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Old 10-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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Although I agree that this team needs to play much better defense, it still needs some "thumpers". 148 home runs last year was an absolute embarrassment considering the stadium we play in.

I know power is needed but Im just worried that this is the start of the sos.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:14 PM
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I dont know if he can play 1st, he could be a 26 year old DH. Btw I did like Jim Spencer.
Jim Spencer was not soft-hitting.

On topic: I would not object to this move.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:41 PM
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I know power is needed but Im just worried that this is the start of the sos.
Maybe we can let the guy play a game or two for the Sox before we dub him "not what we need?"

I realize that takes all the fun out of it though.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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This would be huge. What is with this team and signing good Cuban players? Just keep it within the organization. Hope it extends to other Latin American countries too.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:44 PM
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Sweet! Very psyched about this kid!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:48 PM
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Jim Spencer was not soft-hitting.

On topic: I would not object to this move.
Spencer 15 year career 162 game avg. 15 HR
Grace 16 year career 162 game avg. 12HR

Maybe Spencer was semi soft.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:52 PM
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A friend of mine asked me this and I wasn't exactly sure of the answer. Being an international free agent, how does the slot allotment play into this and if it doesn't why not? I'm just a little confused by that.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:56 PM
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Maybe we can let the guy play a game or two for the Sox before we dub him "not what we need?"

I realize that takes all the fun out of it though.

If you read all my posts you will see I never said that.

My point is Im afraid the Sox are going to stick with their philosophy of getting power hitters that cant run or field and fill the other holes with whatever comes their way.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:02 AM
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A friend of mine asked me this and I wasn't exactly sure of the answer. Being an international free agent, how does the slot allotment play into this and if it doesn't why not? I'm just a little confused by that.
Cuban players who are at least 23 and have played in a Cuban professional league for three or more seasons are simply considered free agents.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:03 AM
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I'm really excited about this. The numbers that Abreu has put up are just plain sick and he is just entering his prime.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:04 AM
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Cuban players who are at least 23 and have played in a Cuban professional league for three or more seasons are simply considered free agents.
Also Cuban players that are 23 may actually be 27.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:09 AM
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Like the scout said, the White Sox need 6 guys, not 1. And the one guy is a base clogger?? Here's to hoping that another team with deeper pockets saves the White Sox from themselves.
ONe base clogger is fine; we need to move our current base cloggers (and others) out of the southside.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:13 AM
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Some old articles about him:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...-weapon-planet

http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2013/1/1...baseball-stats

Those numbers are just flat out ridiculous. A .597 OBP in 10-11? He could be the best hitter in the world that is not already in the Majors.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:20 AM
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Hope it extends to other Latin American countries too.
With the new CBA in place it has already started. The Sox signed the #2 Latin American prospect earlier this summer.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:21 AM
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ONe base clogger is fine; we need to move our current base cloggers (and others) out of the southside.
To be a base clogger, you actually need to get on base. This team did not have base cloggers, it had bench cloggers.
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