Trying to perfect tanking: 2018 Chicago White Sox

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thread title courtesy of https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2018/4/2/17187594/chicago-white-sox-redefining-tanking-cubs-astros

a pretty fun team? six home runs in their first game of the season, including three from matt davidson and two from tim anderson

na (NA), Monday, 2 April 2018 15:45 (one year ago) link

The other good news is that this is the last Hawk year and Jason Benetti is awesome.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 01:06 (one year ago) link

i think that title (which rany j presumably did not choose) is unreasonable

rebuilding is a long-standing practice -- they traded their dudes for high-ceiling prospects, not to deliberately be terrible and get high draft picks, like the sixers or whomever

i'd be more inclined to call whatever the marlins are doing 'tanking' except that i don't know if they are trying or even care about ultimately improving

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 02:52 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage last night and is in critical condition.

omar little, Saturday, 21 April 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

“He’s a fighter, and he’s in the fight of his life right now,’’ Chicago White Sox vice president Ken Williams said. “They had to do another surgery, cracking his skull open, and putting a clamp on it. My God.

“This certainly shows the fragility of life and how we take every day for granted. And it can change in a heartbeat. Literally.

“His wife and mother were at the game that night, and by the time they got to the clubhouse, he was already in an ambulance heading to the hospital. Can you imagine what they went through, and are still going through?’’

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2018/04/22/danny-farquhar-brain-aneurysm/540455002

Andy K, Monday, 23 April 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

First career HR:

LaMarre: "I’m not sure which uncle. I have a lot of them. But one of them caught the ball, which is crazy."

— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) August 15, 2018

Andy K, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:51 (one year ago) link

kopech up tomorrow. not sure why, but his command has dramatically improved in the last six weeks -- should be intersting

mookieproof, Monday, 20 August 2018 16:36 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

maybe tim anderson is good after all

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 April 2019 17:36 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

the Mets telecast just featured the phrase "White Sox legend Paul Konerko"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 August 2019 01:54 (three months ago) link


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