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Old 08-27-2009, 01:06 PM
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Amazing on how much information the crystal ball gives us........

Especially for a guy who never played with the White Sox.

First off, the trade is not supposed to be good or bad for either team, it is supposed to benefit BOTH.

Second, ask in three years when both of them have time in with their new teams.
Making reasoned arguments is not allowed here. What's wrong with you?
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:14 PM
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Allen hit his first big league homer tonight, a 3-run bomb to right center at AT&T Park.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:22 PM
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Judging from the activity on this forum over the last week or so, it sounds like Sox fans are more interested in the progress of a Diamondbacks player than the progress of the minor leaguers who are still in the Sox organization!
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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Judging from the activity on this forum over the last week or so, it sounds like Sox fans are more interested in the progress of a Diamondbacks player than the progress of the minor leaguers who are still in the Sox organization!
Allen is a Sox farmhand, I see nothing wrong with it. I like the trade, but I'd still like to see how Allen does.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:44 AM
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Allen is a Sox farmhand, I see nothing wrong with it. I like the trade, but I'd still like to see how Allen does.
No he isn't. He is a former Sox farmhand.

There's nothing wrong with being interested in seeing how he does, but judging from the activity here it seems like people are more interested in his progress than in the progress of our own prospects.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:25 AM
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Judging from the activity on this forum over the last week or so, it sounds like Sox fans are more interested in the progress of a Diamondbacks player than the progress of the minor leaguers who are still in the Sox organization!
Probably has a lot to do with the fact that Paul is hitting .240 w/ only 6 hr & 19 rbi in the 41 games since the Allen/Pena trade... During this stretch his BA has dropped from .304 to .281...
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:55 AM
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Probably has a lot to do with the fact that Paul is hitting .240 w/ only 6 hr & 19 rbi in the 41 games since the Allen/Pena trade... During this stretch his BA has dropped from .304 to .281...
No it has to do with the fact that all the arm chair GM's on here are waiting to say "I told you so" if Allen succeeds and Pena flops.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:02 PM
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No he isn't. He is a former Sox farmhand.
You know what I meant.

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There's nothing wrong with being interested in seeing how he does, but judging from the activity here it seems like people are more interested in his progress than in the progress of our own prospects.
Most people are disinterested in the minor leagues, that's why this forum doesn't get much work. Brandon Allen just got called up to the major leagues, a guy that was drafted and developed by the White Sox. Of course people will be more interested in that, as he's in the big leagues. People want to know how he's going to fare.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:48 PM
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No it has to do with the fact that all the arm chair GM's on here are waiting to say "I told you so" if Allen succeeds and Pena flops.
......and we have a winner.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:31 AM
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No it has to do with the fact that all the arm chair GM's on here are waiting to say "I told you so" if Allen succeeds and Pena flops.
Wrong. Many detested that trade when it happened, and not well after the fact. Trading a legit prospect for a reliever with a limited history of success and whose only claim to fame is that he throws hard was a stupid move on Kenny's part.

BTW, Allen homered again for the D-backs last night.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:25 AM
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No it has to do with the fact that all the arm chair GM's on here are waiting to say "I told you so" if Allen succeeds and Pena flops.
I want Pena to succeed with the Sox. If Allen does well, good for him.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:36 AM
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Is it a coincidence that Brandon Allen's initials are "BA?"

I think not.

What is it about those initials that cause some people to not be able to let go?
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:30 AM
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Wrong. Many detested that trade when it happened, and not well after the fact. Trading a legit prospect for a reliever with a limited history of success and whose only claim to fame is that he throws hard was a stupid move on Kenny's part.

BTW, Allen homered again for the D-backs last night.
BTW, Allen struck out 7 times in 12 at bats on Saturday, Sunday, Monday. ......but we'll only mention when he hits a HR so that people here think the Sox traded away the next Mark Teixeira who would be helping out the Sox right now.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:55 AM
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Wrong. Many detested that trade when it happened, and not well after the fact. Trading a legit prospect for a reliever with a limited history of success and whose only claim to fame is that he throws hard was a stupid move on Kenny's part.

BTW, Allen homered again for the D-backs last night.
What is your definition of a legit prospect? After the trade, Keith Law reported that he spoke to a bunch of scouts and that a majority of them did not think Brandon Allen would ever become an every day player.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:09 AM
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BTW, Allen homered again for the D-backs last night.
He also has 15 strikeouts in 35 at-bats and is batting in the .240s.

That looks an awful lot like the line Josh Fields put up in meaningless games in 2007, although Josh hit more homeruns in limited ABs.
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