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  1. 13 points
    He was fighting for those who don't want to hustle. Have some respect.
  2. 9 points
    Quick question, other than just to be a contrarian, why do you have such a hard time with Abreu dipping, but no problem with Tony driving around hammered?
  3. 8 points
    People that use the term woke and talk about cancel culture are undoubtedly the biggest cry babies of them all. Archaic thinkers fearful of change and accountability. I'm heading out on vacation but I will miss my favorite sox talk historians who fight tooth and nail to maintain the status quo to preserve their way of life.
  4. 7 points
    Yeah, I'm not buying this. Great teams beat good ones. Great teams execute their pitches. Great teams get hits when their teams need them. Great teams make the plays when they need to be made. Missing the fucking plate with your foot is little leaguer shit. Bitching about the umps when the other team is royally kicking your ass is weak sauce. Wanna win? Make the fucking plays. Tag the plate. Don't fucking walk the yard. Get hits. Stop giving up homers every fucking game. Stop bitching at the umps. Stop letting good teams beat you. Then there won't be any "Murphy's Law," or whatever other excuse we can gin up.
  5. 7 points
  6. 7 points
    Yes, I too stan for the exploitation of minor leaguers - many of whom have made less than minimum wage and some of whom are IN the red after having to pay for their own living arrangements - because it's "how it works." Just because one is allowed to act in a demeaning way without repercussions does not mean they should.
  7. 6 points
    Meh. It's not who you play, it's when you play them. The Astros looked unbeatable against us, then couldn't beat the Tigers or O's. The Brewers have lost more games than us playing in a NL central that doesn't look much different than the AL central. The window is wide open. No reason to shorten it by selling the future prospects.
  8. 6 points
    Some people here take themselves way too seriously. We're talking about baseball to kill time; sit back, relax, and strap it down. This was taken from your About Me. This is text book on why the crazies can't stop talking about being woke and cancel culture. Preach one thing, then do the opposite. Message Board gold.
  9. 6 points
    12 year anniversary of Buehrle's perfect game. Sox will be playing in the stadium that Buehrle hit his 1 career home run. Gio should honor Mark by pitching a perfect game and hitting a HR in a 1-0 win. Anything less than this performance will be shameful.
  10. 6 points
    Abreu still dips. It is incredibly unsightly and sets a poor example. Tony doesn't drive around hammered anymore as far as I can tell. It's a dispicable thing Tony did. However, it's over and done with, and he is now leading this team like King Leonidas lead the Spartans during the Battle of Thermopylae.
  11. 6 points
    I don't see any reason to rush him, whatsoever. Let him get his 20 games in the minors to shake the rust off. Just adding Eloy to the lineup is going to be a huge boost, both in production and team confidence. Save the other shot in the arm for when he's truly ready.
  12. 6 points
    I am surprised they haven't released him. You would think Jerry, Rick & Tony wouldn't put up with this stuff, you know how triggered old folks get when a younger person does literally anything.
  13. 6 points
  14. 6 points
    All those praising Kopech for his candor and honesty on mental health issues need to view Yermin through the same lens. This has been brewing for a long time and is more than just "drama" or "immaturity". Yermin a good dude.
  15. 6 points
    As many people have mentioned, this is just a very bad take. He signed a contract with the White Sox. They are thus far the only organization to give him a shot at the ML level. He gave them an incredible start to the season, and the White Sox did plenty to help turn him into a star. The LaRussa stuff happened and I've made my thoughts very clear on that. However, Yermin going back down to AAA was all on Yermin. If anything, the Sox gave him more rope than normal seeing as he really can't play a position and if he's only paid to hit, batting .140 or whatever he did from May on probably isn't going to keep you on a lot of ML rosters. But most importantly...handle yourself like a professional. Ask the team for a trade. I'd be shocked if Hahn and Co. wouldn't try and seek that out for him. Don't bail and "retire" because you're unhappy, then have your family members take to social media to explain the situation. Because this doesn't seem like a mental thing at this point, it seems like a "I'm not a AAA ball player anymore, this is bullshit, I want to play somewhere else and since I haven't gotten my way, I'm going to take my ball and go home." type situation, which I just can't get behind.
  16. 6 points
    I get it. Its unfortunate for Yermin. But he's the guy who's production fell of a cliff, and he's the guy that cannot play a position well enough to be anything other than a beer league softball player defensively. These are things he can improve on, and if so, he has a role on an mlb club. Maybe that isn't with the Sox, but if he kept raking in AAA instead of throwing a public temper tantrum and quitting, he would have gotten an opportunity somewhere at some point even if he never improved defensively. I like Yermin. I hope he cools off, has a chance of heart and the Sox grant him another opportunity down in AAA. But the Sox aren't the bad guys here man. I know you have strong feelings about labor laws in mlb, and that is fine. I don't disagree with some of what you're saying - but this is all stuff they agreed to in their contracts, and the upside for them in quite literally financial freedom for life and their children's lives. Expecting the Sox to just willy nilly grant releases to disgruntled player is asinine.
  17. 6 points
    What an impressive number of mental health experts on this board
  18. 6 points
    When Grandal went down, Yermin thought he should go up. Didn't happen. Zavalo got the call, and Yermin is obviously the better hitter. So he came apart. That's my simple analysis. He can still recover and come back somewhere next year. Of course, he should have stayed and just continued mashing.
  19. 6 points
    I can't stand Tony LaRussa and would like to blame him for everything that I think is wrong in the world, but at some point .150/.220/.196 in 118 plate appearances is on the player. If that one incident, where I think LaRussa couldn't have been more wrong, caused that, Yermin isn't mentally capable of being a major leaguer.
  20. 5 points
    Don't forget to add Grandal as well. Adding 3 all-star caliber bats will dramatically change the lineup.
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    What have you contributed outside of trying to inject your shitty political takes into baseball discussion?
  23. 5 points
    No, that's not actually how the world works. One size does not in fact fit all. And teams can release any minor leaguer they want whenever they want - the players have zero protections in the minors. Yet people here are claiming the player should have to play it out. I hope all these same posters are up in arms when the teams release minor leaguers mid-season. But they aren't because hypocrisy runs deep in the world of athletic contracts. Players are supposed to be selfless teammates sacrificing for the greater good while ownership are ruthless and selfish treating players as assets first and only.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    I love how triggered old folks get when a younger person does literally anything ❄️
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