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  1. https://twitter.com/CobyWhiteHater/status/1597780769761820674?s=20&t=6G0sG6qe07TNqi-7WWhS FINALLY a legit foodies account
    9 points
  2. How Boston continues to hold on to his job is beyond me. Maybe he is JR's latest clubhouse "spy?"
    8 points
  3. Dear JR, Kindly and politely, Go f*** Yourself. Spare us the empty drivel. You alone sir are the reason a franchise icon donned another uniform today. This icon gave so much of his playing career to your sorry organization, and left because he wanted a chance to win. Something you and your ways have made impossible to do under your watch. Your hollow words are just another in a long line of hearty “f*** you’s” to your die hard, loyal, long suffering fans. Please do us all a favor and cash out, sell controlling interest in our beloved White Sox, and ride off into the sunset of baseball obscurity. Give us the gift of hope that we might someday finally reach the promised land again without your greedy tendrils impeding the pursuit of excellence. Please sir, go away, leave us be, and let us never hear you utter a single word about the Chicago White Sox again. Sincerely, An embittered White Sox fan
    7 points
  4. Imagine being the White Sox and turning away players like Jose Abreu and Carlos Rodon, only for 100 win teams (and reigning champs) to sign and meet with them. Weak s%*#.
    5 points
  5. 5 points
  6. JR should put his money where his mouth is or shut the f*** up!
    5 points
  7. Does that graphic list the second base depth chart as "No Garcia, please?" Incredible and I love it
    5 points
  8. 5 points
  9. Gotta protect their POS creep. https://www.creepsheet.com/accused/daryl-boston/
    4 points
  10. Daryl led the outfield and base running instruction which should be reason enough to dismiss him as we didn't fare to well in either.
    4 points
  11. Personally, I don't want to hear anything he has to say. Sell the team.
    4 points
  12. do we all realize the best chance at getting above average LH power on this team next year is Yaz even with coming off a league awful year?
    4 points
  13. Best non-prospect acquisition the Sox made since the WS. Fun to root for since day one. One of the increasingly rare players that made me feel proud as a fan beyond what he produced, and one the extremely rare players who I wanted the Sox to find a way to keep even if it wasn’t the smartest way to win on paper. Hard to get that kind of reaction out of a numbers geek like me. Thanks for everything, Jose. Hope to see a statue in the park one day.
    4 points
  14. We might think it's a price worth paying but the math is still gonna have to work out when the FO has to account for every penny and even a slight overpayment is likely to result in robbing Peter to pay Paul again.... RH: So Jerry we got Mike Clevinger, a former Cy Young winner for only 12 million and.. JR: Yeah, but how are you gonna pay for that. I said payroll is only 180 million. It isn't even December and you're already over it. RH: Don't worry, Giolito is on his way out and that's a 10 million savings. As you know he just got also elected to the MLBPA executive committee so we're killing two birds with one stone there. JR: Yes I agree that's great except for one problem. RH: Whats that? JR: What about the other 2 million?
    4 points
  15. Yeah, I mean. It hasn’t been a serious attempt at contention. You don’t cut payroll 15% three years into your “window” with your core still in place, if you actually give a s%*#.
    3 points
  16. Seems like he's gone and it's a Tosar assignment now.
    3 points
  17. Man, the Sox Twitter montage got to me. Will always love and respect Pito.
    3 points
  18. So when a runner gets on first base instead of giving them some base running instruction, we place our outfield coach as the 1st base coach. Well at least Daryl will be there to collect their pads. This is Sox logic at it's finest.
    3 points
  19. This is all as hollow as it gets.
    3 points
  20. Yea… and… yawn. 🤬 JR.
    3 points
  21. ...and an ASSISTANT hitting coach? This team's starting to act like it's important to teach guys to do stuff.
    3 points
  22. Hopefully that dumb "rumor" from someone making stuff up based on MLB the Show can finally be ignored.
    3 points
  23. Summarizing a few things from a few separate threads. The median team put up 1.4 fWAR from their catcher's spot last year. Cleveland put up -0.2, Houston put up -0.6. This is not a position where dominance is required to put yourself in playoff contention. Despite Yaz being one of the worst players in baseball, the White Sox put up 1.7 fWAR from that position. This was largely based on a 2 WAR season from Zavala, with an assist from a 1 WAR season by McGuire. The White Sox currently have 3 catchers: Yaz, Zavala, and Perez. That is a guy on his literal last legs, a guy who was slightly above league average last year, and a young guy who still probably needs work. This is at least, on paper, a league average catcher situation. We probably can't count on either Zavala or Grandal to be a 2+ WAR catcher next year, but if either is, then this is easy. Zavala being a league average catcher would mean he could go for 80-100 games and whoever is ready and healthy could take up the rest. He was really quite good with the bat last year, and the problem he had in 2021 where he couldn't block anything behind the plate was much improved. If Grandal is decent next year after an offseason training routine and new coaches, then again this isn't a problem. If Zavala isn't as good next year, then any improvement from Grandal above "being terrible" still balances that out. If Grandal is terrible for the first month+, then he can be an IL or DFA candidate depending on what Perez is doing. He should not be playing heavily if he is that terrible again. Perez is inexperienced but offensively promising. If he can "not be terrible behind the plate", then it is a good thing long term if he can get some plate appearances if and when one of their other catchers gets hurt. You would really like him to catch some big league games this year, even if he struggles. It is not at all difficult to find a 1 WAR catcher. We know this because the White Sox acquired one last year for Collins, then traded that same catcher away for Diekmann (yuck). If all of these plans implode, it should not be a challenge to acquire another catching option in May or June. It wouldn't be a terrible idea to have a 4th catcher stashed at Charlotte, but isn't worth a lot of money.
    3 points
  24. “There’s so much talent here, including half a dozen or so still-youngish players who should be part of the organization over the long haul. But when the Sox reached for the top, it’s almost like upper management decided that hanging out at Base Camp was pretty sweet, leaving no need to head for the summit.”
    3 points
  25. If he had some dignity he would retire on the White Sox. He was more worried about money. Get ready for a steep drop-off in production.
    3 points
  26. One of my all time favorites. Gonna miss the guy.
    3 points
  27. He said they should draft catchers not first baseman and DHs
    3 points
  28. Omfg paddack is out for the year right? And maeda is returning from TJS from the previous year? No way they trade Gio in the division….this stuff is so blatantly made up s%*#
    3 points
  29. The rumor from Footlong is Giolito for Kepler and one of Maeda or Paddack. That being said, the guy is 100% full of s%*# and I think we can put this rumor to rest.
    3 points
  30. How do we know he hasn't been? He's still hitting damn well for his age. Miggy and Pujols fell off by Jose's age.
    2 points
  31. I would suggest that no one could have coached Eloy, AV, or Sheets into being major league outfielders. Baserunning is something else and they took that away from him.
    2 points
  32. Very well said and nice announcement from JR.
    2 points
  33. Boat-loads of experience with other organizations. I like it!
    2 points
  34. I'm kinda nonplussed on this one. I was expecting maybe Aaron Judge.
    2 points
  35. Glad to see the clubhouse snitch is back. Hopefully that precious intel continues to make KW & Hahn excel at their jobs.
    2 points
  36. Not really - if you ultimately like your job - you are regularly going to be in a spot where you and your boss may not agree. End of the day the buck stops with JR - I presume more often than not JR supports RH and his baseball people and from time to time he takes a different stance and sometimes they convince him and stand on a soap box and bang a drum and sometimes they don't. That is life and to pretend that the world and your bosses should always agree with you is just nonsense. To me the only time you really get on a soap box where you walk is due to more ethical / cultural type of items, not things that are naturally subjective. Maybe you can also have a philosphical difference as well - as in - I want to run the franchise and front office one way and you want a very different way.
    2 points
  37. Grandal should not DH more like 5x next season. If he's not catching, he should be riding pine. Unless of course he finds his stroke.
    2 points
  38. I mean you owe him the money anyway. You break camp with him and see if the winter did anything for him. If not you cut him in June and move on to the winner of Perez and Zavala.
    2 points
  39. If they weren't going to play some sort of service time game with him, there was zero reason to leave him in the minor leagues in September of last year.
    2 points
  40. Yeah, seems like a great way to conduct business. The numbers clearly show Clev got tired late in the season. Makes sense coming off TJS. Had he continued his trajectory before September and playoffs a 1/$12M deal would have been a pipe dream.
    2 points
  41. Of all of the issues, this isn't even a top 5.
    2 points
  42. They should shoot Grandal into the sun and sign a guy. Any guy.
    2 points
  43. if Vaughn struggles this year while Abreu is killing it, oh man, the fans are gonna lose their s%*#
    2 points
  44. Hurts. Knew it was gonna happen, but still. I think this was the last free agent signing I was legitimately completely hyped about. The last one where I felt like the Sox were on the right track, making aggressive smart moves. I know it made sense on paper to move on, but I wish he could have retired here.
    2 points
  45. His exit velocity the last 4 years: 92.0 92.9 (MVP) 92.0 92.2 His launch angle those years: 10.9 10.9 10.4 8.0 Gosh I can’t figure out what he might need to fix to increase his home run rate or why it went down last year.
    2 points
  46. Honestly, if there is one person in this organization I have some faith in right now it’s Ethan Katz. He’s by no means a miracle worker, but he fixed a broken Giolito and Lopez and took Cease & Rodon to the next level. If he’s telling Hahn that Clevinger is the dude he wants, I think $12M is a price worth paying.
    2 points
  47. If it really is 1/$12M I like the deal far far less. Kinda steep for a risky bounce back arm. Feels like another stack of cash gleefully lit afire but one Rick Hahn.
    2 points
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