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White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

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Just now, ChiSox59 said:

Curious to hear the dollars.  Guessing $3-5M range.  

One year deal for $3-5 million I'd guess as well. Low risk deal, and I think he still has some gas left in the tank.

Hard for anyone to dislike this move as long as we look to add a higher quality option(s). 

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They’re no longer convincing that they’re trying to win as a top priority. Priorities 1-5 are maximizing profits while providing a glimmer of hope. You can’t really be upset about this signing but nobody is excited about it.

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I don't hate it assuming we're still going to spend money on another arm. Gio wasn't bad last year with Milwaukee but had a lot of issues staying healthy. If it's a cheap deal and he gives us 150 innings, it's a good signing.

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12 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

Nice - totally cool with Gio as our #5 for the first couple months. 

Whoever loses the two and a half month battle between him and Lopez can go to the bullpen. 

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Reinsdorf is a joke.

Catching lightening in a bottle is the way he's run this organization since he bought it for peanuts then realized he couldn't compete with these far more affluent ownerships.

The White Sox are cursed by historically bad ownerships.

I hold out hope I'll live long enough to see this paradigm finally change.

 

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10 minutes ago, 2Deep said:

I agree.  As a 5th starter this is a very good signing.  

Yeah, amazing what statistics can do to change a persons mind.

Didn't like the signing at all when I read it, but then dug into Gio and realized that my opinion of his performance the past two years was wrong and misguided.

He's not going to get you deep into games, but he still gets some swings and misses and is still a productive big league arm.

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Just now, ChiSox59 said:

How anyone could be mad about this move is just so silly.  

100% agree here.  Perfectly acceptable signing.

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Just now, South Sider said:

Better than Hector Santiago I suppose.

He's way better than Santiago

Gonzalez has had a really underrated career, with over 32 WAR (fangraphs). There's still upside to this signing that many might not realize. 

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