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  • Rodon, Lynn, Hendriks and TA7 are Sox All-Stars

    Grandal doesn't get in. Maybe he will on the Final Vote if he's a candidate.

  • #2
    Congrats to the three who made it. Personally I hope no Sox position player gets in. They need the rest more than playing in a meaningless game in my opinion.

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    • #3
      Yeah I have to agree. I'd hate to see a position player get hurt in an exhibition game with zero meaning. With the way the Sox luck is running this year especially.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post
        Congrats to the three who made it. Personally I hope no Sox position player gets in. They need the rest more than playing in a meaningless game in my opinion.
        Firstly, congrats to Lance, Carlos, and Hendriks. Secondly, I agree with you. This team really needs several days off right now, let alone a week from now.
        (Formerly asindc.)

        "I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)

        "We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell

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        • #5
          If the Manager still gets to fill out the roster, next year's AL team should have more White Sox players.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post
            Congrats to the three who made it. Personally I hope no Sox position player gets in. They need the rest more than playing in a meaningless game in my opinion.
            I agree...let our guys rest.

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            • #7
              Grandal needs the time off more than he needs to play in the All-Star Game. II hope this doesn't sound like trolling -- it's more out of frustration --but I think the same goes for the pitchers who were selected. I just hope no one from the White Sox gets hurt.. The game has lost the little meaning it had when it stopped deciding home-field advantage for the World Series. Now there's really no reason to watch.

              I used to care about the All-Star Game. There was a time when the All-Star Game got higher ratings than World Series games.Fan voting eroded some of the interest it was supposed to build. (Fans started out voting conscientiously, voting Aparicio to start the 1970 game, even though in that first year of reinstated fan voting the retired Mickey Mantle got some write-in votes along with Jim Bouton from fans of Ball Four. And 1983 at Old Comiskey was a big deal with the AL coming out determined to break the 11-game NL winning streak. It was different when the rivalry of the distinct leagues isn't what it once was. Baseball is trying to draw attention to individual stars, even ignoring the standings on the front page of its website. Maybe that will change after the All-Star break.

              It used to be that baseball was everything and your league, your brand mattered. Baseball is now saying the leagues don't mean anything, the game doesn't mean anything, but watch the stars come out.

              In the meantime, I don't really care about a player for a non-contending team putting on an awesome display of power.I don't care how far someone can hit the ball, how hard someone can throw a fastball. I care about my team winning games. It would be happy seeing White Sox pitchers being introduced but not get into the game, which isn't going to happen. I would be very happy Grandal got a little mid-season break from baseball.

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              • #8
                Normally I roll my eyes at the "I don't want my team's players participating in the All Star Game" takes but this year I'm OK with it lol.
                "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                -- Thucydides

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                • #9
                  It would be interesting to see over the years how many players have been injured in household accidents/incidents over the All Star break compared to playing in an All Start Game.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chez View Post
                    It would be interesting to see over the years how many players have been injured in household accidents/incidents over the All Star break compared to playing in an All Start Game.
                    There have been a few. All-Star Game injuries to players like Dizzy Dean, Ted Williams (in Old Comiskey) and Harmon Killebrew, and even Ray Fosse, who, perhaps coincidentally, was never the same after the Pete Rose slide, that stand out. I'm sure there are players who injure themselves given the time off. Players injury themselves at home in the shower, dreaming of spiders, washing the car, defrosting meat. The injuries from running the bases this year throughout baseball may inspire more worries.

                    I'm more concerned with normal wear and tear. If a player on the White Sox is going to have his limits during the 162 and the postseason, I don't want him giving it away to someone else in July, which could mean more limitations down the road..

                    As the meaning of the All-Star Game changed, and not simply in my mind, I've also come to relate more to the Bob Gibson school of thought. Reportedly, he hated All-Star games. He hated pitching to catchers who weren't members of his team. He hated being teammates for the day with the enemy. Hypothetically, if Josh Donaldson were to be named to the AL team, I would respect White Sox pitchers in saying they would decline an invitation to a team that would have him. It's not like the game counts for anything.

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                    • #11
                      Here are the Sox Machine grades for the White Sox three all-star acquisitions.
                      https://www.soxmachine.com/2021/02/1...-21-offseason/

                      I'll save you the time for clicking on the link. They were C, C+, and D+. At least they were right about Eaton.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GoSoxMMV View Post
                        Here are the Sox Machine grades for the White Sox three all-star acquisitions.
                        https://www.soxmachine.com/2021/02/1...-21-offseason/

                        I'll save you the time for clicking on the link. They were C, C+, and D+. At least they were right about Eaton.
                        Clicked it anyway.

                        This quote is pretty hilarious, considering how these players' seasons have gone so far:

                        "...the Sox yet again shied away from the top of the market. Players like George Springer, Trevor Bauer, and Marcell Ozuna could have been big helps to the Sox over the next half-decade..."
                        My man Vincent says:

                        "Gogh Gogh White Sox!"

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                        • #13
                          Obviously this year the Sox dodged large caliber bullets by not signing Ozuna or Bauer. That does not mean, however, that not even trying for elite free agents every single year is a good policy for a contending team with a limited window.

                          I fear, though, JR is just up there smugly telling himself he was right.
                          "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
                          -- Thucydides

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                            Obviously this year the Sox dodged large caliber bullets by not signing Ozuna or Bauer. That does not mean, however, that not even trying for elite free agents every single year is a good policy for a contending team with a limited window.

                            I fear, though, JR is just up there smugly telling himself he was right.
                            This is just not true at all. They made 9 digit offers in the '18 and '19 offseasons.

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                            • #15
                              I wasn't sure where to put this, so here is as good a place as any. In Jason Stark's midseason MLB awards column, he gives the AL Cy Young to Rodon. Lynn is also listed among the top 5.

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