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18 minutes ago, Lip Man 1 said:

The Sox knew what they'd get from Garcia, he had no future.

They had to find out if Gonzales could do anything for them moving forward.

Romy is in his age 26 season. He's not exactly that young. ZIPS projected him for negative WAR. Outside of a nice season in Bham he's shown absolutely nothing to indicate he's anything more than JAG.  His physical profile is nothing, his stats are nothing. Nobody rated him as anything more than a potential utility guy in MLB and he's not even that given he plays one position and doesn't even play it that well.

That the Sox seemed to think he was a semi regular 2B is clown stuff.

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16 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Romy is in his age 26 season. He's not exactly that young. ZIPS projected him for negative WAR. Outside of a nice season in Bham he's shown absolutely nothing to indicate he's anything more than JAG.  His physical profile is nothing, his stats are nothing. Nobody rated him as anything more than a potential utility guy in MLB and he's not even that given he plays one position and doesn't even play it that well.

That the Sox seemed to think he was a semi regular 2B is clown stuff.

He had us excited for awhile.

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14 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

I'm not trying to yuck anyone's yum but he's a terrible player that had a nice two weeks. It's baseball, it can happen.

Agree, it’s horrible that we have such a hard time developing players. This whole organization is in shambles and won’t be fixed until Reinsdorf is gone one way or the other.

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2 hours ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Romy is in his age 26 season. He's not exactly that young. ZIPS projected him for negative WAR. Outside of a nice season in Bham he's shown absolutely nothing to indicate he's anything more than JAG.  His physical profile is nothing, his stats are nothing. Nobody rated him as anything more than a potential utility guy in MLB and he's not even that given he plays one position and doesn't even play it that well.

That the Sox seemed to think he was a semi regular 2B is clown stuff.

If you never play him you never know do you? They had nothing to lose, if Garcia was the option that's lose-lose all around.

I'm not saying he's any good (he isn't) but they needed to give him enough rope to see what he could or could not do.

We saw what Garcia could do for years and he wasn't going to be a part of the future, long shot but Gonzales could have been. But if you don't play him you'll never know.

Now they do, Hahn knows again he needs a competent second baseman.

After the horrific start this team wasn't going anywhere anyway so it's not like they jeopardized anything by playing him. 

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3 hours ago, The Mighty Mite said:

Agree, it’s horrible that we have such a hard time developing players. This whole organization is in shambles and won’t be fixed until Reinsdorf is gone one way or the other.

Zavala is the perfect example.  He's had multiple homer games a couple of times...but playing him too much exposes him for all the baseball world to see.

Last year was clearly his high water mark.   One thing they have to do in the second half after dumping Grandal is playing Perez 60% of the time and seeing how bad it gets...or if they have to go out into "bargain bin" free agency for a legit veteran defense-first catcher to at least work with Cease and Kopech next season, assuming they aren't traded, too.

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2 hours ago, Lip Man 1 said:

If you never play him you never know do you? They had nothing to lose, if Garcia was the option that's lose-lose all around.

I'm not saying he's any good (he isn't) but they needed to give him enough rope to see what he could or could not do.

We saw what Garcia could do for years and he wasn't going to be a part of the future, long shot but Gonzales could have been. But if you don't play him you'll never know.

Now they do, Hahn knows again he needs a competent second baseman.

After the horrific start this team wasn't going anywhere anyway so it's not like they jeopardized anything by playing him. 

Now they only have to wipe out Lenyn Sosa and maybe Popeye Rodriguez (if he ever even gets to the big leagues) from the 2B replacement list as well...or start playing one or both of them at SS to replace Tim Anderson if C.Montgomery isn't up to the task (or hurt).

 

As far as 2B goes, Termarr Johnson (Pirates, #4 in first round) and Madrigal are the only two 2B off the top of my head that were HIGH HIGH draft picks at that particular position, and Johnson isn't exactly lighting up the Florida State League yet.

White Sox need no help for SS, lol...we already found Semien, Tatis and Anderson...which pretty much outdoes the career fWAR for all White Sox 3B since the inception of the ballclub as a charter AL member if you subtracted Robin Ventura.

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