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  1. Absolutely 100% this! I agree - to soon on Burdi.
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    BA Top 30 - Midseason Update

    Good Lord there's alot of names left off! Chase Krogman is going to be a major league outfielder. But not even to make the list?! Same with Perez. Elijah Tatis maybe isn't as good as touted? It does make me wonder what BA thinks of the Whitesox system? In fact, I've wondered this for 3 or 4 years. I believe there's talent, raw talent. Young talent as the list reflects. But talent nonetheless. Maybe BA doesn't value or trust our player development over the years? - and rightly so. Doesnt trust that we'll be able to pull some of the talent out of these young kids. As a result, maybe not get the recognition as other organizations. But I do think we've turned a corner there too in PD under Getz. I do trust BA more than mlb pipeline or even FG with their evaluations. Of course futuresox is the best. Just wondering
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    White Sox acquire Tepera, Bailey Horn to Cubs

    Long term big picture - I don't see a position for Burger to play at on this club. And trust me I'm a big fan. But we have a 3rd baseman. We have Plenty of dh/corner outfielders. He's definitely a trade chip.
  4. No I agree. That was obviously make or break with them.
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    ReyLo skipped at AAA: Spot start? Hug watch? stayed tuned

    I really wonder what happened to Lopez? In 2017 and 18 his stuff was better than Giolito"s. And many people - some here at soxtalk- thought he would be better than Gio. Was it mental? Did his arm go bad? Sad to see such a talent go so bad.
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    Draft Day 3 Thread rounds 11-20

    That's a good point. Because last year the juniors that were good enough to be drafted between rounds 6 - 30 didn't happen. Really a different senior crop this year than in previous drafts.
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    2021 MLB Draft Day 1 Thread

    Lol. Yeah I was distracted by that too.
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    Engel back, Eaton DFA

    This. Couldn't agree more. Worked midnights. Laid down this morning and spanky is on the team. Just woke up and he's been released. Wow.
  9. There's no way he would've said that
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    Sheets Returning (Per WSD)

    Might as well bring Burger up here too honestly. Its practically a AAA team up here now anyways and Abrue needs to rest and may be out a week or two. Sheets and Burger could infuse some much needed life in this lineup.
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    4-3 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:07 PM CT)

    Maybe Yermin can give some hitting tips to Yoan.
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    4-2 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:38 PM CT)

    Is Dallas hurt? Just showed him going back to the locker room with his torso wrapped
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    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Are Jason and Steve on the road with the team or are they in Chicago? Just wondering the covid protocol
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    Spring Training thread

    I couldn't agree more Rabbit! He's always had the slider and it's a good pitch. But the 4-seamer, well that seems to be dancing all around the plate right now. It's really throwing the batters off and That's the difference right now.
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    2021 Bullpen Hype Thread

    I agree. This absolutely is the strength of this team - More so than the offense even. And like you said, an arm goes down - there's a couple ready to replace em down in Charlotte. But the thing that will make this bullpen lethal is that it will be managed by LaRussa.
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    Extensions You’d Like to See

    Yeah I could see either one of those happening. I'm definitely ok with those extensions
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    Jimmy Cordero...the forgotten breakout candidate

    With the announcement of Kopech and Crochet starting the season in the pen and figuring a 13 man pitching staff? Dont really know how TLR will do it - not to mention what to do with Lopez? Unless Cordero has a lights out spring he's the odd man out. No room on this staff.
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    FS: Preseason 2021 Top 30 Prospects List 1-30

    This prospect list is so good! There really is alot of talent in this system. And dear God! That Kannapolis rotation. That's going to be fun to watch!
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    Spring Training thread

    Fegan interview with Rodon, "Whitesox only have talked to me about starting." Maybe the sox are serious about a 6 man rotation? Maybe having Rodon starting the 5th day and Crochet or Kopech starting the 6th?
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    Spring Training thread

    No kidding! Me too!
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    Did We Go Cheap Not Signing Another Bat?

    Al's cheesy beef says his source says that Cespedes to the whitesox is a real possibility. Would start 4 days a week rotating between LF, RF, and DH. NSCishek made it sound like a possibility too. Maybe this needs its own thread.
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    So a Giolito extension...

    Yes. Well said. There are to many variables that can affect that right now or as they say "we have bigger fish to fry."
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    Dodgers sign Bauer (3/102, opt-outs, 40-45-17)

    Padres /Dodgers rivalry will be fun! Great addition to a very good staff.
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    FutureSox Top Prospects: Starting Pitchers

    Aaron, are the Bears really getting Wentz? If true, I hope they get some draft picks in return. That's a huge contract he signed. I agree with you on this group of starting pitching.