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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM
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South Side Sox takes a closer look at Lenyn Sosa and Bryce Bush:
https://www.southsidesox.com/2019/5/...-30-lenyn-sosa

https://www.southsidesox.com/2019/5/...-25-bryce-bush
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He could be a decent utility player which will be useful. Another reason they need to move Leury, for what it's worth.
This is sensible. Thankfully Leury is playing reasonably well and has remained healthy. However, I had another thought.

As a switch hitter capable of playing any position other than shortstop, center field, and catcher, Michalczewski could help make the bench more versatile. But he’s the perfect utility compliment to Leury, who also is a switch hitter who is better at SS and CF than in the corners. So with a 26 man roster that begins in 2020, and with 13 pitchers, your 13 position players could be:

LF/DH Eloy
CF: Robert
RF: (Two among Cordell, Tilson, Booker, Basabe, Rutherford, Gonzalez)
3B: Moncada
SS: Anderson
2B: Yolmer OR Rondón to begin the season, then Madrigal when he’s ready
1B: Abreu
C/DH: McCann, Zavala, Collins
Bench: Leury, Michalczewski

This allows the Sox to rotate the DH among Collins (60ish), Eloy (80ish), and Abreu (20ish), which reduces overall defensive shortcomings. (The two OFs besides Eloy and Robert would essentially have 80ish starts to share in LF in addition to full-time RF duties to share.) Collins would only start about 30 games at catcher and would pick up another 20 or so starts at 1B when Abreu is the DH, and he’d sit entirely against LHP.

What say ye, Tragg?
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This is sensible. Thankfully Leury is playing reasonably well and has remained healthy. However, I had another thought.

As a switch hitter capable of playing any position other than shortstop, center field, and catcher, Michalczewski could help make the bench more versatile. But he’s the perfect utility compliment to Leury, who also is a switch hitter who is better at SS and CF than in the corners. So with a 26 man roster that begins in 2020, and with 13 pitchers, your 13 position players could be:

LF/DH Eloy
CF: Robert
RF: (Two among Cordell, Tilson, Booker, Basabe, Rutherford, Gonzalez)
3B: Moncada
SS: Anderson
2B: Yolmer OR Rondón to begin the season, then Madrigal when he’s ready
1B: Abreu
C/DH: McCann, Zavala, Collins
Bench: Leury, Michalczewski

This allows the Sox to rotate the DH among Collins (60ish), Eloy (80ish), and Abreu (20ish), which reduces overall defensive shortcomings. (The two OFs besides Eloy and Robert would essentially have 80ish starts to share in LF in addition to full-time RF duties to share.) Collins would only start about 30 games at catcher and would pick up another 20 or so starts at 1B when Abreu is the DH, and he’d sit entirely against LHP.

What say ye, Tragg?
This is Trey's fourth season in Birmingham and he still can't hit. (.675 career OPS there.) Sorry, but I don't see him getting a single major league at bat.
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Agreed with the above on Trey, he can't even hit minor league pitching.

Also don't think they will give another year, or even start of the year to the Sanchez/Rondon combo. They will get a vet or acquire an MLB ready 2b prospect that is blocked in the majors similar to the Tilson and Cordell moves, my vote is for Nick Solak from TB.

I see them also getting a corner OFer like a Starling Marte or Joc Pederson for a year.
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Trey is disappointing, There was a time I really thought he would be our 1b of the future.

Glad to see Zangari back, he has lost so much time to injuries, still have a glimmer of hope for him, but his K rate needs to get better, but I expected a lot of rust.
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Burdi and Hansen both pitched 2 scoreless innings today. Burdi had a WP and PB that allowed the inherited runner on second to score, but also had two K and actually recorded two assists and a putout also all at first.

Hansen has 3K and a BB.

Offensively Barons didn't do much. They scored once and only had 7 hits, but Gonzalez had two , Sheets had three and Rutherford had a double. So from the rebuild perspective it was an okay night. Robert was 0/3 with a walk.

At Charlotte. Matt Foster got shelled in relief both teams put up big numbers. Collins is back in action had a couple walks and a SF and as I noted in the Sox moves thread, Palka is absolutely killing things at present. He was 2/2 with 2 HR and 3 BB. His stat line is starting to look like something you'd see on Play Station.

The Dash won 3-1 Madrigal had a couple hits. Walker had a SF.
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