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Dallas Keuchel signs one year deal with Braves

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After the Sox failed to sign Manny Machado, I remember Rick Hahn saying that they will continue to be aggressive on premium talent. Well, Rick, here's a news flash: the starting pitching staff on your ballclub needs a major league shot in the arm. Lopez and Giolito have regressed (see my post on Don Cooper needs to go) and for all his talent, Carlos Rodon has been inconsistent. Dallas Keuchel remains unsigned. Kindly ask Mr. Reinsdorf to release the vice grip he has on the team's checkbook and sign Dallas Keuchel.

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No.  Drop in velocity.  K rate has gone down, walk rate has gone up.  Will lose a draft pick and isn't a major upgrade.  Do your research

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Just now, SweatyFreddy said:

Who made you the thought police?

Nobody but its been discussed adnauseum

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Why?

Losing a draft pick to sign a pitcher on the decline in a losing season would be pretty stupid.  Shields is still available and this time he can be acquired for just money instead of a franchise player.

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If the price is right I agree we should sign him. Him and Kimbrel.  Everybody is mad we didn't sign 2 average hitters in Machado and Harper for outrageous money, when pitching(and defense) wins championships.

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3 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

If the price is right I agree we should sign him. Him and Kimbrel.  Everybody is mad we didn't sign 2 average hitters in Machado and Harper for outrageous money, when pitching(and defense) wins championships.

Keuchel and Kimbrel aren’t winning this team anything.  And there’s a reason these two guys are still free agents — no team wants to give up a the draft picks.

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1 minute ago, Chisox378 said:

If the price is right I agree we should sign him. Him and Kimbrel.  Everybody is mad we didn't sign 2 average hitters in Machado and Harper for outrageous money, when pitching(and defense) wins championships.

I agree Harper and Machado were and are waaaay overrated but I don't like the fact he has a pick attached to him. Kimbrel? Sure, at a good price.

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3 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

If the price is right I agree we should sign him. Him and Kimbrel.  Everybody is mad we didn't sign 2 average hitters in Machado and Harper for outrageous money, when pitching(and defense) wins championships.

“average hitters”? Lol oh my 

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I could at least find 15 better hitters Harper and Machado and they want the most money ever.

I Still believe the Sox can win this division. I'm not scared to sign Dallas or Kimbrel.

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At this juncture, IMO, the games Keuchel  might win for the Sox this season don't outweigh the draft pick that they lose to sign him.  The Keuchel ship has sailed for 2019.

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4 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

I could at least find 15 better hitters Harper and Machado and they want the most money ever.

I Still believe the Sox can win this division. I'm not scared to sign Dallas or Kimbrel.

Hell no. I would think about it if they are there post-draft, though.

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3 minutes ago, SouthWallace said:

At this juncture, IMO, the games Keuchel  might win for the Sox this season don't outweigh the draft pick that they lose to sign him.  The Keuchel ship has sailed for 2019.

What drafts pick do we lose? 

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The Sox have a better chance of finishing with the worst record in the league (good chance) than they do of winning 75+ games... wtf are you talking about you think we will make the playoffs lol

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Imagine having the lead and going into the 7th inning with Herrera in the 7th, Colome in the 8th, and then Kimbrel  to shut em down in the 9th. Dallas can lead us to many leads going into the 7th!

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31 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

What drafts pick do we lose? 

If the White Sox sign either of them before the draft, they would lose their 2nd round pick. 

There is also "hurting 2019 draft pick position and cutting amount of money available for 2019 international signings" that would be affected by the difference between 70 and 73 wins or whatever they produced. 

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2 hours ago, Chisox378 said:

If the price is right I agree we should sign him. Him and Kimbrel.  Everybody is mad we didn't sign 2 average hitters in Machado and Harper for outrageous money, when pitching(and defense) wins championships.

Oh, if only one of those players mentioned above were known for their defensive prowess...

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So a 65ish win team should throw away money and a draft pick for a mediocre pitcher that will be of no real benefit? In what world does that make sense?

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This is the 4th or 5th Keuchel thread. He's not signing until after the draft. Enough already. 

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6 hours ago, Chisox378 said:

I Still believe the Sox can win this division. I'm not scared to sign Dallas or Kimbrel.

The only way the Sox win the division is if the other teams forfeit.

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