The Race for #1

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  1. IWMB
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    The Contenders:_____Remaining Games (3 game series, unless noted)
    Phillies --
    53-85, .384 -- @NYM(1), MIA, OAK, LA(4), @ATL, NYM
    Giants -- 54-87, .383 -- @COL(1), @SOX, LA, AZ, CO(2), @LA, @AZ, SD
    SOX -- 54-83, .394 -- CLE(2), SF, @KC, @DET(4), @HOU, KC, LAA(4), @CLE

    The Probably Not-ers:
    Oakland --
    58-80, .420
    Detroit -- 59-79, .428
    NY Mets -- 59-79, .428

    I think the Giants take it. That's definitely the hardest schedule and the SOX will have trouble getting and staying below them with 4 games in hand.
  2. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Giants schedule looks brutal. I wouldn't bet against them getting the #1 pick. Man, they suck, have basically sucked since the ASG last year?

    Will the SOX lose 100 games? It's possible, but probably not.
  3. IWMB
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    What's crazy to me is the Phillies only have 1 road series left after tonight.

    They're .431 at home and .342 away.
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    Problem is the Sox are playing ~.500 ball since early August when every team around and below them is free falling like they should be. With all the Detroit injuries and Cabrera suspension, they might finish 4th in the division, maddeningly enough.

    In short,
    :tank:
  5. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Lose the next 2 against Cleveland
    2-1 vs SF
    1-2 vs KC
    2-2 vs DET
    0-3 vs HOU
    1-2 vs KC
    1-3 vs LAA
    0-2 vs Cleveland

    61-101, could be a good last place finish, these guys aren't gonna do that good down the stretch are they?
  6. Iwritecode
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    I don't really follow the draft at all but is there really going to be that much of a difference in #1 vs #2 or #3? It's not like there's a consensus #1 guy like there was with someone like Harper or Strasburg is there?
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    The Dodgers making a run for #1.
  8. IWMB
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    Update heading into the weekend:

    The Contenders:_____Remaining Games (3 game series, unless noted)
    Phillies --
    53-87, .379 -- MIA, OAK, LA(4), @ATL, NYM
    Giants -- 55-87, .387 -- @SOX, LA, AZ, CO(2), @LA, @AZ, SD
    SOX -- 54-85, .388 -- SF, @KC, @DET(4), @HOU, KC, LAA(4), @CLE
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  10. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Banjo and Kazui's great adventure

  11. BeviBall
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  12. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Do not be afraid to crush the cucks with your mind Cupcake Mod

    22 games yet to play, kemosabe.

    :dicks:
  13. chops
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    The Contenders: Remaining Games (3 game series, unless noted)
    Phillies --
    54-89, .378 -- MIA, OAK, LA(4), @ATL, NYM
    Giants -- 57-89, .390 1.5 GB-- LA (2), AZ, CO(2), @LA, @AZ, SD
    SOX -- 57-86, .399 3 GB -- @KC (2), @DET(4), @HOU, KC, LAA(4), @CLE
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    Dummies take 2/3 in KC.
    They'll probably sweep Detroit and Houston just for shits.
  15. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Tigers back in the race for #1 now, only 2 GB behind us. So after the sweep, we'll be 2 up.
  16. IWMB
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  18. maurice
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    Sox remaining schedule: Houston (1) - KC (3) - LAAoA (4) - Cleveland (3)

    SF remaining schedule: LAD (3) - AZ (3) - SD (3)

    :nervous:
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  20. y2chae
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    Cleveland will probably be resting players too.

    Hopefully we go like 2-5 at best vs KC and LAA
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    Doing what they're supposed to be doing. Kids playing well, still losing...

    :nicholson2:
  22. y2chae
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    Moncada has almost a 800 OPS when hitting only 241. When his BABIP increases it's possible he'll have an OPS in the range of 850-900 depending how good his power develops.
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    Sox blowing the tank, might end up with the 5th pick when all is said and done.

    :greatjob:
  24. IWMB
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    I don't know if I would bank on it coming up much. He'd rank 27th in all of baseball if he qualified with where it is currently. Another .015 would put him in the top 10.
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    Guess I wasn't thinking it through. It's probably his K% that needs to lower for him to drive up his AVG/OBP numbers. Also in theory getting more hits out of putting more balls in play than K's should increase his slugging a little too.
  26. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    IWC asked this upthread but never got a reply, so I'm guessing there is really no clear cut head and shoulders above the rest #1 pick and that you can probably throw a hat over the top 5 or so?
  27. y2chae
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    There is no clear #1 but getting top 2 or 3 would be nice in that it guarantees Brady Singer (top college pitcher, looks to be on fast track, as in being in the rotation sometime in 2019), Kumar Rocker (top HS arm), or Brice Turang (top HS position player, SS who can be a high OBP guy with 20 HR power). That said if the Sox fall to 4 or 5 that could still get them one of those guys or Seth Beer, who is the top college bat.
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  28. skottyj
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    They need to trade Moncada.
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    Really hoping they don't get Seth Beer. Classic one-dimensional Sox bat.
  30. Cheeses
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    BURGER and BEER heh HEH heh...................................... ...........................
  31. y2chae
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    Seth Beer is a complete hitter. He gets on base and hits for average along with his power stroke. The reason he's fallen in the draft is questions if he's a 1B/DH vs RF/LF
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    He's a bat-first, no speed, poor defender (at any position) who had a great hitting year in 2016 and a less great year in 2017. But as a projected DH, I imagine his stock will live or die on how next season goes offensively for him. I'm guessing he'll have to have a huge year with the bat to crack the top 5. Maybe even top 10.
  33. maurice
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    My preference would be Turang. They don't get very many chances to draft a high upside MIF.
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    Turang would be great, I just don't think we'll draft high enough to get him.
  35. y2chae
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    If I had to bet, Turang will probably go #1
  36. IWMB
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  37. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Do not be afraid to crush the cucks with your mind Cupcake Mod

    Didn't make it to 100 losses.

    :kick:
  38. SABRSox
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    SF and Philly need pitching so if Turang doesn't go to the Tigers, then I think the White Sox can land him.
  39. chops
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    Tigers really mailed it in. They know how to lose.
  40. IWMB
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    And they will for awhile. That team is a train wreck.
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  42. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Sox are very likely to draft a HS position prospect, unless they're absolutely in love with some college pitcher who falls to them.
  43. Cheeses
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    :dunce:
  44. chops
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    Well it's not like the SOX were gonna be trading their chips to non-contending teams. You think the Blue Jays were looking to add Q? Fuck off Eddie Mush and fuck timo.
    Ziggy and sycked like this.
  45. y2chae
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    Also everyone agreed the Sox top 10 players or so were pretty good. It's players 11 to 25 that sucked hard.
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    As well as the worthless, dipshit first time manager.
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  47. y2chae
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    Certainly didn't help
  48. CaptainBallz
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    Guys, everybody's a worthless, dipshit first time manager initially. Just enjoy the ride!

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