20 Oct 2017 06:50:02
White Sox and Cardinals

Cardinals Get:
Avisail Garcia OF
Nate Jones RHP

White Sox Get:
Tyler O'Niell OF(#4/#86)
Junior Fernandez RHP (#10)
Emundo Sosa SS (#12)
Ryan Helsley LHP (#23)

Avi Garcia's trade value is tricky, but I think 2017 wasn't a fluke along with many scouts. .330 AVG. over a full year is no joke, IMO. I think STL could look at him, especially if they strike out with Giancarlo and Donaldson.

Yes, Jones is injury prone, but I think the cards could take a shot. If he stays healthy, his 100mph heater combined with the wipe out slider could make him one of the best 8th inning guys in the league.

Sox keep stockpiling tremendous upside.

1.) 20 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 15:56:04
A .330 AVG when accompanied by a .392 BABIP is almost undoubtedly a fluke. There has never been a player in baseball to sustain a BABIP north of .370 long-term. He's going to regress. The question is, how much?

He was .320 BABIP guy coming into 2017. But he also changed some things in his game and his swing, so if we get generous and call him a .340 BABIP guy, that's still a 52 point drop. That pulls the AVG down, and worse, it pulls run production down. He had a .435 BABIP with runners on base, which was the highest in baseball. If .392 is unsustainable, .435 is impossible to replicate. He's going to regress.

Some players have higher BABIP because they strike out a lot and hit a ton of home runs. Garcia does neither, which reveals that 2017 was probably more a fluke than anything else.

I wouldn't be surprised to see someone overpay for Garcia. I think this is a pretty steep overpay, and any analytically sound team won't come near that.

2.) 20 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 17:49:29
Makes sense analytically, although yeah he made a ton of adjustments and he's always had one of the highest exit velo averages in baseball. When he times up pitches correctly, he absolutely crushes them, which would account for some of his BABIP. His problem was always getting himself down in the count chasing bad pitches, so this year he was able to get himself in more fastball counts. Regardless though, you're right, he won't sustain .392 or even hit .330. I was more saying I think he's more of what we saw in 2017 than in 2016, 2015.

If at all possible, Hahn needs to extend him to increase his value in a trade or to have him when we want to contend.

3.) 20 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 18:04:15
I agree that he's improved. It's crazy to realize he's only 26. But I really think Chicago is better off trading him now. Because I think he's going to be one of the players hurt worst by regression. Think this year's Jonathan Villar.

If they can capitalize on a trade now, you don't have to worry about what happens if he loses his value by next summer.

4.) 20 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 21:02:29
I don't know how old you are, but Garcia's season reminds me of the one good season Freddy Sanchez had with the Pirates in 2006. Huge BABIP, high batting average, but not a lot of other offensive tools (no power, no speed) . When the BABIP dropped, and he became a sub-.300 hitter, he was fairly useless. Didn't create many runs, was of average value most his career.

With a normalized BABIP, Garcia is about a .280 hitter. And look, you can get a lot of mileage out of a guy who hits 18/ 75/ .280, but you know what you have? Nick Markakis with marginally more power.

I think Garcia will continue to be a serviceable OF for most his career, providing 2017 wasn't a massive fluke. But I can't foresee anyone giving up that kind of return for a guy who's realistic projection is slightly better than Nick Markakis.

5.) 20 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017 22:55:51
I don't think it's fair to "normalize" his BABIP. I think he's going to regularly be in the .350-.370 range. He just crushes baseballs. The first half of 2018 will be huge for him and what the Sox decide to do. If it's the end of July and he's hitting .305 with a .350 BABIP, is that validation that he's actually figured it out? Does he then get at least a top 100 guy alone, or does he get one now? Pretty sure the Sox are at the point where they prefer quality much more than quantity.

And Markakis is 33 and makes 11 Mil/ year. A team will surely take 24-year-old 6.0 WAR Markakis.

6.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 00:15:27
Normal .370 BABIP?

Name me two current players who have a career .370 or higher BABIP. Just two and I’ll never post here again.

It is unsustainable. And even at a .350 BABIP (more reasonable), you’re looking at a .290 average. Low power, no speed, and average defense at a .290 average is not anything special. And no, it doesn’t warrant a top 100 anything. You can replace that production with Howie Kendrick for $8MM and keep your prospects.

7.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 02:34:22
Avi has above-average speed, well above average arm. Howie is a pinch hitter, utility player that faces lefties once in a while. He had 300 at-bats. He is not a substitute for Garcia. Also, .350 BABIP doesn't automatically = .290 average. Maybe he works on launch angle more this winter. Would you be surprised if Garcia (6'4" 240lbs bull of a human being) stumbles upon 30 homers in 2018? Maybe more production with. less BABIP!

8.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 06:13:26
Based on his numbers, if he had a .350 BABIP, instead of a .392 BABIP, considering the other home runs don't increase by huge margins (no reason to believe they would) nor do the strikeouts, he was a .295 hitter. It took 2 minutes of inputting numbers, so yes, it really does. If he reverts back to his .320 BABIP, he's a .274 hitter.

A .295 hitter with 18 home runs and few stolen bases? You replicated Melky Cabrera, who can be had for almost nothing this offseason. No prospects, and very good chance of a 1 or 2 year commitment.

As for your projection, I would be shocked if Garcia suddenly hits for 30 home runs in 2018. There is nothing that even remotely points to him suddenly becoming a 30 HR guy. And any projection that he would do so in 2018 is based on nothing.

Again, you're talking about a guy with completely unsustainable numbers. He's going to regress nearly 40-60 points in his BABIP. And unless we get some out of the blue rise in his HR total (again, something likely beyond any projection), that'll come at the sake of his batting average and other stats.

Teams looking for Garcia's player profile would be wiser looking to the free agency market rather than giving up big returns for Garcia. (That package would not even be considered by a forward thinking St. Louis team, for what it's worth. )

9.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 06:31:53
Just wondering statbook, Why was O'Niell (& Vieria) worth Brandon Belt this summer but now he's not worth being the headliner for Garcia and Jones?

& remember your past points! We have to look at age and controllability! Don't compare him to Melky!

Nothing also pointed to Garcia raising his average 90 points this year either. Also remember be careful with projections (your logic not mine) - you don't actually know how much his BABIP will regress!

10.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 07:34:48
In recap, you're honestly telling us that it's not out of the question that Avisail Garcia—yes that guy—could hit .330 with 30 home runs in a season? You just predicted he's 2015 Bryce Harper, with a few less home runs.

If that is actually what you meant, you just made not only a ridiculous projection, but perhaps one of the most outlandish things I've ever read on this site.

A .392 BABIP is unsustainable. A .370 BABIP is unsustainable. And there's nothing, literally zero things, to suggest Garcia could hit 30 HR next season. That likely makes him a .285-.295 hitter.

11.) 21 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 07:46:27
O'Neill and Vieira, not O'Neill, Fernandez, Soto, and Helsey.

Plus, Belt is widely considered better by all rights. He's a first baseman and fit a need the Mariners had at the time. Before his concussion, he was playing excellent baseball, and that's even with a 50 point DROP from his career BABIP. Imagine what he'd do in a ballpark outside of San Francisco. Also, it would've been a mid-season trade, and one for a player with better all around tools.

And in this case, I'm not talking about age. If the Cardinals are looking for someone with 15-20 HR power, and a .290 batting average, which would they do: trade big prospects for Garcia, or, sign Melky Cabrera to a 1 yr/ $8MM deal and KEEP their prospects? Hmm, seems awfully tough.

If his BABIP is raised 90 points, it's almost undoubtedly luck. There's almost no explanation beyond that. Unless he learned how to direct his hits exactly where fielders aren't. which if that's the case, he has the best skill of any player in the game, maybe ever.

As far as his BABIP regression, it's more so based on what we've seen. There's nothing to suggest he'll become a 30+ HR guy overnight, so unless he significantly raises his strikeout rate, that BABIP is coming way down. Most players who've had a BABIP of .370 or more, over the past 7 seasons, the next season drops on average 35-65 points.

If we find the middle, that's a 45 point regression. I think that's more than generous and puts him at a .350 (ish) BABIP. Without unforeseen (major) rises in his HR or K rates, that's a .285-.295 batting average.

I just can't see teams getting too excited about that.

12.) 22 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 23:53:21
Brandon Belt doesn't get as much in a trade as Avi Garcia. If you think he does, well then you have a ton more to learn than I already think. Belt becomes severly overpaid in 2018 and it lasts for 4 years. You also talk about a .290-.300 hitter as if you can find that on the street. That's usually really, really good. You can't just take an outdated stat like BA and say Oh, Melky will have just as high an average as Avi for one year and then equate their values. That's not how you build a team, unless you're the Oakland A's. Avi just hit .330 at age 26. He could be a .285-.310 hitter for the next 10+ years. Is Melky going to that? They don't hold the same value. Melky is a good player for a team that is one bat away and in theory is pushing hard for championship. The Cards aren't "a Melky Cabrera away" from winning it all. The'll take the good player they can keep long term.

13.) 22 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 00:38:08
Didn't say he would hit .330 next year or ever again. You are like 100% sure that Avi Garcia will never be able to hit 30 Home runs? Bc there is "nothing to suggest so. "? Here's an update on how this league works - Surprises and breakout seasons where there was previously nothing to suggest it happening literally occurs each year.

"There are zero things to point to him hitting 30 HRs"
Gotcha, so being one of the strongest players in the league with some of the highest recorded exit velos has nothing to do with power. You're absolutely delusional. What's one of the reasons why are we seeing more HRs now than ever? Coaches are preaching loft, launch angle, the process to increasing exit velo. Would not shock me in the slightest bit if Garcia hit 30 Homers next year. A massive person building on a great season focusing on launch angle - this isn't a new theory. Once hittiers find their way with hitting the ball with consistantly hard contact, the focus then shifts to getting the ball in that air and out of the ball park. Essentially utilizing the exit velocity at a more efficient launch angle. It's literally adding 12 homers to a previous season total, like that's something WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE?!

14.) 22 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 05:58:19
1. Belt has put up over 10 WAR in the past three seasons. He remains the best defensive 1B, he's got a career 128 wRC+. Per Fangraphs, his value is around $35MM a year. Probably would be close to the same if a concussion hadn't derailed his season. He is objectively a better player than Avisail Garcia, in nearly every form.

2. 53 guys hit .280 or higher this year. 57 the year before. Yes, you actually can find them all around baseball. Trey Mancini hit .293, Yuli Gurriel hit .299, both are sub 2.0 WAR guys. It's not as valuable a stat or commodity as you'd imagine.

3. I could also take his wRC+ or wOBA, and claim the same: they'll both come way down when he regresses. Simply line numbers suggest a 115 wRC+ when that BABIP comes down. That's a 22 point drop.

4. I'm 95% sure Garcia will not hit 30 home runs in 2018. If he does, it's not because of anything we can see. Again, there is nothing to suggest he'll just start launching the ball out at almost double the rate. You act like 12 home runs isn't that much. IT'S NEARLY TWICE AS MUCH AS HE'S HITTING! If a guy doubles his home run total in a year, everyone will look to see what's going on. It's beyond reason to suggest he'd hit 30 HR. Maybe 20? 25? I could buy. Definitely not 30.

5. We can only project on what we know. That's how these projections work. You seem to think you can slap whatever lofty projection you wish, without any precedence or semblance of reality.

Can Garcia hit 30 HR? Sure, he probably can. But, is it reasonable to project he will? By no means. Your answer (launch angle and loft) is very generic and could literally apply to anyone. If Garcia is already doing that, why is he at 18 HR and not 25 or 30? Perhaps he doesn't actually have the power to hit 30? Or he's not doing it at all? To back up your projection, ask "why", not "why not. " You can't project something just because it sounds fun. An educated projection would never suggest 30 HRs next year.

A .285/ .350/ .450 slash line, with 20 HR and 70 RBI is a more than fair projection, and still considers modest raises in HR total, but also accounts for serious regression. His defense is by no means elite and remains somewhat volatile for fluctuation at high levels (all average defenders carry this risk) . He'll probably be projected as a 2.5 win player next season, which is, again, more than fair.

15.) 22 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 06:09:55
guys lookin thru this chi sox would say yolmer sanchez is one of the best in baseball

this kid is crazy.

16.) 22 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 06:13:22
bro statboy hittin u with logic and numbers and u out here trying to call him delusional?

give us some numbers pretty boy if u going to make those claims dawg.

17.) 24 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017 11:08:14
1. Avi had just as high of WAR this year at age 26, missing more than 25 games, than Belt has ever had. Even if you use Belt's 2016 numbers, his wOBA and his wRC+ are almost identical. Now take that and factor in age, and output/ $, who is more valuable? Now, if you really need a 1B and can seamlessly absorb his salary, then yes go after Belt. For O'Niell? No.

2. Did I say .280 hitters? No. Don't change that stats that I provide for points to better fit your narrative. I said .290 hitter. There were 35 hitters to hit above .290. So 6% of hitters in the league? Mancini? good young hitter. Gurriel? Made $14MM this year to hit for average and is widely regarded as a good hitter. How do either of those guys prove any point?

3. Yes, we have established that he is going to regress. How much? we do not know. can't exactly predict it. Yes his BABIP is going to drop a good amount, but him having one of the top BABIPs in the league again next year? Not that crazy. He hits missles, which you probably know, a high exit velo makes his balls in play much harder to field. This is just like no one on the face of the earth predicted him to raise his average 90 pts. Be consistent. If we're not allowed to predict his rise then don't act so certain about his regression.

4. No, nothing in the numbers can tell us this yet. It's mid Oct. Math tells us that I didn't say he would double his HR total, bc that would be 36 HRs. If he played a full year, he was on pace to hit 21 HRs in 2017. So again, ask yourself if you ever seen a guy figure out how to consistantly hit ML pitching and then the next year he adds loft and better launch angles to his swing. You won't find numbers that will allow you to predict this. It's just what happens. Justin Turner, Altuve, Blackmon, Lindor, to give you some examples. Was there anything to help us predict Turner hitting 27 HRs in 2016 from his 2015 metrics other than him then hitting ML pitching consistently? Also, we aren't talking about a 5'10", 180lb second baseman with Avi. One of the biggest, strongest guys in baseball.

There are literally hundreds of current cases you can look at, but I don't understand reality? So if Renteria comes out and physically says, OK Avi Garcia is really focusing on launch angle this winter, does that change your take on this? Is it then valid to predict 9 more homers in a season? Because let me tell you, it's what everyone that hits consistantly above .270 with any resemblance of power is doing these days.

5. Garcia wasn't already doing that because you have to figure out how to hit over .230 and not strikeout a 1/ 4 of the time before you can focus on hitting homers. Unless your team is OK with you hitting .205 with 30 homers with a 30% K-rate, but trust me, that's not what the Sox traded for. This is getting away from advanced metrics, but it's just how establishing yourself as a hitter in this league works.

70 RBI seems a bit low for 2018. I think it's reasonable to predict that Moncada and a better leadoff guy will be in front of him. He had 80 RBIs even missing a decent amount of games. He mostly had guys like Yolmer Sanchez, Leury Garcia, and Tyler Saladino hitting in front off him and the "lineup catalysts" I would say .295 average, 28HRs, 90 RBIs, 3.0-3.2 WAR is my prediction- but I'm just a crazy homer.

18.) 25 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017 23:56:53
1. In his first four seasons in the majors, Garcia has had a wRC+ of 100 just once (2017). Brandon Belt has never had a season of sub-100 wRC+. Not once. He's also not a BABIP driven player, which further helps cement the argument that his production is more dependable going forward. Yes, he's expensive. But what would the Mariners pay for an elite defensive 1B with a career wRC+ of 128? Eric Hosmer is going to get $20-25MM a year this winter, and Belt is a better 1B (and only a year older) .

2. A .280 hitter can be a .290 hitter, and a .290 guy can hit .280. It's not to change a narrative, good grief, quit thinking so highly of yourself.

3. You CAN project regression. Consider, no player in the last 7 years has had two straight seasons of .370 BABIP or higher. So, we can drop it at least 23 points, and still be reasonable. If you're saying he works on launch angle, that means more fly balls) . Drop it more. 40-50 point drop makes him a .340-.350 BABIP guy, which is still high, but fair considering he hit .392 in 2017. So that's where we can settle.

We have over 50+ years of solid evidence to suggest a player with a BABIP as high as Garcia's will come crashing down. No one raises from .320 to .392 overnight and stays there.

4. There was nothing to PROJECT Turner doing what he did. He just did it. I've said explicitly that Garcia COULD hit 30 HR. There's nothing stopping him from doing so. So I don't get this idea that you're adamant about suggesting I don't think he's capable. All I've said is that there's nothing to base such a projection off of. Citing guys like Justin Turner for your projection is like the governor of West Virginia suggesting hurricane measures after seeing Harvey's aftermath. There are so many things that make Turner's case unique.

No team is going to project Garcia as a 30 HR hitter. You might have some reputable projections going crazy and projecting 25-30, but most will likely top off at 20-24. Teams aren't trading for a projection that isn't there. They will see Garcia's 2017 for what it is: a BABIP-driven season, mixed in part with luck, slight adaptation and change to his approach, and other elements. But most will be far less generous than I am and project his BABIP closer to his career BABIP prior to 2017, which was .320.

5. I literally could care less about his RBI total. Cite him at 700 RBIs for all I care. You seem to throw any number out there you wish to, so why stop now?

Speaking of throwing any number you wish to, that projection will be higher than almost every reputable projection system come February/ March. No one is going to project him with those kind of numbers, for the same reasons we've been over: it's silly and flies in the face of decades worth of data and stat trends.

19.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 00:27:37
For what it's worth, Garcia's xBABIP (much like xFIP, it's what his expected number was, based on variables that help determine BABIP) was around .335 this year.

So, I'll admit I made a mistake. I was too GENEROUS with Garcia. He's not a .340-.350 BABIP guy, he's a .330-340 guy.

If he performed at his xBABIP in 2017, he was a .286 hitter with 18 HR and an average K-rate. That's what Melky Cabrera did. Congratulations.

20.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 01:23:45
"I'm 95% sure Garcia will not hit 30 home runs in 2018."


"So I don't get this idea that you're adamant about suggesting I don't think he's capable. "

"slight adaptation and change to his approach"
Nothing slight about either of these.

So Turner, Lindor, Blackmon, Ozuna, Jose Ramirez, Altuve, Betts, Daniel Murphy - Those guys are all unique then too? That's just 2017. I have experienced playing at high levels, this is what good hitters do. Especially in this day in age. Cut your K%, sustain a good avg. over a season, see more pitches, and add elements to your swing that allow you to hit for power. It's not an advanced metrics thing. There's no number for " swing adjustments made in the offseason" It's hitting philosophy for all-stars. It's knowing the intricacies of the game, not just analyzing the numbers.

21.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 05:21:15
There's a difference between thinking he's CAPABLE and thinking he'll actually do it. Seriously, go find a dictionary. I get it though, words can be hard.

Honest question, if a guy makes swing adjustments in the offseason, don't you think we'd see it more apparent? Garcia made slight improvements in his GB/ FB ratio. He made slight improvements in his hard hit%. And it showed in slight improvements among measurable stats.

This idea that there are "immeasurable skills" players have might be true. But there's a way to measure if they work: by the final result. Garcia stepped up and is an objectively better outfielder than he was in 2016. No arguing that.

But what can be argued, at least until he proves otherwise, is what kind of player he'll be going forward. I think he'll regress and regress hard, as his numbers showed his 2017 success was largely BABIP driven. You have an idea that says he won't. And you may be right. But don't be shocked when the general consensus is a hard regression.

22.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 05:45:39
Haha, all but two of those guys had raises or no drops in their K rates. But we're nit-picking.

There's also this: that Jose Altuve did it doesn't mean Avisail Garcia will. It means there's evidence it's been done, but that doesn't mean everyone can.

What you've cited as the means to raise home run totals is as generic as it gets. I could apply it to Dee Gordon and suggest he has a huge rise in home runs in 2018.

When you take a generic principle and use it as your rationale, you've created a free-for-all projection that means I can make any claim and say, "why not? If he just works on X, he'll be better. " Well, yeah. If I just get a job at Berkshire Hathaway, work extra hours every week, get the proper degrees, and learn the business inside and out, I could maybe be Warren Buffett's incumbent. Why not? You've created no guidelines for a projection other than "what if? "

The reason it'd be ludicrous to project is because I have nothing in my history or profile to suggest that it's a smart projection.

In the same way, Garcia has nothing tangible that statisticians can measure to project 30 HR. Nothing. He's actually never done it before, and he hasn't made huge strides in any stat that suddenly projects towards it. That's not saying he cannot hit 30 HR, it's saying we can't logically or rationally suggest he will. He doesn't have the numbers to give us such a projection. Plain and simple.

I don't know how else to say it. Projections can't come out of thin air. They can't be based on generic principles such as "add elements to your swing that allow you to hit for power" if it were that simple, everyone would do it. You have to show the correlation between those principles and the final results. This is where the stats come in. Again, if he's doing those things, and they are working, the numbers will follow. They just aren't, at least not yet, and not enough for anyone to project a significant power rise for Garcia in 2018.

23.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 06:01:52
Might as well bookmark Avi Garcia's Fangraphs page and this one now so when his average drops it's a quick "I told you so" transition.

Also didn't realize we were to the point where we were telling our friends about each other. I think we have a great thing going here between us but maybe we need to slow things down a little.

24.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 06:54:51
I mean, when you make 7,000 claims, you're destined to have at least one come true?

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him.

25.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 19:22:22
Garcia rasied his batting average 90, I repeat, 90 points in 2017. He went from a .6 WAR player to 4.2 WAR player. BABIP driven or not, he did that. Normally when a hitter has a breakout power season, the year prior to that, we see at least a slight jump in his average. Now from what I have previosuly tried to explain to you, does that not make sense? I know you're going to say there's no correlation, but there simply is. It's about knowing the mentality of major league hitters, their hitting coaches, and what hitting coaches are preaching nowadays across the country. It's not about a stat, it's baseball. You can resonably predict improvements in this game even when the numbers the year before didn't exactly show it. It's called having common baseball sense. A 90 pt. increase in Batting avg. doesn't mean a direct correlation to increasing power the next year, but for a corner OF that is big and strong with ungodly bat speed, it's a pretty reasonable projection.

"they can't be based on generic principles such as "add elements to your swing that allow you to hit for power" if it were that simple, everyone would do it. "

My goodness, yes you can! Everyone can't do it because everyone can't hit major league pitching consistantly! It's not generic, IT IS WHAT HAPPENS.

Your Buffet analogy is dumb. Now, if you went and got a degree from Harvard, knew the right people, worked extra hours, worked your way up in the company and and knew the business inside and out, it would be a resonable projection to say that you would become his incumbant.

You've really shown that you don't know a whole lot about baseball outside of the numbers.

26.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 20:09:07
Jesus, are you intentionally obtuse, or are you just this inept?

A projection is simply an educated forecast. It's the best possible guess we can make based on what we've seen a player do.

You can't project, "well, if he works on this, this, and this, then he'll be a 30 HR player. " Because I can say that about any current player in the major leagues. That's not a projection. We can't project something he's practicing until the numbers show us the practice actually worked.

I guarantee you, every player in baseball is working on the exact same kind of stuff. That doesn't guarantee, or even remotely suggest that every player will have large rises in their home run totals. That Garcia is working on that stuff is great. But we haven't seen the kind of power you're projecting. Not yet.

27.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 20:13:12
I think I finally see your point. My updated projections for Garcia in 2018:

.562 average, 104 home runs, 197 RBI, a .733 BABIP, and 21.7 WAR.

BBWAA makes a special case and elects him into the Hall of Fame immediately. The crown Garcia Emperor of the United States and we create churches to worship his throne.

To make it better, the White Sox win an arbitration case in February of 2019 with him and only have to pay him $7.5MM

They sign Machado, Kershaw, and Harper and go 132-0. MLB stops the season 30 games short, because the White Sox are just too damn good.

You're totally right, Chi Sox. I've seen the light.

28.) 25 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 20:28:40
I would say more like 110 Homers just bc Sox park is pretty hitter friendly. Not sure if the U. S. constitution allows for Emperors, but I'll get back to you on that. Other than that, pretty spot on.