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Jack Parkman

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  1. 1 minute ago, hi8is said:

    That would be unwhitesox like… and dope. Prefer the latter of course.

    Brantley and Benintendi are known Kenny guys. I know Kenny is retiring soon, but I'd imagine he still has sway in the room. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, Jerksticks said:

    Lol.  Did we suddenly become the Rays?  

    Have you forgotten who the Sox owner is? 

    Everything has to come through that lens.

    So basically, the Sox are the Rays but with a higher year to year payroll and a much worse front office and organizational structure. 

    Until there's a new owner we should want them to operate that way, yes. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, TheFutureIsNear said:

    Thoughts on buying low on Jarred Kelenic? Seems like he should be available with the Mariners in win now mode and rumors pointing to them still looking to add another OF’er. Don’t know where the value lies in a Kelenic for Graveman deal lands, but I don’t hate the idea of gambling on a big upside LH OF’er without spending $.

    This, but only if you have a decent contingency plan. Something like Brantley. 

  4. 8 hours ago, Chicago White Sox said:

    You do this same bit every year, claiming your pessimism is simply a “protection mechanism”, and then you still end up disappointed when the Sox ultimately underachieve.  When will connect that dots on this?

    I wasn't very disappointed in 2021, because Robert and Eloy got hurt by May 15th long term and that killed my vibe.n  Last year was an underachievement even I couldn't expect. It was basically Murphy's law. 

    But really, would 5 more wins have made a difference? Idk because I was expecting about 86-88 wins from the Sox in 2022. The failure at the individual level was shocking. 


  5. 3 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

    I didn’t even bother reading because you do nothing but assume the worst. But the premise the Sox as currently constructed would be lucky to be above .500 is just an outrageously negative take. But par for the course. 

    Zips has them as a 76 win team as currently constructed, and I think that's about right. if they make some additions they might be able to get back to .500. 

  6. 23 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

    Huh? Basically everything possible went wrong with this team last season and they won 80+ games. This team as currently constructed should win 80+ games fairly easily with Tony out of the way, even without major improvements from the underpeformers in 22. Things aren’t nearly as grim as you’d love them to be. 

    I don't expect bouncebacks from a lot of the underperformers. 

    Robert I think he is what he is, he doesn't have enough plate discipline to go on much more than a 1 month hot streak here and there. His injury in 2021 sapped his elite speed and he's now a negative defender in CF. Soon there will be serious discussions about moving him to LF. 

    I think Moncada could bounce back to 2021 levels because his LH swing was fucked this year and never really got right. 

    Eloy could take a step if they play him at DH. 

    Unless Giolito gets his heater back, I expect more of the same from him next year. 

    Grandal is cooked

    I expect a similar season as 2022 from Lynn. 

    Kopech could get better, if he remembers how to miss bats. If he's striking out less than a batter an inning in 2023 I expect him to be kinda bad tbh. 

    Cease almost certainly won't be as good as he was in 2022. 

    Every season is different, and as usual I'd expect gains in one area to be offset by negative regression in others. 



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  7. 16 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

    The schedule is going to be a little tougher. I still think they should win the division,  but that starts with what they do this winter. The manager is an upgrade. I think it's a great start. Pedro is detail oriented.  Tony let players cut corners and we all paid fot it. Hahn can't be worse than last off season, but he needs to shine. That may be a tall task. Only diehards were very upset with how the Rodon thing went last year with no QO. If the Sox fail and Abreu has a big season elsewhere,  the rest of the fanbase is going to blow up. Rodon may be more valuable st this point, but Jose way more popular. I hope they realize they are playing with fire and actually upgrade the team, not just hope 5 or 6 guys can turn back the clock, and a few others do what they have never done.

    Sorry, I think Cleveland is just better. I think they would have been in 2021 as well if they didn't get decimated by injuries. 

  8. 2 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:


    If you work through the way it cascades, “I had to trade Hendriks so that I could afford Kolten Wong” really doesn’t give a lot of confidence in this season going well.

    Of course not, but relievers are very volatile and it makes more sense to allocate resources in the lineup and rotation than in the bullpen. 

  9. 8 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

    I think they can trade one and that's Hendriks. He's a great guy and with his wife are very generous working with charities. Would be a big loss but it's just one hole every couple of games that Lopez could probably fill.

    Trickle down effect would weaken the pen but more appropriate spending on the BP pieces has to happen.

    Yeah, it sucks but they kinda have to trade Hendriks and hope that Graveman or Lopez can do the job. 

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