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A bittersweet season is in the books. The silver lining of the early playoff exit is there is no excuse for us not to add quality starting pitching in the offseason. Had we had a competent #3 starter, we would have easily came out on top.

Who is the most likely addition? Is Bauer dream realistic? Is Kluber worth the gamble? Does Stroman move the needle? Can Q still pitch? Are there realistic trade candidates?

 

 

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Bauer said a multi year deal isn't off the table if the culture is something he can live with.  Hahn is good at structuring and figuring contracts...I think we are a good fit for him honestly.  

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Q

Yeah, I still agree with this.....and also agree it's not the solution or what this team really needs....but I think it's the correct guess. 

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6 minutes ago, Tony said:

Yeah, I still agree with this.....and also agree it's not the solution or what this team really needs....but I think it's the correct guess. 

Give me Stroman and Q and trade Cease

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8 minutes ago, Tony said:

Yeah, I still agree with this.....and also agree it's not the solution or what this team really needs....but I think it's the correct guess. 

Probably realistic, but I don't feel much more comfortable with Q starting today's game than Dunning. In that case, we pretty much have to expect 2/3 from the Cease/Dunning/Kopech group to take big steps if we are to become legit contenders.

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1 minute ago, almagest said:

Bauer and Q

I'm good with that. 

Bauer

Gio

DK

Kopech

Q

The rest of the guys can sort themselves out. I'm not sure Dunning, Cease, or Stiever will become more than a 4 or 5. They can also be dangled as trade bait. 

 

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Just now, thxfrthmmrs said:

Probably realistic, but I don't feel any more comfortable with Q starting today's game than Dunning. In that case, we pretty much have to expect 2/3 from the Cease/Dunning/Kopech group to take big steps if we are to become legit contenders.

Realistically, that was ALWAYS going to be the case with this rebuild. One of them had to turn into "the goods"

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1 minute ago, thxfrthmmrs said:

Probably realistic, but I don't feel any more comfortable with Q starting today's game than Dunning. In that case, we pretty much have to expect 2/3 from the Cease/Dunning/Kopech group to take big steps if we are to become legit contenders.

Gonna need depth. Sox had trouble covering 60 games.

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3 minutes ago, fathom said:

Give me Stroman and Q and trade Cease

My dream is that we trade Cease+ to Boston for Benintendi and stick him in RF. I'm going to be pushing that all off-season.

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An issue is the sox have so many question marks.

Dunning, cease, kopech and even Reylo all could step up next season but neither of them is a sure thing.

Realistically you can hope for two of them stepping up so you would need one more but in an ideal case 3 of them step up and the sox rotation is pretty solid.

Of course also the worst case could happen and only one of them steps up and then you need two. 

Lots of uncertainty.

 

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Just now, Dominikk85 said:

An issue is the sox have so many question marks.

Dunning, cease, kopech and even Reylo all could step up next season but neither of them is a sure thing.

Realistically you can hope for two of them stepping up so you would need one more but in an ideal case 3 of them step up and the sox rotation is pretty solid.

Of course also the worst case could happen and only one of them steps up and then you need two. 

Lots of uncertainty.

 

You can make that list with basically every team that doesn't win the World Series. 

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I still think Lance Lynn makes sense if he can be gotten at a reasonable price.

Him and Stroman would be my ideal combo.

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I'd be fine with Quintana, but we need more than just him. Stroman is friends with TA so maybe we can get him. He's not going to be overly expensive, but we'll probably have to give him more money than Keuchel.

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There is something about the interactions where I think right now, Bauer wants to play for the White Sox.  I think the question will be what it always is, money. 

 

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I think they need 2 pitchers.  Bauer would be great.  Stroman would be too.  Also I would see who you is available in a trade.  I'd be willing to trade Kopech/Cease/Dunning/Lopez/Setiver(yeah, no value), now, not all of them obviously, but I'd sure put two of them in a package for the right guy.  

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5 minutes ago, Dominikk85 said:

An issue is the sox have so many question marks.

Dunning, cease, kopech and even Reylo all could step up next season but neither of them is a sure thing.

Realistically you can hope for two of them stepping up so you would need one more but in an ideal case 3 of them step up and the sox rotation is pretty solid.

Of course also the worst case could happen and only one of them steps up and then you need two. 

Lots of uncertainty.

 

Hopefully Kopech is what we all hope he is.

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3 minutes ago, Tony said:

You can make that list with basically every team that doesn't win the World Series. 

Yeah probably. I think it's better to err on the side of too much pitching, on paper it might look overcrowded but in reality if you have 6 solid starters there might be a crunch the first couple starts but then it usually gets sorted out quickly.

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1 minute ago, Dick Allen said:

There is something about the interactions where I think right now, Bauer wants to play for the White Sox.  I think the question will be what it always is, money. 

 

He clearly loves TA, had McCann on his show, fits really well on our #ChangeTheGame culture, we have a big hole with starting pitching, he's probably gonna win the NL Cy Young especially after blowing through the Braves yesterday... it's really a fantastic fit.

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5 minutes ago, Tony said:

Realistically, that was ALWAYS going to be the case with this rebuild. One of them had to turn into "the goods"

If everything pans out. Right now, I don't have good confidence in any of the 3 to be a quality #2 or 3 starter next year. Rest of the team is ready, offense, defense, bullpen (with another high leverage piece), waiting to see if these guys develop would be wasting a year of our window. I am fine if these guys are penciled in as 4/5 and let them develop, not a 2/3.

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Bauer immediately becomes AJP 2.0

 

You hate him until he's here and then you just hate him a little less

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