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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Don’t stop now, boys! Third place, here we come! 9 in a row!

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Mark Payton should start every game the rest of the season.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Why does it matter?

I’d like them to use the rest of the season for something.

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Were you not entertained?!?

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I’d say shut down Moncada and Jimenez too and bring up Yolbert Sanchez or Sosa again and one of the other AAA outfielders. Nothing Moncada or Jimenez can do to change their season trajectory, but we might learn something about a couple of the AAA players.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Mark Payton is not part of the future. The time to use him was 4 weeks ago.


Precisely, why wasn’t Payton playing instead of a one-handed Robert? I get that a bit of hindsight is in play, no one knew how ineffective a semi-injured Robert would prove to be, but, Payton’s AAA production warranted giving him a call-up so Louis could heal.


Payton made more sense than an injured Robert. But his AAA Las Vegas numbers in ’19 were arguably superior to his Charlotte numbers. So, though I don’t trust the Sox evaluation of players, there is reason not to get too enamored with this season’s numbers.


Which is why I write “arguably.” His road numbers are nothing phenomenal this season. But if there is reason to think he has figured something out, then great.

I don’t think so either but maybe. I dont think Engel is an automatic tender, so 26th man is probably open.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Leury is the 26th man. I’m hopeful that Pollock is the 4th outfielder next year.

Last edited 2 months ago by Right Size Wrong Shape
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Wait…Aaron Bummer allowed an inherited runner to score? No fucking way.


It ends! It ends!! It Ends!!!


That’s a Hawkism I’m not familiar with…but I like.