Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ScooterMcGee

Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

I don't think the off days are meant for "sprinkly" days.

They are for opening day. We've actually seen it a bit in recent years.

Edited by Buehrle>Wood

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please explain rushing a player from High A to sit on the bench and burn a year of team control. 

If he's barely playing, the team is not manipulating service time by giving him reps at both the plate and at a new position at the alternate site, and eventually AAA.  

It literally makes zero sense and is beyond infuriating. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This Vaughn this makes zero sense.  We're already like 1.5 weeks away from just getting an extra year if we just sent him to the alt site out of ST and the guy has all of 17 PA.  Its an absolute fucking joke.  TLR Is going to blow a year of service for like 35 PA.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Buehrle>Wood said:

They are for opening day

If you live nearby and have no problem being available to go to a game tomorrow, sure, but for people coming in from out of town or with work or other commitments that preclude them from attending tomorrow, they'd rather sit through the sprinkles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, fathom said:

Because they still destroy LHP.  Scoring 3-4 runs a game vs RHP won’t work.  

How about 3-4 hits a game like the Cubs? I can only imagine the uproar around here. It’ll be fine. This is still a very good lineup. Should be top 10 in MLB even with the slap hitters included. A top 10 offense combined with a top 10 pitching staff is certainly good enough to contend. Yes, their outings have been short but I’m very encouraged by the starting staff. Best staff since 2005 imo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, WhiteSoxFan1993 said:

If you live nearby and have no problem being available to go to a game tomorrow, sure, but for people coming in from out of town or with work or other commitments that preclude them from attending tomorrow, they'd rather sit through the sprinkles.

A few years ago they made us all go the park, waited for the bad weather to pass, and then cancelled the game anyways. But they got that extra consession gate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Commenting towards the echo chamber as well.. Sitting Vaughn is ridiculous.

Starting Nick Williams over him is even more ridiculous.

 

We need more of a sample on Vaughn. Play the fucking man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

This Vaughn this makes zero sense.  We're already like 1.5 weeks away from just getting an extra year if we just sent him to the alt site out of ST and the guy has all of 17 PA.  Its an absolute fucking joke.  TLR Is going to blow a year of service for like 35 PA.  

Like he cares what happens to Vaughn in 6 years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah yes luv to sit a top 10 prospect for someone named Nick Williams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, fathom said:

Like he cares what happens to Vaughn in 6 years

I do.  And Rick and Kenny should.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Greg Hibbard said:

Billy WILLIAMS? Lmaooooo how has nobody corrected this yet??? White Sox marketing at it again 🥴

C139748F-0358-493D-862E-19B1DA7B619F.jpeg

 

  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Greg Hibbard said:

Billy WILLIAMS? Lmaooooo how has nobody corrected this yet??? White Sox marketing at it again 🥴

C139748F-0358-493D-862E-19B1DA7B619F.jpeg

That doesn't look like a graphic that can from the Sox, rather from WGN9News. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, soxfan49 said:

Ah yes luv to sit a top 10 prospect for someone named Nick Williams

Billy Williams. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I can figure with Williams over Vaughn is not wanting to risk putting him out in a wet outfield.

Of course, it also could be to help keep the losing streak vs RH starters in tact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

How about 3-4 hits a game like the Cubs? I can only imagine the uproar around here. It’ll be fine. This is still a very good lineup. Should be top 10 in MLB even with the slap hitters included. A top 10 offense combined with a top 10 pitching staff is certainly good enough to contend. Yes, their outings have been short but I’m very encouraged by the starting staff. Best staff since 2005 imo.

Who the hell cares about the Cubs in this scenario?  This is a team that had/has World Series aspirations, the Cubs didn't.  Everything Fathom saying is true here, we murder lhp and don't hit right handers that well.  Even last year when everyone thought we had the best offense in the world, we were very average against righties and that's with Eloy around who was one of the guys who mashed them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, iWiN4PreP said:

Commenting towards the echo chamber as well.. Sitting Vaughn is ridiculous.

Starting Nick Williams over him is even more ridiculous.

 

We need more of a sample on Vaughn. Play the fucking man.

Sitting him isn't ridiculous. Maybe keeping him on the 26 is though. No reason to play him against a righty. Maybe Williams can provide something against the righty Keller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, manbearpuig said:

Mitch Haniger baby.

For who?  All 3-4 of the remaining minor league pitching depth below AA?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

That doesn't look like a graphic that can from the Sox, rather from WGN9News. 

Cubs’ fan with the brain fart.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?ID=170913

 

Lo and behold, it is his first given name.  Maybe his dad was a fan of the Cubbies, lol.  Or he’s changing his name, like Mike Stanton.  A bit odd for a Sox player in this city, but oh well.

Ernie or Ron should be the next recalled player, or Lou for Brock to mess with fans of the Northsiders.

Edited by caulfield12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

Despite all the weakness, Sox position players are collectively 4th in MLB in fWAR and 7th in wRC+ through the first week of the season. That’s certainly enough to contend this season if the pitching is as good as advertised.

by the way, they’re ahead of the darling Padres and Yankees in both categories. The offenses that everyone gushes about.

2021 vs righty starters: .206/.325/.290/.615

2021 vs lefty starters: .292/.382/.496/.877

This isn't something we didn't see coming when Eloy went down, it's 100% accurate to question whether or not this lineup has enough thunder vs righties, so far they're not fairing well at all.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, soxfan49 said:

Ah yes luv to sit a top 10 prospect for someone named Nick Williams

It’s on Hahn as much as it is TLR. They’re purchasing contracts of AAAA players and giving their manager an opportunity to play them in place of Vaughn. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Rowand44 said:

Who the hell cares about the Cubs in this scenario?  This is a team that had/has World Series aspirations, the Cubs didn't.  Everything Fathom saying is true here, we murder lhp and don't hit right handers that well.  Even last year when everyone thought we had the best offense in the world, we were very average against righties and that's with Eloy around who was one of the guys who mashed them.

I know fathom cares about the cubs very much so I included that in jest. But in all seriousness, who cares if they’re average against righties if they still have a top 10 offense in MLB? I believe this pitching staff will be top 10 by year end. How many other teams do you expect to have a top 10 offense and pitching staff? Only teams with World Series aspirations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Flash Tizzle said:

It’s on Hahn as much as it is TLR. They’re purchasing contracts of AAAA players and giving their manager an opportunity to play them in place of Vaughn. 

Somebody has to take those roster spots. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Sitting him isn't ridiculous. Maybe keeping him on the 26 is though. No reason to play him against a righty. Maybe Williams can provide something against the righty Keller.

Really, no reason to play him? We already know for certain that Vaughn's righty-platoon splits will be bad?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

That doesn't look like a graphic that can from the Sox, rather from WGN9News. 

Some Cubs fans idea as a joke probably who remembers the HOF LFer in his heyday on WGN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×