Originally Posted by Golden Sox
Just think the White Sox had the opportunity to draft Mike Trout, instead they drafted Jared Mitchell. Imagine Trout playing for the White Sox. The entire perception of the team and franchise would be different.
Even worse, the Angels have now established themselves as THE team to play for if you are a slugger whose last name is a type of fish. Even if the Sox successfully draft an outfielder named Haddock or an explosive leadoff man nicknamed "Bluegill", they'll go to Anaheim in free agency.
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