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Old 04-26-2019, 08:15 PM
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Eloy has now injured himself twice in the last couple weeks making plays in the outfield. Is it worth it to keep putting him out there? I know he can improve over time but he is obviously here for his bat and if he keeps getting hurt playing defense what good does that do? Might need to see if he can play 1st base or just put him at DH.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:33 PM
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Injury hurts the team immediately. Bottom of the inning that Eloy gets hurt his spot in the order comes up with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd. Engel who had to pinch hit for him quickly strikes out. Sox need to do what they can to keep his bat in the lineup.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:39 PM
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Injury hurts the team immediately. Bottom of the inning that Eloy gets hurt his spot in the order comes up with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd. Engel who had to pinch hit for him quickly strikes out. Sox need to do what they can to keep his bat in the lineup.
What's amazing is that the White Sox, having to know Eloy was in no way prepared to be an outfielder, fell prey to the hype and let the kid loose out there.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:03 PM
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It was just a matter of time and this wont be the last time. I am still baffled how he could have played over 400 games in the outfield in the minors and it appears as though he has never been out there before.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:36 PM
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It was just a matter of time and this wont be the last time. I am still baffled how he could have played over 400 games in the outfield in the minors and it appears as though he has never been out there before.
My thoughts too. He looks like they guy who plays RF on your church league slow pitch team. It’s just horrendous. He makes Palka look smooth.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:18 AM
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The problem is the Sox have an unnecessary clog right now at DH/1B.

Although he hit a HR tonight, Alonso should be DFA'd and cut lose. Don't let your best hitting prospect have a career altering injury all because you couldn't cut dead weight lose and eat some money.

Be smart White Sox.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:01 AM
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It was just a matter of time and this wont be the last time. I am still baffled how he could have played over 400 games in the outfield in the minors and it appears as though he has never been out there before.
Because he was never held accountable by the White Sox staff to learn the craft?
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:38 AM
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Because he was never held accountable by the White Sox staff to learn the craft?



The cubs also.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:41 AM
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It was just a matter of time and this wont be the last time. I am still baffled how he could have played over 400 games in the outfield in the minors and it appears as though he has never been out there before.
That's how I feel. He doesn't look just sub-par out there, he's downright brutal. It would be much more valuable to this team going forward if he could at least be a serviceable OF even if he did end up being primarily a DH.

And yes, at this rate, he's really going to hurt himself out there which will take his big bat out of the lineup entirely....assuming that this current injury is minor, that is.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:27 PM
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Last I've heard is the MRI on his ankle came back negative but they still might sit him for a bit.

I still believe that any baseball player should be able to make basic plays at any position on the field but Eloy, so far, sometimes has trouble fielding routine fly balls. He needs defensive work and lots of it. Otherwise his lack of defense will negate his offensive value.
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