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Just now, Jack Parkman said:

I'm not even mad. I don't blame anyone for sitting out. Hell if you read my posts I don't even think they should be playing. That's the intellectual side. It's why I qualified it with the "meathead fan's perspective" 

I was speaking strictly as a meathead fan there and nothing else. It will have been 700+ days since Kopech last pitched the next time he takes the mound. Who says he's even able to contribute to the MLB club in 2021? He's had issues with command/walks in the past so.....

If he comes back and pitches next year, at 25 years old, everything is not "gravy".   Did he miss some early MLB years injured and developing?  Yes.  But he also still has 5 years in the prime of his life.  

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4 minutes ago, ptatc said:

I never said anything to the contrary. Of course he can and should do what he feels is best. My only point was if it's related to just the rehab of his elbow, its trouble. If it's because he doesn't like the role they wanted for him, that's another story.

We are all just going around and around here. It could be one thing or a combination of things ranging from mental,  physical or personal ; They are all concerns as they should be in a season unlike any other we have ever witnessed. Throw in a young man fairly early in a marriage , social issues, career issues, health issues now it's some kind of retaliation against the Sox ? The poor kid just has way too much on his plate now to avoid it all to play baseball.

He might be making  very wise and mature choice when we look back on it.

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1 minute ago, SoCalChiSox said:

I dont think there are any elbow issues. Right before camp started Coop said he was ready to go.

March camp or July camp ?

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He doesn’t have elbow issues. Hahn said he was healthy. If it turned out he was anything but, he would lose all credibility with the press. He knows he doesn’t have enough time to get ready. He knows his service time will most likely be manipulated anyway, he knows this is going to be an odd “season”. He isn’t comfortable with the situation. Besides, he either wants to become an activist or his wife is pregnant or he is getting divorced. So far.
 

Whatever the reason, if he doesn’t feel right about coming back for 2 months, good for him to say I won’t be there. Hopefully, in February thinks will be closer to normal and we can see him then.

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Who pitches more future MLB innings in a White Sox uniform...Michael Kopech or Carson Fulmer? 

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Just now, Chicago White Sox said:

lol...ok

If you could get two top 100 prospects back for him right now do you turn down the trade?  
 

I want kopech to succeed, but at this point, i really question his mental fortitude to do so

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Quote from the Athletic:

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Accordingly, a source indicates the White Sox front office expressed their empathy repeatedly to Kopech during the past week. Their relationship isn’t expected to suffer as a result of his decision.

 

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Just now, ChiSox1917 said:

If you could get two top 100 prospects back for him right now do you turn down the trade?  
 

I want kopech to succeed, but at this point, i really question his mental fortitude to do so

Depends on the prospects, although I’d definitely lean towards no.  That being said, why would any team trade for him right now?

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3 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Quote from the Athletic:

 

Lol....they got the 2019 year of service time back of course they were going to show tons of empathy. 

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5 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Depends on the prospects, although I’d definitely lean towards no.  That being said, why would any team trade for him right now?

I was going to say, no team is going to offer 2 top 100 prospects right now for him.

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16 minutes ago, SoCalChiSox said:

Lol....they got the 2019 year of service time back of course they were going to show tons of empathy. 

I'm pretty sure they'd rather he be there, but they've handled and managed this well. 

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16 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

I was going to say, no team is going to offer 2 top 100 prospects right now for him.

Don’t disagree, but how’s the Marlins system looking?

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3 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

I'm pretty sure they'd rather he be there, but they've handled and managed this well. 

If him sitting out has something to do with what "his role" was going to be this year as Fegan suggested, its debatable as to whether they handled it well or not.

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25 minutes ago, SoCalChiSox said:

Lol....they got the 2019 year of service time back of course they were going to show tons of empathy. 

They didn't really get a year back he just doesn't earn another year. He has 1.41 years of service. That stays flat. He'll be a free agent after the 2025 season. There's a chance that they would've kept him under 2 years of service this year anyway to be honest. 

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21 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

I was going to say, no team is going to offer 2 top 100 prospects right now for him.

What you could see though, if it is true that the Sox are ready to be big spenders this off season, is using Kopech to get major league talent from other teams if those teams are looking to get rid of contracts but still demand talent back in return.

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27 minutes ago, SoCalChiSox said:

Lol....they got the 2019 year of service time back of course they were going to show tons of empathy. 

I thought the lack of ill will in Kopech’s camp was the more interesting part of the quote.

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8 minutes ago, MiddleCoastBias said:

 

Perspective.

Don't get me wrong, I agree with every bit of that statement. 

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9 minutes ago, MiddleCoastBias said:

 

Perspective.

It’s complicated for the front office and teammates, I’m sure. Obviously, they wish him the best as a human being, but you never know what they’re saying away from media. Hopefully six months from now, everything is better or getting better, and he’s ready for a normal spring training with the Sox. But you certainly couldn’t blame the front office if he’s no longer part of the rotation plans in 2021. 

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1 hour ago, ChiSox1917 said:

If you could get two top 100 prospects back for him right now do you turn down the trade?  
 

I want kopech to succeed, but at this point, i really question his mental fortitude to do so

I really question his testicular fortitude as well. 

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Open up your ears and hearts. You put a big bird in a small cage and he'll sing you a song.

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