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Old Sep 24, 2017, 04:23 PM   #226
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That Giolito line
Bears repeating. This kid...
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Old Sep 24, 2017, 05:03 PM   #227
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White Sox playing themselves out of a top three pick?

Good to see young guys improving, playing well. Hope for the future.

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Old Sep 25, 2017, 12:00 PM   #228
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White Sox playing themselves out of a top three pick?

Good to see young guys improving, playing well. Hope for the future.
I've wanted them to get the top pick. I wont try any pretend like I didn't. but picking in the top 3-4 will get them a really good prospect still. Add that into the talent coming up and its still a good thing. I actually think they can get Beer at 3 or 4th pick. And we all know we want to see Beer and Burger going back to back.
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Old Sep 25, 2017, 01:41 PM   #229
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I've wanted them to get the top pick. I wont try any pretend like I didn't. but picking in the top 3-4 will get them a really good prospect still. Add that into the talent coming up and its still a good thing. I actually think they can get Beer at 3 or 4th pick. And we all know we want to see Beer and Burger going back to back.
We're still light years away, but it sounds like scouts are split on whether Beer is a top of the board guy or late 1st/early 2nd. He's going to mash, but he might not play a premium position. Seems like we've got a lot of those guys on the farm already.

And yeah, I don't think there's much separating the top 5 picks unless we're talking about a Harper/Greene type.
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Old Sep 25, 2017, 02:03 PM   #230
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And yeah, I don't think there's much separating the top 5 picks unless we're talking about a Harper/Greene type.
Speaking of, found this on the Sox subreddit:
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Old Sep 25, 2017, 05:16 PM   #231
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Only half joking about winning your way out of top three pick.

One one hand, if you are going to rebuild, and going to be bad, may as well be bad enough for a top three pick.

On the other hand, you want your young guys to perform, learn how to win, never give up, etc. it seems they are doing that. Liking what I see out of Giolito. Liking what I see from Moncado, except for strike outs. Delmonico is a nice surprise. Hope Anderson can continue to improve. Lopez seems to be learning on the job, but I'm fine with that.

Future is bright. Hopefully add some more pieces through the draft, a combination of a couple years away guys (i.e. College guys or superstar high school) , supplemented with longer term guys to keep the pipeline going. A tough balance, but that's why they pay Rick Hahn the big bucks.

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Old Sep 29, 2017, 11:06 AM   #232
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Good read if you want to try and have any good feelings about Shields next season...
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-...james-shields/


Also, the Rodon injury/surgery is what scares the hell out of me and the Sox current rebuild. Pitcher heavy at the top with our prospects. It was just 2 years ago and the Mets rotation was set to be the best in baseball for the next 5-7 years right?
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Old Sep 29, 2017, 12:35 PM   #233
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Good read if you want to try and have any good feelings about Shields next season...
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-...james-shields/
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Old Sep 29, 2017, 12:51 PM   #234
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Good read if you want to try and have any good feelings about Shields next season...
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-...james-shields/

This is actually super interesting, good link!
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Old Oct 2, 2017, 02:33 PM   #235
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Weird to say good year after a win loss record like that. But knowing what we ad going into this, the developments and players added to the system make it a good year. I'm excited to see what Hahn will do this off season.
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Old Oct 3, 2017, 12:49 PM   #236
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It was fun y'all. I definitely grew to love this team. See you in 2018.
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Old Oct 4, 2017, 11:04 AM   #237
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It was fun y'all. I definitely grew to love this team. See you in 2018.
Ditto.

Copy/pasting a redditor's summary of Hahn interview yesterday:

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There will be some acquisition of veteran players but nobody who would block anybody currently on the team or in the minors. In other words, low level veteran filler for the pen and he said possibly the rotation as well.

Guys who he doesn't want to block who have earned more playing time: Nicky, Yolmer who will start at 3B next year, and Davidson.

Still closer to the beginning of the process than the end and he doesn't want to rush anybody's development in the minors. They will continue to acquire fillers until they arrive, when ready.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/...hedule-kopech/
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Old Oct 5, 2017, 07:17 PM   #238
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Maybe those Chris Sale playoff starts we never got to see went all they were hyped up to be
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Old Oct 5, 2017, 08:04 PM   #239
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Maybe those Chris Sale playoff starts we never got to see went all they were hyped up to be
I had a feeling this would happen to him. He would always start the season hot and cool off down the stretch. Additionally, he always tended to overthrow during "big" starts and totally suck.
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