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  1. 1 hour ago, Chicago White Sox said:

    Does anyone know the extent of Bryce Bush’s injury?  What a bummer it is that he continues to miss so much development time.

    Wasn't he supposed to be part of the deal with the Dodgers that fell apart when it went public too early?


  2. 4 hours ago, tray said:

    Yermin has become a distraction for the team at this point.  His  streaky hitting and flamboyant style will suit him much better in the Pecos league.  Hahn will  give him his walking papers at some point in the not too distant future.  He had his ten minutes of fame but its almost over now.

     

    That's funny, Tony doesn't feel that way about him.


  3. On 2/16/2021 at 8:55 AM, southsider2k5 said:

    I see it more like this... The Sox had this hole and even with having every piece of statistical data on Yermin Mercedes, they still chose to play guys like AJ Reed and Matt Skole over him.  The Sox know more than anyone in baseball about Yermin, and still went out and found waiver wire garbage to start over him.  Even with the Sox decision making, no other team in baseball has been wiling to acquire Mercedes.  The odds are really, really, really high that 2+2=4 here, and he joins the scrap heap of 4A players who never could break though after putting up insane minor league hitting numbers.

    Add this one the the list.


  4. 17 minutes ago, Greydawgfan1 said:

    That’s 100 percent not the reason I don’t like him because he’s a garbage player with a history of not taking direction, and being uncoachable.   I love when Timmy throws the bat or Lynn yells. The difference is they are useful. You trying to spin it like the at is 100 percent because you know he’s a shitty black hole too but won’t admit it 

    See the funny thing is that coming into this season, I had zero expectations of Yermin. But unlike you, I enjoyed what he did and hope to see him do more. But your feelings are so hurt that people keep telling you to get something other than Yermin hate to talk about, that you assume that every one else loves the guy because you can't conceptualize putting your favorite team ahead of a mindless hatred. 

    For the record, I didn't think he would even do what he did this season,  so I enjoyed every minute of it. 

    On 2/14/2021 at 3:25 PM, southsider2k5 said:

    Yermon Mercedes in all likelihood is a 4A player. He has no defensive position to play. You are talking about his skills in the past tense like he has proven anything. 

     

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  5. 8 minutes ago, Greydawgfan1 said:

    He isn’t a real Sox player. Dudes a 28 year old boneheaded out of shape catcher who doesn’t listen to coaches, doesn’t make adjustments and literally can’t play his only position.  So sorry I’m upset we waisted a dh postion on that load or garbage 

    Nah, doesn't work like that. Actively rooting for your own players to fail because they are boisterous and wear gold chains is just a trope.

    It's garbage.  

    The fact that you are enjoying it and bragging about it is all that needs to be said. Your "defense" of it is about as good as Yermins defense ironically. 

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  6. 3 minutes ago, MexSoxFan#1 said:

    What, the way he's been struggling, it's a given that league has figured him out...I'm honestly hoping he can adjust but if he keeps chasing garbage, ideally he needs to go back down to the minors to figure out his approach. With the way the injuries have been stacking up though, might as well let him stick around and hope he makes the adjustments. Obviously he isn't what he was in April but I don't think he's this bad either, I think he can become a serviceable major league hitter but he has to stop expanding the strike zone.

    Mercedes has nothing to gain at AAA.  He might need to be sent there, but not to learn anything new there.  His gains will come at the major league level.

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  7. 1 minute ago, tray said:

    Eloy will  eventually return to the outfield when he is done with rehab.

    Cite one source inside the White Sox organization that disagrees with that.

     

    No one is going to come out and publicly state that Eloy is getting demoted while he is still rehabbing.  No one in the Sox organization is that dumb, well at least in upper management.

    But it should be really obvious that the fact that Andrew Vaughn can pay a passable LF means the Sox have options they didn't think they had 3 months ago, and those will have an effect going forward.  Now whether that means Eloy goes to DH, or the Sox go with Eloy/Robert/Vaughn from left to right remains to be seen.  It also could mean that Vaughn gets left, a new RF gets brought in, and again Eloy demotes to DH.  But it should be really obvious that it is NOT a slam dunk that Eloy is the starting LF on Opening Day 2022.

     

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  8. 1 hour ago, reiks12 said:

    cleveland is killing the orioles, so its win or be 3.5 games ahead. 

    I am not going to worry too much about this.  If the Sox keep playing decently with this many players out and infirmed, that is enough to get us to the playoffs, even if Cleveland significantly overperforms their talent this season.


  9. 8 minutes ago, Rowand44 said:

    Ya, I was pretty against the idea of throwing him out in left just cause I didn't want him to get hurt but he's been more than passable out there.  Certainly not great at the moment but considering he's never played the position before he's done pretty well for himself.

    That's just it, AV didn't need to be great, or even good.  He's better than Eloy, which is plenty.


  10. 32 minutes ago, DashFan said:

    Assuming we can get healthy by the playoffs, relatively speaking. Are we a proven setup-man away from seriously contending?

    If we get a couple of our set up men to be effective, we are plenty deep.  If Hendriks and Bummer are on track, then really you need a couple of Crochet, Kopech, and Heuer to be able to easily cover innings 6-9 with a 5 inning start.  Every extra inning a starter can give you is probably one less guy that needs to be good.


  11. 25 minutes ago, BrianAnderson said:

    Kopech hadn't pitched in almost two years, was coming off arm problems. 

    You can say that about almost any pitcher at some point of his career at this point. And how do you know he's not 100%? Have you talked to him personally?

    He's back to throwing, and its said he'll be preparing for a showcase. If i was him, i'd do this same route. why pitch a full year when you can get the lay of the land and figure out which teams are contending, which teams need arms, and then drive up the price? 

    If Cole Hamels was any where close to being Cole Hamels, Cole Hamels wouldn't be an unsigned free agent.

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