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    Is it too early to look ahead to the next free agent class? Michael Conforto is having a down year and his price may fall into JR’s budget. Adding a solid contact-oriented LH hitter to play RF against RHP would be just what the lineup needs.

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    FYI Billy Hamilton started a rehab assignment today at Charlotte. They had him play DH...
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      A guy I wanted the Sox to get after his year with the Cubs is Nick Castellanos. I realize he costs more but he would be a strong bat. His knock has always been defense but he just keeps hitting HRs and for BA.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
        Is it too early to look ahead to the next free agent class? Michael Conforto is having a down year and his price may fall into JR’s budget. Adding a solid contact-oriented LH hitter to play RF against RHP would be just what the lineup needs.
        Gavin Sheets will be the Sox Right Fielder for the next 6-8 years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bird Of Prey View Post

          Gavin Sheets will be the Sox Right Fielder for the next 6-8 years.
          Very unlikely. Cespedes will be here late next summer or early the following year if he lives up to expectations. Colas is expected to sign with the Sox in January also and he's another likely OF. Sheets might end up being the 1B if they decide to walk away from Abreu in a couple years, but that's still not until 2024 I think. More likely Sheets gets traded, IMO, but he's good depth to have and there's no rush to get rid of him.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by voodoochile View Post

            Very unlikely. Cespedes will be here late next summer or early the following year if he lives up to expectations. Colas is expected to sign with the Sox in January also and he's another likely OF. Sheets might end up being the 1B if they decide to walk away from Abreu in a couple years, but that's still not until 2024 I think. More likely Sheets gets traded, IMO, but he's good depth to have and there's no rush to get rid of him.
            You may be right but Sheets is legit and has awesome power. He should be starting in right field right now instead of this joke of left handed hitters we have now. Lamb and Collins are worthless and when you add Mendick and Sebi into the discussion you have four guys hitting under .220 taking up way too much time in the everyday line-up. All year we have had a weak bench which evolved into a worse starting line-up . Now we are getting players back and still seeing, Lamb, Collins, Mendick, and Sebi in the line-up way too often. Why?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bird Of Prey View Post

              You may be right but Sheets is legit and has awesome power. He should be starting in right field right now instead of this joke of left handed hitters we have now. Lamb and Collins are worthless and when you add Mendick and Sebi into the discussion you have four guys hitting under .220 taking up way too much time in the everyday line-up. All year we have had a weak bench which evolved into a worse starting line-up . Now we are getting players back and still seeing, Lamb, Collins, Mendick, and Sebi in the line-up way too often. Why?
              The only one of those who could be replaced by Sheets is Lamb. The other three play positions Sheets can't cover and are all being used in some capacity due to injuries to Garcia and Grandal.
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              • #8
                Gavin Sheets cannot be excluded as the White Sox RF of the future. Sorry, Yoelqui fanboys.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                  Gavin Sheets cannot be excluded as the White Sox RF of the future. Sorry, Yoelqui fanboys.
                  His defense is at best average in RF and his foot speed isn't good enough to change that. Sure it's possible, but it's more likely a player who has all the tools to play RF will be that player in the future. Cespedes is the most likely answer at this time.
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                  • #10
                    For 2022- I see Sheets as the LH option to Engel/Vaughn (RF), Abreu/Vaughn (1B), or DH (miscellaneous). Overall- not sure I see any major needs for the White Sox from the FA market. Kopech probably replaces Rodon in the rotation, the bullpen is pretty set, and there are no position players leaving from the starting line up.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by voodoochile View Post

                      His defense is at best average in RF and his foot speed isn't good enough to change that. Sure it's possible, but it's more likely a player who has all the tools to play RF will be that player in the future. Cespedes is the most likely answer at this time.
                      The most important thing an RF must do is hit major league pitching and I'm far more confident in Sheets there. Of course, I would love it if Cespedes lived up to his potential because he has a higher ceiling than Sheets. He also has a much lower floor.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HomeFish View Post

                        The most important thing an RF must do is hit major league pitching and I'm far more confident in Sheets there. Of course, I would love it if Cespedes lived up to his potential because he has a higher ceiling than Sheets. He also has a much lower floor.
                        He's already at AA where he continues to hit well. I expect an early promotion to AAA next year. If he finishes the season strong at AA he might even start the year at Charlotte. He's on a similar trajectory as Vaughn and Robert.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                          Gavin Sheets cannot be excluded as the White Sox RF of the future.
                          They need to either use him or trade him; the same goes for several Rule 5 guys. A lot of them (most) don't have much value at this point, but Sheets does.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tragg View Post
                            They need to either use him or trade him; the same goes for several Rule 5 guys. A lot of them (most) don't have much value at this point, but Sheets does.
                            I don’t know that Sheets is the best long-term answer in RF, but he might be a candidate to succeed Abreu. I don’t necessarily want to get rid of Abreu, but I also don’t want the Sox to get overly sentimental and devote a roster spot to him once he’s clearly in decline, like they did with Konerko.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tragg View Post
                              They need to either use him or trade him; the same goes for several Rule 5 guys. A lot of them (most) don't have much value at this point, but Sheets does.
                              By "Rule 5 guys," I'm assuming you are lumping together all guys who've been up and down (or haven't even been up) between the majors and minors and haven't yet proven themselves to be fixtures on the active roster as opposed to guys who actually may be eligible for next year's Rule 5 draft? Organizational depth is a good thing. As we've seen, injuries occur all the time. While guys like Collins or Zavala or Mendick or Sheets or Burger or Mercedes or Foster or Lambert may never be fixtures on any MLB roster, they have value and shouldn't simply be cast off because they may never be regulars on the Sox.

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