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Everything posted by maxjusttyped

  1. Reynolds was #34 on Fangraphs mid-season trade value list fwiw https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2022-trade-value-31-to-40/
  2. Adding him to the mix would be awesome but it doesn't seem like Hahn prioritizes acquiring players like that at all.
  3. Hell yeah. Me too. The Sox should have been all over that.
  4. For a rebuilding club, I'm with you on the Semien contract. But I definitely would have preferred the Sox commit ~26M AAV to Semien last off-season rather than choosing to spend that money on 2nd tier relievers like Graveman + Kelly and an ineffective role player like Harrison. I don't agree missing out on him is meh when he's an established star caliber player & regularly churning out seasons more valuable than the Sox have gotten out of 2nd base since Nellie Fox in the 50s & 60s.
  5. Corey Seager or Semien would make an enormous difference on this team. The Sox haven't had a 2nd basemen with a higher fWAR than Semien last year since 1965. Signing good players is extremely expensive but that doesn't make it a bad idea.
  6. I don't agree with how they've handled Kopech or Crochet's usage at all. That part we can certainly agree on.
  7. That's not true. The Sox acquired Kopech when he was 20 and hadn't pitched above High-A. Even with all of his raw ability & prospect pedigree, him developing to a point where he's a solid starter (120 innings of a 3.54 ERA is quite valuable) even if he's not yet a top of the rotation starter. The bust rate for equivalent pitching prospects is still ridiculously high. Whether Kopech eventually becomes a star is unknown, but he doesn't have to actually become that to be a success with the Sox. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/managing-prospect-expectations/ https://www.royalsreview.com/2011/2/14/1992424/success-and-failure-rates-of-top-mlb-prospects I'm not trying to throw a parade for the Sox, I'm just saying it's not fair to act as if they haven't developed quality starters recently because they weren't originally drafted or signed by the org. Cease, Kopech, Giolito, and Lynn (who wouldn't be here if Dunning hadn't developed well and shown encouraging progress post TJS) are 4/5s of a rotation that projects very well and wouldn't be in place if not for a bunch of developmental wins from the White Sox perspective.
  8. I criticize the Sox player dev (particularly on the pitching side) daily during the season in minor league game threads. It's clear there's a pretty significant disconnect between what's happening with Katz at the big league level and whatever is going on from AZL-Charlotte. having said that... the Sox do still deserve credit for developing Cease, Giolito & Kopech even if they weren't their own draft picks. All 3 of them have developed significantly in the org and weren't anything close to finished products when they were acquired.
  9. He was allegedly willing to spend for Wheeler, so why not do it for Cease?
  10. Semien had a higher fWAR last year than any White Sox 2nd basemen has since 1965. But the final few years on that deal might get ugly, so clearly Jerry's approach to not even bother with signing good players is the way to go 🙂
  11. He hasn't missed a start due to injury since debuting in the majors. I'm not sure what else you could want to see to invest big money in him long-term.
  12. Must be nice to have an owner that prioritizes winning. I'd much, much rather "overpay" for a star player in this contention window than whatever the hell Jerry is doing right now.
  13. Maybe it's a non starter since he's a Boras client, but this would be a good time to get aggressive with an extension for Cease. There might still be a window to get one done considering he's still 3 years from free agency.
  14. Martin was one of the relief arms I was advocating for the Sox to sign last winter. There's 0 meaningful difference between the type of reliever who's available for 1 year ~5M vs 2 or 3 years at an AAV in the 10M range.
  15. Legitimately shocked Cohen let deGrom leave the Mets. I'd now expect them to pivot towards signing one of Verlander or Rodon.
  16. Largest contract in Rays history.. for a franchise that is consistently competitive with a small payroll... Must be nice. Not that it change much, but Eflin isn't the largest contract in Rays history. FA history yes, but they signed Wander Franco to an extension before the season for 11 years 182 million.
  17. i wonder which camp the Sox fall into 🙂 maybe they'll actually try to build a rotation in Charlotte this year
  18. This explains why they signed him. I've noticed Eno's stuff model lines up very well with arms the Dodgers acquire. that's good stuff. Thanks
  19. Their bullpen is largely filled with waiver claims & arms that took nothing to acquire. Most of the time bad talent acquisitions turn out, well, bad but they've hit in a ridiculous number of moves like this over the last decade or so.
  20. Shelby Miller getting a major league deal from the best organization in baseball when he hasn't been a useful big league pitcher since 2015 is pretty wild. There must be something interesting in his pitch data considering teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, & Giants have all taken a flier on him in the last year.
  21. https://twitter.com/CobyWhiteHater/status/1597780769761820674?s=20&t=6G0sG6qe07TNqi-7WWhS FINALLY a legit foodies account
  22. He definitely should have been given a shot last year after Robert got hurt given how dire the OF situation was
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