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    White Sox trying to trade Avi Garcia?

    Does anyone think the Sox put out that Martes for Avi trade info to drive up Avi's value? It would maybe make Avi look more appealing if a team that makes great trades like the Astros were willing to give up a pretty decent prospect for him.
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    Mariners front office accused of racism

    She says doctors and trainers of color were fired at higher rates. I feel like that should be pretty easy to look into and could really give a basis of whether to believe her or not.
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    White sox active in starting pitching market

    https://sodomojo.com/2018/11/11/seattle-mariners-3-more-suitors-james-paxton/ The package they have for Paxton from the Sox is Dunning and Collins.
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    White Sox Bryce Harper FA pitch spoiler?

    So we can cross the Phillies off the list of possibilities.
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    2018 MiLB White Sox news and notes

    That Burdi report is so heartening considering the last I heard on him was him sitting around 94. As for Adams, I don't really care one way or the other. If we have an extra spot, might as well try him out but I don't think anyone is saving a spot in the rotation for him.
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    Explosive Devices Sent to Clintons, Soros and Obama

    Mods feel free to delete if this is too speculative, but I believe the town that he is from (Aventura) is part of Debbie Wasserman Schultz' district which might explain why he put her name as the return address on all of the packages.
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    Sox sign Eloy’s brother?

    Recent video of him taking some swings: Another one from a couple years ago: His swing looks pretty simple and flat planed. He is pretty small compared to Eloy and his father, so hopefully he has another growth spurt in him.
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    Lamigo Monkeys Post Po-Jung Wang (Taiwan)

    If we're competing against KBO and NPB teams then it should be pretty minimal. From a quick search the it looks like highest salary in the NPB is less than $5,000,000 and only 38 players have salaries over $2,000,000. However I don't know how the posting works with the CPBL compared to the new agreement with the NPB and KBO. If it follows those systems he might be included in the international amateur pool because he hasn't played 6 years yet. If that is the case, I don't think we'd be able to get him for $300,000 when so many other teams have pool money to blow and not many targets left.
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    Sox and analytics

    So far as I can tell from this listing of all team personnel, there really are only 2 analytically focused people with a third who is somewhat focused on it. Matt Koenig Emily Blady Devin Pickett If this really is all that we have (and it does appear that way), that is really extremely disappointing to me. I understand having a balance between analytics and traditional means, but this isn't even anywhere near balance. Having a strong enough analytics staff to not only keep up with the game, but find advantages that others don't is how teams that don't have the resources of the Yankees and Red Sox are supposed to compete, yet we are even passed up by the Red Sox and Dombrowski who seems to be about as traditional in scouting and strategy as is acceptable in today's game.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    One guy I like now is CJ Abrams. He very much reminds me of Royce Lewis in that he is an extremely athletic guy who is playing SS but many think he will end up in center, but like Royce he could end up being a really solid SS once he specializes more. From my looks at him and from scouting reports it seems like he has a great hit tool for his age and near top of the scale speed, but might be missing some of the power, but if I have to take a guy with power and hope he grows into a hit tool (Witt) or a guy with a good hit tool and hope he grows into power (Abrams), I am taking the second guy all day especially with the juiced ball and small guys like Mookie hitting 30 homers a year.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    I'm of two minds on this. One says that internet sleuths were able to figure out the date this supposedly happened in like 10 minutes so the FBI should be able to do some real digging with subpeona power, but on the other hand they probably will not be able to find any real conclusive evidence because it was so long ago so it might come down to whether his friends can hold up and are willing to lie to the FBI for him because then it will become a case of conflicting testimony and at that point I don't think it will be enough for two Republicans to vote no.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    They just said Murkowski was in contact with him before the vote and wanted the same thing. There are the two you needed to make sure he doesn't get confirmed on the floor.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    If he were the only one to cross party lines it would be 50-50 and then Pence would be the deciding vote. What him doing this likely signals is that there were others who were going to vote no or at least wanted this investigation also.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    So it seems what is happening is they basically passed his through the judiciary committee but Flake proposes letting the FBI investigate for up to one week. Why pass him through the committee before the investigation seems to be the big question. I think it is because it puts the Republicans in a better position to quickly act after the investigation and the Dems couldn't really stop that in the first place but not pressing him on it shows they are more interested in the investigation than just delaying the vote as long as possible. The next question seems to be how do we know the investigation is definitely going to happen? The answer is we don't because they didn't vote on it and the whole senate will have to vote to start it I believe. However, with Flake saying he wants an investigation and will vote NO without it, it kind of forces McConnell's hand because he could still try to push it through but it lets Murkowski and Collins (and Flake) vote NO for it because they can tell their constituents that an investigation was on the table and they could not vote YES while that was still an option. So McConnell can risk it if he thinks they have enough votes, but considering there was talk they didn't have enough votes even before this Flake thing it would be too risky for him to do that and likely have Kavanaugh voted down. If he really thinks the allegations are false (or that the truth can't be uncovered in one week) it would make much more sense to allow the investigation.
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    New Owner

    I mean if he got DFA'ed he would still get his money and then another player that wasn't on the roster would also get more money