Trying to perfect tanking: 2018 Chicago White Sox

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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 (five years 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 (five years 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?’’

Andy K, Monday, 23 April 2018 14:50 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

maybe tim anderson is good after all

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 April 2019 17:36 (four years 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 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

hate to say it, but maybe TLR wasn't the biggest problem?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 April 2023 01:10 (five months ago) link

they are pretty depressing. the pitching is bad all-around, their best players are constantly injured, there's still a lot of rando chaff guys in the lineup. robert started the season off hot but cooled off quickly. they made no moves at all in the offseason aside from losing abreu and signing benintendi. mostly there just doesn't seem to be any energy or motivation among the players, they should probably just go into rebuild mode at this point.

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 13:09 (five months ago) link

Tim Anderson is a free agent in 2024 as well.

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 13:39 (five months ago) link

i think they are cursed for continuing to employ mike clevinger

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 19:46 (five months ago) link

though the braves seem to get away with continuing to employ marcell ozuna, so who knows

na (NA), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 19:48 (five months ago) link

xp oh yeah forgot that

Absolutely cursed 2 of those 7 wins are his starts 😑

Everybody's gonna get what they got coming (gyac), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 19:58 (five months ago) link

Are we *sure* the #whitesox fired La Russa?

— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) April 26, 2023

Andy K, Wednesday, 26 April 2023 02:20 (five months ago) link

na (NA), Friday, 28 April 2023 19:00 (five months ago) link

took a no-hitter into the 7th inning and ended up losing 12-3 (to the rays, to be fair)

na (NA), Sunday, 30 April 2023 03:54 (four months ago) link

also pedro grifol pulled luis robert from the game for not hustling out a ground ball

na (NA), Sunday, 30 April 2023 14:42 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

someone hire ashlyn burger

Jake Burger said his wife analyzed video of his stance yesterday and made a correction. ‘She drew a whole diagram and everything. She was really proud of it, so I have to give her credit.”

“There was definitely a little issue with how I was setting up.”

— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) July 3, 2023

mookieproof, Monday, 3 July 2023 07:30 (two months ago) link

i love it

Tracer Hand, Monday, 3 July 2023 12:40 (two months ago) link

i guess he's been hurt, but tim anderson is having an abysmal contract year

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 July 2023 20:13 (two months ago) link

Off the field stuff too I think

a love song for connor wong (gyac), Sunday, 16 July 2023 20:17 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

not great

Filed to ESPN: Former White Sox reliever Keynan Middleton documents dysfunction as he saw it in Chicago. ‘No rules': Ex-White Sox pitcher rips club's culture

— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) August 7, 2023

mookieproof, Monday, 7 August 2023 04:45 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Williams and Hahn are out

Andy K, Tuesday, 22 August 2023 23:04 (one month ago) link

i almost made this joke last night

The Chicago White Sox have brought back Tony La Russa as a consultant, per @BNightengale.

— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) August 23, 2023

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 August 2023 17:46 (one month ago) link

OFFICIAL: Chris Getz has been named senior vice president/general manager of the Chicago White Sox.

— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 31, 2023


Andy K, Thursday, 31 August 2023 14:59 (four weeks ago) link

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