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Just now, Bigsoxhurt35 said:

We have a really good catching situation and now quality depth. That’s great

Yep. 4 deep with Grandal, McCann, Collins, and Anderson.

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13 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

That was McNeil who asked the question. 

"How aware are you of how far down on the pecking order the White Sox are in this town? even when they're winning they don't get on the front page."

What is the point of asking that question?

Have another drink McNeil......what a POS 💩

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2 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

What it called? Trying to find it on my podcast app.

Just the Laurence Holmes Shoe

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6 hours ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I think this move signals several things:

  • Grandal is effectively our DH addition even though he’ll play 100+ games at catcher
  • Collins will be the primary DH against RHP to open next year and will likely only get a little time at catcher
  • McCann will be the primary backup catcher next year, primarily against LHP and when Giolito starts (Grandal will DH most of these days)
  • Mercedes is the contingency plan at 3rd catcher / DH in the event Collins flops

Still need to read through all of this, but I like this a lot if he's playing mostly at C, with DH still sort of being a flex spot, but likely a rotation with Abreu, Grandal, McCann and Collins (still very early to predict)

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15 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

Might has well use his framing while you can. Once they go to robo umps, framing becomes irrelevant.

I really don't think we see robo umps at any point during Grandal's contract. I like them and I want to see them, but they probably don't come any earlier than 2025. 

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1 hour ago, Cashman said:

I would be very happy, but the Soxian movie is to re-sign Nova.

Nova will make an excellent 6th starter mop up guy next year if he wants to continue as a Sox and the price is right.

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Some of you will be contrite after Polka hits 50 dingers in the North Korean League. Next. 

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Just now, chitownsportsfan said:

Nova will make an excellent 6th starter mop up guy next year if he wants to continue as a Sox and the price is right.

A guy not named Tommy John who takes the ball every fifth day is worth millions.

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Love the signing; the can certainly keep McCann, but he also gives them a good piece to for a trade for a RF or a #4 starter.

Astros could use a catcher.  Unfortunately, they don't have a RF that would fit.  I wonder if they could trade him for someone like Peacock?

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2 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Keep McCann.  Having two legit catchers is huge for a team that lacks depth elsewhere and Grandal is so good against lefties he can be used as a 1B/DH twice a week.

Agreed. Especially to start the season. Maybe the Mercedes/Collins thing works out and another team goes after McCann in July and we get some bullpen help.

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Grandal’s contract now represents the largest contract ever handed out by the team, just besting the previous one given to Abreu by $5M.

Yet if you add Grandal’s & Abreu’s contracts together, you’ll see that the total is still less than the largest single contracts given out by 19 other teams.   And, in fact, 25 other teams have given larger contracts than the one Grandal just signed.                                                                              

So a great signing and a wonderful addition to this team at this time, but still a ways to go on “The money will be spent” promise.   

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I know it’s the largest contract, but is Grandal the “biggest” signing in terms of splash, significance, caliber of player, etc in Sox history as well? The only other one I can think of his Dunn. Let’s hope this goes a lot better...

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2 minutes ago, soxfan3530 said:

I know it’s the largest contract, but is Grandal the “biggest” signing in terms of significance, caliber of player, etc in Sox history as well? 

Albert Belle, and it's not even close. 

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2 minutes ago, soxfan3530 said:

I know it’s the largest contract, but is Grandal the “biggest” signing in terms of significance, caliber of player, etc in Sox history as well? 

I'd say absolutely not but history will tell.

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