Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 08/20/2018 in all areas

  1. Another needle in Adam Engle's Leury Garcia voodoo doll.
    3 points
  2. He started the at-bat 0-2, worked a full count, and then crushed the 9th pitch for a HR. This kid is a fucking stud.
    3 points
  3. 2 points
  4. Below are the top 11 hitters in the Carolina League based on wRC+. Five of these guys are on the older side (+23 years old). Two of the remaining guys are Keston Hiura & Carter Kieboom, both top 100 prospects. Three of the others are Sox outfielders: Luis Gonzalez, Micker Adolfo, & Luis Basabe. Out of these hitters, Basabe has the 2nd highest ISO at .237. He has the second highest BB % at 13.9%. He doesn't steal a ton of bases, but he does have plus speed. He's also a legit CF with a plus arm capable of playing all three OF positions. Outside of the K rate (which is a concern), there to like here for a 21 year old. I'm super high on this kid.
    2 points
  5. Continue to disagree on this. A month ago, right after the all star break, was when things really clicked with him and he started this roll. For example - From June 1 up to the All Star break, he pitched 31 innings. In those 31 innings he had 31 walks, gave up 21 earned runs, had an ERA over 6 in that stretch. His last start before the all star break, he walked 4 in 3 innings, gave up 4 runs. Since the All Star break, he has averaged 6.1 innings per start, pitched 44 innings, and walked 4. Read that again. His ERA in this stretch is 1.84. You could tell me he should have been called up a week ago, but not mid-July, this stretch is where he actually earned it.
    2 points
  6. I'm late to this thread but I just want to say I'm honestly baffled as to how some folks posting here are upset about this callup. If he's ready, he's ready. I am extremely excited.
    2 points
  7. An extra year of control is not worth losing out on a month + of experience that he needs. If we are banking on having an extra year of control of both Eloy and Kopech to be good then we are doing something wrong. Pay them. That's all this crap about service time is. If they both are ready, and it appears like they are, then they both need to be in the majors to learn and get used to facing better players. You can't learn against the best until you are allowed to play the best
    2 points
  8. I was just about to type this. LOL
    1 point
  9. Since Yoan's debut from last year for me
    1 point
  10. Amen, after all it's only a game.
    1 point
  11. Probably, but next step is send him to the dominican winter league and see how he does. If he can handle the craftier pitchers there he's really turned a corner and may indeed be closer to the majors than we realized.
    1 point
  12. I think AA is all but a certainty, but I don’t expect him to stay there long.
    1 point
  13. It never sucks to be the Yankees or a Yankee fan. They deserve shit like this because they had such a financial advantage for so many years. Maybe it will knock their fanbase off their high horse a bit. The baseball gods are punishing them for their years of gaming the system. I will never feel one bit of sympathy for that team or their fanbase. They can go eat a bag of dicks. They're all a bunch of spoiled children.
    1 point
  14. Too many walks again for Giolito
    1 point
  15. 1 point
  16. Rainout tonight = Kopech Wednesday? *edit - bit late. Just need a reason for Kopech to move to Wed as I can't make tomorrow
    1 point
  17. Heard on radio couple thousand sold already since announcement and expectation is mid 20s
    1 point
  18. No. It's your same arguement and I don't expect you to understand but I'm going to say it again anyway. MLB hitters are better than minor league hitters. He needs to learn to pitch to them. Even the hitters of the lowly twins and Baltimore are better than most minor league hitters, plus with the advanced scouting in the MLB hitters are more prepared to face him. He also needs to build up his innings this year to pitch a full season next year. Also just because he may struggle doesn't mean he wasn't ready. Making the jump to the MLB is a big jump. He needs to learn how to do that at the MLB level. He can't learn that at AAA.
    1 point
  19. I have to say, I don't understand why it seems so many are still down-ish on Rutherford. He is just 21 (and will be until May) he has really risen to the challenge this year. He has been in WS all year and is hitting .297/.347/.416. Yeah, it would be nice to see more power, but he is still young and has hit 22 2B and 8 3B this season. Gonzalez has probably out played him this season, but Blake is a year and a half younger and they are now at the same level. I don't want to seem like I am tearing down Gonzalez, I am not. I am on the bandwagon. I just feel they are pretty darn similar in terms of their status, while it seems most have Rutherford as an afterthought. I guess I just think that year is a big deal. If Rutherford started next season in Kanny, that would be similar to where Gonzalez was this season. I would love a lineup that had Rutherford Robert and Gonzalez in the OF, with Adolfo and Eloy alternating at 1B and DH (or however that works out). Though I wouldn't be surprised if Call, Basabe, Walker, Booker or someone else made their way in either.
    1 point
  20. What if doing this is one of the reasons he’s good? Experience is not nothing. Most guys need a lot of time to acclimate to the majors.
    1 point
  21. If Kopech is as good as many people think he will be, I think we will end up wishing they hadn't done this in a few years.
    1 point
  22. I don't either. However, I'm still concerned that the Sox aren't here once JR isn't here. For some horrible reason, I think he's the only one keeping them in Chicago. It wouldn't shock me if they moved to Charlotte after he passes. On topic, I'm no longer on the Kopech=Closer train. His last 7 starts or so have answered all of the concerns I've had about him. I think he could be the ace that we're looking for. If he's an ace, the Sale trade is already a win and whatever they get from Moncada/Basabe is gravy.
    1 point
  23. Not sure if this has been posted or not, but a quote from Rick Hahn: “Outside noise or emotion or even passion or excitement for seeing the rebuild progress has nothing to do with our decisions in terms of the timing of promotions,” Hahn said. “Each of these decisions are motivated by what’s best in terms of putting both the organization and the individual player in the best long-term position to reach their potential..." I personally think this should be the benchmark for the next guys that will get called up.
    1 point
  24. I don't find that to be correct at all. It's not about Jerry saving money. If they wait to call them up, then that is an extra year they spend in a White Sox jersey. Barring a team-friendly extension, there is zero chance in hell Kopech or Eloy re-sign with the Sox at free agency if they live up to the hype, so I'd rather extend their White Sox career by 365 days.
    1 point
  25. Team is obviously better now that they have an actual MLB worthy OF again and Rodon is back. That said, it's a bummer that Lopez and Moncada haven't contributed more to this "run".
    1 point
  26. Ha still relevant as the other poster said that it is going to rain in Minny. And the main concern for tomorrow's game is seeing Kopech, which could be delayed a day with a rain out today. Personally I didn't even think anything of it lol
    1 point
  27. Sox are just building up his trade value. We’re obviously getting Mike Trout this offseason.🤑
    1 point
  28. Yeah that's likely what the post was referring to.
    1 point
  29. Just bought tickets in the bleachers for tomorrow's game. Excited to see Kopech's debut live.
    1 point
  30. 7 exceptional starts and yes, he should not have made those in the majors. You should not get called up based on reputation alone (Moncada), you should actually have to have a period of success at that level before it happens.
    1 point
  31. GMAB. Which is the correct way to rebuild - to go for service time or to bring people up when they're ready even if it costs a year? I don't think there's an obvious answer that must be the case, where "if you pick this answer clearly you weren't ready for a rebuild"?
    1 point
  32. This is nice that they've stabilized, I see it as more regression to the mean than anything else. This team was bad, but if we ran this season 100 times I think this season would be in the bottom quartile. It honestly blows my mind that the team could win 30 straight games and only get to .500. The end of injuries has helped. The outfield in june was truly embarrassing, and the bullpen has felt refreshingly average as our SPs have turned in fewer 3-4 inning bombs.
    1 point
  33. Shows how desperate we Sox fans have become when a heated debate rages over one player being called up from the minors.
    1 point
  34. They won 3 in Tampa, and took 2 out of 3 vs. KC and Det, 2 horrible teams. Other than that, they have continued to suck. But they should be a little better as they play teams playing out the string or pretty much having their playoff fates sealed when they play them. They always have a chance when Rodon is pitching, and Covey is either really good or really bad, but the other starters haven't really stepped it up. The bullpen, for the most part with what's there, who cares? Abreu came out of his slump, Narvaez is hitting, but is he really an answer behind the plate? Other than that, and an occassional Palka HR, I don't see what has changed.
    1 point
  35. This is what the organization wants to see. Progress.
    1 point
  36. Team is improving and with the second wave of prospects coming I expect to see it continue. Having a few guys to solidify the rotation makes all the difference in the world. If Kopech can come in and give 6 innings and 2-3 runs per start on average, that’s another guy in the rotation that gives you a chance to win each time he takes the ball (much like Rodon). With Eloy close to a promotion, there’s another guy that I would expect to have a profound impact on the lineup. He’s the kind of guy that makes everyone around him in the lineup better. It’s starting to come together and I still think they are on track for the division crown in 2020, especially with a few key free agent signings the next two winters. Exciting times on the south side!
    1 point
  37. Lame ending I guess but man I love Lesnar matches. So intense right off the bat all the time. Theres nothing else like them.
    1 point
  38. Quoting it because I could only give it one trophy
    1 point
  39. Ready isn't the question. The only question is what is control worth versus moving the rebuild along. Could a hot finish make the Sox have some free agent buzz?
    1 point
  40. Maybe this is just them panicking after a nun outpitched their staff...
    1 point
  41. You think if you include defense, Gonzalez > Jimenez? Delete your account.
    1 point
  42. This will never hold, but... 8-21 vs Min 8-26 at Det 8-31 vs Bos 9-5 vs Det 9-11 at KC 9-18 at Cle 9-23 vs Cubs 9-29 at Min 4 home, one start each at AL Central parks
    1 point
  43. Also, Shields was scheduled Tuesday so I think there is something to Shields being dealt.
    1 point
  44. Huh. Not sure about the timing, but ok.
    1 point
  45. Biked up Mt. Rainier yesterday with some friends. Damn, that was grueling.
    1 point
  46. Caught it better ? It was a fastball around a foot away from where he set up . Reaction time on that prevents a catcher from doing anything but lunging for the ball. Moving along now...
    1 point
  47. Loved Fisk for that. I am old school and don't mind pitching inside at all. In fact, I believe you have to to be effective. I understand moving a guy off the plate and yea even intentionally hitting a guy. However, you should hit him where Kopech did (ass by accounts) but I don't believe in 99mph. 90 mph , (for Kopech might be a change up LOL) is plenty and you actually have to throw it hard enough to control it. Forever it has been part of the game up until the last 25 years or so. If you homered, you expected/prepared to get buzzed the next time. Some guys would buzz you twice so you knew the first wasn't a mistake. Look at this quote in a story from Callum Hughson of Dusty Baker being warned about Bob Gibson by Hank Aaron “(Hank Aaron told me) ‘Don’t dig in against Bob Gibson, he’ll knock you down. He’d knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don’t stare at him, don’t smile at him, don’t talk to him. He doesn’t like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don’t run too slow, don’t run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don’t charge the mound, because he’s a Gold Glove boxer.’ I’m like, ‘Damn, what about my 17-game hitting streak?’ That was the night it ended.” —Dusty Baker
    1 point
  48. DSL is 13-11 since bottoming out at 5-35.
    1 point
This leaderboard is set to Chicago/GMT-05:00
×
×
  • Create New...