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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    From what I’ve seen of him he is still out of sync with his mechanics at least half the time in the regular season. He needs to consistently replicate his mechanics or he isn’t a major leaguer. It’s that simple. But he still has time to improve there. I think with his windup, slowing it down and being even more deliberate could help him. To me it almost looked like he was trying to go too fast.
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    4/21 Gamethread - Astros @ Sox - 6:10pm / WGN

    What a mess this team is right now. Geez get your act together team. At least look like you belong in the majors even in losses.
  3. Really unfortunate it was that serious. Hope he pulls through and can live a relatively normal life even without sports.
  4. Rodon will never be re-signed so we are really hoping he comes back strong so he can be traded.
  5. I think our pitching will end up being the strength of this team ultimately. We’ll really need to hit on any positional signings
  6. Yikes hope it’s not something serious like a brain tumor. Is he a diabetic?
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    Sox at Oakland 2:35 CDT: Fulmer versus Triggs

    QUOTE (ChiliIrishHammock24 @ Apr 19, 2018 -> 01:12 AM) Not saying Delmonico is even talented enough in LF to make that catch, but what the f*** is the point of slowing up and turning your back to ball to get the hit off the wall, when you know full well the game is over if you don't catch it.... The ball ended up hitting towards the bottom of the wall. He could have at least busted his ass towards the wall and made a leaping attempt. Instead he slows down, turns, and squares up to the wall waiting for the bounce, and then once he fields the bounce it seemed to click in his head that the game was over. Whoops. The guy has probably never played outfield in his life up until last year. Avi was making similar blunders a few years ago. I would be patient.
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    People need to stop putting pressure on these prospects to come up and dominate right away. I could tell Moncada was pressing. It’s rare for a guy to come up and be an all-star from day 1. The freak outs about small sample sizes from the majors and minors have been completely ridiculous.
  9. QUOTE (greg775 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 10:27 PM) Any spending they do will be offseason and have nothing to do with attendance. Yes I want them to suffer embarrassment of low crowds if they are going to put this product on the big league field. The problem with that is we don't know where the holes will be once the young guys are all up. That could tie up a bunch of money in signings in what becomes an area of strength that we can't offload, which will cripple the roster flexibility when the window of contention is open. Basically it's a risk the team does not need to take yet. We won't have unlimited payroll so the cautious approach to signings at this point is warranted.
  10. QUOTE (greg775 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 10:26 PM) Is our AAA manager any good? Let him take over the big league club if we must save $$. Ricky needs to go. When we play this bad I think about Jason on a podcast saying how overjoyed every single Sox fan was at Soxfest. It was a party with people cheering Hahn everywhere he walked and worshiping him cause everybody loves the rebuild. We could give Omar Vizquel a shot.
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    Fernando Tatis, Jr. Thread (read/post at your own peril)

    I don't know why they would give him such an aggressive assignment with how young he is. Seems more likely to hurt than help IMO.
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    2018 MLB Draft

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:33 AM) I hope the Sox do not select a HS kid with #4. Too much can go wrong with a HS pitcher, and until the organization can prove it actually can develop a good major league hitter, I'd rather they draft a position player that high that is a bit more advanced. If they want HS guys to try to balance it out, go crazy with the rest of the picks. They have to hit on #4. Unless they have a HS pitcher rated far above the rest I think we need infield talent high when looking at the system right now. We should be ok at pitcher and outfield. They could take an outfielder high but seems redundant when looking at our positional strengths.
  13. QUOTE (SonofaRoache @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 06:38 PM) Clarkin was a projected front line starter during his early evaluation period. He lost a lot of that hype and rightfully so, but that's why I said we'd need a little luck. If he is healthy and his arm is slinging, he can be lethal and is arguably better than D. The debate here is a good one to have, you can never have too much quality pitching in the system. We have plenty of spots in the bullpen if we have too many starters. Would be nice to have a few guys who can go 2-3 innings out of the pen and are actually good.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 11:06 PM) It isn't just 2B. It is the entire IF. I haven't seen enough of Sheets yet, I don't trust Collins and Skoug to be MLB catchers or 1B, they have nothing at SS and 3B. Zavala and Burger are DH candidates. They're loaded in the OF, but they're barren in the IF. You're acting like we have no money to spend. If the rotation can be covered from the minors we have 100 million to put into the infield and bullpen. Pretty much everyone knows this is a throwaway year.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    Now you see why I said wait and see on paying Avi when we had a lot of people on here wanting to give him big money this past offseason. That would've been a disaster. It is ok if we have a glut of good outfielders in the minors - we don't have a long term (forward looking) fixture at 1B or DH yet. We still have flexibility to move guys around on the field in time. I don't know how many more good years Abreu has left, probably at least a few after this one. Our trades are looking better with each passing day. Moncada should come around eventually. Next key trade to make is sell high on Nate Jones at the deadline if he can put together a good half in the closer's role. The next guy to sell high on after Jones is Rodon, at the deadline if we get blown away or next offseason. Hopefully Rodon is dominant when he comes back that will really help us a lot.
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    Rays @ White Sox 4/11/18 1:10 PM

    Not a chance in hell a contender would want Shields. Maybe Nate Jones if he has a good half closing.
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    The Chicago Ballpark That Never Was

    A ballpark on northerly island with the seating oriented toward the Chicago skyline would look amazing. Concerts could be played at the ballpark as they already have been on the island.
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    Tampa Bay @ Chicago GT

    And it’s going to be another long year. I’ll check back when Jimenez and Kopech get promoted. This is unwatchable baseball. At least this time it was a 1 game teaser instead of a month long teaser at the start of the year.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    I love how they try playing matchups with our bullpen stiffs like it will make any difference. Just trot any random guy out there, let them give up their 1-2 runs, then move on to the next.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Apr 5, 2018 -> 06:47 PM) Sign or develop them. We are still going to unload guys like Jones and (hopefully) Soria this deadline. The pen is the most fickle part of a team and it will definitely be a challenge to assemble once this team is ready The problem is we haven’t had a single bullpen callup show even flashes of looking like a good reliever.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    QUOTE (daggins @ Apr 5, 2018 -> 06:43 PM) Lol who cares this team isn't going anywhere yet. There's about a dozen bodies behind these guys and the Sox picked what they did to preserve depth, not maximize results. What makes you think we are magically going to assemble a bullpen once the team gets good? We don?€™t have the time to let young relievers learn on the job once our top prospects are up. Pretty much every acquisition, signing, or promotion has been hot garbage.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    Clean house with this bullpen it’s utter trash. Nate Jones should be the only one still here by year end. Some bad decisions made by staff with assembling the bullpen.
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    4/3 Game Thread: Sox @ Blue Jays

    It’s a makeshift lineup with Avi at 2 until the team is fully assembled
  24. QUOTE (iamshack @ Apr 3, 2018 -> 05:18 PM) Let me ask you this...what are the odds he turns into a better player than Avi? We don’t even know who the real Avi is
  25. QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Apr 3, 2018 -> 05:06 PM) At the time, the projected future surplus value for Rutherford was certainly higher than Kahnle. That said, you need to be right on these things more often that not. Rutherford, Tatis, Fulmer, Collins and Burger are all going to be used as prima facie evidence if things do not go as well as expected. (Of course, the Astros made mistakes with JD Martinez, Chris Johnson, Grossman, Singleton, Appel...maybe trading Domingo Santana but he was surplus to Luhnow...and overcame in through fromtline quality/depth. And they had an MVP in Altuve to build their team around, adding Correa and Springer, eventually Tucker.) The only takeaway is they aren’t that great at evaluating players at A level and below. Above that level they are much better. I’m seriously amazed how so many of you have completely given up on Rutherford after how useless Leury Garcia, Sanchez, Avi, Davidson, etc all looked for years and have now become contributors. It took Micker years to show anything at all. If he ends up being a late bloomer who doesn’t get to the majors until 24-25 so what? Not everyone fast tracks it through the minors. He didn’t suddenly lose the natural talent he has.