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  • Lynn Agrees to 2-Year/$38M Extension

    ....with a club option for 2024.
    https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/la...year-extension


    Unless this is a false report, because I kept hearing over and over on WSI that there was almost no chance that the Sox would keep even one of Lynn or Rodon after this season.
    Last edited by GoSoxMMV; 07-17-2021, 01:17 PM.

  • #2
    A head wound to the "Reinsdorf is cheap" narrative as well as a response to the those mocking the "Money will be spent" quote from Rick Hahn. I'm sure there will be additional grievances aired, but, for many reasons, I'm enjoying the hell out of this announcement.
    Last edited by Chez; 07-17-2021, 01:32 PM.

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    • #3
      This makes the trade where we gave up Dunning even more worth it.....and I expect Dunning to have a successful career as an MLB starter. It'll be nice to have Lynn through what is expected to be our prime competitive window.

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      • #4
        Smart move by the Sox. We'll probably only loose one starter (Rodon).

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        • #5
          Great extension and I hope they can do the same with Rodon but that's borass.
          And under 20m a year for a two year extension and a club option for a Ace isn't extravagant spending. A pitance of that Machado money out there.
          Last edited by Noneck; 07-17-2021, 01:57 PM.

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          • #6
            Excellent and unexpected news. Seems a reasonable price and a reasonable risk given Lynn's age and workload. I said if they could extend him it would make trading Dunning (who I think will be very good) worth it. Congratulations to the organization.

            Maybe this will inspire them to actually win tonight.

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            • #7


              I repeat...



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              • #8
                Awesome news and great deal for both sides! I love that 3rd year option.

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                • #9
                  When I read this, I thought it must be with the Twins or Yankees because I have been reading about how he is leaving at the end of the season.

                  I hope this means the Sox aren't interested in trading any top prospects in the upcoming weeks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chez View Post
                    A head wound to the "Reinsdorf is cheap" narrative as well as a response to the those mocking the "Money will be spent" quote from Rick Hahn. I'm sure there will be additional grievances aired, but, for many reasons, I'm enjoying the hell out of this announcement.
                    I’m really excited about this extension but how does this do either of those? 38 million is hardly a lot over a short term deal these days. I think it’s pretty good value.

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                    • #11
                      Excellent news. I had thought a Lynn extension was ”probable” but wasn’t excepting it this soon or at such a reasonable price. I just didn’t think it made sense for the FO to go through 3 painful rebuild seasons just to let top talent walk beginning in 2021.

                      Some fans need to check their “good as gone” pronouncements that they’re so absolutely sure about. The Sox aren’t the Yankees, but they aren’t Pittsburgh either.

                      The FO still has some work to do by the trade deadline and in the coming offseason, but starting pitching promises to be a strong point again next year with Lynn back and Kopech waiting in the wings to slide into the rotation.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hitmen77 View Post
                        Excellent news. I had thought a Lynn extension was ”probable” but wasn’t excepting it this soon or at such a reasonable price. I just didn’t think it made sense for the FO to go through 3 painful rebuild seasons just to let top talent walk beginning in 2021.

                        Some fans need to check their “good as gone” pronouncements that they’re so absolutely sure about. The Sox aren’t the Yankees, but they aren’t Pittsburgh either.

                        The FO still has some work to do by the trade deadline and in the coming offseason, but starting pitching promises to be a strong point again next year with Lynn back and Kopech waiting in the wings to slide into the rotation.
                        I'm guessing he wants to finish his career here and take several shots at a WS title and the extra money he might or might not get on the FA market just wasn't worth it. If you're happy and you got a chance to grab the brass ring late in your career and you don't really need the extra money this makes sense.
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                        • #13
                          Barring something unusual the rotation next year should be:

                          Giolito
                          Lynn
                          Cease
                          Keuchel
                          Kopech

                          Crochet steps into Kopech's spot as in spot starter / innings watched.

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                          • #14
                            This is great news. Since the master prognosticators at WSI said this would never happen, I am looking forward to:
                            1. Many more years of Carlos Rodon
                            2. Decent LF play from Eloy
                            3. Routine playoff appearances by the Sox for the next several years.
                            4. Kris Bryant's agent begging Hahn to sign his client for RF.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Domeshot17 View Post

                              I’m really excited about this extension but how does this do either of those? 38 million is hardly a lot over a short term deal these days. I think it’s pretty good value.
                              Exactly. It does neither. It’s a significant underpay. Guys putting up those numbers can cost nearly $38 million for one season.

                              If Reinsdorf truly wants to put any “narratives” (it’s not a “narrative” if it’s true) to rest, he will take the money he is saving on this below-market deal and use it to increase payroll this year.

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