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BadBobbyJenks
06-12-2008, 07:12 PM
Cleveland has some serious issues.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ah5QSAm69ob70vu_1PYZ7WuFCLcF?slug=ap-indians-martinez&prov=ap&type=lgns


Well this division is ours for the taking.

VeeckAsInWreck
06-12-2008, 07:15 PM
Cleveland has some serious issues.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ah5QSAm69ob70vu_1PYZ7WuFCLcF?slug=ap-indians-martinez&prov=ap&type=lgns


Well this division is ours for the taking.

I agree but after today's loss you wouldn't know it by reading the posts on this board.

BadBobbyJenks
06-12-2008, 07:21 PM
I agree but after today's loss you wouldn't know it by reading the posts on this board.

Yeah I know what you mean. People need to look at this division at what it really is... Mediocre

JB98
06-12-2008, 07:23 PM
The Indians are really beat up. Carmona, Westbrook, Hafner and now Martinez.

If the Sox can get hot from here to the All-Star break, they could all but put the division away.

getonbckthr
06-12-2008, 07:23 PM
In the least personal way but completely in a competitive aspect for the Sox, this is great news. Between Martinez banged up, Willis doing his best Ankiel impersonation and the pitcher from Cleveland (name escapes me right now) out for the year this is setting up for the Sox. Lets put these ****ers to bed already. Don't give them a chance to hang around and develop confidence.

High Mileage
06-12-2008, 08:02 PM
It's not like he's done much anyways, I doubt he'll be missed...

doublem23
06-12-2008, 08:25 PM
It's not like he's done much anyways, I doubt he'll be missed...

He plays the most important position on the field, that counts for something.

getonbckthr
06-12-2008, 08:27 PM
He plays the most important position on the field, that counts for something.
He isn't hitting alot of homers therefor I guess he is useless.:rolleyes:

doublem23
06-12-2008, 08:28 PM
He isn't hitting alot of homers therefor I guess he is useless.:rolleyes:

I forgot, he's killing everyone's fantasy team in this thread.

getonbckthr
06-12-2008, 08:30 PM
I forgot, he's killing everyone's fantasy team in this thread.
Cmon didnt you know World Series' are won in the fantasy room not on the field.:D:

gobears1987
06-12-2008, 08:35 PM
He plays the most important position on the field, that counts for something.
Yep, with him down it's easier to run on the Indians.

thomas35forever
06-12-2008, 09:33 PM
Barfield went down too. This division truly is ours for the taking. No one deserves it more than us right now. We just need to be consistent at winning. The other teams are handing it to us. Let's start a new winning streak tomorrow with Colorado and Pitt coming in.

cws05champ
06-12-2008, 09:41 PM
Yep, with him down it's easier to run on the Indians.
Actually it will be harder...Victor has not been very good at throwing runners out.

soltrain21
06-12-2008, 09:56 PM
Barfield went down too. This division truly is ours for the taking. No one deserves it more than us right now. We just need to be consistent at winning. The other teams are handing it to us. Let's start a new winning streak tomorrow with Colorado and Pitt coming in.

Did we write the best essay or something?

DSpivack
06-12-2008, 10:18 PM
Barfield went down too. This division truly is ours for the taking. No one deserves it more than us right now. We just need to be consistent at winning. The other teams are handing it to us. Let's start a new winning streak tomorrow with Colorado and Pitt coming in.

What?! Didn't they just bring him up and send Cabrera down?

CHISOXFAN13
06-12-2008, 10:22 PM
I think it's pretty clear after this week that Detroit is the biggest obstacle in the Sox path to a division crown.

Verlander is not going to struggle like he has all year, and Rogers apparently has something left. Jones hasn't been bad, and their pen is about to get a lot better.

I'll take my chances though.

pierzynski07
06-12-2008, 10:59 PM
What?! Didn't they just bring him up and send Cabrera down?
He went down too, in that he was injured and went on the DL as well.

whitesoxfan
06-12-2008, 11:49 PM
Did we write the best essay or something?

Nope, nor do we deserve the division.

But we certainly should win the division with the way things are transpiring. We get swept by Detroit, the division lead is still 5.5 games, and probably our biggest threat in the division loses one of their best players for two months.

There's absolutely no excuse if we don't win the division this year. None. Nada. Zero. Zilch.

Jjav829
06-13-2008, 07:22 AM
The division is falling apart around us. At this rate, we just need to stay healthy.

Jjav829
06-13-2008, 07:27 AM
He isn't hitting alot of homers therefor I guess he is useless.:rolleyes:

He pretty much has been.

His 2008 numbers vs. his career numbers:
OPS: .665 - .833
SLG: .333(!) - .463
OBP: .332 - .370
AVG: .278 - .299

And yes, HR's are a big part of his value. Where else do you think his value as a player comes from? He's a crappy defensive catcher. He's stolen 1 base in his career. It sure as hell isn't his defense or speed. His value comes from the fact that he's a catcher who can hit 20 HR a year.

kraut83
06-13-2008, 08:13 AM
Kelly Shoppach is a solid defensive catcher, but doesn't add much to an already mediocre offense.

BadBobbyJenks
06-13-2008, 06:12 PM
He pretty much has been.

His 2008 numbers vs. his career numbers:
OPS: .665 - .833
SLG: .333(!) - .463
OBP: .332 - .370
AVG: .278 - .299

And yes, HR's are a big part of his value. Where else do you think his value as a player comes from? He's a crappy defensive catcher. He's stolen 1 base in his career. It sure as hell isn't his defense or speed. His value comes from the fact that he's a catcher who can hit 20 HR a year.

Regardless, he is the 2nd best bat in the lineup, Sizemore being the best. This is a huge loss. Sox need to at the very least take 4 out of the next 6 and expand this lead.

HomeFish
06-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Did we write the best essay or something?

Ozzie in an essay contest would be something. But probably not a winner.

Carlos Quentin and his degree from Stanford, on the other hand...