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  1. SoxSteve

    2019 Trade Deadline Predictions

    Looking ahead at our projected lineup we really only have right field and maybe catcher to fill. I know I know there are no guarantees but any trade we make should be for pitching in return and hope we get lucky with what comes back. Also I would not trade Bummer or Fry unless we get our socks knocked off in a deal. Not saying both of them will be good but going forward we have a minor league full of righty starters and relievers and lefties are hard to come by so I would have to be really blown away to trade them.
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    Tired of seeing Yolmer Sanchez in starting lineup

    Yolmer is by far the worst base runner I have ever seen and I have never been a fan but he does add some value as a utility player for a good team IMO. Switch hitter with a good glove and can play all 3 infield positions ( shortstop is a question ) would be a asset on good team. But yes after Madrigal comes up there is no spot for him on our team. Always thought the Cubs should have Traded Russell to someone else and picked up Yolmer. Russell stock has dropped now but Yolmer could be effective on he Cubs and would fit in in he Clubhouse for sure. Wouldn't be against Yolmer for Happ. Also Yolmer could be a good sweetener if we traded Colome or Abreu. Just saying
  3. SoxSteve

    2019 MLB draft thread

    Quick dumb question. Why didn’t they allow trades in the baseball draft. Someone gave clear answer to why not but I can’t remember what it was. If would make a hell of a lot more exciting that’s for sure. Thanx
  4. SoxSteve

    General Announcement: Diamond Club

    Can I post about Manny Machado is non SOX news?
  5. SoxSteve

    Have we hit bottom?

    I could not have said it better myself. After the Machado failure I have never been this disinterested and disgusted with the Sox in a long time. I will watch (but not with he same vigor) and hopefully Eloy brings some excitement along with Moncada but I am still so down on them I cant describe it. I cant seem to shake the Machado debacle. And i will NEVER EVER read another thread or story on " what free agents should we chase" in 2020. Does it really matter because we will never have a chance with a 26 year old superstar like we just had. Maybe i'm in the minority and hopefully i shake out of it with some good play by the young guys but at this point i'm not sure. And a few of my friends feel the exact way i do so maybe its just not me. To tell you the truth if i hear Hahn's voice talking about always on the lookout for "premium young talent " i might puke. Oh well just venting but it still doesn't make it better.
  6. Anybody who thought we were a player for Arenado is delusional. The thought of him ever coming to the Sox NEVER even crossed my mind because it was NEVER going to happen. We had our one and only chance to get a superstar at a position of need with none of the big boys involved and WE BLEW IT. It was the perfect storm with his family and friends on team and WE BLEW IT. Enough said!!!
  7. SoxSteve

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Hahn is always using these lines like" we are always looking for premium talent" along with a few others that seem like standard lines he rehearsed for awhile. And if you want to be more nauseated look a overthecap.com and look at next years projected payroll. its gone up a little since the Alonso and Hererra signings but still going to be ridiculously low. Adding Machado salary would still make it probably in bottom 5.
  8. SoxSteve

    Prospects I'm Following

    Madrigal is the guy I’m least worried about. Along time removed from wrist injury and well rested. He should have a big year. Also Sheets another guy not worried about. Power will come and I heard he is working with dad a lot so I expect big things from him. Victor DIaz is someone I want to see. Just a wild card I know but would love to see a full year of what he has other than throwing 100.
  9. How about ten Courtney Hawkins or 5 Keenan Barhams. I don’t like capped ceiling players either but the bust rate is way to high for me on high school players. I have no problem with the Steele walkers or Gavin Sheets or Jake Burgers. For every Gordon Beckham bust there is 10 high schoolers who’s names are already forgotten.
  10. I actually liked the type of some of the players they drafted. The high walk rate is a big positive for me after what we've had to deal with players on the team in the past and the players in minors like Hawkins, barham etc. I think we get to enamored or concerned with low home run amount especially in A and low A ball. I think sheets will have very good power in the future and love the contact of the Steele walker types. I could be wrong but I think those 2 will make big jumps on the hitting front this season. We shall see
  11. SoxSteve

    Anybody else already miss Hawk?

    I do miss the Hawk big time. Benetti is horshit with his snarky sarcastic stuff. Horrible. For the bad teams Hawk had to cover he did awesome. Wish he was back and having to listen to the weasel Bennetti I will miss Hawk even more.
  12. SoxSteve

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That’s crazy talk. Your never going to have another year where the 4 big boys are out on 2 of the best young free agents . NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. CUBS. DODGERES,YANKEES AND RED SOX ALL WILL NEVER SIT OUT ALL AT ONCE EVER AGAIN. Now is our moment. Hope we take advantage of what has been laid out on the table for us. We shall see.
  13. That is why I never even pay attention to WAR or Steamer .Not trying to discount metrics but I never ever even look at that when am looking at a player. Maybe I am in the minority but oh well. And what was Mariano Rivera average War per season? if anybody has that info I would appreciate it. Thanx
  14. SoxSteve

    Farmer and DJ back on radio for 2019

    Benetti and Stone are two smartass for me; both try to be to clever like two snarky smartasses. I’ll take Farmio and DJ over those two clowns any day. I love DJ and he tells it like it is.
  15. It was a little sobering and you are correct in the assumption that we need Eloy to be a superstar but his monotone deliver has something to do with that, lol. I disagree with all this Madrigal and lack of power crap. I don't care how many homers he hits as long as he is a 280 plus hitter with a 360 plus OBP his homer total is irrelevant imo. The one concern with our system ( besides the injuries) is that it seems like we have a lot of AAA good players and not many close to the majors. Again that is why Machado is soooo important. Yet with all that said we will only go as far as our pitching takes us so we need Dunning, Cease, Kopech, Lopez, to be very good or it is a moot point anyway.