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Old 09-20-2008, 09:44 PM
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Daver has talked about this in the past and if I remember correctly, he's stated that among the Sox issues are the fact that they will move a kid through multiple levels in the same year as long as he's hitting. The downside is that you don't really "learn" the complete picture.

He feels that fielding, base running, the fundamentals and maybe pitching are being overlooked all because a guy "can hit."

The Sox have also gone through a slew of minor league managers over the past decade (they recently fired three and re-assigned Bobby Thigpen back to being a pitching coach) which doesn't help continuity or a "White Sox way" of playing the game at all levels, from rookie ball to the major leagues.

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