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  1. I could hear it on the Reds broadcast. Riggleman says he wants to put him on base, the umpire says Riggleman needs to give the hand signal, not just a verbal request. This is repeated by both parties one time. Riggleman says "do your job!" and then umpire says "you do your job!" and then I lose the audio and Riggleman is running out there.
    3 points
  2. If Avi is going to hit 1-2 home runs every game I fully endorse extending him.
    3 points
  3. He embarrassed himself that last time he talked about politics. I think it also goes to show that you are a centrist and back centrist policies. You don't think that people like Ocasio-Cortez can't win in the Midwest because of their politics. You don't want them to win.
    3 points
  4. As I heard someone on radio put it, a Sox fan could have moved to the North Pole immediately after Brian Anderson's diving catch and they wouldn't have missed anything on consequence if they returned today.
    3 points
  5. Avi has developed into a .300 hitter with power. He keeps getting better but some people just keep doubting him. I wouldn't trade him unless the offer was overwhelming. It is hard to get All-Star level player at any position let alaone someone who hit .330 over an entire season.
    2 points
  6. Seriously how could any baseball fan not realize he's a great hitter in the making? The eye test is enough on Moncada for gosh sakes. His critics are being baseball stupid IMO.
    2 points
  7. Moncada has a couple more of these nights and all the whiners about him will have to go hide away again
    2 points
  8. Avi hit that ball so hard Greg is about to ask why someone wants to trade Avi
    2 points
  9. If the goal is more equality, the means of reaching it shouldn't matter. Millennials get it, so it seems does iGen. We can outwait and outvote the boomers.
    2 points
  10. Moncada just passed Nellie Fox on the all time strikeout list with close to 8000 fewer at bats. Different eras I know but still amazing.
    2 points
  11. LeBron started the superteams concept and Durant and company has taken it to another stratosphere. Just awful.
    2 points
  12. The White Sox have signed five players as the new J2 period opens. James details the information he was able to find on those five, plus notes on remaining bonus pool, and the pending status of another player who may or may not still sign with the Sox. Includes some video and media links.
    1 point
  13. Not taking it too personal just a wee bit. And we basically agree there's no reason to sign him long term . But you did start off by saying he sucked earlier in the season like it was some proof that he had reverted back to his 1st few seasons when it was an incredibly small sample size . Maybe I do sound like it's personal but in my mind there's an over reliance on stats and not enough on what goes on between the white lines. Every positive gets spun negatively every negative in the case of prospects gets spun positively and you guys are considered the smart ones while the rest of us are whiners. I don't ignore stats of course but the group dynamic comes into play way too often and I feel like i get lumped in with some of the posters some of us don't take really seriously . I don't like defensive metrics much or pitch framing stats and BABIP gets mentioned way too often. I've been around long enough and read plenty of arguments to see that more than half of the people trying to use advanced stats have no idea how to use them. Not saying thats you. There's a lot of concern about the 3 true outcomes in baseball and talk of banning shifts . I say learn to hit to all fields and put the ball in play if you don't like it. A walk, while a great thing is boring. Strikeouts are boring . I want to see people flying around the bases but certainly I am not against trotting around the bases either. I'm trying to say baseball's a great game when it's played the right way and and I'm sorry if I came off like an ass. It's just hard to believe people can be so critical when there's a lot to be positive about with Avi. We are all warned constantly about SSS an to see it used for 8 games while ignoring all of last year just bugged me. Trust me I looked at the game logs way before we had this conversation so I was loaded for bear when Avi critics showed up in the midst of an incredible hot streak like no one currently on the Sox can do when combining high batting average and just tattooing the ball all over the park with HR's to left , left center, center and right center, a triple high off the wall, a couple doubles , You have to admit that, yea, we have seen Avi get hot before, but never with this many HR's in such a short period of time. I just wanted to enjoy it and maybe should 've stayed out of the game thread .
    1 point
  14. Avi and Jose are not going to be part of the contending team in 2020+. Hopefully they play out of their asses the next 3 weeks and get us some stud prospects! Mentors don’t win championships.
    1 point
  15. Good job by the pen tonight. Reds played like horseshit.
    1 point
  16. Haha, shutting the lights off immediately for fireworks is one of the funnier things I've seen.
    1 point
  17. Benetti has talent. He's a good announcer.
    1 point
  18. This thread is a great example of how we all hang on every Yoan AB to evaluate him. lol First half of the thread is saying he might have to be optioned to AAA and the second half is basically saying that tonight is his breakout. Gotta love it. Just good to see these last couple nights go the right way for him.
    1 point
  19. That was a fun inning. Also went back and saw Avi 2nd homer. Considering who that was against, that's the most impressive hit of his career.
    1 point
  20. In Riggleman’s defense it did look like Engel was too far inside the baseline on the bunt. But Sox are due some breaks with the Yoan strike zone.
    1 point
  21. Woo hoo a walk for Avi and the sabermetric people rejoice !!
    1 point
  22. These announcers have had a fantastic inning. Anybody who needs to defend Stone/Benetti just tell somebody to watch this half inning. Stone is a great color man; Jason very good play by play.
    1 point
  23. If someone says he sucks after that they're either joking, trolling, or both. If Avi shows signs that he has in fact turned the corner and last year wasn't just an aberration, then yes I'd be for extending him. Eventually you'll need to keep some guys, and Avi is still a young dude. I wouldn't give him 8 years or anything crazy, but I think something in the 3-5 range could be a worthy investment.
    1 point
  24. Nope. Literally no one has suggested this.
    1 point
  25. Santiago has a little giddyup tonight
    1 point
  26. Yes he has done nothing for us since his two homers today so let’s trade him 😶
    1 point
  27. Six more seasons of control. Oh wait, this is greg.
    1 point
  28. He's still miles ahead of Giolito on any metric you want to cite.
    1 point
  29. Occasionally I go off the rails and let my negativity come out. It shows inconsistency, yeah, but I have more optimism than pessimism. I'm just trying to change my approach to life in general. If you ever read the Filibuster you'd know that I have Autism and I struggle with black and white thinking. It's either all good or hopeless. It sucks.
    1 point
  30. Tim Anderson certainly has been a bright spot this year. I also like that he rubs people the wrong way. Especially the fun police crowd.
    1 point
  31. No he was available due to starting/reliever concerns
    1 point
  32. I understand that there are people who don't believe that minorities deserve the opportunity to advance themselves. I do think that if you could eliminate the systemic poverty, that it would go a long way toward helping the social issues. Again, they're intertwined. I deal with social discrimination myself, I get accused of many of the same stereotypes of the AA/Latino communities as well. I deal with a lot of the same issues. There is a systemic bias in the economic system against minorities. I want to eliminate that. You're never going to eliminate hatred of different people. That is so ingrained in our brains. Everyone has biases. I have been accused of being racist against white males by conservatives, which is hilarious because I am one. What is hilarious is that they can't grasp that there are systemic biases against non-white, female, and disabled people. I could go on about how the portion of the population that gets screwed the most are disabled people without an intellectual disability, because I don't think any other minority group has an unemployment estimate in the 70-85% range.
    1 point
  33. Explanation I got from Fangraphs for Moncada sliding from 5 to 17 for defense:
    1 point
  34. This continues to be one of the biggest lies from that election. It is so frustrating to keep on pointing it out. I give up on liberals. Go vote for Michael Bloomberg or the Starbucks guy or whatever.
    1 point
  35. You just called them witches.
    1 point
  36. This isn't hard, it's the reason Greg doesn't care about. Black People and Hispanic People. Bernie Sanders did not care about their issues and to this day we constantly get statements, even in this thread, about how their desire not to be shot in the streets is less important than Bernie's important economic message. Hillary Clinton worked hard to earn that portion of the electorate. She met with black and hispanic leaders for years, incorporated their ideas into her policy proposals, could speak intelligently on issues relevant to them, and that contrasted with Bernie who responded to questions about their issues with stereotypes and never bothered meeting even local officials in those areas.
    1 point
  37. Yeah... from 2006 through 2015 --- there's no excuse for us having only won the central one lone time (also our lone playoff appearance). I mean, there was some fun and the glimpses of promise provided excitement. I'll never forget in 2012 when we beat Detroit to distance ourselves in that rain make-up game in September -- I thought we had the Central locked up and that our pitching staff was good enough for us to make a run. Then, we went completely in the sh*tter. Just like we did in a lot of those post-05 seasons.
    1 point
  38. Thankfully this isn't misogynist at all.
    1 point
  39. Wow congrats @Bazox Never thought I'd see a guy with the last name Uribe choke there..
    1 point
  40. Penalty kick shootout. What could go wrong for England?? 😝
    1 point
  41. The Orioles do not expect to get anyone of Moncada's caliber, for a 3 or 5 month Machado rental. That is a huge overpay. If you are ready to trade Yoan, you can get more value than a meaningless second half of a pending free agent. They would not get anywhere near the value back, if they immediately flipped Machado, as you suggest, in your scenario. Moreover, if the Sox are really "tanking," for the next Draft, that would be counter productive.
    1 point
  42. But nothing is mean about the post I quoted.
    1 point
  43. If you live in a chicagoland market, then you can get WGN with an HD antenna. I do. It comes in quite well.
    1 point
  44. We'll we got a horrible stable of pitchers in the pen.. and a bumbling, stumbling manager.. But as long as the young players improve, then there is hope.
    1 point
  45. As is more likely the case your assumption on this topic. I’m siding with Steve Stone on this one. When a guy of his stature refers to the Sox as a “major market team”, seems pretty logical to line up with his thinking. That and it is just blatantly obvious.
    1 point
  46. Is that the same sorry ass that went 2-3 with a run scored, a walk and 3RBI just yesterday?
    1 point
  47. But they are right at the top in cluster fucks. Sorry had to.
    1 point
  48. She should know that it is illegal to disagree with a WAR HERO!!!! Ma'am have you no respect for the law! You sound like a Republican. Also, saying she doesn't understand something. Is this some sort of sexist attack? Typical for Crowley-bros.
    1 point
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