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Old 08-01-2004, 02:26 PM
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How's this for an answer? Who gives a ****, I'll worry about the Sox. Forgive me if I don't care much about the Knights, Barons, and Warthogs, etc.
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Joel Perez
1) You rebuild your front office with top front office talent, that actually have a clue about drafting talent at every position.

2) You rebuild your scouting department with scouts who actually have a clue about assessing talent, and how to rank them.

3) You have a support system for these kids in place--great managers, hitting and pitching instructors, etc. Role models, if you will, for these players.

4) Then you draft, having your priorities - pitching, infield, etc.
You pray that some of your picks actually make it. Josh Hamilton is a great example of one who has god-given talent, but in his earlier days went with the wrong crowd, and now is trying to get back.

I have my doubts about our current front office's ability to draft, then mentor, the kids. That's the reason why the Sox have been trading for proven talent, because the kids aren't ready to step in and make an impact.

The last one, maybe two drafts, are a step in the right direction, but a ton more is needed every year.
We have Josh Hamilton?
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:12 PM
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Disclaimer -

The name Josh Hamilton was used as an example to baseball as a whole...in no way was it designated to mean that the Chicago White Sox own the rights to Josh Hamilton.

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Old 08-02-2004, 12:33 PM
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How's this for an answer? Who gives a ****, I'll worry about the Sox. Forgive me if I don't care much about the Knights, Barons, and Warthogs, etc.
well you have to give a **** about the future when the sox arent doing jack this year!
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:48 PM
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well you have to give a **** about the future when the sox arent doing jack this year!
Well I am a believer of a few things. First, the Sox are still very much alive and kicking. Second, teams that rely on their farm system to produce enough talent to be serious and consistent contenders never do well. Therefore, the minor leagues, IMO, are really only valuable to deliver a handful of players to the MLB team, while the rest need to be acquired externally. The Sox's farm system has produced its fair share of MLB regulars. We have failed at filling internal gaps with external solutions.
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