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  1. His delivery is like watching an octopus fall out of a tree.
    6 points
  2. I'm not going to let the first inning and then one bad pitch to LoMo take away from this start either. Its still the progress we wanted to see.
    3 points
  3. 3 points
  4. He had a hand injury and he’s played like 15 games. This whining tonight is ridiculous.
    2 points
  5. Not sure I've ever seen an intentional walk ordered after a strike was thrown (and no steals happened, etc). For it to happen twice in a game is just overwhelming evidence Ricky has no business being a manager.
    2 points
  6. James Shields folks. We will always have two great things from his time here. One of them is the time Jame Shields caused the "feisty" Twins to lose their 3B coach and Manager in one inning by using an ingenious play on a recent rules change. The other?
    2 points
  7. Yes it would. It just depends on if the injury can be reasonably protected, if they should continue to play. If it's an ankle Sprain there are braces that can protect against the motions, rolling the ankle, that would allow the player to continue without further damaging the ligament. The injury may take longer to heal but the risk of further damage is minimal. Over the last decade or so we have learned that tissue does heal faster and stronger if some stress is placed upon it. To make it simple, the tissue aligns better if controlled force is placed upon it. The best example are foot or lower leg fractures. Years ago they would be in a cast for 6-8 weeks to allow healing to occur with no stress or weight. Today they are put in a walking boot as long as the fracture is not displaced. This allows for controlled stress into the fracture and allows for better healing. In bones it's a concept from Wolff's law of bone growth which was postulated 100 years ago but we've only applied it to healing recently. We've since discovered that the same concept works for other tissues as well.
    2 points
  8. Not that I agree with how they're going about it, but when someone does dethrone Lesnar, it'll mean that much more -- the anticipation build to him finally losing has been quite the long road, and in some ways I find it funny how much it's pissing people off. I honestly don't care about the Universal Title at this point -- so whether he's around with it or not doesn't change much IMO. It's not like they'll do anything with it other than hot-potato it around after Lesnar drops it so fans can chant "you deserve it" on a weekly basis anyway.
    2 points
  9. Fwiw, this guy was so far gone mentally, doubt he’s ever even heard of Milo Y.
    1 point
  10. The same guy who calls out greg for quoting Rush Limbaugh and Hannity quotes Shaun King. Talk about a double standard.
    1 point
  11. Well, gentlemen, interesting discussion. Thank you for the input. We'll just have to wait an see.
    1 point
  12. I've thought this over some and part of the problem is the shit roster construction and not having a true backup IF on the bench since Tyler was cut. It's obvious that Leury isn't an IF anymore so that leaves you exactly ZERO guys that can play SS/2B on the bench most nights. That is just asking for trouble long term. I guess I'll give Rick a pass on this one but FFS what is he fucking doing with the fucking IBB and bunts...he also seems to loathe the hit and run, which is something this team is naturally suited for and should be using much more often.
    1 point
  13. How realistic is it to expect completely different hitting philosophies from both sides of the plate? Right now, he’s more reminiscent of Jose Valentin as a switch-hitter, tbh. With him already being “in between” so often, I just wonder how the affect of having him think EVEN MORE will have? It’s almost like the Giolito and his mechanics thing, and the more you focus on something, the more it gets in your head and you do start becoming robotic instead of “natural” up there as a result, like a deer in headlights. So much of it’s confidence when you’re hitting, and he’s REALLY struggling to get that back, to collect just a couple of multiple hit games in a row.
    1 point
  14. Giolito pitched his ass off today. Second good start in a row for that kid. Very encouraging. Was so happy to see the Sox get that run in the 9th inning and get him off the hook...no way in hell he deserved a loss. Speaking of the 9th inning that was the most excited I've been watching a Sox inning in a long time, was standing hoping they'd end it. I have no idea what Moncada was looking for or thinking in that 9th inning at-bat. That pitch was perfect for a left hander (I know I am one) and should have been ripped, instead he stands there. Kid flashes potential but man he's got a long, long, looonnnggg way to go.
    1 point
  15. He's obviously over his head. But what exactly does the FO want in a manager? I know they want someone who will listen to them...a lot of front offices want that. But those other FOs want the manager to follow their analytics and that sort of thing. What do the Sox want? Someone who will put up with Cooper? There's got to be some reason they have hired two weak managers in a row.
    1 point
  16. I grew up between arecibo and San Juan. Was about 35/40 minutes drive to either. Pudge Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez are from my home town
    1 point
  17. Dreadfully managed game today
    1 point
  18. Renteria with two dumb decisions...Moncada can’t bunt, and walking Adrianza and putting more pressure on Santiago.
    1 point
  19. geezus christ...swing the bat at least.
    1 point
  20. I don't think 28-51 teams have high leverage situations.
    1 point
  21. Moncada 2B Anderson SS Abreu 1B Palka/Davidson DH A. Garcia RF L. Garcia LF Sanchez 3B Smith C Tilson CF Is by far our best lineup IMO. I'd love to see this used. Get Engel out of there, move Anderson up, play Leury every day
    1 point
  22. Shouldn't he be looking at a monitor?
    1 point
  23. Moncada and Anderson are so similar defensively. Elite range for their positions, dazzling plays from time to time, but sometimes messes up routine plays. If they both hit their defensive ceilings (which Anderson is already starting to do), we're gonna have the best defensive middle infield in baseball, and it won't even be close.
    1 point
  24. Renteria is such a disgrace. Has he not seen that when Giolito loses it, it happens quick? What a shitty manager.
    1 point
  25. Yeah that isn't fun. Once I ran into a metal pole full speed while playing basketball because I lost my footing while driving in for a layup. It's such a weird mix of embarrassment, pain, and confusion
    1 point
  26. Sprains have varying degrees. A first degree or mild sprain will rarely need surgery. A second degree or moderate sprain will sometimes need surgery based on the healing after 6-8 weeks. A third degree or severe sprain will almost always require surgery as there isn't enough of the ligament connected to heal properly.
    1 point
  27. It's Nuke Laloosh from Bull Durham.
    1 point
  28. He's had 556 PA. He has been given his shot, & he's been proven to be inadequate as a hitter to hold a 25 man roster spot. He's just not good enough at baseball. Insofar as his so-called "defense," his defensive metrics indicate he's merely average. (I suspect that we as SOX fans are so accustomed to poor defense that anyone who is average gets overrated by us and the stupid media.) That aside, there are more deserving options that need playing time to find out what they are: Tilson, Cordell, & Leury all need to be vetted to see if any of them are a part of the future or not. With full apologies to Adam and to the Engel family, he's had his shot, & he simply isn't good enough. He can remain the AAAA OF insurance policy until we need a 40 man spot. Thereafter, he can inherit the Jacob May DFA role.
    1 point
  29. Giolito is fixed, don't even see why we were concerned
    1 point
  30. Leury Garcia provided the key hit in the fourth, lining a double to right field to make it 1-0. Garcia is 8-for-17 since coming off the disabled list on June 22. per whitesox.com
    1 point
  31. "It's a designed play. I actually called the play myself," Shields said. "Knowing that, I know I have to make sure I step off and fake to first and throw to third. I'm pretty sure, I'm very confident, that I did that, and I went back and looked at the video, and I clearly stepped off. per whitesox,com
    1 point
  32. I'm pretty sure the more Ron hates on Abreu for no apparent reason, the better Abreu becomes. Him not being as good as Frank is the worst argument yet. In the game today there's...Mike Trout.
    1 point
  33. I'd rather see Tilson and Palka both stay with Engel being optioned to AAA or released
    1 point
  34. Oh I know, but you just reading public information and analyzing is extremely informative.
    1 point
  35. Completely agree. Kid was such an enigma in college as I said back in the draft thread, but he has alot of talent.
    1 point
  36. Again, how do you know pitchers are simply no longer challenging Jose with fastballs and throwing more heaters out of the zone? When he came to the states, he was rumored to have “slider” bat speed and quickly put that theory to bed. I’m still skeptical you are using these numbers appropriately. Also, I’m not sure where you came up with the idea he’s seeing more and more fastballs, as that’s simply not true, at least in terms of 4 seamers which your stats are based on.
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. That would be major...Not really a TOR guy like many in our system but definitely has starter potential, 3-4 type
    1 point
  39. Hell, Magglio 2000-03 was even better.
    1 point
  40. Good Morning Chicago! 6-1 sounds like it was a breeze . Beautiful morning here (again) we are having a heatwave , 80’s and the country is shimmering to a halt .
    1 point
  41. MLBN (well Ryan Dempster) was totally convinced that was a play Shields had been working on. If you step behind the rubber that makes you an infielder and you can do more or less anything after that . Question is ,and has been, was he behind the rubber ? I saw no definitive proof that he wasn't. One fly in the ointment if it was a designed play ( a really smart thing actually) , why did he chose the totally wrong time to use it ? Sure there was a guy on 3rd but there was a shift on and Yolmer was nowhere close to the base.
    1 point
  42. Start at Trout straight up or is that too aggressive?
    1 point
  43. If you have to use Hall of Famers to find better hitters than a hitter you're speaking about, you're probably speaking about a very good hitter.
    1 point
  44. PTATC, could you take a look at these numbers and let us know what's going on? Is this better than Abreu?
    1 point
  45. You should trust the opinion of arguably the best medical staff in MLB. @ptatc knows his shit but last time I checked he hasn't personally evaluated Dunning's elbow and consulted with the Sox' medical team on a course of action.
    1 point
  46. As much as I love 80's new wave when i see Damn yankees i still think of the much older musical even though I don't think I've ever seen it from beginning to end before.
    1 point
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