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gusguyman last won the day on September 17 2020

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    Sox @ Brew Crew, 7/25, 6:08, Game Thread

    Eat enough White Castle and you won't need the blender.
  2. I sure hope Goodwin sticks around, I could see him being this year's Geoff Blum
  3. Nitpicking a bit, but I just want to push back on this specific argument, because it is common and really unfair. These guys don't have any negotiating power. They aren't allowed to say "I don't want to be controlled for 6 years" and try to negotiate that away. Their choice is to either sign the contract, or not play at all. And while technically the MLBPA represents them in labor discussions, it has been clear for decades that the MLBPA has no interest in fighting for any sort of major rights or protections for minor league players. So they don't really even have an avenue to collectively bargain a better deal for themselves. This isn't the case of a guy negotiating a contract, signing it, and then regretting it because it turned out not to be as advantageous as they hoped. This is someone who has been strong-armed into a terrible contract with no other options other than to quit.
  4. I completely agree with the general point you are making here about the minors and releasing blocked players, but I'll add the caveat that common-sense compromises are still the best way forward. By that I mean that, in this case, Yermin realized he was blocked sometime in the few weeks leading up to the trade deadline. Consequently, I think it is completely fair for the team to say "we will grant you a release if we can't trade you by the deadline to a team with a clearer path." No clue if any of that happened here, but I don't think that approach would be unfair at all.
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    7/21 Gamethread: Cease vs. Pineda, 7:10 PM

    This game could be very telling for Cease (inasmuch as a single game can ever be that telling). He has definitely shown stretches of good improvement this year, but he still hasn't really shown the ability to find his stuff when it disappears for an inning, or when he doesn't have it from the start. He's lucky to have a shutout right now, but he can't really be trusted as more than a 4 until he can find his way to his B stuff when the A stuff isn't there right away.
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    The Eloy-Vaughn-Burger-Sheets Conundrum

    He's blocked by TA7
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    7/20 Gamethread: Keuchel vs. Ober

    Madrigal is on the IL, I don't think anyone else needs a booster
  8. "Daddy, where do Drake LaRoches come from?"
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    GT 7/2 White Sox @ Detroit Tigers 6:10 PM CDT

    Our replay booth sucks ass
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    GT 7/1 Twins @ White Sox 1:10 PM CDT

    They aren't showing the replay, did he just miss him with the tag?
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    GT 7/1 Twins @ White Sox 1:10 PM CDT

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    GT 7/1 Twins @ White Sox 1:10 PM CDT

    I brought it with me from San Fran, so I'm used to it lol
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    GT 7/1 Twins @ White Sox 1:10 PM CDT

    First home game in 3 years! I missed this park.
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    Sox @ Astros, 6/18 7:10 Central

    I'm here for a good time, not an accurate time