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  1. I'd rather people post the foodie tweets than continue to read people get mad at their own made-up head-canon here.
    7 points
  2. Yes I do think a good manager has a big impact on the W-L record versus a mediocre manager. Please show me where this is documented or widely agreed upon, because a great manager is worth more than 2 wins. If you think Francona or any other great manager is only worth two more wins a year, then you are clearly overestimating the talent and mental aspects of major league players. With all the key managerial decisions are responsible for such as: 1, When to pull or keep the SP in. 2. Which bullpen pitcher to use and how long to use him 3. Putting out the most effective lineup daily. 4. The non-stop ongoing critical game decisions for a pinch hitters, pinch runners, when to steal, when to hit & run, when to shift. How to position your outfielders, and tons of other important managerial decisions...and you think that is only worth 2 wins! 🙄 Then forgetting the season results from a great managerial approach, what about prior to the regular season games, when good managers need to manage the work necessary during spring training to work on fundamentals, extra work on hitting, situational baseball and getting their players in top physical condition. It is not luck when some managers get their baseball teams better prepared for the season, because they practiced and prepared better to become that stronger team defensively and ready to play smart baseball.
    5 points
  3. He lost me when he said he was bringing swag.
    3 points
  4. The hamburglar told me the Sox are going to hire there manager by the end of this month. Some will be happy and some won’t.
    3 points
  5. The Score talked about Thome also. I guess coaching 14u Sparks team is the equivalent to 2022 White Sox.
    3 points
  6. I agree sometimes that can work, but not always. That can work only if the people you keep are highly qualified. However most people in any managerial position both in sports and corporate America usually come in and want their own people. There is an old adage if you're going to fail or succeed, do it with your own people and not people from the prior regime. If Espada were to become the Sox manager I would predict and hope he would want his own coaches and not the losers on this current Sox coaching staff. The fact is, if he or any other new manager didn't want his own people and would settle with this Sox coaching staff, then they are probably not the right manager for the Sox.
    2 points
  7. That's so like the White Sox. Good Luck.
    2 points
  8. They haven't contacted me yet, but they haven't not contacted me either.
    2 points
  9. The Cubs have announced a 5.1% decrease in season ticket prices. The same Cubs who outdrew the Sox by 600,000 in a down year.
    2 points
  10. oh my, managers are arguably worth less than 2 wins (unless you're la russa) in a 162 game regular season and you think they have some significant W/L impact on the post-season outcomes. You know why the best team doesn't win every year? Small sample variance.
    2 points
  11. I don't think "lying" is appropriate...more like "find out if he was overruled...again".
    2 points
  12. Espada is a hot name in the open manager discussions across baseball. My guess is he wants to see what the Astros do. If they win it all Dusty would retire and Espada would move right into the Astros job. It would be a better opportunity for him than the other open vacancies.
    2 points
  13. I've never gotten the impression Thome is an especially intelligent guy. It follows he would have little to no reliance on data helping to steer his managerial decisions; he would be another "gut" manager. Of all the names we've heard, some much more unimpressive than others, Jim Thome shouldn't just be at the bottom of the list, he shouldn't even be on the list.
    2 points
  14. Have the Sox interviewed Pants Rowland yet?
    2 points
  15. Jerry Reinsdorf…..he’s gotta save money where he can with no playoff revenue this year
    2 points
  16. They can make up for by signing Kimbrel next season with Tony's blessing. Gotta strengthen that bullpen. Quantity and quality are so confused.
    1 point
  17. 1 point
  18. Who knew you could do such a thing?
    1 point
  19. Pretty nice half inning here for all of the Padres mid-season additions.
    1 point
  20. Whatever, none of them are beating the Dodgers.
    1 point
  21. Lord do I despise both of these teams.
    1 point
  22. You're all dreaming -- with this org it would clearly be a washed-up "veteran" with a big head like Mayor McCheese
    1 point
  23. If a team is willing to change.....are the White Sox willing to make a change or just hope players turn things around? The Padres continued to add after last season as did the Mariners.
    1 point
  24. I wish I could be in a position to be pissed off about getting paid like that for the past decade to absolutely blow at my job. He is a good blower, however -- maybe some other organization is looking to give him the autonomy to blow somewhere else ...
    1 point
  25. The game has evolved over time and the White Sox are an organization that didn’t evolve with the game. JR does things his own way.
    1 point
  26. Well, Bieber will be fresh, at least. Oh, wait a minute...
    1 point
  27. I absolutely believe the part about being afraid to go outside the org.
    1 point
  28. Rest assured there will be something to be upset about.
    1 point
  29. Did an interview today and that's something that was said, "The Sox are the laziest and dumbest team in baseball."
    1 point
  30. You didn't want Shelley Duncan as your analytics guy? Well, how about Jim Thome as manager?
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. merk out here planting seeds 😂
    1 point
  33. If the choice was Tony or Ricky, the answer was always Ricky.
    1 point
  34. Ron Washington isn’t coming here to be a bench coach. Chris Getz isn’t going to manage. Hire Shildt or Espada and I’m happy.
    1 point
  35. Eminor should be in the Sox FO.
    1 point
  36. I get trying to make each season profitable but, let's be honest, with few exceptions we see the biggest gains in franchise value through simple asset appreciation. Reinsdorf and company bought this team for $20M....it's now worth (conservatively) $2billion. And they want to stick it to the fans after a b.s. season? They want to whine about payroll? Here's a helpful hint to ol' Jerr...you're about to die soon. If you want this team to climb in value on your way out the door, get to spending and improve your product. Build the fanbase, increase the TV deals, sell more STs. Dicking over fans while your initial investment has grown nearly 10,000% over the past 40 years is just disgusting, especially given the lack of competitive seasons this franchise has mustered over the decades under Reinsdorf.
    1 point
  37. Yeah I doubt any of these folks really demand a full years salary for that, but if they work 6 months a year in 3 game batches, there needs to be a way for them to afford health care for that part of the year and to earn enough to cover half the year.
    1 point
  38. Bozo the Clown for 2023 Chicago White Sox manager of the year!
    1 point
  39. Tony LaRussa's daughter. Gotta keep it in the family.
    1 point
  40. I went to one game this season. I had planned on buying a suite to a game and bringing a bunch of friends, but between not being able to get a response from the Sox tickets reps and the overall garbage on the field, I didn't. We ended up actually using that money as a part of the down payment towards a Disney Vacation Club membership. Quite literally the quality of this team, and the TLR situation, cost them somewhere around $2500 to $3000 from my family alone.
    1 point
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