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  1. What it comes down to is when you are nowhere near the luxury tax and the owner is unwilling to spend an extra $18M (or so?) to seriously compete for a world series it’s a problem. I never expected Bauer but if we had Walker/Paxton + Brantley instead of Eaton I would have 0 complaints about the off season.
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    Colome to Twins, 1YR 5M plus option

    People like to pretend that Colome wasn’t very good here because he doesn’t fit the advanced stats narrative, but but bottom line is that he was nothing but a top notch closer for the Sox. This is a great deal for any team and given the Jerry handicap on the team’s budget I thinks it’s fair to question the Hendricks contract Vs what Colome got paid...even tho there’s no denying Hendricks is better. Colome, Brantley, and Wacha or Hendricks and Eaton?
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    Chicago White Sox Catcher Development

    Obviously a small 10 inning sample size, but I thought Collins looked perfectly fine last year. I’m not ruling him out as the backup at all.
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    Sox resign Rodon 1 yr /3m official, Vargas DFA

    I have no problem with Rodon back. I just hope it doesn’t keep us from acquiring another SP...which I fear it will
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    Sox resign Rodon 1 yr /3m official, Vargas DFA

    I just hope sitting on the market with no offers is a sobering wake up call for Carlos (if the rest of his career hasnt already been). Just put your head down, work hard, and be happy with any role you’re able to get. Whatever pick he once was is irrelevant, just another guy at this point....if not he’s going to find himself out of baseball sooner rather than later.
  6. He’s probably not “garbage dump” discussion, but is Taijuan Walker not a possibility? Too much $ or just no interest?...and should we have interest? Obviously the idea of him being a TOR arm is long gone, but signing him to be our 4th starter seems like a pretty good option. I assume something like 1 year for 10 mil would get it done
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    While he’s obviously not as proven, at least Burnes has upside...I’m not buying last year’s small sample size- to me Gonzales is still the 190 inning 4 ERA guy he’s always been. Obviously that’s still a valuable pitcher, but just no way that type of pitcher is worth Madrigal, Heuer, Kelley + more. That’s crazy talk in my opinion. Seager brings nothing to the deal either and completely goes against the logic of budget being the issue. I’m not against trading prospects for a piece that can get us to the World Series, but Gonzales ain’t that.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    I don’t want to trade our top guys...but if we aren’t trading them what’s the point of targeting a pitcher via trade? Is a best case headline package of Stiever and Thompson really going to return a TOR arm? Or should we not give up assets and just sign 1 of several solid back end (with potential for more) rotation arms still available as free agents? Seems pretty obvious to me...
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    Sox sign Hendriks: 3/$39M - 4th year optional with $15M buyout

    Very interesting...so basically it’s 4 years 54 mil, but the Sox built in a “parachute clause” to be able to cut ties and payout the last $15M over time if things go bad.
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    Sox sign Hendriks: 3/$39M - 4th year optional with $15M buyout

    Lynn, Hendricks, Eaton...not a bad offseason at all but let’s hope there’s still a cherry on top to come
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    Joe Musgrove Thread

    Ehh he’s 28 and probably is what he is at this point. He’s not a TOR arm so no idea why we’d trade for him when there are still free agent arms available that will give us the similar production without having to give up assets.
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    Old: Mega Hendriks Speculation Thread

    At some point “luck” becomes a skill. When you have 100+ innings of results you should probably doubt the stats. Are you also predicting the demise of TA?
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    You have $30m to complete the roster...

    Cease and Foster for Sonny Gray Resign Colome Sign Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Alvarez and Jeremy Jeffress Go win a World Series
  14. Wouldn’t hate trying to talk Markakis into coming to the team for a cheap 1 year deal. Was still fairly productive in 2019 and would bring a presence to the locker room. Plus would more than likely accept the backup role vs a younger guy looking for AB’s.
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    MLB Winter Meetings Thread

    SP and ?...I have a hard time seeing any kind of “relatively big additions” on offense