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Old 12-17-2017, 05:57 PM
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Default Sporcle Saturday: The richest free agent deals in White Sox history

I got 18/32 and missed a few I should have remembered. Also, it's kinda amazing when you look at the value on some of these contracts. I wonder how that would stack up against other organizations?


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Old 12-17-2017, 07:44 PM
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That list can make someone cry.

Really, Wellington Castillo is the 12th richest contract the Sox have ever signed a FA for? Only because Scott Linebrink was the 11th?

I know you have to adjust for inflation though. Bannister's contract before the '83 season was one of the highest ever signed for a pitcher.

Good quiz.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:50 PM
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I scored 22. The fact that we've paid so much for relievers, especially ones who weren't signed to close, kind of says a lot about how we've invested too much money in that area with little to show for it.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:42 PM
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I did better than I expected on this one... 25/32. My wife interrupted me part way through or I might have guessed one or two more eventually (or maybe not). I haven't traditionally paid a lot of attention to contracts so I'm really surprised I did this well.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:16 PM
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I scored 22/32.

This quiz was pretty depressing. Forty years of free agency and a 1/$4M deal makes the list? Ugh.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:46 PM
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$81 million dollars for Dunn and LaRoche who combined for a -2.0 WAR for our Sox. Thankfully LaRoche declined to push that number any farther into the negatives by "retiring" before he could finish his contract!
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:59 PM
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Deeeepressing. Pathetic, quite frankly.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:32 PM
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My goodness! Dan Pasqua made the list!
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:29 AM
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Keppinger makes the list, and on the left-hand side.
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