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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    Actually, the quote says the Jr. works harder, not the Elijah does not work hard. A subtle but important distinction.
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    Leadoff Man going forward - TA or Robert?

    I’m not one to reflexively criticize RR, but Robert is the prototypical leadoff hitter. He has the look of a 40/40 guy.
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    8/6/20 vs. BrewCrew @ 7:10PMCT

    I get the impression that Basabe’s rep among fans is more about his billing at the time of the trade than anything he has done as a Sox prospect, especially relative to the other Sox OF prospects.
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    Sox might not be aggressive in trading

    I agree with this. Unless a team is willing to do a sucker’s deal, then it is unlikely any team is going to trade anyone of value this season.
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    Half Empty Half Full Thoughts

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy
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    Which career would you pick?

    The answer, quite simply, is Robert. He is a generational talent who also has a baseball IQ beyond his years.
  7. I tore my labrum 7 years ago at age 52. Took a little more than 2 months of PT, but no surgery was needed. There were lingering effects for awhile but I eventually got past those. The big difference, of course, is that I’m not trying to hit major league pitching or turn double plays from the 2nd base position, even on an amateur level. I imagine that Avi and Bryant might still be suffering lingering effects because they cannot realistically wait long enough for the last 1-2% to heal completely.
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    8/4 Sox vs Brewers GT

    The way starters are dropping like flies, I think teams will hold on tighter.
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    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!!!

    I see what you did there.
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    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!!!

    Using only two OFs against any batter would be silly.
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    Wanting them to take the traditional risk in drafting a boom-or-bust guy does not negate the fact that draftees more often bust than make it. You disagree with the draft strategy. So be it. It is still a strategy with reason behind it: https://community.fangraphs.com/success-rate-of-mlb-first-round-draft-picks-by-slot/ This chart shows that the surest way to get a major leaguer is to draft a high floor guy in the 1st round. After that, the odds are decidedly against any team getting a major league player: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/how-many-mlb-draftees-make-it-to-the-majors/
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    First of all, drafting and developing a league average player at any position is not easy for any team. Secondly, high contact hitting, high OBP, and better than average defense are tools. Thirdly, the failure rate on any baseball draft pick, including the 1st round picks, is so high that if you get an above average player from any pick you are beating the odds. If Madrigal becomes a regular, he will have outperformed his draft position historically. That enough is worthy of the pick.
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    MADRIGAL CALLED UP! (Herrera DFA)

    This is my chief complaint about the “Madrigal wasn’t worthy of a #4 pick” crowd. Just what do those detractors think the #4 pick does on average?
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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    Tampa has 4 of the top 15.
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    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!!!

    Absolutely loved the way they scored in the 9th. Good ABs through the first six batters. I’m really glad Eloy got that sac fly after having a mediocre AB in his previous AB.
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