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    David Robertson

    QUOTE (elrockinMT @ May 14, 2017 -> 03:41 PM) Who do they have left to trade us? Juan Soto, Carter Kieboom, Severino Personally I would try to get Soto and Kieboom
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    May 14th Game Thread: White Sox vs. San Diego

    8 run 8th inning offensive explosion
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    Beat the Streak Fantasy

    QUOTE (Scoots @ May 13, 2017 -> 08:42 PM) Just saw the walk off. This guy could be a multi millionaire by Tuesday if he keeps doing the double down. That's nuts. Yep that's crazy. There are some players with huge track records (around 50 ab's) against certain pitchers where they are hitting around .500 (Matt Carpenter vs Wily Peralta comes to mind - 22 for 46). All he has to do is wait a month or two for matchups like that to come up the rest of the year since he's already at 51 one month into the season.
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    Beat the Streak Fantasy

    Joe Mauer killed my longest streak against Dillon OMGee
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    Beat the Streak Fantasy

    QUOTE (Scoots @ May 13, 2017 -> 08:45 PM) Yeah, my longest was last year and I got like 26. Apparently this is the first year this guy has played. I think it will be a really cool story if he wins it. I wonder if they will do beat the streak next year if he does...i mean that's a lot of money to just shell out. They sell sponsorship of the beat the streak game every year for advertising which probably pays for the insurance policy they take out to pay out the million dollar grand prize if its won. It is basically free promotion for the MLB.
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    Beat the Streak Fantasy

    QUOTE (Scoots @ May 13, 2017 -> 05:15 AM) For anyone who plays beat the streak, I've been following the leaderboard for a few days now, and someone has just tied the all time record (set last year) at 49. He just needs 8 more in a row to win 5 million dollars. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out, as much as I wish it were me lol, I hope this one wins!!! That guy is incredibly lucky. Started two guys who didn't play during his streak who were NL players who didn't play that day and didn't end up with a pinch hit AB, which would have likely ended the streak. But because they got no AB's his streak was preserved. My longest streak is around 16-18 twice. The game is pretty much impossible its much harder to win than a mega millions or powerball jackpot.
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    BA top 100 update

    QUOTE (steveno89 @ May 12, 2017 -> 12:03 PM) I'd rank them: Kopech Lopez Fulmer Giolito Dunning Hansen Adams As far as starters are concerned Adams is way too hittable to move up higher than AA. And no Burdi?
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    5/9 Games

    QUOTE (flavum @ May 9, 2017 -> 08:05 PM) Yeah, I don't even know what can be said anymore. If he has bullets in his shoulder, he might as well find out if he can be a bullpen pitcher. Looks like he's trying to be an all or nothing power hitter. Someone needs to honestly sit him down and tell him what he's doing is not working, that he's nearing the end of the road and they are going to give him one last chance. Figure out if he still wants to be a major league ballplayer. If so, send him down to A ball, shorten his swing, and have him focus on OBP. Don't even worry about hitting for power at this point. Get him on base and building up that confidence again. Find some penalty like running 5 laps around the stadium for every HR or strikeout lol. I know he's a pro but you've got to find some way to change his thinking.
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    5/9 Games

    Micker Adolfo 3 for 5 up to .310 now. Pleasant surprise there.
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    David Robertson

    Looks like this team is starting to revert back to its old ways. Trade Robertson while he's still pitching well.
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    Moncada to stay in Charlotte a while

    If only they brought Avi along like this......
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 8, 2017 -> 05:02 PM) Only to an extent. To ignore that a maturation and growth process does happen over a period of time between 18-22 and older is foolish. Someone could well be better equipped to handle failure at 26, than they at 23, even more than they are at 18. Kids grow up. It isn't an absolute cut or dried thing. There is a reason we don't throw high school kids straight into the major league game no matter how talented they are. Some recent ones off the top of my head who were very young and have done fine - Machado, Trout, Urias.
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 8, 2017 -> 04:55 PM) The big thing that is going to slow Kopech down is his IP totals. His largest total is 65 IP in 2015. He threw less in 2016. Approaching 3 total minor league seasons, he has 159 IPs, total. He has a LONG way to go before he will be in shape to throw a minor league season, let alone a major league one. Then go with the 6 man rotation or start him every other 5th day. If he is getting batters out consistently he has nothing more to learn at that level.
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    QUOTE (SCCWS @ May 8, 2017 -> 07:38 AM) Rebuilding year. You do not dump Covey and bring up Fulmer to replace him. Instead you wait until Fulmer or Danish is "considered" ready and then you make the move. Young players getting called up should be based on their progress not on someone not performing at the ML level. Now if Anderdson and Saladino collide on a play and both are out for the year, then you may be forced to rush Moncada and Delmonico. If Q ends up on the DL then you may have to rush a starter from Charlotte to stay competitive. Otherwise patience is needed. If you can't handle some early struggles as a major league ballplayer psychologically you are not cut out for the majors, plain and simple. This team is going no where soon, there is literally zero pressure to perform at a high level immediately. Unless there are obvious flaws there is no need to have them fatten up their stats in AAA on inferior competition. I don't care how good they look in AAA if they can't hit major league pitching/handle major league hitting.
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ May 8, 2017 -> 10:16 AM) Well Kopech isn't going to be up next season (maybe September) so there's that. I do expect Rodon, Fulmer, Lopez, Giolito (hopefully) and Shields to be in the roster, barring a Shields trade. So there should be opportunity for Danish to get starts as the Sox usually are careful about watching guys' innings and skipping and giving more rest. Could even go 6-man rotation. He's doing well in AA, will see AAA later this year. And break with the team next year in spring training. Only reason young guys have been "held back" to this point is because they already have some service time. Won't happen with guys like Kopech.
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    Let's be real - guys like Danish aren't going to get a look at starting once Fulmer, Giolito, Lopez, and Kopech are up by next year. Could easily see all 4 in our rotation by early next season. Might as well see what we have now.
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    The Rotation and Covey Situation

    Padres did the same thing with Perdomo but he has much more upside than Covey. Turns out Rockies drafted him in Rule 5 then immediately traded him to the Padres. Weird.
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    5/6 Games

    QUOTE (SoxAce @ May 6, 2017 -> 09:23 PM) Micker Adolfo on a quiet 9 game hitting streak. He's been quietly putting together a good season. Not getting a whole lot of attention. Needs to walk more tho.
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    Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ May 5, 2017 -> 06:20 AM) IMO, we break-even on the trade if we end up with a #3 type starter and a high leverage reliever. Anything more than that is a clear win for us. Obviously I wish Giolito was doing better out of the gate, but I'm giving it him a few months before I start to panic. Restoring his mechanics was always going to be a painful process and we're seeing that now. Giolito was far better in AAA last year his mechanics are still messed up. I'd pretty much write off this whole year for him to get everything ironed out and hope he can be called up mid season next year.
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    Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ May 5, 2017 -> 06:39 AM) 3-4 starts at Winston-Salem is not enough. What's the reason to rush him to Birmingham, anyway? I'm going to guess until the end of June/early July with W-S and then the last two months with the Barons...then maybe playoffs in Birm or Charlotte. It's doubtful WS or Birmingham will make it, has to be Charlotte. He's a 1st round pick and turns 23 later this year pretty sure he can handle it.
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    Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 4, 2017 -> 01:43 PM) From the same chat Looking like all 3 have a good chance at seeing the majors imo which would be a haul. Will be interested to see if Dunning gets fast tracked to Birmingham after 3-4 more starts if he keeps it up.
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    May 3rd Game Thread: White Sox at KC Royals

    On another note why is Sanchez batting in the 2 hole instead of down further than Avi in the lineup
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    May 3rd Game Thread: White Sox at KC Royals

    Do we have any pitchers who can DH instead of Assche or May?
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    Eaton to Nats/Giolito, Lopez, Dunning to Sox

    Never would've thought Eaton would go down before Sale. That's too bad at least his contract is manageable. He's probably going to be worth almost nothing at the back end of that contract.
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    Eaton to Nats/Giolito, Lopez, Dunning to Sox

    QUOTE (Lip Man 1 @ Apr 29, 2017 -> 11:10 PM) MLB Trade rumors is reporting Washington has already contacted the Royals to see if any of their outfielders may be available (like Cain) Mark Give them Melky
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