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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

Actually makes Conforto more likely

If they had to go the ultra cheap route at 2B to afford Conforto, the organization is an even bigger joke than I thought. 

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Just now, fathom said:

Don’t try convincing many to not meltdown

There is no way to stop that.

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Just now, Chicago White Sox said:

Nope, to backup our future 2B and Vaughn / Sheets in RF.

I don’t think that’s true about RF

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3 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

Leury is very useful in this role.  My guess - 3/$16M.  Good for Leury.  

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1 minute ago, CWSpalehoseCWS said:

I am terrified this is their starting 2B.

Oh don’t worry, they’ll still trade Kimbrel for Segura instead of using the $21M on a true impact player.

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3 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I was going to say $18M was projection, but either way gross as fuck.

He isn't being paid 6m to be a utility guy when we are on a tight budget. 

Anything over say 12-13= starter.

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Leury Garcia may end up being one of the longest tenured White Sox ever and that alone is a hysterical thought to me.

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2 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I was going to say $18M was projection, but either way gross as fuck.

classic white sox. fill a hole with a player who is replaceable by a lot of minimum salaried players and give the player 6-7 million a year as one of their acquisitions. this is how they allocate wages.

I wouldn't even hate Garcia at 1 year, maybe with a 2nd year option... but giving him 3 guaranteed years is wild. He was fine last year, homer was great so I give him a pass somewhat, but he's not a good player. His entire career tells us that.

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4 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

Such as the void that emerges when you don’t acquire a starter at a position over the offseason?

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Leury is quite valuable as a utility player.  He can play every OF position and just about every IF position.  As long as he continues to be used as a super sub, I'm fine with having him back.  The 3-year deal is a bit unexpected, but as long as the $ is lower, I'm fine with this.

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1 minute ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Oh don’t worry, they’ll still trade Kimbrel for Segura instead of using the $21M on a true impact player.

Yep. 

Leury RF

Segura 2B.

There's our position players guys.

 

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Just now, hogan873 said:

Leury is quite valuable as a utility player.  He can play every OF position and just about every IF position.  As long as he continues to be used as a super sub, I'm fine with having him back.  The 3-year deal is a bit unexpected, but as long as the $ is lower, I'm fine with this.

sadly, we haven't used him as a utility player.  And he is not valuable as a starter.

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When told Jerry Hairston was on the Sox 14 years, Leury said “hold my beer”. 

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If leury is actually the starting second baseman...what are we even doing here? 3 year deal kind of tells me he is

 

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1 minute ago, whitesoxwinner said:

If leury is actually the starting second baseman...what are we even doing here? 3 year deal kind of tells me he is

 

Just ignore the report from above. Begin your meltdown as you wish sir. 

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2 minutes ago, fathom said:

I don’t think that’s true about RF

I’m just saying that’s the plan right now.  He is not intended to be the starting 2B and I doubt this stops us from adding a RF, but definitely worries me how big of signing we’re going to make if we just spend $6M to $7M on a utility guy.  Hopefully I’m wrong and this will be on top of adding legit players elsewhere, but this stinks of Tony La Russa heavily influencing roster decisions and overvaluing a role player when we have bigger needs.

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3 minutes ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

sooooo being a starter? Because that's what he's been

If by starting 331 games over 9 seasons is a starter for you, then sure.

This move was obviously going to happen.  Sox like Leury - Leury loves the Sox.  He was always coming back.  I was hoping more in the 2/$8M range. 3/$20M would be kind of gross, but still not large dollars.

Leury is useful to have around.  I'd much rather him cover the IF for a couple weeks when Yoan/TA/future 2B hit the IL than Mendick. 

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Leury was at 3.5 mil this past season, this deal is going to be 3/14-16 I would think (and hope).

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