It’s mid-July, and once again the White Sox are in the news for all the wrong reasons. So let’s talk about them, starting from top to bottom. I obviously have moles on moles in the White Sox system feeding me info and rumors galore, so after yesterday’s news about Sale I was obligated to do some digging. FTR I’m still drunk from last night too so as far as spelling/grammar is concerned, just bare with me.
Now, this is going to be a really quick hitting blog. Most of the news is already known by the public, some of it isn’t. We’re going to talk about all things White Sox right now. Before we start I’d like to say this out loud:
The White Sox can go FUCK themselves for letting the organization get to this point. They’re a laughing stock top to bottom. It starts with Jerry Reinsdorf and trickles on down through the entire organization. I hate you, Jerry Reinsdorf. I don’t even know you and I hate your guts!!! Anyways, I digress. Let’s hash this out real quick:
1. The Jersey bullshit from yesterday is true I guess. I was trying to figure out what the fuck was going on yesterday after the news came out that he was scratched. One of my moles told me “they don’t want this one leaking so I don’t have anything to say”. I’d be lying if I said that didn’t make me shit my pants a little bit. For about 10 minutes I thought we were living in a post Chris Sale era on the south side. The news was getting around the parking lot that he was traded and it was a moratorium. People were really, really down in the dumps. Fans started getting lit up like a goddam Christmas tree. After we got confirmation that he hadn’t been traded and that he just decided to take some shears to a jersey it was all like “oh lol it’s just Chris being Chris!”
This obviously isn’t the first time Sale has lost his cool. I kinda love it about him, but the organization needs to do a little bit of a better job of letting the news get to assholes like me. I mean yeah, there’s zero chance I’d wanna way this stupid fucking jersey too…
… but I wouldn’t throw a temper tantrum over it. You’re the face of the franchise, Chris. Start acting like it for me.
2. As of 2-3 days ago, I was told there’s .000001% chance he’s traded, unless a team makes a never before seen, completely unprecedented offer. Another source said “the org has never thought higher of him as a player, person, and now a face of the franchise after the Tony Gwynn tobacco story.”
Now, after yesterday that may very well have changed. One of my other sources just told me at 7:45 this morning that “any deal with Boston starts with Betts and Benintendi with 3-4 more prospects added below them.” This source couldn’t be more rock solid, so, Red Sox fans, there’s your answer. If you want Sale, that’s the price it’ll take to pry him from our cold, dead hands.
EDIT: I worded this incorrectly. Of course the Red Sox won’t meet these demands. Read a tweet wrong from before, again, drunk
3. Everyone else is fair game. I was told a day and a half or so before Heyman and Rosenthal started talking about it that “a fire sale could be coming. Sox talking to Dodgers about Quintana and Red Sox talking to White Sox about Robertson. Besides Anderson, everyone fair game other than Sale unless they get a never before seen return for him“.
4. Gun to head – Quintana will be dealt to either Boston or Los Angeles. This is gut instinct, not a derivative of inside info. He’d command a top 5 prospect in baseball in return a la a Moncada or Benintendi and then some. Please, for the love of god, don’t say he won’t. I am smarter than you. You cannot out-baseball me. If you say he wouldn’t, you don’t understand how simple economics, supply and demand, and market value work. Go fuck yourself.
That’s it for now. These next few weeks are going to be crazy. Also, if you’re a Red Sox fan who is considering saying “no one gives a fuck about the White Sox,” again, go fuck yourself. The Red Sox and White Sox are a match made in heaven on the trade front and you have direct access to my brain. So at this point, yeah, people do give a fuck about the White Sox.