Friday, May 5, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, May 5, 2023 -- "Dirty Sox"

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"The White Sox didn’t spend enough money in the offseason, and the money they spent has produced nothing. Elvis Andrus is one of the worst players in baseball and Andrew Benintendi one of the least-productive left fielders in the game. Mike Clevinger has been a generic back-end starter. I didn’t notice this until recently, but the team’s Opening Day payroll in 2023 is somehow lower than it was in 2022. They’re going backwards at a moment they should be pressing the gas pedal. Never change, Jerry."