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About oneofthemikes

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  • Birthday 04/11/1985

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • Favorite Sox player
    Chris Sale
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Micah Johnson
  • Favorite Sox moment
    October 26, 2005
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    Frank Thomas
  1. oneofthemikes

    Luis Robert kills it in his first game in AAA

    Madrigal and Vaughan to follow. That'll be a tough lineup
  2. oneofthemikes

    2019 Golf/PGA Tour Thread.

    The back-to-back lippers on the front were brutal to see. That's something I expect to see from me, not the best to ever do it.
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    Not sure why people are losing their mind about Giolito based on yesterday. I mean, sure his line looks rough, but I also saw a tweet yesterday that said it looked like he was going out of his way to throw more breaking stuff than normal. Seems to me that he was just doing what guys do during spring training. Working on things. They face live batters and see what works and what doesn't. His velo also seems to be much improved and closer to when he was at top prospect status. Can we at least make it TO April before we write guys off entirely?
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    Eloy officially got paid

    Right, but I guess that's what I'm getting at. If he's terrible, it's a small amount of wasted money (nothing new for the Sox) and if he's great, it's an enormous savings for a game-changing talent.
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    Eloy officially got paid

    I'm not seeing how people can be anything but excited about this deal. If he sucks, the Sox are only on the hook for ~$7M AAV for 6 years which is far from a crippling amount and if he's amazing the Sox will have a superstar for ~$9.5M AAV for 8 years which is incredible given the contracts that we've seen guys like Harper, Machado, and Trout signing lately.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I take that to mean that the Sox got cute with incentives and swellopts and "if everything breaks the right way you CAN make this much" and Manny went with the Padres "we're going to give you this much money" approach.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Can we get any of our board sources to weigh in on this stuff?
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Not saying that it's particularly relevant to this discussion, but I just checked the subscriber numbers for some MLB teams subreddits and it worked out like this: r/whitesox: 10.9k r/cardinals: 21.8k r/CHIcubs: 30.6k r/minnesotatwins: 12.1k r/wahoostipi: 14.0k Not sure where the rest of the teams in the league stack up or if this is even remotely related to the overall size of the fanbase, but take from this what you will.
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    What is the ceiling for Manny Banuelos?

    I don't necessarily disagree with this. When he is on, he has flashes of a very high ceiling. There was a stretch of about 5 starts last year when people were trying to convince themselves that Covey had turned a corner and was about to be Corey Kluber.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    According to who? Sources?! Please tell us!
  11. oneofthemikes

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I still don’t understand how this is possible. If that actually occurred and it can be proven, how is there no recourse for that?
  12. Meh. Depends. It was "rumored" by a rando on twitter. Might as well have something one of us made up.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Thought about this earlier today. For the first weekend since Labor Day, they don't have football to compete with and have a chance to dominate the sports news cycle. And video of a surprise signing would go viral in a heartbeat.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Seems like an appropriate amount of planning for the most important free agent acquisition in franchise history.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    It's pretty obvious to me that this is one of Rick Hahn's sons. Close enough to the situation to be aware of some of the details, smart enough to make sure that the initials and follows are semi-subtle as to not be obvious to everyone right away.