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The White Sox are dead this year.

Now what?
 

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First of all start working on that wish list for next season, just a few come to mind - get players with speed that actually have knowledge of baserunning and oh yeah get someone that can actually catch a freaking ball! And it wouldn't hurt my heart is Larussa didn't return.
 

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Get Tim Anderson back, and Moncada and Robert need to play better.

Grandal! Wtf?
 

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Jettison Grandal, Garcia, Harrison, Engel. Trade two of Robert, Vaughn, Jimenez, Abreu(let him go free agency if necessary). Trade Anderson, Giolitto, Kelly, Ruiz, Bummer, Moncada

Re-sign Cueto, Elvis. Keep Pollock as a 4th outfielder. Keep Sheets as a 1B/DH. Bring up and start Burger and Colas. Sign Rodon, Contreras, a short-stop, and a left handed hitting CF/RF.

Consider making Jimmy Lambert a replacement for Giolitto in the rotation.

This also means that they shit can the entire coaching staff except for the pitching coach. Consider hiring Bruce Bouche(sp?) as the new manager
 

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Jettison Grandal, Garcia, Harrison, Engel. Trade two of Robert, Vaughn, Jimenez, Abreu(let him go free agency if necessary). Trade Anderson, Giolitto, Kelly, Ruiz, Bummer, Moncada

Re-sign Cueto, Elvis. Keep Pollock as a 4th outfielder. Keep Sheets as a 1B/DH. Bring up and start Burger and Colas. Sign Rodon, Contreras, a short-stop, and a left handed hitting CF/RF.

Consider making Jimmy Lambert a replacement for Giolitto in the rotation.

This also means that they shit can the entire coaching staff except for the pitching coach. Consider hiring Bruce Bouche(sp?) as the new manager
Massive over-reactions all around.

We aren’t far off. Stay the course, several guys will rebound and others will fall off.
 

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Massive over-reactions all around.

We aren’t far off. Stay the course, several guys will rebound and others will fall off.
For two years they have had the same team. Weak hitting from 6-9 in the batting order, the worst defensive outfielders in the major leagues as a group, terrible defensive catchers, and lack of good hitting left handed hitters. Prospects are a couple of years away that might make a difference also.

As for pitching, they are not far away and that is the strength of the team. But this team needs to cut the dead wood and go forward to balance the team out and improve the defense. They have too many one dimensional players.

Not to mention this. Until Reinny is gone, this team will always go cheap and not make any necessary common sense baseball decisions. Grandal, Moncada, Garcia, and Harrison should never have been on this team this year. They are dead wood with a dead manager. They are going to have to shake up the DH glut and trade or let go two out of the group of Robert, Vaughn, Jimenez, Abreu and Sheets. Robert is the only one of the group who can play outfield and he is just average defensively. I'd put him in LF if they don't trade him. I'm not saying BTW that those five players are bad players. They have good value but none of them are versatile and only one hits left handed.
 

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Fair enough. I don’t know if you are wrong, but I would get a new manager that is more fun and shake off this season.

Reload around most of the guys you mentioned, definetly keep all of

Anderson
Moncada
Abreu
Robert
Jiminez
Vaughn
Sheets

If we do what you say I think it’s the cellar again for 2 years. Abreu will be gone. Pitching staff who knows.

Push all our chips in to get better anywhere we can. Hold players with low value.

Let’s get to june 1st above .500 and then see where everyone is, make a big trade.
 

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