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Timmy U

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  1. Timmy U

    Here is where the Sox should spend

    I believe he has said as much due to estate taxes.
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    JR only no vote for Mets sale

    If JR voted that way cuz he thinks the guy’s a crook, I applaud him. So little weight is given to moral character in our society, and it leads to a lot of bad outcomes.
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    Tony La Russa

    The Sox weren’t juicing. Lots of players and lots of teams weren’t. The A’s were at the bleeding edge of cheating along with the Rangers. Also, Astros weren’t the only ones electronically stealing signs. That’s why Manfred sent the memo. The Red Sox were certainly doing it, and people had strong suspicions about the Yankees. I believe Chris Sale had some fairly strong suspicions about the Tigers as well. I am no fan of the Astros, I’m just saying, if we’re gonna be anti-cheaters, those A’s teams were among the worst I have seen.
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    Tony La Russa

    It just occurred to me that anyone who’s upset about Hinch and cheating might want to look at LaRussa’s tenure with the A’s. That whole team was roiding. I remember McGwire was out for like a year and a half with a foot thing. He came off the DL and after 18 months off he was way better hitter. Suddenly he could get to the high fastball. Everyone knew they were juicing, but baseball didn’t care.
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    Managerial Candidates List

    Maybe the Dodgers will can Roberts so they can beat Reinsdorf to LaRussa?
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    Tony La Russa

    We should have a barf reaction. I don’t doubt this is good info, it would just ruin my fandom. Giving this exciting young team to that sour curmudgeon would depress the hell out of me. I might have to do the unthinkable: start watching the Mets.
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    Offseason Targets

    Giolito credited Renteria and Cooper for standing by him; the actual changes were suggested by Adam Katz. For the record, I stood by Giolito during that time as well. Not sure if it helped.
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    Offseason Targets

    I wonder if the change in pitching coach is going to have an effect on this calculus. In recent years, Cooper's record of helping top prospects transition into MLB starters was abysmal. Lopez regressed, and this year when they wanted to fix him they sent him to Zaleski. Cease looks considerably worse than he did in AA. Sure, his ERA was better this year but his peripherals collapsed from 2019 to 2020. I guess you can cite Giolito, but there's no evidence Cooper was involved in that at all. Long term, if they don't get that fixed, it's not going to matter if they sign Bauer or trade for somebody. No organization is gonna thrive if they can't develop their players.
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    Managerial Candidates List

    I'm old enough to remember this. There were definitely hard feelings. The Sox reporting of the agent was unusual at the time. I believe Hinch didn't sign the paper allowing them to redraft him out of Stanford. That's why I was surprised he seemed to be the leading candidate. Then I read the report that Hahn worked for his agent at the time, Jeff Moorad. Apparently, this is long-forgotten by both sides now, but at the time it was quite heated.
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    Managerial Candidates List

    So? La Russa is very close to Vance Law and would try to get him to come to Chicago.
  11. Good lord. How does he still have a job???
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    Managerial Candidates List

    Fair enough, but here's the headline: Opinion: Believe it or not, Hall of Famer Tony La Russa could be the next White Sox manager
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    Managerial Candidates List

    It's an opinion piece he's yanking from, let's say, the late '90s.
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    Managerial Candidates List

    Here's the twitter.
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    Managerial Candidates List

    Regarding Scioscia, I think if the Sox are saying the game has passed Coop by and Hahn name checks Rocco Baldelli, the chances that they're going to hire Scioscia or Showalter or someone like that are negligible. But, I've been wrong before.
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