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  1. South Side Hit Men

    The TLR Manager Thread

    Carl Everett now admits dinosaurs do in fact exist, and he does not like them one bit.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Better yet, the rookie he loves as if he were David Eckstein, Nick Madrigal.
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    And that's a 16-4 White Sox winner!

    Based on Tony’s statements today, it sounds like he would be more at home in the Twins broadcast booth than in the White Sox clubhouse.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Indeed, been very happy with what Adam has brought, with effort and attitude. A very pleasant surprise, even if he can no longer perform at the rate he did before the trade. Perhaps someone should show Tony video of Josh Donaldson kicking dirt on home plate, you know, out of sportsmanship and respect.
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    5/18 White Sox @ Twins 6:40 PM

    “Feed me!” ?
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    5/17 White Sox (Keuchel) v. Twins (Happ) Thread

    Mendick really needs to be playing more games for the Chicago White Sox.
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    5/17 White Sox (Keuchel) v. Twins (Happ) Thread

    And people say I hold a grudge. So glad I have Len and DJ.
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    Madrigal.

    Runs and RBIs are largely a function of what others adjacent in the lineup to you do (beyond HRs, which is moot in this discussion). If Madrigal can do what he did in 2020 (OBP .376) or April (OBP .369), his WAR will be high/valuable, and his runs will be at a solid clip batting 9th in this lineup. His May production (OBP .200) is abysmal, he isn't even MLB roster worthy at that level of production. Pitchers have adjusted, how he adjusts in return will go a long way as to whether he will be a valuable contributor or not. It's likely somewhere in between these two points, but needs to be over .330/.340 to be a regular player, unless he is able to develop some power without sacrificing his ability for contact, a trade off nearly every ML hitter considers.
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    One knee catchers vs two

    I was under the impression Grandal moved to this stance due to his injury. Any word on whether this will be soon? https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20210424/soxs-grandal-adjusts-after-changing-catchers-stance-due-to-knee-injury Really want to go to automated strikes next season. I believe Grandal will improve defensively by being able to focus on the other defensive aspects of the position when pitch framing is no longer a priority.
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    5/17 White Sox (Keuchel) v. Twins (Happ) Thread

    No @soxfan49 today? Hope Jose gets some rest and the Sox can take two of three with him out. Hoping Eaton can play tomorrow to keep Garcia and Hamilton from both being in the lineup. Go Sox!
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Andrew Vaughn is getting a little sumpin' in the upper left hand corner of Ryan's tweet. Good for him, he deserves it, and the number 99! "Wild Thing" indeed!!!
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    Madrigal.

    Thank you, appreciate your confirmation of what I suspected (positional adjustments). bWAR appeals more to the math side of my thought process. I wish Baseball Reference would incorporate similar/same defensive metrics, including pitch framing for catchers, though hopefully that becomes moot with automated strike zones. Or do we say mute on SoxTalk.
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    Madrigal.

    Would someone explain how Fangraphs calculates a positive 2021 0.2 fWAR for Madrigal (as of now), when both his Offensive (-2.0, only Leury is lower) and Defensive (-0.6) ratings are both negative? When I looked at the glossary, positional adjustment is the primary factor I see which may be the reason. Also, how does Abreu have a negative defensive rating (-1.0)? Is he being dinged for his positional adjustment (Mercedes is -3.9 as DH), whereas Grandal’s fWAR are goosed upwards (high number of games caught X positional adjustment)? I’m more familiar with bWAR, and their oWAR + dWAR = bWAR are much more in sync. Use fWAR here because that seems to be the common source here. Thanks in advance.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Both plays weren’t smart (bunting or running home), though the first was intentional with time to think and the later an in the moment decision which possibly was sparked by the former. I don’t see Moncada pressing and trying to score with no outs in that situation. With one out, a strikeout or popout for Grandal leaves him at 3rd with two out. Speculation on my part, but logically it makes more sense why a runner would try to score with one out, but be more cautious with no outs. Too bad COVID restrictions continue to limit reporter access to the clubhouse, as Moncada could have explained his thought process.
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