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AJ'S Cousin

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  1. AJ'S Cousin

    A little Love for Ryan Burr!

    When Jace Fry is back and they decide Burr is the real deal, which I believe he is, Marshall should be the one to go. To erratic for me. One day he’s great, the next time a train wreck. Not to thrilled with Heuer lately either. Not saying he doesn’t have a great future but he’s been a Marshall lately. Good Days and Bad Days. Bummer seems to be coming around. Crochet and Burr should be 7th inning guys, Bummer the 8th ( if he continues to improve ) and of course Hendriks in the 9th. Middle relief and 2nd base still makes me nervous. Not saying a Mendick/Garcia combo can’t work, but legit 2nd basement that could be had for a reasonable price has to be explored as does Fry/Burr replacing Marshall. Question, is Foster hurt or in the doghouse??
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    White sox winner!!!!!

    seriously dude!! Fire Rick Hahn for trading clubhouse cancer and oft injured Sale. We got Moncada and Kopech. If and its always a big if, and Kopech becomes the starter he can be the trade is a steal. Williams should fired and SHOT for Trading Tatis. THAT was the screw up of the past 10 years. He had to have that piece of shit Shields. THAT was a bad trade. Hahn was the main architect of the rebuild. Look at us now. THE BEST RECORD IN BASEBALL!!!!! Now can he make a deal to shore up second base?? Can we live with Garcia and Mendick over the long haul?? I don't know. I was lucky enough to be there today!! What a rollercoaster!!! BUT EXCITING!!!!
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    Trade Targets in response to Madrigal’s injury

    What about Ian Happ?? LOL
  4. Everyone needs to relax a bit. We do not need to sell off the farm system or disrupt the clubhouse. This team believes it can win with the “next man up” theory. We forget the job that Mendick did last year when Madrigal was hurt. He got some big hits, played good, not great defense. This is now a 100 game season. Yes, we lost 1/3 of our starting lineup. Yes, we have 2 injury prone players. Jimenez should not be given a glove when he returns. Vaughn and Lamb can handle left field. We can win enough 4 to 3 , 5 to 4 games with this pitching staff. As long as they stay heathy and I’m praying they do, we can win the division or at worst a wild card spot. Mendick/Garcia can do a decent job. Would I rather have Madrigal or a veteran 2nd baseman at a reasonable cost, of course. But we need to make do for now with what we have. If I were to tell you the we’d lose 2/3’s of our outfield and be 4 game up in 1st place you’d say no way.
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    The Yermin-Vaughn-Abreu Conundrum

    Vaughn is the future!!! Mercedes needs a few days off to recharge. He could come back. He had a great eye 2 weeks ago but now he’s swinging at everything. Vaughn has proven that his defense is above average. Right now he’s already defensively better than Eloy. Eloy will be a great DH IF HE CAN MENTALLY ADJUST. Everyone wants to play the field. Vaughn’s catch today shows what a great athlete he is. Is he the 1st baseman of the future or right or left fielder of the future. It’s obvious he can play either spot. Once he learns the pitchers he’s the next Abreu. If they continue to use Yermin, if he wakes up when Eloy comes back, I’m very comfortable with Vaughn in Right Field. He has a very adequate arm. Great instincts. Eloy is great and believe he has a great future. The farm system has Burger, Sheets and others. Deep, Deep, Deep. What a problem to have when Jimenez and Robert come back. Burger and Sheets could be the next Vaughn, and the pitching waiting in the wings!! They could start a second rebuild if necessary and not miss a beat. Question is in August/September who goes?? Lamb? Eaton? Hamilton? Let’s not forget Engel will be in he mix. I don’t envy making these decisions. Same with pitching. Frye will be here soon, Burr looks great, Kopech will return. This is a very DEEP ORGANIZATION. We’ll be fine and we will steam roll over the division when we are at Full Strength we should have one today Cease didn’t lose the defense lost
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    2021 Season Tickets

    Looking for possible partners to possibly purchase a 41 game season ticket package. 4 seats. Very good seats still available, club seats and and good seats still between the bases. We would figure out who gets what games. Of course if its 4 of us would each get to go to all Cub Games and Playoff Games with 1 ticket each. We can do 10 games each with 4 tickets to a game 2 tickets for more games etc. about $2300 to $2700 for 1 ticket. If interested to discuss send a note to my email at roccleu@comcast.net. After contact we'll exchange cell numbers if we have similar interests. I can only afford 1 ticket, so ideally we need 4 people and besides, i don't think i can make more than 10 or 11 games plus playoffs. I personally prefer the club seats between the bases for great bathroom access, nice sitting areas to cool off of during rain delays and service to your seats and NO NET OBSURING your view. and they are $400 a seat cheaper and a great view. If you've ever sat up there you'd be sold also but if it is the lower deck, so be it. Let me know ASAP thanks you
  7. AJ'S Cousin

    2021 Season Tickets

    Looking for possible partners to possibly purchase a 41 game season ticket package. 4 seats. Very good seats still available, club seats and and good seats still between the bases. We would figure out who gets what games. Of course if its 4 of us would each get to go to all Cub Games and Playoff Games with 1 ticket each. We can do 10 games each with 4 tickets to a game 2 tickets for more games etc. about $2300 to $2700 for 1 ticket. If interested to discuss send a note to my email at roccleu@comcast.net. After contact we'll exchange cell numbers if we have similar interests. I can only afford 1 ticket, so ideally we need 4 people and besides, i don't think i can make more than 10 or 11 games plus playoffs. I personally prefer the club seats between the bases for great bathroom access, nice sitting areas to cool off of during rain delays and service to your seats and NO NET OBSURING your view. and they are $400 a seat cheaper and a great view. If you've ever sat up there you'd be sold also but if it is the lower deck, so be it. Let me know ASAP thanks you
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    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    it looks like I'm right about Vaughn. He should be in the lineup everyday. the last 2 games should tell everyone that. he's already better defensively than Jimenez LOL. He has proven that he is an athlete that will only get better with time. The Sox will have a huge decision to make if Vaughn keeps getting better both Offensively and Defensively. What to do if the Yerminator keeps hitting and Vaughn really gets going offensively?? What do you do with Jimenez when he returns?? Sit Vaughn and return Jimenez to Left Field, Keep the Yerminator at DH if he's still hitting 300? Vaughn has earned his spot. I'm a big Yerminator fan but it seems his power is declining slightly. He's still a tough out and gets the bat on the ball and still makes teams worry. Jimenez is another injury waiting to happen. I love the guy and think that he is a 40 HR 120 RBI guy if he stays healthy. Is Yermin your DH of the Future or is Jimenez? My vote is Jimenez. This is a great position for the Sox to be so wealthy and deep. It will be interesting what TLR does after Eloy's rehab in the minors. He has to play, but so does Vaughn. I'll be interested to see who's still looking at this thread and responding.
  9. AJ'S Cousin

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    Jimenez is not coming back until maybe the playoff's if at all. The Sox are not going to call up anyone else until maybe after the all star break if not until September. Vaughn has proven he is a semi decent left fielder and deserves to play everyday. He has demonstrated he can handle the position so far. Engle is coming back soon which means either Lamb or Hamilton will have to go. He has also shown that he is the 1st Basemen of the future. Adam Eaton is not consistent enough and Vaughn even played right field and not embarrassed anybody yet. I think (tongue in cheek) that Vaughn is better defensively than Jimenez. Jimenez is the DH of the future. Yermin is fun to watch and is a big part of the success they've had. I hope not, but the leagues pitching may catch up to Yermin and he'll be normalized. Don't get me wrong, he's fun to watch, very instinctive hitter for now and deserves a roster spot and continue to be the DH until further notice. I'm afraid as in the past with Yermin type one dimensional players, they eventually flame out. Abreu has 1 maybe 2 years left and then gets a nice job with the Sox after his playing days, and he is playing GOLD GLOVE quality defense this year. He will heat up at the plate and the the weather heats up. Vaughn, Burger, Nicky 2 Strikes, Robert, Kopech, Crotchet Huer, Gio and Jimenez are the immediate future as is Rodon, he's back!!! Engle is better than Eaton and could spell Vaughn defensively if TLR gets nervous as could Eaton. Today's Pinch Hit Home Run should show you the worth of playing Vaughn EVERYDAY. He will only get better and they can afford to carry him as he learns the pitchers HE NEEDS TO PLAY!!!
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    Jake Lamb—Not a 1st basemen.

    Jake Lamb is a defensive liability at 1st base. Grandl would have made both plays. Why carry 3 catchers? If Yermin is on the bench he can catch in an emergency. This defense has to improve.
  11. I think Carlos is ready to be number 3 in the rotation. Dallas should be 4 or 5. He worries me write now. Kopech looking better and better and needs to be stretched out and moved into the rotation. Hopefully Lynne only misses a couple of starts. If healthy he should be number 2. Cease still has some control problems but they can be corrected. I’m not sure what the procedure is to get Kopech into shape this 1st of the season to ready to throw 100 pitches. We may have to wait until after the AllStar break. Cancelling the Cleveland game and a day off today might be a blessing in disguise as they say instead of throwing a bullpen game. We may have lucked and the bullpen will be fresh for the weekend.
  12. AJ'S Cousin

    Lets Not Panic

    Agreed
  13. AJ'S Cousin

    Lets Not Panic

    TA is back and will make a difference, So will Bummer if he gets his head out of his ass along with Grandl. Leave Yermin at DH everyday, rotate Collins and Grandl behind the plate until Grandl starts hitting, move Redon to #4 and all will be good. You may see a slow shift in the rotation if Rodon Keeps it up. Lucas, Lynn, Rodon, Keuchel, Cease, when he returns. THATS IF REDON IS THE OLD REDON!!!
  14. AJ'S Cousin

    Lets Not Panic

    On the lighter side, I'm interested in buying tickets if anyone has any to sell in the lower deck for June, July and August. I can go on short notice, as i said, I'm retired!!! LOL
  15. AJ'S Cousin

    Lets Not Panic

    RAg\\ You are not panicking, I am not panicking, Sox has been slow starters many times and do warm up and yes the bats will come around but I'm slightly concerned but not panicking about Bummer and Grandl. Remember Grandl hit below 200 last year and he looks like shit so far this year. Thank God we have Yermin an Collins if this continues, and the bullpen is deep enough to overcome Bummer until he straightens out. Nice talking to you
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