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    Trust the process

    Tigers have actually done what they could to shed big contracts and gain prospect depth. They didn't have the assets the Sox had to jump start the rebuild, but they are in better shape than the Royals and Orioles I'd say.
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    Trust the process

    It's natural for fans to vent a bit when the on field product is garbage. This is all very much expected though. 2018 was always going to be a painful rebuilding year, and 2019 might be as well.
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    Trust the process

    The Royals and Orioles are in much much worse shape than the White Sox are. The Royals at least have a ton of draft picks this season to help aid their rebuild, but zero impact talent in their farm as of right now. The Orioles might be in the worst shape of any mlb team, as Machado is going to bolt in free agency and the Yankees and Red Sox look stacked moving forward. Both franchises are headed for a rough 5 years
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    Alec Hansen

    The lack of information on Hansen reminds us all of Rodon. I get wanting to be careful with a top prospect, but no information in this case is scary.
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    It is going to get worse before it gets better

    It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that this team is struggling big time right now. Hahn said this season could easily be the most painful of the rebuild, and we basically did nothing to improve the mlb roster in the offseason (by design). We should be headed to another top 5 overall draft pick, and I don't necessarily view that as a bad thing. Our rotation is a disaster right now, but we need to stay the course until younger arms prove themselves ready.
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    Alec Hansen

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 12:11 PM) Why would Hansen working out with Rodon be a bad thing? Hell, if they were rehabbing together, I think that would be wonderful. Who better to mentor Hansen than a professional pitcher with a ceiling like that? If Hansen is not throwing minor league innings by June 1st I would be concerned. As of right now we all can be patient.
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    A commentary on my "hot takes" so far this season

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 11:02 PM) Always better to wait at least 54-60 games to make ANY early assessments (Hawkism). Except for Engel, perhaps...and Gonzalez might need to switch with Santiago/Volstad or be released outright if he keeps this up. That said, they probably don't want to throw Danish, Beck, Volstad or Guerrero/Stephens into the starting mix just yet. Agreed, have to give the season 60 games before we will have a grasp on performance. That being said, Gonzalez looked awful last night.
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    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 06:39 AM) Last evening's game is the biggest example of the upside of Moncada. 2-3, HR, 2B, BB, SB. If we get to see that guy more and more as the season goes on, we'll all look back at this thread and laugh. Moncada just needs to continue getting reps against major league pitching before he figures it all out. Once he gains a better understanding of what pitchers are going to do against him the success will come. His current hit tool is a 30/40 grade, but scouts really feel it will be 60 grade with time.
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    QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:30 AM) Or maybe it's a reminder that development isn't always linear. Would it be out of the question to consider sending Moncada down to AAA for a bit?
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    4-15 Minor League Gamethread

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Apr 15, 2018 -> 03:57 PM) I just don’t see a need to be aggressive with Adolfo. Booker & Call are 24 & 23 respectively and will likely be pushed ahead of Micker no matter the results. And while Basabe is also 21 like Micker, he’s also spent quite a bit of time in High A and should also be prioritized in terms of promotion. I think best case scenario for Adolfo is getting a brief stint with Birmingham to end the season and that’s assuming he does not require surgery. I agree with this plan for Adolfo. He still has to continue to prove his improvement at the plate before I would even think about promoting him above high A ball.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Dunt @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:25 AM) Im all for drafting Madrigal. Above average to plus tools pretty much across the board. I want a guy I know is going to hit at the next level and I have the least doubts about him. His small size shouldn't deter teams from selecting him in the top 10. His bat and plate discipline are for real, as is his speed.
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    Abreu and the Hall of Fame

    QUOTE (Greg Hibbard @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 11:33 AM) http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/...-in-cooperstown This article on ESPN today gives no mention of Jose Abreu. Yes, yes - I know - it's ESPN, and they love ignoring the White Sox at every turn. I also know that Abreu started old, and has borderline numbers with an expected dropoff as he gets older. Nevertheless, I think this is an interesting question - if Jose has 6 more years identical to the average of the previous 4, how borderline is he then? I don't think that's necessary unrealistic. An .882 OPS puts him in the top 100 all time in that category, and he'd have 300 homers, 350 doubles and a .300 batting average with 1000 RBIs. Would he be close? Or just in the hall of "very good"? Abreu will not come close to sniffing the hall of fame due to his late arrival. Non discussion really even if he puts up another great 6-8 seasons.
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    Hot Takes after 10 Full Games

    QUOTE (raBBit @ Apr 11, 2018 -> 09:18 AM) The bullpen sucks. Agreed, this bullpen is hot garbage right now. Fortunately, we do have a slew of interesting arms in the minors right now who should be ready to contribute soon. We still will need to add some veteran bullpen help in the offseason.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Blackout Friday @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 07:32 AM) Noticed they have Bohm listed as a 1B. Drafting a Bohm in the top five seems like it would be a mistake. He's likely a 1B only player being 6'5" and 240 lbs, which forces the bat to play big time. I'm not wasting a high first round pick on a first baseman unless he projects to have enormous power potential.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (GenericUserName @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 07:05 AM) Full draft top 125 from 2080 baseball. They have an interesting take on Turang. Also there seems to be some consensus forming on the top tier. Interesting that initial projections of De Sedas and Turang going in the top ten picks seem to have fizzled. We should absolutely be looking to take BPA regardless of position at #4. Underslot might be good in theory, but I want premium talent if drafting in the top five. I hope we don't get too cute come draft day.