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    Opening Day 26 Man Roster Discussion

    The service time game really does not matter with madrigal. He is not going to be the type of player that will wait until FA for for a a multi year 200 Million dollar contract . If he performs well, the Sox will have a few years to work a fair deal out to extend him. I think the Bryant case , regardless of how it is decided, should start to concern teams who are playing the service time game. Even if the cubs win, they have lost the good will of their player and may not be able to sign him when he gets to FA.
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    Opening Day 26 Man Roster Discussion

    2B - Madrigal SS - Anderson 3B - Moncada 1B - Abreu DH - Encarnacion LF - Eloy RF - Mazara CF - Robert C - Grandal Bench: McCann Leury Garcia and 4. Don't know...Maybe two from this list: Engel/Scooter Gennet/ Brian Dozier/Brad Miller or trade Collins for Ian Happ. Rotation: Giolito Keuchel Lopez Gonzalez Cease Bullpen: Colome Bummer Cishek Herrera Fry Marshall Cordero Kopech
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    Castellanos to Reds , rumored 4/64M

    You sound like the Sox gave Jose an Albert Pujols contract. What if Moncada decides to sign an extension in part because his his pals are going to be on the team with him for a few years ? The Sox want to keep Eloy, Moncada, Robert and Abreu happy for a few years. No worries. This will work out just fine.
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    Castellanos to Reds , rumored 4/64M

    I get your point about the Abreu deal, but players are human beings and have human traits like loyalty, leadership, work ethic, and optimism that you just cannot overlook with a guy like Jose. He deserves to wear the C for El Capitain on his jersey. Here is how Eloy feels about Luis Robert having mentors and leadership on the team: "Last year, I was a little bit anxious," Jimenez said, "and I know he’s (Luis Robert) going to be, too. "The first year of your contract, you play on Opening Day, it’s going to be a little bit tough for him, too. It’s not going to be (tough) just for him, it’s for anybody who makes the Opening Day roster. It’s a little bit tough because it’s different pitching, it’s different stuff and the pitchers are a lot better at this level. "He’s going to need someone. But he’s got (Jose) Abreu, he’s got (Yoan) Moncada and he’s got me. So he’s going to be good." https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/eloy-jimenez-has-high-praise-luis-robert-hes-going-be-next-mike-trout
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    Castellanos to Reds , rumored 4/64M

    Abreu may have been key to getting Edwin Encarcion, extending Luis Robert and may very well be important to Moncada deciding on whether or not he agrees to an extension. He is a leader on the team and a stabilizing force. Regardless of what we think of the contract that was Jerry's money, and he assured Abreu that he would remain with the White Sox. That said, it wasn't an isn't an issue. Let's just hope that Abreu's offensive numbers will improve this year in a much improved line-up. If Encarcion shows signs of regression toward the end of this season the Sox can bring up Vaughn next year and have him share 1B/DH with Abreu.
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    Exactly. Further, after reading his comment about how much LaRussa is making now, it seems like he may be a bit jealous. If Jack's only purpose was to point out that there has always been cheating in baseball, that is not helpful either. We should never countenance cheating or allow those who partake in it to ruin the game. As a White Sox fan, I don't appreciate Jack throwing the White Sox name into the current discussion about the 'stros.
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    If McDowell knew about this at the time and said nothing, he was part of it.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    ^^^ I knew who said that, bu it's bu ls h 1t
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    MLB cheating scandal

    The White Sox -Yankee game in the cornfields of Iowa this year should probably never have been allowed to move forward. but as they say, hindsight is 20/20. What was the idea....to strangely commemorate the impact that gambling had in 1919 ? Now, unlike 1919, wealth, greed and gambling are all so much more a part of what and who we are as Americans...not only the wealthy players, but greedy management, owners and the proliferation of the sports gambling industry. I am sick about players that participated in this, possibly including our own Dallas Keuchel. I'm not sure what mlb should do about it since the credibility of the game hangs in the balance until this gets resolved. At minimum, players who knew or participated in this scheme should be fined. I hate to become a conspiracy theorist but this cheating was so outrageous that it makes me wonder how far this went....did it possibly involve other players or other teams ...like the Twins. Maybe instead of the baseball being juiced the players just knew when they were going to get a pitch and loaded up for it. Yes, this makes fans wonder how far this went. Look at the Twins catcher who seems to have awoken as a power hitter for the first time after 6 years in the minors and 2 years in the majors. The Twins hit over 300 home runs including over 30 by him. Yea, say it ain't so, 'stros,. Maybe have a double header in Iowa between 'the Astros and Yankees.
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    Twins Sign Donaldson

    Sano talks a big game but I have doubts about his defensive abilities at first base. Dude is a tank with little flexibility to stretch for throws in the dirt or back hand balls in the hole. I am curious about Garver's power surge (31 HR) after only hitting 58 total in the preceding 8 years in the minors and majors. He really made a huge difference for the twins last season.
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    Twins Sign Donaldson

    Get an extension deal signed with Moncada and don't worry about Donaldson whose best years are behind him.
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    Offseason Moves - Grade em'

    The White Sox have, from time to time made trades or moves that take a players interests into account at least to some degree, including trading them to a location that they prefer or where they might get a better shot. Nothing wrong with that, IMO.
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    Offseason Moves - Grade em'

    Collins and McCann are both worth more to the Sox than they are in trade. ----------------------- Agree, but that wasn't my point.
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    Offseason Moves - Grade em'

    How is he close to free agency?
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    Offseason Moves - Grade em'

    Again, please consider this from Collins perspective. Becoming a maybe part time catcher or 1B or DH may not be what Collins wants at this point in his career.
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