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    FS: Gavin Sheets Interview

    Keon Barnum
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    FS: Gavin Sheets Interview

    The guy that was drafted the same year as Courtney Hawkins was a first baseman. First rounder I think.
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    Sox vs Twins 9/2/2020 Lopez vs Berrios 7:10 CST

    Mazara is terrible versus any other player.
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    Sox vs Twins 9/2/2020 Lopez vs Berrios 7:10 CST

    Madrigal lobbing it over to second? That’s terrible
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    Dane Dunning - Expectations now and going forward

    Dunning can get his fastball up to 95 when he wants to. He doesn’t to do it as every pitch he throws moves including his FB. If he threw 95 all the time his fastball might be straighter and get hit. collins used to play against dunning in college he told the story of him and his teammates in the dugout trying to guess which pitch dunning was going to throw and where and they were wrong most of the time. He just pounds the glove with good to great stuff.
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    Trade Watch Rumor

    Cool story, bro.
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    Realistic trade candidates AKA The Lynnsanity Thread

    Cease would never be traded back to the cubs. For anybody on their team
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    How much longer do you wait on EE and Mazara?

    Also you should rarely trade for a hitter that plays in Texas. The field is like a concrete parking lot and balls race through the infield. Great hitters park. Trade for Texas pitchers that have to pitch there that are pretty good.
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    How much longer do you wait on EE and Mazara?

    Mazara has one of the worst swings I’ve ever seen. It’s like he’s never swung the bat before. hopefully it’s just a slow start. if not put Engel in RF?
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    Yolmer Sanchez is now a free agent

    Drake is one of our leaders
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    FutureSox Dane Dunning feature

    This guy has really worked on his overall game. Sounds like a guy that will out think most hitters. Looking forward to seeing him in a WS uniform.
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    8.8.20 GT | Clevelanders @ White Sox | 1:10PM CT

    Burdi wasn’t just throwing the ball and not thinking. Once he set he was thinking exactly what he was going to do. Threw 98 On the corners and had a great slider. Last guy he struck out on a wipe out slider. looks terrific
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    Not so happy anniversary

    Robin went out there without any conviction just like he managed
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    8/4 Sox vs Brewers GT

    The Score is terrible in every time slot. I used to like listening to grobstein but he has the same five idiot callers every night. He’s starting to be forgetful as well. mulligan and haugh are pretty good and that’s it.
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    7/29 Sox vs Indians GT

    No starter is going 8. If these early game results continue I’d be all for an opener.
  16. Actually now that they are letting Almost every team in the playoffs every game is not as critical as it was before the playoff format change. It’s more important to get in the playoffs and be the healthiest team.
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    60 Game Season Predictions

    Not as optimistic as you for this year. I think the team underperforms the hype, renteria gets fired And they bring in the guy who will lead them to the next WS. The Sox have tons of pitching but the performance will start rising next year. I like all their starters including guys that get ripped here such as Lopez. Add in guys like dunning, Steiver And lambert as depth guys and there are tons of starters. 2021 will start a long run of success, barring significant injuries, for the Sox.
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    Radio Broadcast Speculation Thread

    Bruce is a little bit of an institution here. Besides who would take his place? speigal got fired at the score and is terrible. He won’t be getting any jobs in this market. I mean if you’re looking for a guy who wheezes while he speaks because he’s about 300 pounds over weight and has no discipline then hire the guy to do pizza tasting sample tasting. He’ll jump at that in a second.
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    FS Podcast ft. Matt Spiegel of 670 the Score

    Your other podcasts are excellent.
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    FS Podcast ft. Matt Spiegel of 670 the Score

    I find spiegel highly annoying and a terrible sounding radio person. fortunately the link didn’t open.
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    If the season is lost, how will it affect players?

    Everyone will lose a year of progression or be a year closer to regression. I would the teams with the youngest rosters would be affected the least. A guy like EE might have his career ended if he takes a year off.
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    FS: A conversation w/ Keith Law of The Athletic

    I think the talk here about Madrigal is funny. I’m an old guy now but was 5’7 and 165 in high and college when I played. I was the number 3 hitter most of the time. I hit the ball over fences and was usually also the fastest kid on the field. I didn’t strike out much but I never had bat control like Madrigal. my point here is that Madrigal could hit for power if he wanted too. He’s certainly strong enough. Hitting the ball hard is timing and leverage. He chooses to spray the ball and not strikeout He’s probably as strong as just about everyone he plays with. to say he’s a weakling is laughable. His swing will change over the years as he adjusts. one thing that I like about him was when he was playing in college and there was a meeting at the mound he was the only one I saw talk. Everybody else listened. That was impressive. he gets ripped her just like all the players do before they get their footing. Just sit back and enjoy the way this kid plays. He’s an usual dude.
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    Mlb Networks Top 10

    Moncada is one of the top ten players in baseball
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    I don't see how pitch framing works?

    I used to think pitch framing is a joke. The umps read this stuff and they might even be offended when a catcher tries to frame a ball a strike. but I’ve seen catchers who are jumping around behind the plate and can’t catch a ball smoothly make it hard on umps to call borderline pitches strikes so I now see some value in a guy. Whois quiet behind the plate giving his pitcher the best chance out three. but the other hand the stat guys get ahold of a stat and drive in the ground so it’s probably not as big a deal as the stat guys make i5. Out to be