staff may be worse than the staffs from 1968-1970 and tonight they tied the team record, four straight games 10 or more runs (50 allowed in the last five games). 1-7 start at home (wonder when the last time that happened?) Nothing you can say I guess save the 106 loss season of 1970 could be broken this year.
  12. Lip Man 1

    Infante Up, Smith to Charlotte, Farquhar to DL

    It could have been worse I guess. They could have called back Minaya (not that Infante is THAT much better.
  13. Lip Man 1

    Rodon/Hansen/Fulmer news

    I take from the comment about Hansen "needing to get back to feeling completely healthy" that there are still some issues. Sox are being very, very quiet about him and the fact that after all this time he may still be dealing with something is very concerning to me. He had "forearm soreness" in spring training after throwing in one game as I recall and then was put on the shelf. Eerily similar to Rodon last year in many ways.
  14. I didn't think it was possible but these guys could lose at least 100 games this year. Sox pitchers have given up 40 runs in the last four games.
  15. Lip Man 1

    Adam Engel -- how much longer does he have as a regular?

    QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 09:59 AM) Because he's 27 and there's no point in giving him ABs that could go to someone who might have a future here (Leury, Tilson, etc) L. Garcia is an infielder trying to play the outfield. I suspect he really has no future here either. Tilson can't stay healthy and until he does over a longer period of time he's probably not in the Sox plans long term either.