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    Jake Burger is actually pretty interesting

    Burger almost reaches the concourse with his first home run. Lol
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    Jake Burger is actually pretty interesting

    Burger was an excellent high school hockey play at CBC academy in high school. CBC is a national power in hockey at the high school level. So in case nobody has noticed it he’s a pretty good athlete. Watched him make a play last year where he charged a slow roller, stepped over the bag without tripping over it and gunned the guy out at first. He’s an athlete. As far as hitting I saw him hit a rocket the other day that the pitcher and second baseman were lucky to get out of the way so as the OP he hits the ball hard. the knock on him was that he was injured for two years and got out of shape. Really not a lot of that is his fault. im surprised nobody has traded for him yet. Oakland could put him and 3rd and see what happens. My fear is that hahn will trade burger and sheets to Oakland for one of their pitchers and then have that pitcher leave and burger and sheets both have decent careers.
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    We should just get Conforto

    The need pitching more than anything.
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    RIP Pete Ward

    Looking at his pitching stats and hitting stats I’m guessing that in 1964 he should have been in the running for either CY or overall league MVP
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    RIP Pete Ward

    Really good Pete ward interview from twenty years ago over on south side Sox.
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    RIP Pete Ward

    Gary peters was a really good hitter and pinch hit from time to time back then if I remember correctly….
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    RIP Pete Ward

    I remember him as a third baseman. That was back in the day when the Sox were loaded with pitching and not a lot of hitting
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    Predict a Settlement Date

    I am predicting a lost year here. February of 2023 is the start of baseball
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    Fathoming Bauer not securing a job anywhere?

    This is obviously a very touchy subject. No one should be abused especially a woman. I’m guessing the woman was comfortable with rough sex and Bauer took it to another level. And didn’t she have sex with him on multiple occasions. he’s obviously a loose cannon but there is blame on both parties here. I’m guessing that’s why no charges were filed. If this was football the Oakland raiders of old would have traded for him already
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    Your Top 20 Sox Prospects

    You only need 3-4 guys from that list to make an impact and the Sox are in good shape moving forward. Ideally there’s always a pitcher or two ready to come up to the big club.
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    BP's' Top 10 White Sox prospects

    Burger was a high end hockey player in high school on a perennial power in st louis( CBC) that alone tells you he’s a tough kid and athletic. I saw him last year with the Sox charge a roller down the line, purposely miss tripping on the third base bag and rifle a throw to third base to get the runner. he barrels up the ball and showed he has power all over the field. They either need to play him or trade him for value.
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    ALDS Game 2 - Chicago @ Houston - 1:07pm CDT

    One thing about Kimberly that I remember with his time with the cubs was that he was bad for at least a year before he finally turned it around this year. Hahn obviously missed that or didn’t think it was important. cut the guy during the off-season and beef up the starting staff. You need at least seven starters to compete for an entire season. Having Rodon come up lame completely changed the outlook for this team.
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    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    98 on the corner. Go sit down
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    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    Lopez is pitching with confidence. He’s going right after guys.
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    8/24 Games

    Burger was a high end high school hockey player. Those guys are athletes. He’s fine defensively now and will get only better with time. His issue is maybe his size. You don’t see many 6 3’ 235 lbs second baseball anymore so third is really his spot. I think yoan is terrific though I think he’s a little off this year but if yoan moves back to second then burger is in .
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    GT 8/21: SOX @ TB, 12:10 NBCSN

    I understand resting position players but don’t rest them when your worst pitcher,who is likely going to need runs,is pitching.
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    The ump missed three strikes on one tb batter alone when crochet was pitching. You fight all game to get in a position to win and then the guy behind the plate starts having a bad game
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    Shirley on the Draft via the Athletic

    Keep signing the Cubans and hit on some picks and that’s all you need to keep the train running down the track
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    Micker Adolfo to Charlotte

    I agree. He’s been hurt a lot but he’s looking like he’s ready to go.
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    Dylan Cease, 2 sport athlete

    Play a couple times a day- it’s a great sport. You can finish nine holes in twenty minutes. Cease actually throws the disc around Sox park.
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    Gavin Sheets - STUD

    When he hit the FB at the top of the strike zone for the homer last night that eliminates an area that other teams scouts will try to probe for a weakness. Most guys can’t hit that pitch. Especially the upper cut launch angle guys have no chance
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    The Sox could probably win 90 games on the mlb level with their Charlotte position players and their mlb staff. If they start losing pitchers they better have all their injured position players back.
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    All-time Soxtalk Whipping Boy

    Any Sox player over the last twenty years making his debut that goes 0 for can’t hit and should be flipping burgers
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    6/29 Games

    No dada should sit for ten days to get healthy so we can see how burger matches up. Not sure what Hahn is waiting for.
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    6/29 Games

    Cespedes looks like to Toy Cannon from way back