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Two-Gun Pete last won the day on September 22 2018

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  1. Two-Gun Pete


    I posted over there years ago, but was banned; I think it was when KW stupidly said something to the effect that Ventura "could have been a general or admiral if he had been in the military," and as a veteran, I took offense to that. But yeah, I don't feel bad for WSI, in all honesty. They got what they wanted, in my view.
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    Machado do-over

    Why do posters entertain the fantasy that: 1.THIS org, with 2. THAT (snicker) frugal owner, and 3.THOSE geniuses in the front office will make that happen? He's a Boras client, and half of the league, including most of the moneyed class in MLB will be after his signature. The ownership hates giving out contracts, and much less, contracts to starting pitching. The front office bozos can't formulate a cogent argument to the frugal owner about how/when spending on FA makes sense, that is, if they can even ID a decent target to sign in the first place. The move to make was either Machado or Harper, given that there was not nearly as much competition for their signatures, full stop. I preferred Machado then, and now, though I would have been happy with either. [Cue Hahnpologists, FO Friends, and In Kenny We Trust types to fall all over themselves to attack fair criticism against JR/RH/KW in 3, 2, 1...]
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    Sox and As game 3 rubber match

    Im good with pulling Giolito out of this game, as this game is probably lost, and this season is lost.
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    Noisy Ballparks

    I dunno "specifically" about a saxophone. But, I just caught a Dodgers game @ Dodger Stadium. And, I forgot how much fun a full stadium, with engaged/involved fans was really like. It would be fun to have that kind of atmosphere @ the rate, but alas, it seems we're light years away from that. But insofar as encouraging fan chants, musical instruments, & the like, i think Id be ok with that.
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    Ok, honest question: Would you rather have Houston's or LAD's developmental staff, or the (snicker) geniuses being led by KW?
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    They might have, but the development staff were probably too weak and incompetent to get it to work. Or perhaps Collins isn't intelligent enough to learn anything. Either way, his selection in the draft, they way he was (snicker) "developed," and the way he was brought up are/were infuriating, IMO.
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    Hey, I appreciate your quoting me over and over. Quick question: What's "an incel thing?" Thanks.
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    This is a canard. Every team has their individual failures. But if you're going to discount their successes (and LAD's as well), you're reaching... ...unless you actually think the SOX do a good job developing players. Is this the case?
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    To your point, Collins doesn't hit well enough to be full time @ 1B or DH. A more competent FO/development staff (THINK: Houston or LAD) would have worked on his swing YEARS AGO to shorten it, not wait until he shat his pants in his 1st exposure to MLB pitching. Given his long swing thatll lead to piles of Ks, Collins simply HAS TO catch some/most of the time in order to be a big leaguer, IMO. Otherwise, as you said, it was a wasted pick.
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    Gerrit Cole - The Rebuild’s Fulcrum

    Not only that, but adding Machado would have created a surplus in infielders that could haave been used to make trades for other necessities. Like SP or RF.
  11. Nah, we shouldn't, because it's fucking moronic to do. Also, because it gives those mouth-breathing morons in the front office a pass. It also perpetuates the memory of how stoopid this team has been in recent decades. Above all else, if you're a grown ass man, you shouldn't use some stupid, cutesy bullshit to refer to one of the worst moves in White Sox history. (But what do I know? I'm not a stupid milennial.)
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    OK, a lot to unpack here, but I divided up your post into the 3 ideas that bear analysis, IMO. On #1, the lesson that should have been learned by this front office is to know when you have scant competition for a player's signature, and when there will be PILES of teams trying to sign a player. In the cases of Abreu and Robert, there were few suitors, and NONE among the moneyed class of MLB. For that matter, there was scant competition for Machado and Harper, but they fvkced that one up, unfortunately. Turning to THIS offseason, for Cole's signature, I can envision the yankmees, the scrubs, Atlanta, Philly, and Texas, and LAAAA all being interested, and all having more money to spend, and all being closer to competing than the SOX. Part of winning FA is identifying the player, and part of it is signability. If you've been a shitty team for a decade, AND reluctant to spend, your chances to sign top talent in FA are remote. [Unless there are few competing suitors.] On #2, I don't think that the free agencies of yesteryear are all that cogent to today's discussion, in all honesty. There are MASSIVE differences in the CBAs, for example. [Dye would have had a draft pick attached to him, were he a FA today.] There aren't NEARLY as many stupid front offices in MLB as there was when AJP was stupidly given away for free. Were it TODAY, the SFGs would have rightly tried to keep AJP to rebuild his value, THEN trade him away. As for Fisk, that was so long ago, if memory serves, he was only a FA because he came off an injury. Free agency [both MLB veterans and International FA] have long been a massive failing by this front office. Lastly, on #3, this front office crapped their pants on the pursuit of Machado. In no way was their incentives-based deal a good one for Machado. And in no way was this org worrying about a $300MM guarantee cogent, given the natural inflation of top player salaries and the $/WAR for either one. Sorry, but it was a MASSIVE fuckup, and one that will haunt this team for a long time. There won't be another 26 year old stud available in FA for YEARS. There won't be another 26 year old stud, AND none of the RICH teams interested/involved for decades. If you want to behave like a "small market team," then you'd better learn to strike when you can. This front office has earned the criticism and scorn, and we are RIGHT to pile it on them until they prove otherwise.
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    Gerrit Cole - The Rebuild’s Fulcrum

    Im frankly stunned that this thread has been made by this particular poster, after this past offseason's FAILURE. I'm not picking on anyone when I post this, but let's put this fantasy to bed once and for all. As I see it, there are [AT LEAST] 3 reasons why this will never happen: 1. As many have posted here, they will be MANY suitors for Cole. Most will offer more money, & are better positioned to win NOW. For a player like Cole, this is important. 2. JR/KW/RH will always find a way to screw this up. They are incompetent and mentally weak. They are also more interested in the Reinsdorf family's future inheiritance. 3. Cole is a Scott Boras client. In a competitive situation, Boras uses the SOX as leverage. In my view, thinking about Cole coming here is a waste of time, in all honesty. It's a whole pile of mental masturbation.
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    Charlie Tilson Optioned to Charlotte

    Meh, all three of Cordell, Engel, and Tilson just suck at baseball. And all three are at/near what should be their [snicker] "primes," given them being 26-27 years old. They don't have youth on their side, and they haven't taken advantage of having a chance to play at this level. I had wanted to see what Cordell and Tilson can do, given that Adam Engel has been given [no shit] 857 MLB PAs to produce a cumulative -0.6 fWAR. But alas, neither Cordell, nor Tilson have seized the opportunity, in all honesty. And no, I don't blame Tilson for the lack of coaching that led to Eloy not knowing to defer to the CF on that play. But, what'll be entertaining [to me] is once Engel is back, how many posters will still opine, "if he can ONLY hit a little bit...."
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    The rumors were (partially) true: Collins to AAA

    Thanks for the kind words, sweetie. And yes, we should all use proper English at all times, & never ever criticize your family members in the front office.