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Old 08-05-2019, 07:39 AM
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My point wasn't that Jiminez is a bust. It's far too early to say that, and his numbers are better than "bust." My point was that he was not as major-league ready as a lot of people thought he was, and worrying about making kids with inflated visions of themselves angry is ridiculous.
You're underselling the situation with Eloy.

The issue is that the national sports media decided that it was going to go on a crusade against service time manipulation. They had two very charismatic young men who were killing it in the minors - Eloy and Vlad Jr - and ran countless articles about how these kids were being denied MLB superstardom because of greed. Every time Eloy or Vlad Jr murdered a ball in the minors (and they murdered a lot of balls), we were treated to an article about how the White Sox and Blue Jays were evil. Worse yet, current MLB players (including the very charismatic Kris Bryant) were complaining about their own service time manipulation when they were minor leaguers, and the players seemed to be raising this as a point of labor contention. A grievance was filed.

So no, it was not just a kid complaining. It was an entire movement with very powerful backers.

The Sox ended up getting out of this situation relatively cheaply, at relatively low risk. Eloy has to be pretty terrible over the next half-decade for it to be a truly bad, regrettable decision.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:46 PM
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I need to go back to my self-imposed exile from this forum.
Yep. I'd love to chalk this up to good old fashioned trolling but that isn't it. We really have fans that are already putting Eloy on #bustwatch in his rookie year.

You can't make this stuff up.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:26 PM
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Yep. I'd love to chalk this up to good old fashioned trolling but that isn't it. We really have fans that are already putting Eloy on #bustwatch in his rookie year.

You can't make this stuff up.
They haven't learned anything from Moncada have they?
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:56 AM
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They haven't learned anything from Moncada have they?

I blame sports-blab radio meatballism.
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