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  1. peppers312

    article on Danks tipping pitches and mechanics.

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Mar 24, 2016 -> 08:17 AM) He also becomes a 5/10 guy after this season. So if he's good enough to earn a decent contract, it won't be with the White Sox. hence the reason i prefaced all this with it being a "contract" type year for him. if he performs i think he plays himself onto another team in 2017.
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    article on Danks tipping pitches and mechanics.

    QUOTE (LVSoxFan @ Mar 24, 2016 -> 08:09 AM) I hope Danks has a great year. It doesn't help us to see him struggle and the more backup Sale has, the better for us. Let's hope they're right. it's "technically" a contract year for Danks, so if he wants to continue playing ball for the remaining part of his career you would think we'll see the best of him this year. i'm sure Hahn/Jerry can't wait to see that $15.75M come off the books though.
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    article on Danks tipping pitches and mechanics.

    QUOTE (OmarComing25 @ Mar 24, 2016 -> 08:09 AM) Really his success has seemed to hinge on whether he has his changeup working and locating well. he still has to locate the changeup.
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    Sox like where Davidson is headed

    not getting my hopes up too high about Davidson, but after hearing Thome talk about the work he's put in and seeing some results this Spring, i hope he can keep it going in AAA.
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    article on Danks tipping pitches and mechanics.

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Mar 23, 2016 -> 10:18 PM) Tipping bis pitches doesn't hide the fact that he has sucked due to his loss of velocity. when has velocity ever equated to wins for him? he's not a power pitcher. and similar to Buehrle, Danks' success has ALWAYS been centered around his ability to locate pitches. he can throw 89-90 for all i care as long as he's in control. that's where he's going to see success.
  6. per RotoWorld... "Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports that the White Sox "may now be focused on" Carlos Gonzalez and Jay Bruce in their pursuit of left-handed power. The report adds that CarGo's contract and the Rockies' asking price "is the holdup right now" and that Bruce "might be more practical." Levine was told by one general manager who had talks with the Rockies about Gonzalez that they asked for "my top two minor league players, a major league player and to absorb most of the contract." Bruce, meanwhile, was nearly dealt to the Blue Jays last week in a three-team trade before the deal fell apart because of a physical issue involving a prospect. He would come significantly cheaper than CarGo, but of course isn't nearly as good of a player." not sure how true this is, thought i would share.
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    Frazier Interested in Extension w/ Sox

    QUOTE (Tony @ Mar 5, 2016 -> 02:00 PM) but let's see if he is making the same comments on a Wednesday night in April at the Cell when it's 38 degrees and there are 17 people in the stands. Or in Septemeber when they could be 8 games out of it. i'm pretty sure Cincy had some cold nights in April and meaningless games in September too.
  8. QUOTE (shipps @ Mar 8, 2016 -> 04:45 PM) People are going to be wanting to see more Avi over Jackson this season. let's hope they all push each other for playing time and we have options.
  9. QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Mar 8, 2016 -> 04:27 PM) I was listening to Bowden on my drive in this morning and I thought he summed spring up perfectly. Early on, records don't matter, as you get into the middle of spring, they become a bit more important, but the key is you don't want a brutal spring. A great spring, who cares, nothing to get overly excited about, but a bad spring, that can overhang. Be at or slightly above .500 and that is perfect heading into the season. Bottom line, you should only worry if you have an awful start. That said, I remember watching the 05 Sox in spring and they are just brutal during the stretch of games I watched (not sure where they finished) but poor fundamentals, etc. Right now, with regulars playing so little, any result is relatively meaningless, that said, I think wins and positive starts in general, juts help from the "mental" perspective. Everything resets once the season starts and it to me, again becomes important to get off to that good start. More so when you are a team who has opened out of the gates poorly that past few seasons (as it gets the head going...not again). Good start will be key for this club, imo. i don't really care if they win or lose these ST games, it's just nice to see some hits and runs coming from up and down the roster.
  10. QUOTE (aryzner @ Mar 8, 2016 -> 02:51 PM) Whoa. Garcia destroyed that one. agreed.
  11. honestly, i wouldn't be mad if i saw more doubles from this team all around. i could care less about the power i just want to see runs driven in and guys on base more.
  12. QUOTE (WhiteSoxLifer @ Mar 7, 2016 -> 01:10 PM) The homerun totals for the team should be a boost vs last year but shouldn't be the major point for the sox making the playoffs. Pirates, royals and cards made the playoffs while ranking 23, 24, and 25 for homeruns in all of baseball. Issue is the Sox need to be scoring more runs overall. All AL teams that made the playoffs scored over 700 runs. Sox scored 622. Need to score alot more runs i would agree with this. the White Sox couldn't get anyone on base last year, or when people were on base no one could drive them in. it was painful to watch. hopefully we get some timely hitting this year and we can avoid another horrible start from guys like Eaton and Melky to start the season.
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    White Sox considering OFs Bruce, CarGo

    QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ Mar 6, 2016 -> 04:59 PM) /thread you can cancel the postgame show.
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    Avi Garcia is #1

    QUOTE (bmags @ Jan 25, 2016 -> 01:09 PM) It's mainly the deficient hitting with deficient defense. If he is just an average hitter he still needs to be replaced. That said, if he actually got up to .350 OBP he is much more acceptable. maybe the .350 OBP is a bit of a reach, so i edited it to .325-340...
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    Avi Garcia is #1

    it's a BIG "if", but what if Garcia ends up hitting to the tune of .265-270, .325-340 OBP, 20 HRs, 70+ RBIs next season? would people STILL malign him? i guess the reason i ask is because he's STILL young. he'll be 25 this upcoming June and in terms of baseball years he hasn't even hit his "prime." i look at a guy like Alex Gordon (just an example), his numbers his first 3 years with KC are nothing special. he was 23-25 years old. now i'm not saying Avi is the next Alex Gordon, but when Gordon hit 27-29 years old his production went up. i understand we want Avi to produce NOW, but is he really as hopeless as everyone on here makes him out to be?
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    QUOTE (hi8is @ Jan 20, 2016 -> 02:36 PM) Eaton Cabrera Abreu Cespedes Frazier Eaton Cabrera Abreu Cespedes Frazier Eaton Cabrera Abreu Cespedes Frazier Come on everyone - it's metaphysical mantra time. that's a pretty nice lineup compared to Eaton Cabrera Abreu LaRoche Garcia
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    QUOTE (Eminor3rd @ Jan 20, 2016 -> 02:34 PM) Why does everyone assume that all people from Cuba are friends? if you played in Japan and didn't speak the language, don't you think you'd gravitate towards a fellow countryman if they were on the team?
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    i guess i'm surprised Cespedes hasn't signed yet just because of the opportunity to team up with a fellow Cuban in Abreu. obviously money is the #1 for all the free agents, and rightfully so because they deserve to get the most money they can. but the next thing that would motivate me would be winning, and maybe that's where the Sox fall short in terms of potential teams to sign with. so that's why i'm hoping that he considers playing with a fellow Cuban important and Hahn can get a deal done before the weekend.
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    Cespedes Re-signs with the Mets

    QUOTE (blackmooncreeping @ Jan 8, 2016 -> 09:52 AM) He might be right on the Upton thing... Jeff Passan is reporting that Upton might be willing to take a 1 year deal. so he could be right. does that mean he would fall into Hahn's plan of not giving any of there FA OF'ers more than 3 years?
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    Upton or Cespedes

    QUOTE (Lillian @ Dec 17, 2015 -> 08:41 AM) None of us are saying that they can't hit in the A. L. However, some of us are skeptical. If it is indeed the case, then the pitching must simply be better, of course. I haven't studied this issue in depth. Can you cite a couple of recent examples which refute this notion? Which recent players have moved from the A. L. to the N. L. and struggled? Which N. L. players have moved to the A. L. and had better success than they had in Senior Circuit? Justin Morneau Miguel Cabrera Michael Cuddyer Adrián Beltré Adrián González José Reyes Albert Pujols those are my examples of players who have had success in BOTH the AL and NL. skeptics will always be skeptical, but it can be done.
  21. QUOTE (Knuckles @ Dec 16, 2015 -> 12:04 PM) Last year it was Saladino 3B, Sanchez 2B. This year it is Frazier, and Lawrie.
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    White Sox acquire Brett Lawrie

    QUOTE (fathom @ Dec 9, 2015 -> 12:08 PM) Teahen was the main guy the Sox got where everyone thought he'd hit for more power Josh Fields too! and let's not forget about Joe Borchard!
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    White Sox acquire Brett Lawrie

    QUOTE (Knackattack @ Dec 9, 2015 -> 12:01 PM) Thome and Dunn were both really good power hitters here. Dunn had a historically s*** season but he also hit 41 homers 1 year with us how many of those HR's were hit when it mattered?
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    White Sox acquire Brett Lawrie

    QUOTE (Frank_Thomas35 @ Dec 9, 2015 -> 11:46 AM) Him playing in the cell would do wonders for his power numbers i remember thinking the same thing about Thome. i remember thinking the same thing about Dunn. i remember thinking the same thing about LaRoche. i'm sure if we get Upton, he'd have a career LOW year.
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    Vince Coleman has Sox itching to step on gas

    agreed. having a successful base-stealing threat at the top of the lineup is only going help out our 2-3-4 hitters. last time we had a guy who was disruptive on the bases was Pods.
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