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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

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    Tony La Russa, a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, the third-winningest manager in baseball history, a three-time World Series champion and a four-time winner of the Manager of the Year Award, has been named the new manager of the Chicago White Sox.
    11:01am · 29 Oct 2020
    At 76 y/o, this will make LaRussa the 3rd oldest MLB manager in history - Connie Mack retired at age 87 and Jack McKeon came back and finished a season with the Marlins at the age of 80. I'll be honest with you, this move absolutely flabbergasts me. I don't get it.

    I remember Casey Stengal managing the Mets and he retired at age 75. He was ancient at that age, although I have to acknowledge that in the 1960s, such people were much older at that age than someone that age is now. I recall asking a friend who was near my parent age (then nearing 70) about whether my memories of my grandmothers seeming so old (a handful of years younger than Stengal) were just the juxtaposition of my youth and their old age. But she said no, her parents generation were a lot older at those ages than folks are now. But still, in today's game, this seems the wrong direction for any club.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    stengel was amazing he said about greg goossen a prospect at age 20 that in 10 years he has a chance to be 30

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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

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    The hiring of Tony La Russa has ruffled feathers in the White Sox organization. A number of employees have concerns about his ability to connect with younger players and how he will adapt to the field after being away 9 years.
    This was a Jerry Reinsdorf decision. Simple as that.

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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    It's the south side of Chicago at least he's not bad bad Leroy Brown.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    So are the White Sox now going to become the arbiters of all that is good and right in the game, or will that still be the Cardinals' job?
    So in the post game, Price said he pinch hit with Barnhart to bunt so that in case it got to two strikes, Barnhart could hit.

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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    Both O'Day and Hand on the market? Interesting.

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    Braves turn down Darren O’Day $3.5M option. Bit of a surprise considering how well he’s pitched for Braves (1.21 ERA in 2 years there). Not as big a shock as Brad Hand going on outright waivers but not something you’d expect.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    Report: Yasiel Puig sued for alleged sexual battery
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    From Cody Stavenhagen twitter:

    A.J. Hinch has interviewed with the Tigers. He's viewed as the clear frontrunner to be the next manager. Final word could come soon.

    And then there's this: "The White Sox did us a big favor."
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    Cards will have the NL and the ChiSox the AL.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    Hinch to the Tigers is now official: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/m...er/6080175002/
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

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    Hinch to the Tigers is now official: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/m...er/6080175002/
    This is sad for me. I always liked the Tigers. I don’t like that I now have to root against them because they hired a cheater.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

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    This is sad for me. I always liked the Tigers. I don’t like that I now have to root against them because they hired a cheater.
    Get over it. Everybody cheats. Every pitcher in the league loads the ball with pine tar to increase the spin rate. It's been going on forever.
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    Get over it. Everybody cheats. Every pitcher in the league loads the ball with pine tar to increase the spin rate. It's been going on forever.
    We’ve had this discussion before.

    Everyone breaks the law (speeding, jaywalking, sampling grapes at the grocery store) and most of us aren’t bothered by it. There are laws (mugging, stealing cars, fraud) that only a select few break and those are disturbing and deserve scorn.

    Everyone in MLB cheats a little and it has little impact on who wins and loses. Very few cheated the way the Astros and Hinch did, which drastically changed who won and lost. I will never forgive them for it.
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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    30 teams passed on Brad Hand’s $10MM contract on waivers. I think we all have to readjust downwards our expectations both for what FAs will be offered as well as how much (including our favorite team) will be willing to spend for a while...

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    Re: 2020-2021 Off-Season News, Notes and Discussion

    Castellanos did not opt out by last night’s deadline according to various tweets.

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