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This what WhiteSoxDave said about the DM he got: "but it was from an agent at an agency that competes with Boras. I performed all my due diligence last night on him and he's legit. Long story short, he told me Conforto injured his shoulder doing something stupid at a bachelor party this offseason and that's why teams aren't lining up to acquire his services right now ."

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3411973/sounds-like-michael-conforto-hasnt-signed-because-he-allegedly-got-hurt-at-a-bachelor-party-this-winter

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I don't know if that's legit, but when has a "hurt himself doing x" and it wasn't an actual team baseball workout ever checked out? Falling off trucks, falling up stairs, it always ends up b.s. And he did it as a free agent in line for a hundred million. And it' sa shoulder injury. I see no reason at all why sox should go after him anymore.

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9 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Me too.  Though any deal needs to include 2023 as well, at least a team option.   

(Now let's take cover from the usual anti-Conforto suspects)

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2 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

Me too.  Though any deal needs to include 2023 as well, at least a team option.   

(Now let's take cover from the usual anti-Conforto suspects)

“But we need to add for 2022!”

Someone tell Rick Hahn. Oh, too late.

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Perhaps that is why Hahn did not more aggressively pursue a trade, at the deadline. If Conforto is going to be able to play RF, as well as hit, he should be signed, whether for the duration of this season, or for both this year and next. What are the chances that he could play RF? Reports that I've seen don't suggest that he could.

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But Conforto has been mostly dead all season 

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I think there's a lot of uncertainty around Conforto, but he wants to get back in the game and he has a track record of success.  Probably worth the risk for the Sox, especially if signed for a lower salary and he uses 2023 to rebuild his value.

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Initial speculation was Conforto would be limited to DH duties if he comes back this season FWIW.

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Would be worth a flyer if he could even only hit.

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Nope.

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12 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Initial speculation was Conforto would be limited to DH duties if he comes back this season FWIW.

I wouldn’t sign him for just this season. Would have to at least include 2023.

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19 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

I wouldn’t sign him for just this season. Would have to at least include 2023.

Yeah, something like 2 years $15M.  $3M or so for balance of this season and $12M next season makes sense.  Could even get cute and front load it so avoid potential luxury tax issues next season if Sox actually decide to add meaningful players this offseason. 

Edited by ChiSox59

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The money has been spent. The Chicago White Sox cannot spare a square.

Signed,

Bob Nightengale,

Chicago White Sox Vice President of Jerry's Statements

 

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I can't believe we're still talking about Comforto on this board. 

While we're at it, I like our chances of getting Bryce or Machado. 

Oh wait, no. We're going to trade for Soto. 

No wait. We're trading for Shohei . . .

For God's sake, let it go  . . . . .;

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26 minutes ago, vilehoopster said:

I can't believe we're still talking about Comforto on this board. 

While we're at it, I like our chances of getting Bryce or Machado. 

Oh wait, no. We're going to trade for Soto. 

No wait. We're trading for Shohei . . .

For God's sake, let it go  . . . . .;

So strange. It's almost as if a news story linking the Sox to him came out recently...

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34 minutes ago, vilehoopster said:

I can't believe we're still talking about Comforto on this board. 

While we're at it, I like our chances of getting Bryce or Machado. 

Oh wait, no. We're going to trade for Soto. 

No wait. We're trading for Shohei . . .

For God's sake, let it go  . . . . .;

Why? He’s still a realistic fit and the team still has no RF.

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Posted (edited)

Wrong thread. 

Edited by Jack Parkman

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43 minutes ago, vilehoopster said:

I can't believe we're still talking about Comforto on this board. 

While we're at it, I like our chances of getting Bryce or Machado. 

Oh wait, no. We're going to trade for Soto. 

No wait. We're trading for Shohei . . .

For God's sake, let it go  . . . . .;

Is someone making you read this topic?

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On 7/21/2022 at 9:26 AM, caulfield12 said:

So less than we’re already paying Pollock for the next season and a half…

Bring Oscar-Oscar up and fuggedaboutit.

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On 8/4/2022 at 5:24 PM, southsider2k5 said:

So strange. It's almost as if a news story linking the Sox to him came out recently...

There are a lot more stories linking Colas to White Sox.  

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52 minutes ago, oldsox said:

There are a lot more stories linking Colas to White Sox.  

What stories are there about Colas being called up?

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Conforto is like Santa, you hear stories, leave out some cookies, but you never see him. 

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