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Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

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3 minutes ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

Love this hire. He’s a fantastic 1B consolation prize after not getting Fetter. Really excited to see what he can do with Lopez, Cease, and Kopech.

One of those could be traded. 

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1 hour ago, mqr said:

This almost makes me feel like Tony is an empty jersey

Hire Sam Fuld as bench coach and let him manage the clubhouse.  We’re stuck with La Russa as our in-game decision maker for better or worse, but let’s limit his interactions with the actual players and perhaps his risk is reduced.

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4 minutes ago, maloney.adam said:

One of those could be traded. 

That’s fine. If they aren’t, I look forward to seeing what he does with them. A new set of outside eyes is exactly what this team needs for their young pitchers that failed to make the jump under Coop. 

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1 minute ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Hire Sam Fuld as bench coach and let him manage the clubhouse.  We’re stuck with La Russa as our in-game decision maker for better or worse, but let’s limit his interactions with the actual players and perhaps his risk is reduced.

Isn't McEwing the bench coach?  Why would LaRussa not keep him on.

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1 minute ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

That’s fine. If they aren’t, I look forward to seeing what he does with them. A new set of outside eyes is exactly what this team needs for their young pitchers that failed to make the jump under Coop. 

I agree! I really love this hire! It will be interesting to see what he will do. Also with Stiever.

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1 hour ago, Jack Parkman said:

I'd prefer to trade him to Boston for Benintendi. 

I'd have to for Lopez and someone else, right?  Can't imagine Lopez has much trade value at this point.

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7 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Hire Sam Fuld as bench coach and let him manage the clubhouse.  We’re stuck with La Russa as our in-game decision maker for better or worse, but let’s limit his interactions with the actual players and perhaps his risk is reduced.

How many assholes does Sam Fuld want to work for in his career?

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5 minutes ago, Harry Chappas said:

Isn't McEwing the bench coach?  Why would LaRussa not keep him on.

Because I just moved him to 1B coach and got rid of an accused rapist

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5 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

 Does Boston want to make this trade?

Possibly. They're short on pitching, and Sale isn't due back until June or July. 

Benintendi has been pretty disappointing for them, though not as bad as Lopez has been for the Sox. They'd need to add a small amount, but there are guys running out of options like Adolfo and Rutherford that could be of use on a flier to a rebuilding team. 

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3 minutes ago, Buehrle5687 said:

I'd have to for Lopez and someone else, right?  Can't imagine Lopez has much trade value at this point.

Benintendi doesn't have much trade value either. 

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1 minute ago, Jack Parkman said:

Possibly. They're short on pitching, and Sale isn't due back until June or July. 

Benintendi has been pretty disappointing for them, though not as bad as Lopez has been for the Sox. They'd need to add a small amount, but there are guys running out of options like Adolfo and Rutherford that could be of use on a flier to a rebuilding team. 

White Sox are short on pitching because they have Lopez.

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Finally some good news!  From everything I have seen this looks like a great hire.  I personally wanted Fetter (Tigers now 2-2 on hires that I thought would be good), but think Katz could be just as good.  He already did wonders with Giolito (so I am sure he is pumped), so hopefully he can do the same with Cease & Kopech.

I saw this mentioned elsewhere in this thread, but I hope this signals that Hahn is hiring the staff.  I am pretty sure LaRussa doesn't even know who this guy is.

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Finally...the door opens and a crack of light appears.  Hopefully this is a signal the Sox aren't letting Tony pick his staff knowing they may have to can him if guilty.

 

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54 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

Hello!

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No shit.

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1 hour ago, Buehrle5687 said:

I'd have to for Lopez and someone else, right?  Can't imagine Lopez has much trade value at this point.

Boston isn't trading Benintendi. They lost Betts and Bradley so they are already shopping for another OF( Springer was rumored as one possibilty)

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Maybe Hahn is using this time make hires knowing TLR has 0 (or at least a lot less) leverage. Go out and make some moves while TLR can’t really complain about it. 

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To be honest, I kinda thought it was some kind of joke that Giolito was fixed by his high school coach.  I didn't realize he was actually a bonified mlb qualified pitching coach.  My bad.  :blink:

With that being said, if more knowledgeable folks around here say it is a good hire, terrific.

Now go sign that guy that just won the NL Cy Young award.

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