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About mharkins

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    Southern AZ

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Open Forum White Sox Discussiono
  • Favorite Sox player
    Current: TA,
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Jared Kelley & Yoelqui Cespedes
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 World Series Championship Clincher
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Classic: Big Hurt, Retro: Dick Allen
  1. No team is going to win every game. The Sox need to shake it off, come back strong (and ready) to inflict serious damage, upon the Royals, in game 2.
  2. Its time to place Eaton on the IL and give Blake Rutherford a shot at some playing time in RF. He moves fairly well for a 6’ 3” 205 lb player... plays good defense... bats left handed and has solid plate discipline. Tony LaRussa has trotted out, a number of underperforming, journeyman players in the outfield, throughout this early season. Given the unfortunate losses of Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert) it’s time to minimally give, the former Yankees’ 1st round pick, a shot to see what he can do at the Major League level. If Rutherford underperforms, send him back down to Charlotte. If he performs well, the added benefit is showcasing him as a potential trade chip when Robert and/or Jiménez returns to the WS everyday lineup.
  3. Eaton clearly laboring running to first base. He is a liability, batting. in the 2 hole, at the moment.
  4. Nick Madrigal has; played in 60 career MLB games, with 232 plate appearances. It’s easy to forget that he is still a rookie with unique tools that nicely compliment the White Sox’ power laden lineup. I believe when all is said and done, Nick Madrigal will be a solid, valued complimentary piece of the Collective White Sox arsenal
  5. Taylor HR: Exit velocity: 98 mph, Distance: 353 ft. Wind gusts to RF: 11 mph. Perez HR: Exit velocity: 97 mph, Distance: 344 ft. Wind gusts to RF: 11 mph. Giolito is clearly pressing. He has had difficulty getting into rhythm. His command and release points are off. That said, the weather conditions at Guaranteed Rate Field (this afternoon) turned both routine fly balls into HRs.
  6. The sky is falling... wash, rinse.., repeat!
  7. mharkins

    3/18 vs Royals, 3:05

    When your starting pitcher is clearly struggling, your team leaders (and other starting players) need to execute routine plays... thus not put (unforced) undue stress upon said pitcher. TA routinely declares himself to be amongst the best shortstops in the game. You’ll get absolutely no arguments from me, regarding the offensive side of the equation. However, until he can overcome his propensity to butcher routine throws at levels that rank amongst the highest number (by starting MLB SS, of) throwing errors, TA will continue to be a defensive liability at inopportune times. Let’s hope he has a breakthrough this season to neutralize his most challenging ongoing shortstop deficiency.
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    ST White Sox @ Giants 3/4 2:05 CT

    White Sox lose 3-1 (in 7 innings), dropping the Pale Hose to 0-3 (and 2 ties). La Russia hates losing (even meaningless early Spring Training games). It’ll be interesting to see how long it’ll take before he blows a gasket.
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    Pitchers and Catchers Report

    “What about Danks?”
  10. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Laz Rivera getting picked off 1B (immediately after being inserted as a pinch runner) isn’t exactly the best way to ingratiate himself to the WS key decision makers.
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Mazara with a moon shot blast to tie things up in Glendale, 6-6!
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Happy to see that the Moncada extension has been finalized (5 Years for $70 million).
  13. mharkins

    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Given the volatile nature of MLB relief pitchers’ consistency (or lack thereof) from season to season, it will be interesting to see who (Ultimately) ends up closing games for the Sox as this season progresses.
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    Rox @ Sox | 2:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    That said, A Paul Konerko World Series, bases loaded analogy is a stretch.