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About mharkins

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    Southern AZ

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Open Forum White Sox Discussiono
  • Favorite Sox player
    Current: TA,
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Jared Kelley & Yoelqui Cespedes
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 World Series Championship Clincher
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Classic: Big Hurt, Retro: Dick Allen
  1. mharkins

    3/18 vs Royals, 3:05

    When your starting pitcher is clearly struggling, your team leaders (and other starting players) need to execute routine plays... thus not put (unforced) undue stress upon said pitcher. TA routinely declares himself to be amongst the best shortstops in the game. You’ll get absolutely no arguments from me, regarding the offensive side of the equation. However, until he can overcome his propensity to butcher routine throws at levels that rank amongst the highest number (by starting MLB SS, of) throwing errors, TA will continue to be a defensive liability at inopportune times. Let’s hope he has a breakthrough this season to neutralize his most challenging ongoing shortstop deficiency.
  2. mharkins

    ST White Sox @ Giants 3/4 2:05 CT

    White Sox lose 3-1 (in 7 innings), dropping the Pale Hose to 0-3 (and 2 ties). La Russia hates losing (even meaningless early Spring Training games). It’ll be interesting to see how long it’ll take before he blows a gasket.
  3. mharkins

    Pitchers and Catchers Report

    “What about Danks?”
  4. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Laz Rivera getting picked off 1B (immediately after being inserted as a pinch runner) isn’t exactly the best way to ingratiate himself to the WS key decision makers.
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Mazara with a moon shot blast to tie things up in Glendale, 6-6!
  6. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Happy to see that the Moncada extension has been finalized (5 Years for $70 million).
  7. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Given the volatile nature of MLB relief pitchers’ consistency (or lack thereof) from season to season, it will be interesting to see who (Ultimately) ends up closing games for the Sox as this season progresses.
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    That said, A Paul Konerko World Series, bases loaded analogy is a stretch.
  9. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Absolutely nothing wrong with ripping a first pitch (dead center) fastball with the bases loaded and nobody out in a meaningless spring training game.
  10. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    My bad... Veteran 6’2” 220 lb multi-time all-star slugger (and team captain) vs a scuffling diminutive prospect with zero MLB experience. You are absolutely correct (I was dead wrong) They are identical.
  11. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    False equivalency for $200 Alex
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    I (for one) love what Madrigal brings to the White Sox. He is clearly pressing (so far) early in spring training. When all is said and done I believe he will be a solid overall contributor to the WS this season.
  13. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Amongst his most highly touted attributes, Nick Madrigal is supposed to possess the highest rated baseball IQ (as ranked by MLB.com) amongst all current MLB prospects. Given the Situation; bases loaded with nobody out, along with the demonstrable wildness of (Rockies’ SP) Peter Lambert that inning, combined with Madrigal’s diminutive stature (Incredibly small strike zone), Little Nicky’s situational approach was head scratching. To go up to the plate first pitch hunting (given the situation) didn’t make any sense, whatsoever.
  14. mharkins

    White Sox vs Athletics: Reylo against Bassitt

    Unfortunately, an inability to effectively locate his pitches continues to be Fulmer’s Achilles Heal.