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  1. 8 minutes ago, EloyJenkins said:

    In hind sight for today ...Foster should have been the opener

    The bullpen is not dominant in a way that you can win games doing that. And do you really want a manager who has a history of questionable in game decisions to make more of them than usual in an elimination game?

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Richie said:

    I'm glad my spirit was crushed and my will to give a shit was cut directly in half during the Cleveland series. 

    I'm not half as upset as I normally would be. 

    You had to know this was coming. We're a horrible baseball team right now. For a variety of reasons. We're not even a top 8 team in the AL. Not at this moment. Not a playoff team. 

    Then all the more reason to see if Dunning can get it done with the season on the line.

  3. 7 minutes ago, SleepyWhiteSox said:

    This is on Ricky for stranding 10 and not throwing strikes

    The game didn’t have to be put entirely in the hands of the bullpen. The manager made the decision. If they were going to do anything in the playoffs this year, you trust your future (Dunning) to make a leap in development and win a big game. Managing like you are scared of giving up a run in the first inning doesn’t win you games.

  4. 3 minutes ago, Lillian said:

    Until Kevan Smith is back off the DL, I'd expect Dustin Garneau to be called up from AAA, to at least shore up the defense, behind the plate. He can't hit, but he is supposed to be able to catch. 

    I’m talking like a high upside top 100-150 guy who might not see the field in a contender’s system for 3-4 years if ever blocked by multiple players. There have to be at least a few players out there in the minors like that.

  5. Honestly might not be a bad idea to start trying to buy a few high upside bats with cash who are blocked on the AA/AAA squads of playoff contenders to get a look on our major league roster rest of season. Put aside 10-20 mill to make the deals. No reason to keep trotting out our garbage.

  6. 30 minutes ago, greg775 said:

    It's another one of those games where Hahn gets to be a genius. Instead of feeling embarrassed at that relief choke job, he can smile and wink at the investors and say, 'Just as we planned it.' That top 2 draft pick is coming next year ... yeah!   Sure hope this year's No. 4 and next year's 1 or 2 are not busts. Of course we'll give them 4-6  years to make the majors. Hahn can keep the rebuild mystery going as long as he wants and be beloved by fans, owners, everybody. It's unAmerican to try to lose like this.

    Complain to the player's association for putting ever increasing salaries ahead of everything else. Without a salary cap in the league small and mid market teams will always be forced into top to bottom rebuilds. These teams have no margin for error when it comes to big FA signings.

  7. 12 hours ago, Jose Abreu said:

    Power is one thing I don't really worry about with draft prospects anymore, unless it's someone who's a big time home run hitter or a speedy finesse guy. With the juiced ball, you have guys like Ozzie Albies- who were never power hitters- leading the league in home runs 

    The ball is not the only thing juiced my man

  8. 9 hours ago, DirtySox said:

    Yea. I'm still pretty meh on Singer. I can be talked into it, it's just a boring, safe pick.

    He has really good movement on all his pitches. I can't see him busting unless he gets injured or has issues with locating pitches.

  9. 3 hours ago, Dick Allen said:

    Perhaps. They are going to give him every possible chance, as they should, , but the Sox have released plenty of guys 23 years old or younger in their history that threw 91. He is getting an opportunity not a lot get. It’s fine that he is, but I just think it’s a very real possibility it isn’t going to get better to the point where it is at least good enough. He has had his moments. When he throws strikes consistently he generally performs well even if the advanced metrics aren’t impressive. I went to a game last year and saw him warming up snapping off unhittable curveballs. But you don’t see those in the game. Maybe it’s in his head, and he needs a sports psychologist. I am pretty sure the Sox have one on stand by. He is a huge guy. The bigger you are the harder it is to repeat your mechanics. Maybe that is the issue. My problem is it seems so far from being acceptable. It isn’t like he is just missing, or had a call or two go against him. There is very little to hang your hat on with him. Rizzo may be an ass, but he is known as a guy who doesn’t get held up in trades. Seems like he might have been right on with Gio. We will see. I think the air is out of the excitement bag.

    The Sox knew they were getting a guy who needed work when they acquired Giolito. It's the reason they got 2 other great pitching prospects along with him.

  10. On 5/24/2018 at 3:52 PM, Dam8610 said:

    Collins, Zavala, Dunning, Hansen, the few pen arms in AA and AAA, the crapload of talent in WS and Kanny, and the #4 overall pick on June 4.

    And the #1 overall pick next year

  11. 4 hours ago, Chicago White Sox said:

    There is nothing wrong with a 25 year old, 3+ WAR SS and that’s what Tim will be by the end of the season.  A few people focus too much on the mistakes he makes and ignore the fact Tim is already a pretty good player and has the tools to become a great one.  We’re already seeing substantial progress with his plate discipline, which was the one area that could limit his ceiling.  He’s going to be a key part of core whether people like it or not.

    Ok let's wait and see. The strikeouts are a little more under control and he's walking more now. But it hasn't translated much to pitch selection when he does swing - more selective at the plate but still a free swinger which is odd. That makes me think he is looking for pitches in a location of the plate but not a specific pitch. Don't put all our eggs in one basket and draft a SS this year or next. System is dry.