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  1. TheFutureIsNear

    Abreu “as valuable as anything” to Sox: Merkin

    I guess the part we disagree on is any team with World Series aspirations being happy with a slow footed DH that barely maintains an .800 OPS. Like I said earlier, if other options are exhausted and we can’t find a better hitter we can certainly do worse than circling back around and keeping Jose. Jose is in no way a bad hitter...I just don’t think he’s much (if any) above average for a player with his skill set at this point.
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    Abreu “as valuable as anything” to Sox: Merkin

    Why skip over his slg%? And we are talking about a 1000 AB sample size...at some point it’s not luck and he is what he is. No? Are you really going into next season thinking that a 30+ year old hitter is going to buck a 1000+ AB trend and go back to what he was? Hell, if you really want to be honest about Jose...add his ‘16, ‘18 and ‘19 seasons together and you have a slightly above average 1B. Those seasons are rapidly adding to the seasons where he has been really good.
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    Abreu “as valuable as anything” to Sox: Merkin

    Can we all just agree that Jose is in obvious decline, but is still a slightly above average 1B/DH? Therefore the front office should be looking for an upgrade, but if not able to do so circling back and signing Jose to a cheap 1 year deal is perfectly fine... Reasonable middle of the road opinions are possible...
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    Machado do-over

    Considering the fact that I don’t think the $ will be spent well regardless, yes I’d have no problem slightly overpaying for Machado. I mean what’s the alternative? Save the $ and sign more middling vets for cheap? I’ll take Machado unless you’re telling me we are signing Cole, Rendon, or some package of players like Ozuna + a 2nd tier SP like wheeler/Odorizi. But I have about 1% hope any of the later will happen, so yeah, I wish the front office/owner had the balls to pay up for Machado instead of that bs cop out offer they made to appear like they really tried.
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    FS: Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects FULL LIST

    7 legit prospects in my opinion...ending in Collins at #7. Not saying no one else can or will hit as good players, but as far as a decent bet to help the team in a significant role in the next 2 years, that’s about it. Really not a whole lot of wiggle room when you think about our roster. And also makes it hard to make trades.
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    SoxTalk fan pulse: How far away are the Sox from competing?

    2021 we still need to add from outside of the organization: -top of the rotation stater -Well above average Starting RF -Closer/really good RH bullpen arm -Good defensive catcher to split time with McCann that isn’t a black hole in the lineup either -RH platoon to split DH with Collins And that’s not even considering how many prospects/unestabliahed players we need to count on being good players. Some are going to inevitably fail or at least take a full year in the majors to work out their flaws. 2021 roster in a perfect world C- McCann/Free agent 1B- Vaughn 2B- Madrigal SS- TA 3B- Moncada LF- Eloy CF- Robert RF- Free Agent/Trade DH- Collins/FA/Trade SP- Free agent/Trade SP- Gio SP- Kopech SP- Cease SP- Lopez/Dunning Backend of bullpen= LH- Rodon and Bummer RH- Free Agent/Trade
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    FS: Mid-Season Top 30 - Just Missed

    Harvin Mendoza Lency Delgado Benyamin Bailey Ronald Guzman Albeit very far away, but at least there’s some intriguing young talent to come after the big name prospects. I Suspect most of the 14(ish) through 30 prospects on the upcoming list I won’t think will have a shot in hell at being big league contributors. The top of the list is nice of course so I shouldn’t complain too much, but I feel like our overall depth is lacking for being multi years into a rebuild. Not much trade depth at all to be aggressive with. Good thing we didn’t have any international $ to spend or anything 🙄
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    Pitchers Batting Is Stupid 8/4 Sox @ Phillies Gamethread

    How do we organize a bunting intervention for Ricky?
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    8/3 Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT WGN Detwiler vs. Nola

    Wow...what are you doing Eloy
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    8/3 Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT WGN Detwiler vs. Nola

    Madrigal should be playing all of his minor league innings at SS. See what we got there because i don’t know if Tim is the answer. Eloy, Robert, Anderson is an OF with plenty of pop and good speed plus 2B is a lot easier position to fill.
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    8/3 Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT WGN Detwiler vs. Nola

    Have a feeling this will be a painful night to watch as a Sox fan. This lineup can’t touch Nola and it will be a miracle if Detwiler can get through any lineup 3 times without blowing up.
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    Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT NBCSN-CHI Nova vs. Vargas

    Is there any reason our OF’ers play so shallow? Luery probably wasn’t catching that anyway but still weird how out OF plays with the bases empty
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    Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT NBCSN-CHI Nova vs. Vargas

    Top 5 pick here we come...
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    Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT NBCSN-CHI Nova vs. Vargas

    Amazing that Cordero has made it this far into a pitching career without any clue how to throw an off speed pitch of any kind of course he gets a K with a change agree I post that
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    Sox @ Phillies 6:05 CDT NBCSN-CHI Nova vs. Vargas

    That was an extremely lackadaisical turn for such an important moment. Yolmer was too slow causing Tim to rush and throw it away. No excuse for either, that play has to be made