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  1. I don’t care what anyone says, Lopez is a badass mothefucker. He battled to get through that shit with minimum damage and you can still see how pissed he is to have given up those two runs. Love this kid.
    3 points
  2. You have owned this thread.
    2 points
  3. Gavin no longer Sheets the bed!
    2 points
  4. He just mumbles that fan support sucks and then walks back to dugout
    2 points
  5. 2 points
  6. Not so much comparing. Just showing that these are teams that went through lengthy rebuilds and an angry fanbase during those years. Hahn had a mess that was left for him to clean up. The years of retooling on the fly, horrible draft scouting and draft signings left him almost nothing to build from in the minors. If it wasn't for Hahn getting Sale, Q and Eaton signed to extremely team friendly contracts this team would be even more fucked than they currently are.
    2 points
  7. Hate comparing front offices of Cubs and Astros with Hahn and company. Theo and Luhnow. Those two came to their current organizations highly accomplished with Boston/StL. Meanwhile Hahn has been less than impressive during his tenure with the Sox. He's done nothing to illustrate he knows how to build a contender.
    2 points
  8. "Brah" just looks wrong. No one says "Brahs before hoes," do they? And where does "brah" come from anyway? That said, I could give not a whit about them "playing shitty baseball" right now. And yes, we all know its a rebuild. IMHO, these points do not need to be mentioned, because we all already know these things, so they're not all that cogent to a discussion. But it has been a decade since the last division winner, and it has been 17 years since Aaron Rowand came up through the system, and became the last regularly-productive position player to come up from the system that I can remember off the top of my head. [Sure, there was Avi's BaBIP-fuelled lucky 2017, and Beckham's lucky rookie season, but no regularly-productive types of note that I can remember.] We as a fandom have been more than patient with this front office. The fastest way to get to winning again is to stop doing stupid things as an organization. You know, make good decisions, instead of bad ones. If Moncada busts [not saying that he is], it sets this org back by years, IMO. And if they can't get someone as talented as Moncada to be better than a .692 OPS, who CAN they turn into a productive player? But hey, if you like it, cool. YMMV.
    2 points
  9. No, not mad, "brah." [BTW milennials, why is it "brah," rather than "bro?" The former reads like the chest restrictive device that women wear, while the latter looks more correct to me...] Full apologies for being a fan. And, you know, for being sick of the cavalcade of failure that is this front office. And no, no one's "b****ing whining and complaining," just pointing out this Front Office's failure. You may like that they've turned a HOF SP in Chris Sale into a walk machine in Kopech and a K machine in Moncada, but for my favorite team, I'd prefer that they stop doing stupid shit. Beyond the stupid rushing of Moncada, one has to ask what they teach in the system. After all, Moncada's .149 BA as a RHH may be cool for you, but I'm pretty sure we can find a few fat slobs in the stands to be as equally [in]effective as he is. And seeing Collins have to "fix himself" by disregarding any coaching he got makes me doubt that they have any idea of what they're doing. But again, YMMV.
    2 points
  10. Mental error. He seems surprised how good MLB players are from time to time. You see the same thing when he doesn't realize how fast the runner is going to 1st when he fields. This dude is still really raw in a lot of ways, mentally and physically. I'm starting to wonder what good Rick and Jose are doing as leaders because it's clear that something isn't getting through to him about how you have to play full speed all the time, or at least 99% of the time.
    2 points
  11. I can confidently say those are the three worst consecutive posts from a single poster in Soxtalk history. Can’t tell if the poster is high on meth or just really struggling to be funny. Either way, this type of garbage is ruining the overall quality of the board.
    2 points
  12. It was the same way with the cubs rebuild. The dumb meatball fans who thoroughly oppose the rebuild will keep whining during the rebuild and then jump in the bandwagon when the team is good.
    2 points
  13. I shouldn't bite but I guess I will: Man this team has taken a dive in quality testing fans' patience since they entered the tank/rebuild.
    2 points
  14. The trading deadline is coming up. I would like to think the White Sox will be active. I would think that Hahn will try to improve the team if he can. I would like to see the White Sox trade Moncada and Kopech back to Boston for Chris Sale. Does anybody think Boston would make the trade?
    1 point
  15. Wins are few and far between so I try to enjoy them when they happen. Here's the box score for those that missed it. https://www.mlb.com/gameday/white-sox-vs-rangers/2018/07/01/530655#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=530655
    1 point
  16. I understand where you are coming from and there is some truth in your comment but JR isn't selling. He didn't sell yesterday, he isn't today and he's not tomorrow. Just not happening and he's not going to fire the baseball side of his front office like John Allyn did in September 1970. He probably should, but he won't. As Kenny said many time. "it is what it is..." All we can do is hope it works out.
    1 point
  17. I'll be watching Mexico in the morning at a bar in Chicago.
    1 point
  18. I'd let Abreu mentor him some more or even Big Hurt have a conversation or two with him. Big Hurt actually should be our hitting coach if he'd do it. The man could draw a base on balls and when he swung he hurt the ball quite often.
    1 point
  19. 2nd Inning already a 1-0 lead. Go Go White Sox!
    1 point
  20. All is lost, we might as well shut down Sox park and they will never win more than 70 games again. Find something else to do with your time and energy. There. You happy?
    1 point
  21. Hahn and KW would have been fired in any other organization by now, but 2005.
    1 point
  22. Moncada's OPS against LHP is in the low .400s...
    1 point
  23. The truth is that Fulmer should be in AA, the last place he had any consistent success (and that was after a nasty run to start his AA tenure). Instead we brought him to the majors, where he wasn't ready, then sent him down to AAA, where he never thrived, then brought him back to MLB 2x and are still surprised that he's not doing great in AAA when he never really pitched himself out of AA.
    1 point
  24. Love watching good Avi. Before there was Timmy and Yoan to follow their at bats religiously, there was Avi
    1 point
  25. That was great swing adjustment by Anderson. Had been pounded inside the last at bat and adjusted his swing
    1 point
  26. Gavin Sheets is really on a tear!!! Let's hope that he has really figured it out. He could be a big part of this rebuild. Do I have to say it? Shhhh..... A left handed, middle of the order bat.
    1 point
  27. Agree with everything you say here
    1 point
  28. I saw him last year. It was really good. I would go again if he came back. I've been listening to Animals a lot lately.
    1 point
  29. I think he was just shocked Adrus went home. But he's gotta know that's an elite SS and wtf is the 3rd base coach telling him? Like, I know this isn't the Pony League but how about the coach tells him that he's got a cannon at SS and on any play in the hole to bust ass home all the way? Again I'll say that the coaching seems lacking all around on this club.
    1 point
  30. I don't know if it's the speed of the game, or if it's that he just wants style points on every freaking play he's involved in.
    1 point
  31. Speed of the game seems too fast for him at times. He went from someone who made everything look easy to the opposite.
    1 point
  32. Some nice words for Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams in this article on how Escobar got started with Sox. https://www.twincities.com/2018/06/30/twins-eduardo-escobar-has-turned-into-ozzie-guillens-greatest-discovery/
    1 point
  33. Paul Sullivan wrote a column about the White Sox this past Friday. He's not impressed with this rebuild/tanking/throwing up the white flag. He seems to think that this team might not be good until 2021 or maybe even 2022. I hope he's wrong about the time table. If he's right about 2021/2022 will anybody even care about this team at that time?. The 2018 attendance is down 20% from 2017. JR was suppose to be opposed to this rebuild for a long time because he thought it might destroy the franchise. I can't help but wonder if that is going to happen.
    1 point
  34. Reddy I think you're wrong. Bernie did way better in places like IA, MI, WI, CO and other states in Middle America. Hillary did better in urban areas with a large minority population. The economic message works better in more rural areas and the social message works better in urban areas. If you can't win a district going "full progressive" so to speak that is a heavily red district anyway and you're not going to change those people's fragile little minds. I'd argue going "full progressive" is the way to win deep purple areas, and the mainstream message is just throwing away purple districts to the GOP.
    1 point
  35. You also have to hit with your prospects. It would be great if they got that rare impact player like Frank Thomas or Mike Trout. Plus they seem to fear sending a guy back down if they aren't cutting it. It's hard to be all ga-ga over a rebuild when you see the same inconsistencies in this organization. There is no shortage of baseball dumb in this organization. Baseball fundamentals should be innate instead of they aint.
    1 point
  36. Hey got 6 reputation points out of those. Gotta give him that
    1 point
  37. another day, another issue Ricky has with him. In no way am I advocating this, but sending him down to AAA as a wake up call seems like something that Ricky would advocate https://mobile.twitter.com/CST_soxvan/status/1013291159710502912
    1 point
  38. I'm only slightly concerned about Moncada because he's not flirting with Mendoza. It could be much worse. Go ask Twins fans how they feel about Buxton and that will make you feel much better. Look up Buxton's numbers for his career and 2015, 16 and 18 and you'll suddenly look at this in a new light. Buxton was also the consensus #1 heading into 2015.
    1 point
  39. Nice thread Ron! God knows this board could use some optimism right now! Here are 10 things that got me excited: Tim Anderson’s improving patience (7.4% BB rate vs. 2.1% last year) Jace Fry becoming a bonafide stud reliever (11.6 K/9 & 2.17 FIP) Dylan Cease taking that next step towards becoming a TOR starter The pending addition of Nick Madrigal to Winston Salem Lopez being a badass motherfucker with giant ass balls Luis Robert’s insane tools being as good as advertised Giolito’s velocity & command gradually starting to return The crazy amount of outfield & pitching depth throughout the minors A future bullpen with Zack Burdi, Ian Hamilton, & Tyler Johnson in it Eloy fucking Jimenez
    1 point
  40. Great thread idea Ron! Huge props to you dude!!! I'll comment later on the minors but for the big league club... Yolmer has been fantastic! TA continues to progress defensively, hitting for more power and is walking a lot more. Matt Davidson has been a nice surprise when he's healthy. Daniel Hulk Palka has been a nice surprise as well. When he makes contact he destroys the baseball. Jose Abreu, nuff said. Jace Fry has been spectacular. Despite his occasional struggles I really like what is be seen from Lopez and kudos to him for having the balls to call himself and his teammates out for shitty baseball. Avilan and Cedeno have been solid and fun to watch pitch. Shields has gone from dumpster fire to respectability. Giolito appears to be coming around along with his velocity. Not sure what to make of Covey now that he's come back to earth but he's gone from "why is he on the team?" to " let's see what he can do". Sick movement and velocity on his sinker, yikes. Yoan has shown glimpses of what he's capable of. That's it for now.
    1 point
  41. Looks like Sox signed Braves 2016 3rd rounder (80th pick overall) Drew Harrington. Doesn't look too impressive as a starter prospect, but if he fails as a starter with the Sox, I think he's still worth following as a lefty reliever guy. https://www.talkingchop.com/2016/6/10/11904246/2016-mlb-draft-braves-select-drew-harrington-with-80th-overall-pick
    1 point
  42. I would really hate to see Yolmer traded but if a team makes an offer headlined by a top 75 prospect it would be hard for me to argue against it. And I consider myself to be a pretty big fan of Yolmer.
    1 point
  43. I can see Milwaukee having serious interest in Yolmer.
    1 point
  44. No way man, Timmy's destiny is the catchers position. 😛
    1 point
  45. There's no way Boston makes that trade. Now that I've given this some thought if the White Sox packaged Moncada, Giolito and Fulmer together does anybody think the White sox could get anything of worth in return?
    1 point
  46. The minor league systems are looking very promising. I don't get how people can't be slightly optimistic about what they have you going down there. Big time outfield and infield depth, ace potential starters + solid back and starters, and some big time relief prospects.
    1 point
  47. I already said I will definitely revel in the joy when we hit the WS years. I have that right as a longtime fan. Just cause I'm a critical fan doesn't mean squat. Just as I have no say in the rebuild I had no say in the way we won it in 05. But I can take part in both parades. And I was never a critical fan until this crap. Many of you were Ozzie haters and talked down on the players you wanted to get rid of. Same thing. The few of us who hate the rebuild can say the same about those who despised Ozzie and Dye and Garland, etc.
    1 point
  48. No way Boston makes this trade. Sale has great stats and he's only 29 and they need the ace for the postseason. It would make a good article though and good examination. Because to the way many of our stat people on soxtalk think, Boston SHOULD make this trade immediately and that is a no brainer. Cause Sale is 29 which to the stat people is on the brink age wise of being very old (at least for hitters; maybe the stat people think pitchers can go longer) and those 2 prospects are considered anchors of WS teams. I say no way Boston would consider that trade but I'd like to hear from the stat people on this board cause if they are truthful they "might" say Boston SHOULD make that trade in a heartbeat.
    1 point
  49. What a terrible post, but par for the course I guess.
    1 point
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