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  1. Mariners aren’t dead yet. They just took Kelenic out, they mean business now
    5 points
  2. This is terrible and Reddit. I got some good laughs tho.
    4 points
  3. Some of this I can buy, but some is clearly BS. They supposedly don't want to sign a RF, buy then mentions Conforto and Nimmo. The alleged offer for Ohtani is ridiculous. Wouldn't a manager have a say in the coaching staff? If RH was going to quit, it would be done. Herm isn't coming back. And it isnt the trainer that is causing the hammys. The other stuff? It's plausible.
    4 points
  4. Sure hope baby mama isn't on the payroll. Her defense is atrocious.
    3 points
  5. I can believe most of that. The Ohtani offer is not one of them.
    3 points
  6. Disagree here, It's essentially a 2/29 deal for one of the best closers in baseball. That's a bargain.
    3 points
  7. This is from Reddit, take it with a grain of salt
    2 points
  8. If any season should ever have taught white Sox fans about how bad the assumption is that no one will be good enough to challenge them for the division and they will walk away with it easily, it’s this year. No one talked a bigger game without backing it up than the White Sox.
    2 points
  9. Good work, M's! Now take out the trash.
    2 points
  10. Moncada, Tim, & Robert combined for for 5 fWAR this year. They combined for 13 fWAR in 2021 where Robert only put up 3.3. Do you really think a combined 14 wins out of them next year is really that far-fetched? If so, explain why. I think you confuse the words “easily could happen” to “will happen”. That being said, I don’t expect a bunch of uber athletes in their 20’s to suddenly lose their ability. I fully expect them to be better next year and if Robert is ever healthy I think he’s a 5 to 6 win player. Moncada is the only one that worried me a bit and even there he has nowhere but up in 2023.
    2 points
  11. Well it depends what your definition of interested is. There's plenty of guys interested in Gisele since she's left Tom.
    2 points
  12. Cleveland has officially won more playoff series than the White Sox have in our WS “window”…..amazing
    2 points
  13. This is so fake it hurt. Although I do believe "Rick Hahn apparently actually does unironically spend hours a day reading fan emails/mail." Rick Hahn perpetually being online to do PR work for himself definitely checks out.
    2 points
  14. Nah bro, f*** the Guardians lol
    2 points
  15. This is really what it comes down to. We need improvement from TA, Robert and Moncada. And big improvement. I mean, we got 2 RBI from Robert in the second half. He was essentially worthless and he’s got 6-8 WAR upside. Those guys bouncing back, coupled with getting AV out of the OF and signing someone like Nimmo or even Conforto, and contributions from Colas….this team can eat up that 13 games win difference from 21 to 22 in a hurry.
    2 points
  16. I mean, it’s clearly made up even if there may be a couple things that happen to be true.
    2 points
  17. I’d expect Vaughn to be a ~3 win player at 1B in his third season. And I’m not losing sleep over Big Energy’s 1.4 wins as I think Sosa can give us 2 fWAR next year if given the opportunity. Colas and any free agent OF will be big upgrades over the 1B/DH types we played in the outfield last year. The offense will likely be way better next year with just a handful of changes. Cueto gave us 2.4 wins, which was a godsend all things considered but also replaceable in free agency. I also think Kopech will be significantly better next year and Giolito has nowhere to go but up. Add a solid SP3 type and this rotation will be better than this year. And not worried about the bullpen given how much money Rick has invested there. Is that enough to catch the Guardians? I don’t know, but it will be a vastly improved team. I don’t think you realize how much damage Tony did this season. Getting rid of him & Menechino is worth multiple wins alone. My biggest concerns remain Jerry going cheap after missing the playoffs and Hahn being incompetent which ultimately prevent us from filling our couple big holes with quality players.
    1 point
  18. Here’s the last 2 years of pitch location maps, first photo is 2022 and second is 2021. The slider is definitely closer to the zone in ‘22.
    1 point
  19. That’s fine but that also illustrates the problem. If those guys go from 5 to 13 fWAR, they have only made up for what has been lost to free agency through Abreu, Cueto, and Harrison. That still leaves them with a ton of work to do, that has left them 10 games behind Cleveland. And when you start adding up your extra 10 wins from signing Nimmo, Vaughn going to 1b, the pitchers all being healthier, breakout years from Colas and someone at 2b, no injuries from anyone important, I bet some of those things we need to happen won’t work out. And even if it all did…Cleveland and others can still be tougher also. But apparently any acknowledgment of that is so threatening in this thread that saying so is tantamount to saying that the organization should fold.
    1 point
  20. Thank god the Sox aren't stuck with that Harper contract, huh?
    1 point
  21. I read this before he removed the backstory. The backstory didn't make a whole lot of sense. Apparently he works at Panera and at the ER? Maybe I misread that part or am misremembering it. Either way, I find it hard to believe anybody would talk this long and in this detail to a stranger about gossip at their job. All this must have taken hours to talk about.
    1 point
  22. Gausman certainly didn’t choke
    1 point
  23. Brooks Boyer is in the White Sox front office, he's just not on the baseball side of the operations. I'm not saying by the way this situation has anything to do with him one way or the other. It should also be noted that at least in the past JR has been involved in this area, that's the reason Dave Wills left and took the Tampa Bay job. People in the front office wanted him to start doing the Sox games but JR never gave his approval for some reason. Dave got tired of waiting which I certainly understand.
    1 point
  24. History in MLB is full of young teams that won more games than expected but instead of continuing to move up in the win column took a step or two back before figuring things out. Perfect example the 1990-1993 White Sox.
    1 point
  25. Playoff series wins for the Hahn Dynasty Chicago White Sox: 0 Playoff series wins for the rebuilding Cleveland Guardians: 1
    1 point
  26. Gonzalez finally ends it. My god, the series was won by scoring a whole 3 runs.
    1 point
  27. The org should probably just fold, tbh. Take their ball and go home. The mighty Guardians are far too much to handle.
    1 point
  28. I don’t know about anyone else, but as long as the Guardians are alive, I’ll be rooting for them. They play hard, have the best manager, the youngest team. There’s just a lot to like about them. I don’t care they are a “division rival”, whatever that’s supposed to mean. Besides, we’re a few years away from not being in the same division anyway.
    1 point
  29. This made me laugh today. Remember, as disappointing as this season was, it used to be way worse to be a Sox fan.
    1 point
  30. Wore my W/Sox winter hat to work this morning. First time in a while I've worn any Sox gear. Life after TLR will be fine. Every time I get on this site, I'm blown away by the negativity. I thought people would be happier. I know I am. As for blasting Hahn for every thing, he was overruled on TLR. Then TLR brought in Joe Kelly and Josh Harrison. I'll bet he wasn't the guy pushing for Leury either. Sure he's a hack, but not as much as every one thinks. I think we all know he wanted A.J. Hinch for manager too. Maybe he'll get a chance to get it right this time.
    1 point
  31. You’re also assuming that no one improves on this scenario. The Sox are fucked if TA, Yoan, Robert and Eloy don’t play more games and are better than they were in 22. I think we all can agree on that.
    1 point
  32. The “it’s not baseball people” is meaningless to me. Look around the league, that ship left the barn with Theo Epstein. It’s run by finance and consulting backgrounds, and in the case of Friedman, ideally they played baseball. The problem is just a silver spoon boy that is just cosplaying as the progressive business-minded intruder into the org. He learned fro Jr the best thing to do isn’t hire the best people, but the ones that will play the game of not rocking the boat and will batten down the hatches against outside criticism.
    1 point
  33. If the front office is filled with a bunch of hacks, then Hahn should be held accountable for that. Can you elaborate more on the lying and back-stabbing?
    1 point
  34. For those of you not voting Abreu an A, Why? The man had over 4 WAR at age 35. I’m really not sure how you could have expected more from him. edit: never mind, seeing the above exchange now.
    1 point
  35. Have been speaking with people in and out of the Sox organization, speaking with members of the media for a story to try to find out what is going on with this organization in this most important off season. What are the internal problems and issues, related items like a new TV network, broadcasters futures etc. Honest to God I have been shocked at what I'm being told. I thought things were bad in the front office...its actually worse with back stabbing, lying (including to JR), people hired who don't know baseball. I couldn't believe it. Regarding Rick I'm consistently being told a few things: 1. He's not quitting. If he didn't when TLR was hired he isn't now. (And I've been told he went to JR and tried to talk him out of that hiring but was unsuccessful. A source told me, "JR signs his checks, what can you do?" 2. He actually has control of the team (which surprised me). Kenny has input and JR, of course, has the final say but Hahn can basically do what he thinks best. 3. The issue with Rick is he’s got all these guys around him like Jeremy Haber, friends from Michigan or someplace and they aren’t baseball guys. They didn’t play the game and have no real idea of what it takes. Darrin Jackson and others have said the same thing.
    1 point
  36. Fartlington Heights more like it
    1 point
  37. Careful, Leyland is still around and also felt slighted when he left the Sox the first time!
    1 point
  38. Vaughn was running a ~130 wRC+ for much of the season. It was 133 in the first half & then 131 in August. He obviously fell completely off a cliff, again, in September. My guess is that's not something that'll happen if he doesn't play ~90 games in the outfield again next year.
    1 point
  39. Hey we won two playoff games.
    1 point
  40. After the TLR fiasco, I do think Jerry will let Hahn pick his own guy as manager (unless there is baggage there like cheating).
    1 point
  41. 0-11 with bases loaded, tallest midget award, goodbye Jose.
    1 point
  42. 35 year old putting up 4.2 WAR and stability that no one else would offer while being by far the best position player on the team this year is a pretty easy A.
    1 point
  43. My grades: A: Cease A-: Cueto B+: Andrus, Lopez B: Lynn, Lambert B-: Zavala, Hendriks, Abreu, Martin, Banks, Mendick C+: Eloy, Kopech, Vaughn, Cairo (as interim) C : TA, Graveman, Sheets, Romy C-: Robert, Harrison, Ruiz, Foster, Bummer, Velazquez, Burger D : Giolito, Moncada, Pollock F: Leury, Kuechel, Kelly, Diekman, Engel, Grandal, Sousa F-: LARUSSA
    1 point
  44. A: Cease, Abreu, Andrus, Cueto, Lopez B: Lambert, Zavala, Hendriks, Davis Martin, Graveman, Mendick C : Eloy, Kopech, Vaughn, Harrison, Burger, Lynn D : Velazquez, Anderson, Pollock, Sheets, Ruiz, Robert, Romy, Foster, Bummer F: Leury, Moncada, Kelly, Diekman, Giolito, Keuchel, Engel, Grandal, Sosa
    1 point
  45. I don’t even care about individual grades, collectively they get an F, from the top down.
    1 point
  46. One guy I would think about trading is Hendriks. He's been great. Love him as a person and player but................the Sox would have won the divison without him in 2021 and would have been bad, like they were, without him in 2022. He's clearly in pain pitching now. The pitch clock next year may really bother him, as he will have less recovery time. And he should be worth something.
    1 point
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