Following up: Yolmer Sanchez wins arbitration case

Following up: Yolmer Sanchez wins arbitration case

We interrupt this Prospect Week to bring you the following messages:

*Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case. The arbitrator awarded Sanchez a $2.35 million salary for 2018, while the White Sox had filed for $2.1 million. It’s the first time the White Sox have gone to arbitration with a player since 2001, so Keith Foulke either pops open a bottle of champagne, or his 16-year streak of doing so is over.

Only Avisail Garcia’s case remains, and that’s an even bigger divide ($6.7 million to $5.85 million), so I’m guessing he’ll go the distance as well.

*The White Sox may have found a new radio partner, as Bruce Levine reports that a deal is near with WGN for “2018 and beyond.” The station’s alumni touted the partnership as one that would be beneficial to both sides:


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MrTopaz
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MrTopaz

I know it’s a business, with all kinds of ins and outs that might not make sense from the outside, but I still can’t believe they went through a hearing over such a small amount.

Lurker Laura
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Lurker Laura

Me, either. The positive news, I guess, is that these cases don’t seem to be having the same poisonous effect as the Foulke case. Of course, I can only base this on the SoxFest vibe and what’s out there on social media. It could be entirely different behind the scenes. But I’ll take the lack of negativity as a good thing until further notice.

Greg Nix
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The other positive news is that Yolmer won. I bet $250k means a lot more to him than to ownership.

pelfdogmillionaire
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pelfdogmillionaire

That’s a really good point when a player that you like gets his first big pay day it’s a cool story.

Anohito
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Anohito

Yolmer and WGN. Two great pieces of news today!

lastof12
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lastof12

Indeed. Now I can still listen to the radio broadcasts. It’s long been a simple pleasure for me. I cannot wait to hear Sox games again. Spring cannot come soon enough!

Trooper Galactus
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Tell me about it.  890 blows.

PauliePaulie
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PauliePaulie

Congrats to Yolmer AND the Sox!

HakunaMoncada
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HakunaMoncada

For two guys that might factor into the next orifice, I don’t really like that the Sox wouldn’t cough up 1.1M to keep both these guys happy. IF… IF the Sox are wanting to extend Avi over the next year or offseason, I can’t imagine this will help when that time comes. 4.5 and 3.5 WAR when the rest of the team was so awful and you still can’t get paid by your organization. I feel like it sets bad precedent and morale for all the kids that will hit arb years for us during the next decade.

StockroomSnail
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StockroomSnail

I’d agree if the Sox were known for contentious negotiations but unless this is the start of hardline stances their history is pretty good.

TreeHateMe
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TreeHateMe

I take it Farmio’s job as PBP man is secure?

Brett R. Bobysud
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Brett R. Bobysud

Farmer will be in the booth as long as he wants, similar to Hawk.

MrTopaz
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MrTopaz

And since I’m pretty sure he’s a vampire, get ready for the long haul.

StockroomSnail
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StockroomSnail

A vampire that feasts on kidneys!

lil jimmy
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lil jimmy

No one else has said it but, the whole ,”Yolmer is quite a cutup” thing aside, throwing those cards at the back of his head… that’s an asshole move.

SonOfCron
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SonOfCron

Good-natured ribbing, which Benetti participates in happily.  Watch the Beat Benetti with Yolmer and you’ll see a lot “worse,” but it’s all done in fun.

Lorenzo Barcelo
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Lorenzo Barcelo

Looked like the prank they played on Brett Lawrie a couple of years back.

WBWSF
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WBWSF

The team has been fighting with Sanchez and Avi Garcia over a small amount of money. Does anybody really think JR is going to spend BIG MONEY on premier free agents?

PauliePaulie
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PauliePaulie

These hearings appear more player driven. The only player I know of to avoid a hearing in the last 10 days was Springer. And he got a 2 year deal that bought out no FA years.

Does not bode well for ’21 if both sides are digging in like this.

phillyd
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phillyd

Look at it as a 10% disagreement and the gap is no longer that small.

Eagle Bones
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Eagle Bones

Isn’t that the only way to ensure they don’t stay #miredinmediocrity?

Smclean09
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Smclean09

Teams are also paying like nothing per win this offseason. I think the wierd money struggle isnt exclusive to the dorf.

billyok
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billyok

Great, looking forward to a spring full of explaining Farmer and DJ to friends and family who are looking for Roe Conn

steely3000
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steely3000

Farmer would be perfect for doing the Farm Report with Orion Samuelson.

DrCrawdad
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DrCrawdad

Roe Conn is a Sox hating asshat. In the course of his career he’s spewed some Sox/Southside slurs.  That said I’m glad the Sox are on WGN.

steely3000
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steely3000

WGN is fine. Anyplace but WLS.

Pointerbabe
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Pointerbabe

I love the WGN news.  A 50,000 watt clear channel blowtorch is a great landing spot for the Sox.

It should also frost the asses of some Cub fans which pleases me immensely.

 

asinwreck
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asinwreck

I am deeply amused by the thought of the White Sox being the only baseball team on WGN-AM 720. Would anyone alive over the past half century or so have imagined this possibility?

WBWSF
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WBWSF

In a couple of years (2020) the Cubs will  have all of their games on their premium TV network. The White Sox will be the only Chicago baseball team on WGN TV.

PauliePaulie
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PauliePaulie

Why?

Sox TV deal is up after ’19. JR has a 40% stake in CSN and owns the Bulls.

ParisSox
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ParisSox

Seeing Mike Ferrin’s name makes me miss the podcast he did with Jason whats-his-face.  That was great stuff.

jorgefabregas
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Patrick Nolan
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I’d be curious how KATOH “performs” against the scouting-based lists, because if an actual person wrote that list, they’d be laughed out of a job.

jorgefabregas
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KATOH has only been around for a few years and Chris keeps adding to the criteria, so it would be hard to compare

jorgefabregas
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Regarding recent White Stu players, KATOH was on Delmonico.

Trooper Galactus
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I have no idea who Charcer Burks is, but if he outperforms Eloy Jimenez that’ll be a dark day.

katiesphil
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katiesphil

Not for Charcer Burks.

lil jimmy
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lil jimmy

After making sweet, sweet love, Eloy says “How was I “?

And she says, “not bad, but you’re no Charcer Burks.”

 

And scene.

Lurker Laura
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Lurker Laura

Thanks, lil jimmy. Made me spit tea on my desk.

Was going to attempt some amusing comment about KATOH and Nicky D., but I can’t compete.

Smclean09
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Smclean09

Think its interesting to note how well Kopech is viewed bh a stat-based projection. I think the months between the way he closed out the year and prospect season gave them time to forget how great he was down the stretch.

winningugly
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’94 was the last time the Fed hiked interest rates a lot, the bond market had its worst year since the ’20’s.  Inflation concerns were the reason then, and are the reason now.  The owners are doing their own inflation-control measures by reining in costs before they see a recession.  Business is business.

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-05-11/business/fi-56439_1_rate-hike

karkovice squad
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karkovice squad

Amazing how much of a self-fulfilling prophecy it is. Approaching full employment by one marker so gotta cool off the economy lest workers start demanding more compensation. And have to drop the salary offers because inflation and a recession are coming. Capitalists are a flat circle.