2024 Chicago White Sox

#176      

splitter

and not Nebraska
In spite of their short comings, what Jose and Tim brought is what is missing from this team. All things must pass. Hopefully these 100 loss seasons are soon a distant past. 2026 or 27, i fear.
 
#177      
In spite of their short comings, what Jose and Tim brought is what is missing from this team. All things must pass. Hopefully these 100 loss seasons are soon a distant past. 2026 or 27, i fear.

Jose brought the leadership. Tim brought the swagger. The current Sox team has neither leadership nor swagger. But they are extremely well-paid for their poor performance this season.

White Sox History Watch Update

The 1932 Season for the White Sox is so far the worst single season for the franchise. Finishing 49-102 for a winning (?) percentage of .325.

Here’s how the 2024 White Sox compare to that dreadful 1932 team...

After 89 Games

1932 – 31 wins, 58 losses

2024 – 25 wins, 64 losses

So the current White Sox at this point in the Season are 6 games (worse) than the worst Sox team of all time.

And should Crochet and/or Roberts be moved before the deadline... the 2024 record could sink even further from here.
 
#179      
Hey Sage…..depressing as it is keep up the updates…..

I will.

It’s not about trying to be negative or finding a dark cloud. It’s that the only thing this Sox season has going for it is – History... where this season is going to rank among the well-over one hundred year history of the Sox. It’s a measuring stick.

1970 was also a terrible year for the Sox. In some ways, worse than this one now as there is some young talent now showing up on the Sox in 2024. After 1970 new leadership came in and the Sox turned it around and by 1972 had Dick Allen and became somewhat of a divisional contender. They slipped backward again... but had that magical year of the ‘77 South Side Hit Men (before sliding back AGAIN).

Same thing happened again in 2005. One great year for a fine Sox ball club... before slipping backwards yet again right after that.

The Sox had great ball clubs from the early Fifties through 1967 and they ruled Chicago. When the Sox slipped backwards in 1968, the North Siders began to take over and the Sox have been playing catch-up ever since.

But true Sox fans are always there no matter what. Not even pathetic ownership over the years dulls the love for this ball club.
 
#182      
One thing about this 2024 Sox team. They sure find really interesting ways to lose.

Add another one from today to the books. Sox issue intentional walk to get to former Sox Jake Burger. And he proceeds to crush the stuffing out of the ball and send it flying out of the Miami ballpark to grab the win for the home team.

(There was some portion of Sox Nation that actually had to smile after that one.)

Burger has worked hard to become a Major Leaguer and he got his chance to show the Sox again today.

Kopech is a mystery. There is talent there but he sure can’t seem to develop it. Same with Moncada... talent without development. Add Jimenez to that list, too.

Hey... Maybe that’s the Sox new marketing slogan: We Got Talent But Don’t Expect Us To Develop It!...
 
#183      
One thing about this 2024 Sox team. They sure find really interesting ways to lose.

Add another one from today to the books. Sox issue intentional walk to get to former Sox Jake Burger. And he proceeds to crush the stuffing out of the ball and send it flying out of the Miami ballpark to grab the win for the home team.

(There was some portion of Sox Nation that actually had to smile after that one.)

Burger has worked hard to become a Major Leaguer and he got his chance to show the Sox again today.

Kopech is a mystery. There is talent there but he sure can’t seem to develop it. Same with Moncada... talent without development. Add Jimenez to that list, too.

Hey... Maybe that’s the Sox new marketing slogan: We Got Talent But Don’t Expect Us To Develop It!...
If the three you mention still have value I hope they’re gone by the end of the month.
 
#184      
If the three you mention still have value I hope they’re gone by the end of the month.

Not only they... but truly talented players like Crochet and Robert Jr. need to be gone ASAP. They both have high value right now. And the Sox should NOT risk either player getting injured in a meaningless game and losing out on the opportunity to get maximum return for both.

And if there’s one thing that Sox players seem to be experts on... it’s getting hurt in ball games. That seems to be what they're best at.

The Sox should sit both Crochet and Robert Jr. right now until they can strike a great deal to move them out and get young talent back.

If the Sox continue to put these guys on the field in a season that is a lost one... the Sox are even dumber than many believe Sox Management already is.
 
#185      
Hey……imagine that……Kopeck mixes it up and doesn’t rely on has fastball and strikes out the side for a save.
 
#186      
Hey……imagine that……Kopeck mixes it up and doesn’t rely on has fastball and strikes out the side for a save.

Kopech has more value to stay on the Sox than probably what they would get back for him. His stuff is worthy. He just needs somebody to get his game directed toward staying away from wildness and mixing pitches better. He still can fling it at 100 with movement. He's worth keeping as a project.

The guy still could be an elite closer with the right handling.

Surprisingly decent afternoon crowd at the park to watch a team that's playing .280 ball. Sox fans are true fans.
 
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White Sox History Watch Update

Mercifully... the 2024 Sox season has completed its 98th game. Most of the pain for Sox Nation is already behind us. It’s All-Star game time – to be watched from a great distance away by almost every Sox player.

The 1932 Season for the White Sox is so far the worst single season for the franchise. Finishing 49-102 for a winning (?) percentage of .325.

Here’s how the 2024 White Sox compare to that dreadful 1932 team...

After 98 Games

1932 – 33 wins, 65 losses

2024 – 27 wins, 71 losses

So the current White Sox at this point in the Season are 6 games (worse) than the worst Sox team of all time.

If Sox Management has any brains at all (and that’s a risky idea) they must find new addresses for Crochet and Robert (and Fedde). These guys are wasting key moments in their careers on a ball club that has no chance of doing anything right now. Get something for them and pray for the best.

And once Sox Management sends these players out before the trade deadline... the Sox losses could come even faster. Sox only won 27 WITH these guys. Should be even more losing without them.

Sox fans continue to show up at the park in surprising numbers. Not huge crowds... but probably larger than the team deserves at this point.

Must be the food. Or maybe these Sox fans just like to watch the different ways the Sox have found to lose? Or maybe they don't want to run air conditioning at home?
 
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