After losing in Wednesday’s game to the now 36-62 Royals (we got swept in the four-game series), Jose Abreu said the following:
Woof! When the face of your franchise calls out the front office for inactivity and service time manipulation, you have a problem on your hands. He’s also a free agent at the end of this year, so if you want contract discussions to go well, you want him happy. This quote is obviously in reference to Luis Robert, who murders baseballs, but this can also extend to Danny Mendick or Zack Collins actually playing if you’re going to bring him up. Hell, we all know this frustration stems from not signing any premier pitching or talent in the offseason *cough* Manny Machado *cough*. The front office promised us. I can only imagine how players who work really hard to put on a winning performance feel.
Frustration is apparent. When the players are upset it makes for an unhappy clubhouse, hence the seven-game losing streak to start the second half. I know we’re missing Eloy and Tim, but there’s a shortage of depth. You need to get the best players out there. If you actually believe Robert is going to develop more with a juiced ball in a hitter’s ballpark in AAA Charlotte, get over yourself.
The Sox are looking like sellers. Maybe the .319 BABIP (“batting average on balls in play,” good for second in the majors), as a whole, and the run differential of now -104 have been telling us something all along. This team is not good. We expected something different last November. Be better, White Sox!
This team is now looking like sellers.
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