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Just now, SoxAce said:

Nick Madrigal has single handedly turn Soxtalk posters on each other. Amazing really.

I just figured these dopes would've learned their lesson when Moncada was a bust and Giolito was a headcase who needed a psychiatrist

 

3 minutes ago, TheTruth05 said:

Dude I don’t tell you how to post so don’t worry about mine. Block me and move on man, you’re pretty annoyed by me not liking his weak contact

I'm not telling you HOW to post. I'm asking you to look at WHAT you post and how dumb it sounds 7 PA's into a hitter's career. It seems like you wrote him off the day he was drafted. You could always shut the tv off

 

4 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

But are these issues exactly?  Outside of slapping the ball, not sure I have any idea what you are talking about.

He doesn't run as fast as the almighty fathom thought!!!!!

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And considering being forced to watch Carlos Sanchez for roughly 3-4 seasons, 2 games of Nick Madrigal struggling certainly is far from the end of the universe.

Trade him, Fernando Tatis, Jr., just struck out TWICE in a row!!!

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Just now, Timmy U said:

I am not a huge Madrigal believer, but it’s been two games!  Some guys struggle when they come up. See Ventura, Robert. I think you gotta give Madrigal 100 ab’s or so before everyone buries him.

Alex Bregman was 0 for his first 18. Once Madrigal gets comfortable he'll be much more tolerable.

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Just now, Butter Parque said:

To be fair, Moncada shower certain traits that allowed you to project that it would be possible for him to succeed. His eye and his exit velocity were good when he came up.

 

Madrigal’s issue is that he’s incapable of hitting the baseball with any authority. 

He literally hit the ball with authority 24 hours ago, so "incapable" is a stretch

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1 hour ago, SoxAce said:

God this team is fun to watch now. @fathom remember when me and you stated we were only watching Moncada and Timmy and then flipping the channels cuz they were the only two worth watching when Giolito wasn't pitching? Not so good times.. :)

Still got Vaughn coming too.

Just saw this, it’s so different now. From rooting to singular players to rooting for wins. Perfect example was last night. Yoan, Eloy and Robert did nothing but we were all happy they won.  Previous years, it would have been a letdown performance.

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You only get one chance in game threads. Nicky is horrible until he's not.

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Just saw this, it’s so different now. From rooting to singular players to rooting for wins. Perfect example was last night. Yoan, Eloy and Robert did nothing but we were all happy they won.  Previous years, it would have been a letdown performance.

I still contend that the first half of 2015 was more unwatchable than any year of the rebuild.

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2 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

that reminded me of a certain 1st ballot HOFer that used to play here.  got to 2nd a bit faster tho.

...frank?

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I'm not even sure Frank Thomas had THAT easy a power...he more muscled up balls like that, or top-handed, tommy-hawked doubles into gaps posting up on one foot.

Robert just reaches out and he has so much leverage with that extension and wrist strength, the ball just flies off his bat with minimal contact.

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2 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

He's swinging at pitcher's pitches and giving away at bats/outs for the sake of making contact, which is exactly what I feared most about his profile. His speed not being anywhere close to as advertised isn't good either. 

He was never a 70 grade runner like Moncada, so expectations should have always been in check in that department.  And drawing any conclusions about his approach at the plate based on like seven plate appearances is insane.  I get being concerned about the slapping, but there really shouldn’t be any other issues with his game.

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Something also to keep in mind. How many times have highly touted Sox prospects come up and fell flat, either their entire career, or at least during the first month or so of the season?

Luis Robert is literally doing something every night that makes the highlight reel. He’s must-watch TV in the first week of the season.  Somehow, someway he’s almost exceeding the crazy hype we all heard. Enjoy it, stop getting so worked up about Nick Madrigal. :)

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6 minutes ago, soxfan49 said:

He doesn't run as fast as the almighty fathom thought!!!!!

To be fair, I called out his less than elite speed when watching him in the College World Series.  

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We'll know this is a different/new White Sox team if they can complete the sweep tmrw and take out Jacob Junis, who we've struggled with like he's CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Johan Santana or Brad Radke.

 

Btw, is there an update on Nomar Mazara?  There was talk all week like he was joining the team for sure this weekend.

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I predicted Edwin was going to be the envy for alot of guys here because he is a notorious slow starter... but with 60 games.. it's going to get magnified alot truth be told.

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