9:52pm: X-rays came back negative, Van Schouwen tweets. Robert’s day to day with a sore right hand.
9:38pm: White Sox phenom Luis Robert left the team’s game early Tuesday after an attempt at a diving catch in the seventh inning, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Robert was “shaking his right hand,” per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The White Sox replaced him with Luis Gonzalez.
While it’s unclear whether this will prove to be a serious injury, but any notable absence for the 23-year-old Robert would be a significant blow to the White Sox. The long-hyped prospect has more than lived up to the billing in his first major league season, and has emerged as a serious American League Rookie of the Year candidate. Through the initial 95 plate appearances of his career, Robert has slashed .276/.330/.517 (130 wRC+) with five home runs, four stolen bases and 1.1 fWAR.
Aside from Robert and Gonzalez, Adam Engel’s the only member of the White Sox who has played center this year. However, the club placed Engel on the injured list Monday because he may have come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus.
NOOO! Even though this is one of the teams fighting with Texas for the 8th spot in the playoffs, I hate this (and TBH I kind of want Texas to suck for the next week or so, just so we trade Lynn, but that’s besides the point). I love Robert, he is Mini-Mike Trout. Plays with a Tatis like charisma, and attracts fans to the game. I hope it’s not bad, I didn’t see it.
We’ll be saying this forever, but imagine if the Chisox had Robert and Tatis Jr. together on the roster? What could have been.
I take a shot of tequila whenever I hear of Tatis’ accolades.
@lilojbone That’s just crazy enough to work.
At least Chicago has Tatis’ younger brother. Maybe he can be at least nearly as good in time.
stan lee the manly
Fernando Tatis senior told the Cardinals broadcasters a year or two ago that the younger brother is even better than Jr.
Chicago would look good. And about as competitive as the Indians IMO, and maybe even the Tigers lol.
BTW, talking about Texas being bad, Minor had another bad start today, so he will probably be gone at the end of the season IMO. It would make trading Lynn a little tougher to swallow, but we could always just sign Bauer. I feel like I’m one of the few people who actually like the guy anyways.
Bauer has stated he someday wants to spend a year with the Dodgers, but he wouldn’t necessarily fill a team need. The Angels might be an option if they can squeeze him onto the payroll. Both the Angels and Rangers could try to capitalize on Bauer’s hatred for the Astros.
I’ve watched most of Bauer’s videos, and ironically, he has a house in Houston and Seattle. I doubt he signs with Seattle unless it is fairly long term, and Houston would just be hilarious. Though maybe Arlington could be a nice spot for him to land. Not to mention the money we have by not paying for anybody lol.
Another hot take: I hope Texas accepts the QO on Kluber this off-season. He might not be terrific anymore, but he would be starting off fresh, not worrying about moving to a new city, and be (hopefully) a decent pitcher, and a huge veteran presence.
BTW, question: Where do we trade Lynn to? Personally, I think he’d fit well in Houston, but I doubt that happens. Braves are probably the most logical choice, with how many good prospects they have. Yankees? Padres? Blue Jays? What do y’all think?
Lynn back to St. Louis? Lots of games to make up, but him joining Flaherty, Hudson, and Wainwright would make for a tantalizing front four heading into the post-season. I otherwise think he’d be a good fit on teams looking to fill out a front three: Arizona (with Ray and Gallen), Philadelphia (Nola, Wheeler), Cincinnati (Bauer, Gray). Or possible returns to the Yankees or Twins where he didn’t fare so well the first time around. And don’t rule out Cleveland should they trade Clevinger and/or Plesac for outfield help. Really, Lynn would be an asset to any team looking at the 2020 post-season as a time to make hay (enhanced by the fact that he wouldn’t just be a rental).
Not to mention, he’s really cheap. I didn’t think about Philly, but I’m not sure how many prospects Klentak would actually like to part with. No to Cincy because not only do they have Bauer and Gray, but they also have Luis Castillo (he’s no scrub lol), may not be off to the hottest start, but he’s no scrub. I doubt Cleveland would, but maybe. Cards seem like a good choice, but with how many games they have to make up, and all that mess, I’m just not sure. It’d be a good fit, but I just think the reason they’d trade for him would be mostly for the benefits of having him an extra season (though Lynn can go 7 innings for a CG in a double-header).
Here are my most likely destinations:
(Sneaky pick, Rockies)
Ha, embarrassed to have forgotten about Castillo. Re Lynn to Cincinnati, he would be 2021 insurance for the likely departure of Bauer.
Not that I wouldn’t want to have Tatis on the team, but Tim Anderson is holding his own as the White Sox shortstop and thus far proving that his 2019 batting title wasn’t a fluke.
I am happy Anderson is playing well again, especially since he supposedly doesn’t check the right boxes. A good player is a good player.
Another 4 hit game for TA on Tuesday.
It seems nearly every game TA is one hit short of the cycle.
We made a mistake on trading Tatis Jr, even though at the time he wasn’t a top 100 prospect. But things like that happen all the time in baseball. I bet the Dodgers were sick losing Clemente. Just across town, I bet the Cubs regret trading Jimenez and Cease.
Every GM in history has a few of those.
And the white sox traded him for James Shields lmao. Thats as bad of trade as lou brock from the cubs to the cards.
Luis Robert isn’t “mini” anything.
Little early to compare him to Mike Trout after 24 games.. I guarantee the league will figure him out. He’ll end up striking out 150+ times in a full “normal” season. Maybe even 200+ strikeouts
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You do realize Trout led MLB with 184 K’s when he won the MVP in ’14.
Otherwise, I agree it’s too early to compare Robert to Trout.
Didn’t know that. That means ròbèrt(robear, don’t know how to type it) will strike out 250+ times. On a 3rd or worse team every year
Just like the league figured out Baez? He’s swinging less than he ever has, yet he’s somehow striking out more than he ever has while not taking any more walks. Interesting.
From what I saw, it looked like he caught his wrist under him as he dove. Hopefully nothing wrist related. Also, incorrect Luis Gonzalez linked (and it’s not even the D’backs one!).
White Sox can not afford to lose Robert for any extended time, because they have no depth in system. All of the heralded outfielders they bragged about two years ago have stalled.
This also makes the odd decision to let go of basabe for nothing even worse. They literally have no one else in entire system that can realistically play CF. The trade of walker for Mazara is also looking pretty bad right now.
But happy to see Gonzalez finally get a shot.
“This also makes the odd decision to let go of basabe for nothing even worse”
Not that I agree with letting Basabe go for nothing, but they also had a healthy Engel and Leury at that time. Not many teams have enough OF depth to go 4 deep in CF with decent options. That being said, even if they did have other options, they’d likely be in much, much worse shape without Robert.
Aren’t X-rays always negative?
wild bill tetley
When an X-Ray is not negative it is reported as “_______ has a broken _____”.
When an X-Ray is negative it is reported as X-Ray came back negative.
BlueSkies—-I saw the humor in your post…..it went right over will bill’s head. Perhaps he’s not quite old enough to get the photography reference.
Thank you for getting it. I didn’t think I was being too obscure, but you never can tell.
wild bill tetley
There wasn’t anything to get Mike (your burner account). Another bogus post on your part. Thanks for staying consistent.
wild bill tetley
Mike – you don’t pay attention to Blue. He’s not that bright. Ask around. Also, wasn’t funny. But way to give it a good try.
Wild Bill…. stop getting butt hurt. Your meltdowns are cringeworthy.
One of our resident badnasties. He thinks we’re impressed.
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That’s a relief. Day-to-day is a whole lot better than weeks (or even the rest of the year, since there’s only 5 1/2 weeks left in the season). He’s done well so far, but he needs that development the rest of this short season.
Another day, another injury. Imagine how much better they’d be if they had their projected starting lineup available regularly.
Sox are showing how deep their roster is.
Lots of pleasant surprises with bullpen pitchers and Mendick.
Luis Gonzalez not so much last night.
Why is this kid considered a phenom? He had a breakout year at AAA last year, but his stats so far this year look ordinary
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Wow. You realize he has all of 24 career MLB games under his belt. You’re assuming he’s never going to progress as a player, even though he’s only 23.
I can tell you follow baseball closely.
A 131 wRC+ and .276/.330/.517 slash for a rookie looks “ordinary” to you? Really?
The kid has top of the charts speed and power. Across the board, his skills are great-to-elite. If everything clicks and he continues to turn those skills into on-field performance, he’ll pretty easily be one of the best players in the game. He’s off to a very, very strong start.
*all of this obviously assumes he can stay healthy enough to reach his potential
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How dare you support your argument with facts. John Dietz didn’t use any facts with his silly comment. You sure made that argument unfair.
Let’s just hope the moderators aren’t paying attention.
Can you all stop using contractions as a possessive after someone’s proper name? It’s confusing.