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Old 04-13-2019, 03:12 PM
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Default What happen to Yolmer?

Yolmer makes another critical error. This guy was rock-solid on defense last year. Now he is not making the plays. I wonder if this physical or mental.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:27 PM
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Yolmer makes another critical error. This guy was rock-solid on defense last year. Now he is not making the plays. I wonder if this physical or mental.
Probably not a happy camper knowing that at best he is a caretaker at second base until Madrigal arrives.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:43 PM
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Probably not a happy camper knowing that at best he is a caretaker at second base until Madrigal arrives.
Then the Sox should do him and themselves a favor by simply DFA.

It boggles my mind how this team has no end to the rope on fringe ML players. I think that to me has been the most upsetting part of the long list of **** that makes me mad about White Sox baseballs

If you can't cut it, next man up. Turn as many stones as you can and see if someone shocks you. Dump Yolmer and call up Mendick.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:53 PM
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That's a good question. He was fun to watch last year and his defense was always good. This year I thought he looked out of shape in spring training, emotionally flat, and his performance has been horrible on both sides of the ball.

I know it can't be easy being moved to 3rd to make room for Moncada and back to 2nd to also make room for Moncada (who was making room for Madrigal) but I hope he gets his head fixed.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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...... Dump Yolmer and call up Mendick.
I forgot about Mendick. He was hitting consistently in spring training.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:03 PM
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Probably not a happy camper knowing that at best he is a caretaker at second base until Madrigal arrives.
If this really was the case, then I agree, let him take his ďskillsĒ somewhere else, and good riddance.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:12 PM
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Probably not a happy camper knowing that at best he is a caretaker at second base until Madrigal arrives.
I really doubt that has had any effect on his performance. Heís known that to be the case for the past couple years. Going into the season I assumed he was going to be the primary backup IF on the next contending Sox team, but that was based on the idea that he would be providing solid defense at 3 positions. He needs to clean this up, and I hope he does because heís fun to have around.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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I forgot about Mendick. He was hitting consistently in spring training.
He's doing well in Charlotte as are most of the Knights.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:38 PM
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Then the Sox should do him and themselves a favor by simply DFA.

It boggles my mind how this team has no end to the rope on fringe ML players. I think that to me has been the most upsetting part of the long list of **** that makes me mad about White Sox baseballs

If you can't cut it, next man up. Turn as many stones as you can and see if someone shocks you. Dump Yolmer and call up Mendick.

They don't want to bring up their prospects, whether it's a matter of payroll or a matter of service time, which is about future competition as well as current payroll. It's something unique to the current mode of rebuild. Mendick hasn't even played many games at the AAA level, and he's only hitting .250 for Charlotte this season. I don't even know if the White Sox consider him to be the next in line behind Sanchez.

A bigger question might be why the manager pinch-hit for the only hitter in the lineup to get a hit in favor of a player struggling both offensively and defensively and who, it turns out, made a critical error that led to the Yankees scoring in what had been a scoreless game.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:10 PM
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Probably not a happy camper knowing that at best he is a caretaker at second base until Madrigal arrives.
Heís still playing for next yearís contract, though. Even if the long-term prospects for a job here look worse, he still has to prove that he belongs in the major leagues.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:45 PM
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Best thing to do is hope he plays his way out of his funk. Let Rondon platoon with him but other than that hope for the best and assume he'll get his act together eventually.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:18 PM
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Then the Sox should do him and themselves a favor by simply DFA.

It boggles my mind how this team has no end to the rope on fringe ML players. I think that to me has been the most upsetting part of the long list of **** that makes me mad about White Sox baseballs

If you can't cut it, next man up. Turn as many stones as you can and see if someone shocks you. Dump Yolmer and call up Mendick.
Agreed...just ask that stiff Minaya.

The only thing Yolmer is good at right now is being a clown with a Gatorade bucket.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:24 AM
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Yolmer's having a bad year. Don't know why, but it's unfortunate considering his last 2 were good enough to make a playoff team's 25. He's not a starter, but in his good years, he's a good utility player.
But over the last 6 years, they have wasted countless millions in search of a 2B/utility player; they've also sent several packing (for very little in return) who could also play and are playing and some are legitimate starters.

They now have 3 capable utility players: Yolmer, Rondon and Leury (who is the best of the bunch). Value them.

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:09 AM
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Itís really early. My guess is we see a lot of progression / regression to the mean, I would still bet Yolmer ends up with far more value than Leury. At this point in the year and weather, a few plays either direction will drastically shift stats and metrics.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:28 AM
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Yolmer's having a bad year. Don't know why, but it's unfortunate considering his last 2 were good enough to make a playoff team's 25. He's not a starter, but in his good years, he's a good utility player.
But over the last 6 years, they have wasted countless millions in search of a 2B/utility player; they've also sent several packing (for very little in return) who could also play and are playing and some are legitimate starters.

They now have 3 capable utility players: Yolmer, Rondon and Leury (who is the best of the bunch). Value them.
I agree all three have some value, and I agree that all three can be useful utility players or even starters on teams where every other position player is better. In other words, your starting lineup is OK if one of these guys is hitting ninth. Iíd also add Engel to the list, even though his utility is limited to the outfield. (You can carry a defensive specialist in CF if your corner OFs slug well and all your infielders are productive.)

But long-term, we canít win with a lineup that has two three of these kinds of players playing everyday. That means that only one of them really has a spot with the Sox long-term, as we have to make room for whatever more dynamic/talented players emerge from among our prospects at 2B, CF, and RF.
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