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    Well, this year has been a complete disaster so far.

    Moncada is striking out in almost half his at-bats, our starting rotation is 1-9 with a 5.6 ERA, 3 of our 5 starting pitchers have allowed more walks than hits, our offense is anemic, we reacquired Trayce Thompson (who was a defensive butcher in the field when he was with us last time), and worst of all Danny Farquhar is in critical shape after having a brain hemorrhage. What a terrible start to the year.
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  • #2
    Plus less than 1000 people showed up for a game, which got (undeserved) national publicity.

    Former White Sock Todd Frazier is playing third for the Mets. So far, he strikes out a lot, but gets some big hits too. And I'm really impressed with his defense.
    Shalom, y'all!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
      Plus less than 1000 people showed up for a game, which got (undeserved) national publicity.

      Former White Sock Todd Frazier is playing third for the Mets. So far, he strikes out a lot, but gets some big hits too. And I'm really impressed with his defense.
      I said the same thing about Frazier's defense last year. He'd be a great player if he could just swing and connect with the ball more frequently.


      I'm really disappointed with Moncada's baseball IQ. He seems not to know what to do on the field.

      Terrible day again yesterday. It is going to be a very long season.
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      • #4
        Another terrible couple of days, 3-2 losses. Two days ago we had a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th and then Joakim Soria had his second very bad blown save of the season. Two terrible losses directly attributed to him. Sigh. I'll be watching him closely, but he's not been impressive. I'm keeping an eye on him.

        On the positive side, Abreu, Moncada and Davidson all rank in the league leaders in exit velocity off the bat, which is great. MAYBE Moncada can be a great player - but he's really going to have to master his whiffs first. In the long run, he's not going to have an MLB career with a 43% strikeout rate.

        Avisail Garcia is back closer to his true skill level. As I said last year, I think what he did was a fluke. His 0.233/0.250/0.315 line reminds us all of his first three years with the White Sox. We should have traded him in the off season. At best, he'll top out as Carlos Quentin. At best.
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        • #5
          Toledo, is Harold Baines still employed by the White Sox? When I left the area in 2010, he was the first base coach, but I know Darrel Boston replaced him there a few years ago.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
            Toledo, is Harold Baines still employed by the White Sox? When I left the area in 2010, he was the first base coach, but I know Darrel Boston replaced him there a few years ago.
            He is now an ambassador (which for the White Sox can mean anything, but mostly it is for PR at events and stuff like that). It's a great gig.

            He was a bench coach in 2005 (maybe a bit before that too). After the World Series he moved first base coach through 2012, and then went to be assistant hitting coach through 2016. I never figured out why he wasn't given the full job - too soft spoken? I've never understood the whole Todd Steverson experience as hitting coach. He definitely didn't deliver...

            I think Baines had enough of being the #2 hitting guy...or just got tired of being on the road.
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            • #7
              Thanks, I'm glad he's got a gig.
              Shalom, y'all!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                Thanks, I'm glad he's got a gig.
                An important aspect of the White Sox is that they usually are quite good to their retired players, and many of them rejoin the team. Carlton Fisk is the notable exception since the Reinsdorf/Einhorn regime started. Off the top of my head, all of these former players have had Sox jobs post-playing career.

                Darrin Jackson, Ed Farmer, Steve Stone, Greg Walker, Tim Raines, Darryl Boston, Ozzie Guillen, Ron Kittle, Tom Paciorek, Jim Thome, Joey Cora, Harold Baines, Bill Melton, Robin Ventura, Kenny Williams, Spanky Squires, Chris Singleton, Don Pall, and Kevin Hickey. I'm sure there are more, but those pop into my mind.


                I've included media guys too because while some may not be directly employed by the White Sox, they have de facto refusal rights if they don't want that player around the team.
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                • #9
                  Losing with young talent is one thing, but most of these younglings have no talent. It takes a strong stomach to watch the White Sox this year.
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