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Old 03-06-2018, 04:38 PM
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I was wondering what other thoughtful Sox fans were thinking, and when they would join me in worrying.
They were thinking, "Well, 2018 will be another rebuilding year where winning is not the most important thing, so let's see how things start playing out and just try to enjoy the look at new players and development and maybe not worry about particular players in spring training because we don't need to."

So maybe they'll join you next year.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:39 PM
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Moncada had a .781 OPS in August and an .818 OPS in September. Iíll start to worry about Moncada when he stops OPSing 30-50 points above the league average for 2B.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:31 PM
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This is hilarious.
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This is hilarious.
Yep. Feels like a throwback to the site's heyday.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:44 PM
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:44 PM
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Did not hit well in the majors last year. Is not hitting well in spring training this year.
And no touchdowns so far this spring.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:52 PM
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Black Panther was not even nominated for an Oscar. The movie was a HUGE bust.
I don't think it is eligible until the 2019 awards. I thought the cutoff was released by Jan 1 or something like that.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:26 PM
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Yep. Feels like a throwback to the site's heyday.
It did make me miss simpler times.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:03 PM
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No - I think I've been plenty positive about many things
  • I'm a long-term Rodon optimist. I have taken the position in many threads that Rodon's current injury status is of little macrohistorical concern, he does not need to have a good MLB season until 2020 and 2021
  • I am similarly a Burger optimist - I think he can come back from his terrible recent injury, but have not yet voiced this opinion on WSI
  • I have doubts about Luis Robert, almost entirely to do with his injury history, but have kept quiet about them.
  • I have been at the forefront of telling people to stop complaining about Tatis, he's gone.
  • I even recently expressed optimism about Yolmer Sanchez and compared him to Juan Uribe, which is high praise from me. Even at my most negative and cynical, I always said good things about Juan Uribe. He was "my boy", exempt from the pessimism and doubt I had for the rest of the Sox.

However, Yoan Moncada is a top-rated prospect we received by trading away possibly the best player to ever put on a White Sox uniform, certainly the best pitcher to wear a White Sox uniform in my lifetime. He is a centerpiece of this rebuild. And he has so far not impressed me. I was wondering what other thoughtful Sox fans were thinking, and when they would join me in worrying.
I'll take the bait here because honestly I remember expressing worry about him in the postgame threads last year. And it was exactly as you put it a byproduct of my emotional reaction to him being "the guy" of the Sale trade. I expected that level of talent in return and right away. The way he finished the season has made me very optimistic and while there's nothing to measure it he seems...different than some failed prospects of old. The talent in him is obvious. Hopefully it comes to the forefront when this all falls into place next year or the year after.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:17 PM
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Did not hit well in the majors last year. Is not hitting well in spring training this year.

When is he officially on bust watch?
No time soon.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:57 AM
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I predict the story of Moncada starting to hit when Abreu suggested he use his bats will go down in White Sox lore. Sit back and enjoy watching all the kids over the next few years. Some will surely be busts, but I don't think Yo-Yo will be one of them.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:14 AM
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We shouldn't expect every top prospect to come up and instantly be an all-star. Mike Trout hit only .220 over 40 games in his first season with the Angels after being called up.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:42 AM
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If Moncada doesn't give Trubisky the receiver he needs or give Q another dependable defenseman or make DePaul men's basketball relevant, then he's a bust.

As for baseball, good grief.

Give the man a full season in the Show. There are people who know nothing nor care anything about the Sox who believe Moncada is going to be someone special.

I still feel he'll be representing the Sox in the All-Star Game this summer.
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Here's the thing that concerns me about Moncada:

Every team he has played for in The Show (Red sox and us) has averaged three outs per inning.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:01 PM
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Here's the thing that concerns me about Moncada:

Every team he has played for in The Show (Red sox and us) has averaged three outs per inning.
Damning evidence for the #bustwatch.
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