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Old 09-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Camilo, carry-on Camilo, carry-on is offline
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Originally Posted by A. Cavatica View Post
Pushing hard for that higher pick? I guess we'll see even more of Covey.
Better yet, just start Lopez, Cease and Covey. The three have a combined ERA of 6.79. No, that's not a typo, 6.79.

Reynaldo Lopez is tied for the MLB lead in earned runs allowed. If the White Sox don't significantly improve their starting rotation in the off season, the team will experience their eighth straight year of a sub-.500 record.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:10 PM
A. Cavatica A. Cavatica is offline
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Originally Posted by Camilo, carry-on View Post
If the White Sox don't significantly improve their starting rotation in the off season...
That's kind of obvious, no?

They need to be players for every potential #1 on the market -- Cole, Bumgarner, Strasburg -- and go hard at some of the #2s and #3s. There are some trade targets out there too (like Price).

Giolito might not be this good again. If he regresses then he'll fare better facing the other team's #2 instead of their ace. A pitcher like Cole would make the whole staff better.

Lopez and Cease ought to be facing the other team's #3s and #4s as they continue to learn on the job.

I don't expect much from Kopech, Rodon, Dunning, Lambert and Flores after their injuries, but between them and fresher prospects there will be plenty of demand for #5 and swingman innings. There's very little point in chasing #5 starters in free agency unless they're being signed to minor league deals.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
Overhand throwing is an unnatural motion. Injuries happen to baseball pitchers. It just so happened that a lot of those injuries struck Sox pitchers this year.

Maybe the last remaining market inefficiency is to sign and develop all the pitchers who throw underhand.
Tolerance is another word for indifference.
“There were a few hard rules, but everybody was unique, and he understood that. George’s great strength was he didn’t overcoach. There’s no place for panic on the mound.” - Jim Palmer on George Bamberger “Arms and the man,” Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2004
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Grzegorz View Post
Tolerance is another word for indifference.
Not true. It's perfectly possible to accept something is the best it can be at a given moment while not being happy that's the case.

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