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Old 11-18-2013, 04:57 PM
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Default Great Read by Olney on PK, JR and Loyalty

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/bust...post/_/id/3836

Nothing new, but very interesting. - ESPN Insider Required -
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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Recap for those of us who are not ESPN Insider's?
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:03 PM
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Recap for those of us who are not ESPN Insider's?
Not anything we don't already know of; spot's there, Reinsdorf is loyal, and Reinsdorf says he wants to be better than last year. Talked about the difficulty in finding a spot, because of Dunn and Viciedo both likely DH candadites. Basically says they'd have to eat Dunn's deal for there to be a spot. Talks on platoon DH, but says it's pretty unheard of to carry two DH types. Guess he hasn't been watching the White Sox post 2005...

Interesting to note this comment from Olney "In October, the White Sox won the bidding for first baseman Jose Abreu for a whopping $68 million, a significant investment for an organization that, in the eyes of other teams, is thin in talent." Definitely not the attitude on roster talent we have on this site.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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When I first glanced at the title of the thread I thought the article was written by ozwaldos son. That may have been an interesting read.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:45 PM
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Interesting to note this comment from Olney "In October, the White Sox won the bidding for first baseman Jose Abreu for a whopping $68 million, a significant investment for an organization that, in the eyes of other teams, is thin in talent." Definitely not the attitude on roster talent we have on this site.
Really? Funny...all I read about here is how thin the minor league system is and the numerous holes that are needed to be filled before this team is competitive again.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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Really? Funny...all I read about here is how thin the minor league system is and the numerous holes that are needed to be filled before this team is competitive again.
Maybe it's just a vocal minority that thinks we're competing soon. Every time I hear about one of our young pitchers and rotation depth, I feel like people need a reality check.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:07 PM
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Really? Funny...all I read about here is how thin the minor league system is and the numerous holes that are needed to be filled before this team is competitive again.
That seems to be the prevailing view.

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Maybe it's just a vocal minority that thinks we're competing soon. Every time I hear about one of our young pitchers and rotation depth, I feel like people need a reality check.
As someone who thinks the Sox will get better more quickly than people think, let me say this: pitching is the hardest commodity to acquire and/or develop and it is the most important building block of a successful team. Can you think of a world championship team that didn't have three or four top starting pitchers? Actually, most have at least four. While I concede that pitching depth alone won't turn the Sox around, pitching is a very important component of cobbling together a winning team.

Free agency makes it possible to fill holes among the position players much more quickly than in the days before free agency, of that there is no doubt.

In short, Rick Hahn is off to a good start. But the Sox have more work to do.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:16 PM
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Maybe it's just a vocal minority that thinks we're competing soon. Every time I hear about one of our young pitchers and rotation depth, I feel like people need a reality check.
People have short memories. I'm with you on this.
2007=72-90, 4th place
2008=89-74 Division champs.

2012=104 days in first place.
2013=still with most of the guys from the 2012 team.

Anything is possible.
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