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2 minutes ago, chw42 said:

lol we gave up our #6 prospect for a guy who hasn't hit 1 WAR in 2 years. Terrible.

Great post.  These are the facts right now regardless of what you think about Mazara’s upside for the whole two years we have him.

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1 minute ago, chw42 said:

lol we gave up our #6 prospect for a guy who hasn't hit 1 WAR in 2 years. Terrible.

Number 6 prospect who’s only a year younger than the MLB 24 year old we acquired. In fact, their splits are pretty similar, except one did it in Texas. The other in Winston Salem. 
 

Let’s put this in perspective people. Good god. 

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2 minutes ago, RudyLawRules said:

Really interesting quotes from Bill James on Mazara from 2018.

https://www.fantraxhq.com/2018-player-profile-nomar-mazara/

Nomar Mazara – Big Shoes to Fill

When Bill James calls his shot, saying a player is “the next Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera-type hitter,” people listen. When he says that player is 22-year-old Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara, people immediately start to wonder what he knows that we don’t. For those who don’t know who Bill James is, he is basically the O.G. of baseball analytics. He revolutionized the game and its use of advanced stats and sabermetrics. James, on a recent MLB Network interview, said “I love Nomar Mazara. I think he is a guy who has a chance to be a triple crown winner.” Incredibly high praise from one of the most respected analysts of all time. However, it’s also a little perplexing considering Mazara hasn’t exactly dazzled in his first two major league seasons.

That was 2 seasons ago.  2 seasons later he still fucking sucks.

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Just now, Stealth G.O.A.T. said:

Number 6 prospect who’s only a year younger than the MLB 24 year old we acquired. In fact, their splits are pretty similar, except one did it in Texas. The other in Winston Salem. 
 

Let’s put this in perspective people. Good god. 

2 years of control for Mazara.

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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

Sox clearly have liked Mazara for a while, and if so many teams were pushing for him, the time was now. I think we should all wait and see what’s next instead of going nuts. Rather see Mazara than Kole in RF.

What could possibly be next?  We just traded a top 10 prospect for a guy with <2 career fWAR over four seasons.  I can’t even imagine what a good player will actually cost us via trade.  I’m literally speechless at how bad this move is.  What the fuck is the money going to be spent on at this point?

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Sox tried to trade for Mazara at least two other times. Clearly they like him.  I just wish they were able to get JDM also.

Wasn't he once considered a headliner for Sale?

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Just now, Stealth G.O.A.T. said:

Number 6 prospect who’s only a year younger than the MLB 24 year old we acquired. In fact, their splits are pretty similar, except one did it in Texas. The other in Winston Salem. 
 

Let’s put this in perspective people. Good god. 

I never, ever understood the Walker love. He looked bad in CF also in the games I saw.  Maybe it’s me, but I think we are set in CF.

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Just now, Moan4Yoan said:

Great post.  These are the facts right now regardless of what you think about Mazara’s upside for the whole two years we have him.

Yes great post?? Walker is 23 and in Winston Salem posting similar stats as Mazara who’s been in the majors for several season and is 24. One sucks. The other is a travesty to lose. SMH...

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1 minute ago, Chicago White Sox said:

What could possibly be next?  We just traded a top 10 prospect for a guy with <2 career fWAR over four seasons.  I can’t even imagine what a good player will actually cost us via trade.  I’m literally speechless at how bad this move is.  What the fuck is the money going to be spent on at this point?

 Third tier starting pitchers?

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Rick Hahn Special.® High priced, short control return, long term control sent out, convinced themselves he's worth more than his performance shows. 

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5 minutes ago, mqr said:

Also if it’s just Walker, who is basically Mazara except in A ball, I think that’s preferable to giving Ozuna money for 4 years. Would have rather explored Marte and Nikki tho

This Mazara / Walker comp is bizarre and needs to stop.  I get they both struggle against LHP, but that’s where the comparisons end.

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1 minute ago, Quin said:

Wasn't he once considered a headliner for Sale?

Mazara is basically a left handed Avi in terms of hype as a prospect. Except Avi actually hits the ball harder and has had success in the Majors.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

I never, ever understood the Walker love. He looked bad in CF also in the games I saw.  Maybe it’s me, but I think we are set in CF.

I also have a notion that the White Sox may not be as appealing of a free agency destination than many would like to think. Maybe we weren’t getting positive feedback from the FA targets. 

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Just now, fathom said:

Yes and they tried last deadline IIRC

This is the problem with Kenny and Hahn over the years.  They get obsessed with their flier targets that they think will turn into studs and never get over them.  Sometimes it’s better to move on to bigger and better players.  The freaking tunnel vision they have on some bad players is simply ridiculous.

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Just now, Chisox378 said:

Of course Sox in love with a player that walks 30 times a season and strikes out over 100 times, fits right in!

We get it.

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If it makes anyone feel better, Rangers fans are just as, if not more, pissed on Twitter lol

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Alright. It is what it is. So where is Ricky putting Mazara in the lineup? With Robert, Madrigal, and Grandal we will be more dangerous than last year.

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