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Shane Riordan's interview with Rick Hahn

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Interview continues through 5PM CDT.

First segment of Shane's interview with Rick Hahn:

  • Hahn has offered nine figure deals and the White Sox are comfortable as an organization with nine figure deals, they just haven't lined up.
  • Hahn is "comfortable his input is being heard" over the daily lineups and defensive positioning, but is not happy with every decision made by the manager and their staff. Spiegel's response "Oh God!", Shane takes the response is Hahn's putting the onus on Tony in terms of how the day to day lineups are constructed.
  • Shane "Frustration is at an all time high. How do you cope as a person with frustrations of expectations not being met at your or the team's level?" Hahn - "It's not easy.... There are times I act poorly....I woke up with a sore hand the other day and remembered I punched a file cabinet after a decision in a game.:D

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Second Segment:

  • What is your favorite acquisition?  I really like the Eloy / Cease trade, because it was something most did not expect us to do (a crosstown deal, the Sox and Cubs were willing to help each other, conversations with Theo) and we were able to put it together.
  • Were people in the organization upset by Tim Anderson saying "We're the fucking best team in the AL"? No, the only apprehension was they haven't won anything yet.
  • David Robertson stashed his 2016 jersey from Chris Sale's scissor session. What do you recall from that day? Hahn "I get a text from Robin saying he doesn't want to wear the jersey. Hahn, "Tell him why we're doing it". Texts back and forth, Robin says, he cut it up. Hahn, get the backup jersey. Robin, He cut them all up. Hahn gave up his son's coaching duties, went home showered, and went to the ballpark to meet with Chris after the game. Said Chris was apologetic, discussed how he saw the competitive warrior side of Chris Sale come out.

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Thanks for keeping the Helms story quiet Shane! As a reward here’s an interview covering all the same shit we’ve heard a thousand times.

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11 minutes ago, bmags said:

Thanks for keeping the Helms story quiet Shane! As a reward here’s an interview covering all the same shit we’ve heard a thousand times.

True, although it is interesting he's admitted to punching file cabinets because of LaRussas curious moves. 

Bringing LaRussa back was one of the most shortsighted moves in MLB history.  It shortened the window. Hopefully it's not closed for good, but I imagine it's closed until he leaves.

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Rick should be a District Manager for Burger King. 

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Posted (edited)
49 minutes ago, bmags said:

Thanks for keeping the Helms story quiet Shane! As a reward here’s an interview covering all the same shit we’ve heard a thousand times.

Will you elaborate? Is it because he didn't provide details after the initial tweet?

I didn't see anything further details in the Wes Helms thread beyond drawing a connection to the Vizquel incidents, that Helms witnessed them. Found on Reddit a post stating Wes Helms witnessed one of the incidents, laughed at the child being abused, has been called as a witness in the victim's sexual harassment lawsuit against the White Sox, and has been dismissed as a result.

Haven't heard anything further from Shane, or other the lapdog Chicago media.

The Tribune story left it at, it's been crickets everywhere since.

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"The Sox did not provide additional information, calling it a “personnel issue.”

 

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49 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

True, although it is interesting he's admitted to punching file cabinets because of LaRussas curious moves

Bringing LaRussa back was one of the most shortsighted moves in MLB history.  It shortened the window. Hopefully it's not closed for good, but I imagine it's closed until he leaves.

Ok I'm betting that Rick is a regular on Soxtalk game threads....what's his handle??

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25 minutes ago, pcq said:

Rick should be a District Manager for Burger King. 

Keep him out of Iowa.

"Your Way, Right Away" is the direct opposite of what TLR and Hahn have accomplished.

"Their Way, Right Away" led to the disastrous Kimbrel trade and it has been almost all downhill ever since.

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I almost feel bad for Hahn that he's had TLR forced on him. I bet TLR goes to the front office after leaving the dugout too.

Hahn should have never fired Rick Renteria though.

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Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, wegner said:

 

Ok I'm betting that Rick is a regular on Soxtalk game threads....what's his handle??

Ron883

Because he was originally a big Cubs' fan, too.

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3 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Ron883

Because he was originally a big Cubs' fan, too.

Does Jose know how rick/ron tries to get him going every season when he struggles??  Might want to bring that up in the next negotiations.

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59 minutes ago, wegner said:

Does Jose know how rick/ron tries to get him going every season when he struggles??  Might want to bring that up in the next negotiations.

Or negotiate to start each season on June 1st...

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Just now, caulfield12 said:

Or negotiate to start each season on June 1st...

2020 sure worked...MVP...MVP

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, bmags said:

Thanks for keeping the Helms story quiet Shane! As a reward here’s an interview covering all the same shit we’ve heard a thousand times.

He reminds me of Bernstein in that sense. He has "sources" and knows just how bad things are in an organization, but he never actually reveals anything. 

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Lol pretty random of Rick to be wearing a Beto O'Rourke shirt. 

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3 hours ago, bmags said:

Thanks for keeping the Helms story quiet Shane! As a reward here’s an interview covering all the same shit we’ve heard a thousand times.

I mean we all know Chicago sports media is a bunch of lapdogs.  They are the bitches of the ownership groups because they are afraid of being blacklisted. 

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1 hour ago, ron883 said:

Lol pretty random of Rick to be wearing a Beto O'Rourke shirt. 

Always wants to be "cool" and invariably comes off as the opposite somehow.

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4 hours ago, Dick Allen said:

True, although it is interesting he's admitted to punching file cabinets because of LaRussas curious moves. 

Bringing LaRussa back was one of the most shortsighted moves in MLB history.  It shortened the window. Hopefully it's not closed for good, but I imagine it's closed until he leaves.

It really has to be just Jerry that wants TLR around, right?

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4 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

Ron883

Because he was originally a big Cubs' fan, too.

I've been following the game thread posts and I think you're right.

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55 minutes ago, Quin said:

It really has to be just Jerry that wants TLR around, right?

100%.  Everyone but JR probably hates that he’s around, but they value their cushy jobs too much to leave. 

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1 hour ago, reiks12 said:

He lurks here 100%

What makes you say that?

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