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    Sox at Oakland 2:35 CDT: Fulmer versus Triggs

    QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 08:32 PM) But man would he have loved it here if he got to experience the culture for a season!!! Let's be real. If they brought MM in they wouldn't have thrown that sh!t show of a pitching staff together. They would have tried to at least win 75 to 80 games. I think they are underestimating the ability to use the rebuild as an excuse. Free agents want to see signs of potential winning and fans will tune out until the rebuild is complete. The right move for the Sox to make was to be near average to keep the hype rolling. Getting the number 5 pick in draft is nice but not necessary when you are trying to lure big names next offseason.
  2. QUOTE (fathom @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:40 PM) Like who? Garcia (trade value or extension), Davidson as DH, Anderson as future SS for 8 years, (not looking too bad, but inconsistent) Moncada as generational talent (probably ends up good, just not great)
  3. QUOTE (EvilJester99 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 08:35 PM) The tank is still in full effect This isn't a tank job. Most of these guys just flat out don't belong, and we hoped they would.
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    Can I Revise My Seasons Win Total Prediction?

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Apr 17, 2018 -> 07:17 AM) Rebuilds take a year, right? We should win 100 this year I will sit back and watch how the narrative changes now. Previously we were saying we'd compete for a playoff spot next year and a WS in 2020. If our team continues to progress slowly and play poorly, with the exception of a few pitchers, then those years need to be pushed back.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    Ricky is here until the real manager comes to win a WS, like what happened with the Cubs.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 08:51 PM) His own fault for not hustling and being ready. Rule number one in the outfield, get the ball in as quickly as possible Noodle arm is better than not getting the ball in. Now Engel redem yourself with a single.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    Lol at that throw. Watch Engel lead off with a hit.
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    MLB's Biggest Problem...

    QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 01:04 PM) You said nobody wants to see the pitcher bat and I just don't think that's true. I think fans of NL teams like their rules. I think they like that there is a differences between the leagues. I'm not saying that they are right or wrong, but just because you don't want something doesn't mean nobody wants it. That was my point. They like the rules and tradition of it, not the pitcher actually hitting. I'm not speaking from a fan perspective myself but what is best for baseball. If pitchers aren't going to put in the work to hit then why bother?
  9. QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 06:53 AM) How is Clarkin talent wise ahead of Dunning? I really don’t get where these insanely pro assentments of Clarkin are coming from. He never dominated High A like Dunning did for long stretches last year. The stuff is most definitely worse and the command is at best the same. I get Clarkin is left-handed and a former first round pick, but I’ll take Dane’s talents over his any day of the week and it’s not even close IMO. 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.
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    4/16 Sox at A’s

    How many teams are playing in good weather? I'd figure only a few have had ideal weather so far. We need to start winning some games, now would be a good start.
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    Moncada

    QUOTE (TaylorStSox @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 12:46 PM) Good to know you're okay with your 2nd baseman playing good defense while getting on base at a .380 clip and hitting a "ton of homers." Without a doubt, very nice ceiling. But that is my opinion and hope, as there is no guarantee he may get to that level.
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    Moncada

    QUOTE (onedude @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 01:00 PM) This will be his 4th year in America playing baseball. I think he knows what it's about. He's in a funk and struggling through the early season in cold weather? This is all a necessary part of experience in MLB. The kid had a really good spring. In 80° weather. He never consistently played over a full season. It was a few weeks then back down, most of the season down and the last month and a half up, and now a few weeks up again, Once he plays consistently over a season he will be more consistent. When he signed his deal a car dealership had to tell him to save his money and not blow it on cars. He still has a little maturing to do also.
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    Moncada

    HeGoan isn't struggling because it's cold. He's struggling because he has a steep learning curve for this country and the game of baseball here. He is young and will learn. I don't see him as a generational talent, but he can settle in hitting .275 with an OBP of 380. He will hit a ton of homers and doubles when he makes better contact. His defense has been surprisingly good though, which will add to his value.
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    MLB's Biggest Problem...

    QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Apr 16, 2018 -> 11:57 AM) I live in St. Louis and every Cardinal fan I have ever heard talk about it, wants nothing to do with a DH in the NL. Because of the holy tradition and myth of ultimate strategy. How many of them really want to see the pitcher strike out? Or how about letting a team off the hook becausevtwo are on with two out and they walk the 8 hitter to see the pitcher in the 4th inning? Until pitchers start taking batting more seriously they shouldn't be allowed to hit.
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    MLB's Biggest Problem...

    QUOTE (ChiSox1917 @ Apr 15, 2018 -> 11:38 PM) Or you could do 4 8 team divisions, or just two 16 team leagues with no divisions. A rational person would consider this but not baseball. They will want to keep rivalries and traditions strong with smaller divisions. It's also the reason they wont add the DH to the NL as strategy is important to them, even though no one cares about that or wants to see the pitcher bat.
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