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Old 12-24-2008, 12:31 AM
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Default Another Article on White Sox Top Prospects

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They grade the top 20 White Sox prospects for 2009 and we only have 3 guys with a better than a C+ grade (Beckham, Poreda, and Flowers).
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:05 AM
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Nice find, sir.

Man, if there is anyway we can get lucky and Brandon Allen can keep busting his ass and keep hitting on all levels, we'll have our old power hitting guys replenished with young power hitters like Allen, Flowers, Viciedo, Beckham, etc. Obviously a lot of things have to fall perfectly in place and most if not all expectations have to be met/exceeded for this to happen, but it's great to dream about.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:16 AM
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GRADE CHANGES

I am changing Brandon Allen to GRADE B-
I am changing Viciedo to GRADE B-

by John Sickels on Dec 23, 2008 5:57 PM EST reply 0 recs

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So 5 players above C+ now.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:25 AM
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It makes me a little sick to my stomach that what we got for Swisher is rated 14th in our system. In Kenny We Trust?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:16 AM
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It makes me a little sick to my stomach that what we got for Swisher is rated 14th in our system. In Kenny We Trust?
John's fairly adamant about the meaninglessness of his ranking of guys C+ or below. Lots are interchangeable. That being said, he was pretty low on Marquez last season as well.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:10 AM
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The baseball america article says this:

The system's pitching depth took a hit with the Swisher trade


How did the Swisher trade HURT our depth? We added guys. I dont get it.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...09/267205.html
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:53 AM
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He's referring to the pitching we gave up to acquire Swisher.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:12 PM
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He's referring to the pitching we gave up to acquire Swisher.
And the crap we got back when we dealt Swisher. Gio and DLS for that bag of balls?
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:37 PM
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And the crap we got back when we dealt Swisher. Gio and DLS for that bag of balls?
Cry about it, it's done with already. Kenny overpaid for Swisher. Fine. He saw Swisher as part of our young core that could be in the middle of our lineup for the next 5 years, but Swisher didn't live up to the hype. Now he's a .219 hitter coming into the years of his contract where he's making a lot of money. We weren't going to get THAT much for him. I wish we woulda got more back, but we didn't. Get over it, or go to Soxfest and tell him how you feel.

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Old 12-24-2008, 06:38 PM
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You lose credibility with me when you misspell Viciedo and Vazquez. Minor perhaps, but that's something Sickels should know if he's trying to be taken as an expert.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:44 PM
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You lose credibility with me when you misspell Viciedo and Vazquez. Minor perhaps, but that's something Sickels should know if he's trying to be taken as an expert.
.....and when he just copies & pastes the same description for 4-5 different players. Top notch insight there...
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:27 PM
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Lillibridge doesn't crack top 20?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:35 PM
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Lillibridge doesn't crack top 20?
Somewhere, right now, Lillibridge is in a batting cage, with a copy of this prospect report taped to the L-screen...
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:31 AM
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.....and when he just copies & pastes the same description for 4-5 different players. Top notch insight there...
The in depth descriptions will appear in his book that comes out soon. He's not going to post everything on his blog for free.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:15 PM
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Somewhere, right now, Lillibridge is in a batting cage, with a copy of this prospect report taped to the L-screen...
i recently read brent's mind which i will share with you along with a visual aid...


"psshh... i couldnt crack the top 20? ill show them... in the meantime, man i really gotta do somethin' 'bout these right here ears of mine!"




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The in depth descriptions will appear in his book that comes out soon. He's not going to post everything on his blog for free.
He should give away some GOOD stuff for free if he wants people to buy his book. Why would anyone buy it if he can't spell a player's name right or be more creative with his 1-2 sentence reviews? Hey Craig, you've already pre-ordered it haven't you?
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