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Old 03-27-2008, 10:36 PM   #46
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So close to the real beginning of the season.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #47
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Anyone see the Lenny Dykstra interview on HBO?

That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on television.
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The Coliseum baseball field's dimensions are crazy. (click on "Coliseum Field of Play").
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I am jumping into this thread with a full heart.

Your guys predictions aren't bad but you are all under-estimating the South Side Hitmen.

N. Swisher
O. Cabrera
J. Thome
P. Konerko
J. Dye
A. Pierzynski
J. Crede

= a lineup of proven, veteran hitters that will surprise a lot of people this year.

Add in an emboldened bullpen and the incoherent vocal stylings of Ozzie Guillen and you've got yourselves the dark horse of the 2008 MLB season.
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I am jumping into this thread with a full heart.

Your guys predictions aren't bad but you are all under-estimating the South Side Hitmen.

N. Swisher
O. Cabrera
J. Thome
P. Konerko
J. Dye
A. Pierzynski
J. Crede

= a lineup of proven, veteran hitters that will surprise a lot of people this year.

Add in an emboldened bullpen and the incoherent vocal stylings of Ozzie Guillen and you've got yourselves the dark horse of the 2008 MLB season.
So, a team that finished 24 games out that kept the exact same lineup going into this year is all of a sudden going to make the playoffs over the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians eh?

I'll definitely take that bet.
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So, a team that finished 24 games out that kept the exact same lineup going into this year is all of a sudden going to make the playoffs over the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians eh?

I'll definitely take that bet.
Not the exact same lineup. At all.
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So, a team that finished 24 games out that kept the exact same lineup going into this year is all of a sudden going to make the playoffs over the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians eh?

I'll definitely take that bet.
I'd be wary about taking that bet...if Nick Swisher can add 150 runs to the White Sox offense and pitch about 250 innings at a 4.00-4.50 ERA, Chicago will be right in the thick of things.
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I am jumping into this thread with a full heart.

Your guys predictions aren't bad but you are all under-estimating the South Side Hitmen.

N. Swisher
O. Cabrera
J. Thome
P. Konerko
J. Dye
A. Pierzynski
J. Crede

= a lineup of proven, veteran hitters that will surprise a lot of people this year.

Add in an emboldened bullpen and the incoherent vocal stylings of Ozzie Guillen and you've got yourselves the dark horse of the 2008 MLB season.
Of course the lack of quality starting pitching will have the Chisox at 78-84.
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I won't make fun of the White Sox yet...

Everyone keeps talking up the Cubs this year. This makes me nervous. I do think the lineup is strong. But a lot depends on how Theriot and Fukudome play.

But the pitching is what scares me. Zambrano is good. But after him...Lilly and Hill are the next best and I am worried they won't be near as good as last year. And then...Dempster and Marquis...last time Dempster was a starter...5.00 era was a good day.

I don't know. I just take comfort in the fact that I really don't think we have to worry about the Pirates, Reds or the Cardinals. Just those Brewers.

Ok, I'll leave since I think I might be the only one who cares.
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Buehrle, Vazquez, a rejuvenated Contreras....not a shabby top three in the rotation.
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All three would have to be on top of their game for the White Sox to be really successful this year.

Sorry, I just don't see it.
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Predictions:-

AL;- Boston, Cleveland, Seattle. Detroit for the WC.

NL;- Philly, Cubs, Arizona. Mets for WC.

Cleveland-Cubs World Series.
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Anyone see the Lenny Dykstra interview on HBO?

That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on television.
I saw that a couple of weeks ago. Lenny doesn't look the healthiest, but he's doing pretty well in the financial world.
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East - Red Sox
Central - Tigers
West - Mariners
WC - Indians

NL

East - Mets
Central - Cubs
West - Diamondbacks
WC - Braves

World Series

Mets over Red Sox
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I won't make fun of the White Sox yet...

Everyone keeps talking up the Cubs this year. This makes me nervous. I do think the lineup is strong. But a lot depends on how Theriot and Fukudome play.

But the pitching is what scares me. Zambrano is good. But after him...Lilly and Hill are the next best and I am worried they won't be near as good as last year. And then...Dempster and Marquis...last time Dempster was a starter...5.00 era was a good day.

I don't know. I just take comfort in the fact that I really don't think we have to worry about the Pirates, Reds or the Cardinals. Just those Brewers.

Ok, I'll leave since I think I might be the only one who cares.

Brewers fan here, so at least one cares. I can't believe how the media is almost universally picking the Cub in the central this year when last year it was pretty mixed bag as to who was going to win. The Brewers had the central in their grasp almost the entire year last year before a number of factors led to their demise. The only real piece missing from last year is Cordero, but our bullpen looks a lot better at the start of this year than last year. And our rotation's going to be stacked with young talented arms provided they can stay healthy. I think we'll be set with hitting--even Jason Kendall seems to have regained some of his old form. As for the Cubs, they've got some real question marks in the rotation. They've got good hitters, but I wonder if a lot of experts are putting a little too much faith in Fukudome to bolster their offense. If he turns out to be the next Ichiro that's certainly one thing, but I think it's more likely that he'll be an average to good hitter this year. I guess I just don't think people are giving the Brewers a fair shake right now.
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