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A great defensive catcher for sure, but I just can't get all that excited over a career .241 hitter.

Besides, this team won't do a damn thing without at least a competent rotation.

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3 minutes ago, Donaldo said:

A great defensive catcher for sure, but I just can't get all that excited over a career .241 hitter.

Besides, this team won't do a damn thing without at least a competent rotation.

Hmm

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6 minutes ago, Donaldo said:

A great defensive catcher for sure, but I just can't get all that excited over a career .241 hitter.

Besides, this team won't do a damn thing without at least a competent rotation.

How about a .348 OBP and .446 SLG, from a C.  Also an OPS over .800 3 out of the last 4 years.

 

You're right on the rotation though.

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11 minutes ago, HOFHurt35 said:

Albert Belle, and it's not even close. 

Fisk more than Belle.

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4 minutes ago, Donaldo said:

A great defensive catcher for sure, but I just can't get all that excited over a career .241 hitter.

Besides, this team won't do a damn thing without at least a competent rotation.

I will admit I am still one of the most jaded/butthurt/bitter/pissed off from everything that happened last off season. I am not passed it. 
 

But even I wouldn’t have a take like this towards the Grandal signing. 
 

and batting average? 

 

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7 minutes ago, ptatc said:

Fisk more than Belle.

I was thinking Fisk 2nd, at least for my lifetime. 

But could go either way,  The Albert Belle deal for me in getting arguably the the best offensive player in baseball at that moment, and taking him away from your rivals, sent huge shock-waves throughout  baseball.   It was the largest contract in baseball history at that moment.  We are talking almost 25 years ago for $55 million, and this deal for Grandal is only $18 million more than that,    Sox just haven't spent money on elite players, it's embarrassing. 

 

Let's see what they do with getting an elite pitcher to pair up with the elite position players this time around, unlike last time with settling for scrub ass Jaime Navarro.  

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16 minutes ago, ptatc said:

Fisk more than Belle.

Jaime Navarro

 

Actually, Belle, Fisk, AJ, Dye and Abreu were arguably the five best.

Dunn was definitely huge, at the time.

The combination...and time sequencing of Cabrera/LaRoche/Robertson, that SEEMED like a great offseason.

Tom Seaver at the time was a huge name (for the White Sox), back in 1984.

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14 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Jaime Navarro

 

Actually, Belle, Fisk, AJ, Dye and Abreu were arguably the five best.

Dunn was definitely huge, at the time.

The combination...and time sequencing of Cabrera/LaRoche/Robertson, that SEEMED like a great offseason.

Tom Seaver at the time was a huge name (for the White Sox), back in 1984.

Seaver didn’t choose the Sox, though. He was taken in a free agent compensation draft after the Mets didn’t protect him.

Fisk was big, but when Belle signed before Thanksgiving in 96, it was shocking and huge.

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58 minutes ago, Donaldo said:

A great defensive catcher for sure, but I just can't get all that excited over a career .241 hitter.

Besides, this team won't do a damn thing without at least a competent rotation.

Batting average 😅

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9 minutes ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

Sox now have 5 catchers on the 40-man. I'd guess Zavala is soon to be gone pending future moves.

Wheeler will take his place in the next week or two. 

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1 hour ago, soxfan3530 said:

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...


Carlton Fisk.

Greg Luzinski.

Floyd Bannister.

Tom Seaver.

 

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22 minutes ago, soxfan49 said:

Batting average 😅

This.  The dude draws 100 walks.  His obp was 23 points higher than the AL batting champion.

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I don’t get the love for Wheeler. To me he’s like that girl you ask out to prom after your 1st  two options kindly tell you nah. Especially for a 29 yr old with TJ history. 

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7 hours ago, Orlando said:

Wow Yasmani on 670 right now. This host just asked him “being from the NL you are used to seeing how packed Wrigley is, how up to speed are you on how far down the pecking order the Sox are in Chicago”

Yeah they, as in the Score, were talking the other day (the end of August) and still thought Moncada was our second baseman! I turned the radio off haven't listened to them since. 

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19 minutes ago, Gtrams42 said:

I don’t get the love for Wheeler. To me he’s like that girl you ask out to prom after your 1st  two options kindly tell you nah. Especially for a 29 yr old with TJ history. 

Would you prefer the 28 year old with TJ history or the 31 year old with TJ history.

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23 minutes ago, joesaiditstrue said:

You guys think they're gonna rotate DH between abreu/mccann/Grandal?  that's a decent rotation imo

Dont forget to add Collins into the rotation as well.

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5 minutes ago, bmags said:

Would you prefer the 28 year old with TJ history or the 31 year old with TJ history.

I'm becoming less and less concerned about TJ history in general. It's a serious operation but it's so routine now.

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