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Posts posted by CentralChamps21

  1. 2 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I have heard worse ideas for sure.

    Or at least promote him to coach. He's an asset for the pitchers and a mentor for Lee, but a complete waste of a spot in the lineup. If you could DH for him instead of the pitcher, I'd be tempted to try that.

  2. 12 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

    I highly doubt it would be straight since it’s the 2 games a year they actually sell out (or close to).

    It would likely be rescheduled for another day or double header with 1PM and 7PM start times.

    I just noticed that, very weirdly, both teams are off on Sunday 8/11 after playing on the south side Friday and Saturday, so my guess is that's when it gets made up.

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  3. Cable/streaming - get more revenue from distribution but less from advertisinig

    Over the Air - get more revenue from advertising but little revenue from distribution

    Over the Air may be a better bet now that there are so many different cable/satellite/streaming services to negotiate carriage with.

    Another question for over the air is which channel? WCIU 26 and WPWR 50 are the only two that might be available to be bought out and have a strong enough signal to reach very far.

  4. Need to clear a 40-man spot for this, so either someone is getting transferred to the 60-day IL or someone is getting DFA.

    Don't see an obvious DFA candidate except perhaps Remillard.

  5. 32 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    It's never pointless, but I do say anyone's total effectiveness would be severely diminished by JR's  meddling.

    Putting someone in place whose effectiveness would be restrained is the definition of pointless.

    Besides, Getz seems to be good at getting potentially useful returns for our crap, and not taking on future salary, which is the best track to take until there's a new owner.

    Replacing Grifol may not be as pointless. As more of the older pieces get traded off and more of the young guys come up, we need a manager who can develop them and use them properly.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, WhiteSox2023 said:

    The Sox don’t have any of this right now either and yet, Jerry is making money.

    He wouldn't be making money in any TV market outside of the top 3. Replace Chicago TV money with Nashville TV money, and once the attendance and TV viewership drops off after the first few years of excitement, it's a money loser.

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  7. I will continue to repeat:

    Replacing the GM, manager, or anybody else really is pointless until someone new owns the team.

    Anybody who would be good at those jobs isn't going to want them, and even if they did, they wouldn't be given the resources to succeed.

    At the very least Getz isn't giving out bad 3+ year deals that the next guy will be stuck with.

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  8. The A's left Oakland because of no support. The Rays have had no support for years despite being good.

    Where are you going to find two more places that can support teams, and where are you going to find 26 more major league quality pitchers?

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  9. On 5/4/2024 at 2:08 PM, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

    But he hasn’t proved he’s ready… so why start the clock

    He was already on the 40 man, so he's already burned an option year no matter what. Two weeks of service time is very unlikely to have salary impact down the road.

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  10. 1 hour ago, WhiteSox2023 said:

    Sheets has already come back to earth in the last week or so.  We will have to see where he is by the end of the season but I wouldn’t at all be surprised if he is a non-tender candidate by the end of the year.

    Sheets has an .822 OPS and is not a liability at 1B or RF. He's also cheap. There's no reason to ditch him.

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  11. On 5/2/2024 at 1:48 PM, Lip Man 1 said:

    Given the political climate and the resentment of the average citizen over a number of things today, unless the Bears can somehow (along with the White Sox) bridge a very sizable divide, I simply can not see the public going along with this.

    Politicians are concerned about one thing only, their asses, they want to get reelected. If the public backlash is strong enough they simply will not agree to giving the teams basically a blank check. 

    Time for the governor of Indiana to step up.


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  12. 15 hours ago, Lip Man 1 said:

    And to that end, for whatever it's worth, a reliable source told me today: "I'm getting some feedback that The Athletic story is inaccurate." I was hearing that last night as well, some are speculating that this was a deliberate plant to spur activity which wasn't coming to bear on what the Sox wanted to do.


    13 hours ago, soxfan18 said:

    The CW is returning to WGN (both NexStar properties now).

    The independent to watch is WCIU, who just lost The CW, in all likelihood. 

    I will choose to believe that WCIU giving up the CW a month before the rumored start of a new sports channel with over-the-air distribution are coincidental.

  13. 15 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

    Fedde...?  Kopech?

    The rate things are going, Wilson and Brebbia might be worth the most amongst the relievers.

    Have to believe Eloy's option is declined...and 50/50 Vaughn non-tendered.

    Eloy's option may get declined, but either way nobody is trading for him, same with Vaughn. The other guys you mentioned are under team control beyond this year and productive, so I don't see the Sox giving up on their narrative of being a contender next year, no matter how delusional it might be.

    15 hours ago, Lip Man 1 said:

    You forgot Moncada whom I think the organization would love to unload. 

    If the Sox would be willing to eat enough salary to get a decent return for him that would be nice, but we all know that's never going to happen.

  14. 15 hours ago, chitownsportsfan said:

    It was Jim telling the NCAA to eat a dick. Sign stealing isn't illegal. The NCAA changed the rule on advanced scouting in the mid aughts after the smaller schools complained they couldn't afford it.

    Any advantage UM had from advanced scouting was minimal at best given teams self scout and change signs constantly. There was never any "player safety" issue that was just jealous rivals piling on out of...jealousy. 

    The NCAA and CFB commishes both said UM won fair and square and was the best team. Jalen Milroe said it as well. 

    When ND wins a title I'll come congratulate you guys, I won't b**** and moan about the advantages ND has in every catholic prep school in the country or make fun of you guys for dodging UM and ending the series. I'll just say "nice natty, how long has it been?".

    There is video of Michigan's defensive coaches, standing right next to Conor Stallions, signaling a change to their defense immediately after seeing the offensive signals That's only minimal if you're delusional.

    Any advantage ND has nationally is because Michigan's coach was an anti-Catholic a**hole who blackballed ND from the Big Ten back in the 1910s. Otherwise, ND would just have been another Big Ten school, so yeah, it makes sense that Michigan fans wouldn't complain about what they created.

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