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Sox Sign Cishek; 1 yr, $5.25 mil + option (6.75, 750k buyout)

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1 hour ago, HahnsKiddieTable said:

Great signing to wrap up an A+ offseason. Now the Whitesox just need to clear a couple roster spots to officially announce Cishek and Encarnacion. 

hmmm

This offseason gets a B+ from me. Which is still outstanding. 

 

I just can't give them an A or A+ with Keuchel being our best SP addition (I don't hate it, just meh). B+ is great.

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Just now, pcq said:

Have to be careful walking a righty. 

I know.  Hopefully the Sox already have had internal discussions about how it will affect bullpen usage.

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18 minutes ago, chetkincaid said:

Covey as the long man?

i forgot about him but yea, we seem to have quite a few guys we'll need to make decisions on.

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24 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

I wouldn't be surprised at all if they decide to give him one last shot if he has a decent ST.  

Ok thanks I wasn't aware we could carry him or a few of the others to spring training before having to do something with them.

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Not a fan of this signing he is erratic.

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I really like this deal and wanted Cishek.  A lot of people underrating the guy.  He was excellent for the Cubs until Joe Maddon did his Joe Maddon thing to the pen.

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3 hours ago, SoCalChiSox said:

I wouldn't be shocked if Heuer becomes a valuable piece in the pen starting late this year, either.

A lot of scouts are projecting Stiever as the next strong internal closing candidate.

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2 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

A lot of scouts are projecting Stiever as the next strong internal closing candidate.

You keep repeating this, but I haven’t seen that much anywhere 

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4 hours ago, cjgalloway said:

CL: Colome

SU: Cischek (RH)- 8 inning depending on handedness

SU: Bummer (LH) - 9 inning depending on handedness

MR: Herrera

MR: Fry

MR: Marshall

OPEN SPOT

OPEN SPOT

Still need a long man imo (McHugh)?  

Lopez and Rodon

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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

You keep repeating this, but I haven’t seen that much anywhere 

The most recent time was a BA prospects chat...I think it’s largely based on his frame, his ability to get it up in the high 90’s in shorter outings, having two really high-quality pitches and the logjam of pitchers in front of him, including Dunning, Rodon and the loser of the Cease/Lopez battle.   But sure, everyone prefers “Justin Verlander” as a comp.

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20 minutes ago, fathom said:

You keep repeating this, but I haven’t seen that much anywhere 

It was under the article where Tommy John is only good for 3-5 years.

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24 minutes ago, fathom said:

You keep repeating this, but I haven’t seen that much anywhere 

I think Stiever is a starter, personally. This year will be huge for him. 

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I'm not sure anyone knows what he is.  He's a completely different pitcher than he was in college.  He was a slightly undersized pitchability righty now he's a power armed swing and miss guy.  I say just let him keep doing what he's doing and let it work itself out.  

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4 hours ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

That's why having an option for year 2 made this an even better deal. I wonder if McHugh could have had for the same structure and similar money.

I also expect at least one from the Burdi/Hamilton/Johnson/Foster group to play a key role next year, god forbids if they don't.

I forgot Jacob Lindgren was still with the org, and looks like he stayed healthy in the minors once he was activated from the IR in June. I would also put him in the list of potential 2021 Pen contributors if he finally gets past the injury bug.

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2 hours ago, chetkincaid said:

Covey as the long man?

Never want to see him in Sox uniform. I said last year the rebuild will be when they move on from that guy.

Please no!!

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3 hours ago, HahnsKiddieTable said:

I still expect a utility infielder to be brought in. Someone who can play 2nd, SS, and 3rd.

Maybe but it's possible they like Mendick. He can play all those positions and some OF too when needed.

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3 hours ago, chetkincaid said:

There's a certain gold glove infielder still out there...

Bring back Yolmer.

People were talking about it happening at Soxfest. But if the Sox want him back they will do it on their terms. They'll tell Yolmer see what you can get on the open market and no one will give you anything but a minor league deal then come back to us and we will give you slightly more than that with a chance to be on the 25.

"Oh yea and Yolmer ? You also have to be Carlos again."

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8 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Maybe but it's possible they like Mendick. He can play all those positions and some OF too when needed.

Meh, Mendick is going to be the opening day second basemen for a few weeks,  you are going to need a little more depth then that to start the season and with the moves they have made so far I’m assuming they are going to want someone a little more proven to be able to handle infield duties. 

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32 minutes ago, HahnsKiddieTable said:

Meh, Mendick is going to be the opening day second basemen for a few weeks,  you are going to need a little more depth then that to start the season and with the moves they have made so far I’m assuming they are going to want someone a little more proven to be able to handle infield duties. 

Leury being able to play everywhere gives them options. He can be the primary backup IF if they decide to go with 4 man bench that includes a backup catcher, right handed corner outfielder, and a defensive first OF with speed that can play CF.

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The reason that I mentioned Stiever as closer (rather than starter) was simply because of the idea that joining the team in the 2nd half...especially in a pennant race, that's MOST LIKELY where he would be needed most.

And the White Sox history of guys like Buehrle, Sale, drafting Burdi in 2016 with the thought they were going to need him down the stretch that ill-fated year.

As the old saying goes, "you can never have too many starters."

Some of these guys are going to end up in the bullpen, traded for other areas of need or held back for depth/in case of injuries.

 

The last year or so, it was pathetic the lack of options we had in AA or AAA...at least now you can see some quality depth forming, legitimate future pieces and not just organizational filler guys.

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Cali"  Do you think Cheslor Cuthbert is an option to hold down second base for a few weeks if the Sox decide to hold back Madrigal ? 

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