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102605
06-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Who needs to step up from now until the end
of the year to have the White Sox make the playoffs?
How do you think it is going to go down?
Will this be another 2004 or another 2005?

getonbckthr
06-17-2008, 05:51 PM
We will make it because we have the best pitching hands down.

Foulke You
06-17-2008, 05:53 PM
I think Nick Swisher needs to get hot for this club to win the division. Swisher is young and was brought in to be another big bat in our lineup and give an injection of OBP and it seems like we win just about every time he has a good offensive game. We need the batting avg to go up about .030 or .040 and the power numbers and OBP need to rise to his career norms. The problem is that Swisher's good games this year have been few and far between. He started hitting the Royals and Twins well on the last home stand and then went right back into his funk during the Detroit and Colorado series. I still have high hopes for him that he will have a strong 2nd half.

hi im skot
06-17-2008, 05:54 PM
Two words: Toby Hall

sox1970
06-17-2008, 05:58 PM
They play the Royals 15 more times. 12-3 would go a long way.

soxwon
06-17-2008, 06:00 PM
ozney guiillen will hit a clutch bunt in the ninth, against cleveland in sept.
scoring Ken Griffey jr with the sox winning run, propeling us into the playoffs.

hi im skot
06-17-2008, 06:01 PM
ozney guiillen will hit a clutch bunt in the ninth, against cleveland in sept.
scoring Ken Griffey jr with the sox winning run, propeling us into the playoffs.

So sayeth DA REV.

JB98
06-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Thome and Swisher need to step up.

ChiSoxFan7
06-17-2008, 06:16 PM
I think that one of the teams not named the royals will make a run, and may even take over first for a little while....but i think we will win the division....


but who needs to step up is a three step process

1. the entire pitching staff needs to continue to hold their own as they have so far.

2. One (two if we like to be greedy) of the big bats needs to get hot or atleast above .305 w/ more rbi production.

and three is somewhat optional:

3. wee need to either call up or more likely trade for a speedster and/or high OBP guy who can be there to leadoff, to help with step 2 and to take pressure of step 1 with run support.

WhiteSox5187
06-17-2008, 06:29 PM
Right now the division is still ours to take (even though we're not as in good hsape as we were a week ago this time) if only because the strength of our pitching. If it keeps going like this all year, we'll be ok. And if our offense ever finds some consistencey then look out AL Central! But I think this team is more like the 2000 team than either '04 or '05.

Rockin Robin
06-17-2008, 06:38 PM
Well first we need to trade Uribe and the rights to Eldred to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez. And Uggla. And then move Thome to CF.

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TomBradley72
06-17-2008, 06:50 PM
They'll make it by solving the problem of a needing a true lead off hitter.

Lip Man 1
06-17-2008, 07:13 PM
I think you meant to say 2003 instead of 2004.

Remember the Sox had a two game lead in 2003 with 17 games to go.

Lip

guillen4life13
06-17-2008, 07:13 PM
They'll make it by solving the problem of a needing a true lead off hitter.

You know, for all the talk about the Sox needing a leadoff hitter, I don't even think that's the problem.

People have been getting on base a bit. The problem is that they're left on base.

Hitters need to start driving in runs instead of grounding out to the middle infield.

LITTLE NELL
06-17-2008, 08:40 PM
Thome, Swisher and a healthy Paulie along with Quentin should get the job done. If they dont Detroit and Cleveland will over take us.

MetroPD
06-17-2008, 09:14 PM
And then move Thome to CF.

[/playstation'd]

Thome to center FOR THE WIN!

BRDSR
06-17-2008, 10:03 PM
Will this be another 2004 or another 2005?

C. This will be another 2000.

Stringer
06-17-2008, 10:58 PM
TCQ , Alexei and Gavin are the key to 2008

Bucky F. Dent
06-17-2008, 11:16 PM
Konerko & Swisher need to step up and take the pressure off of the likes of TCQ and A. Ram.

We'll make the playoffs regardless of whether they step up or not (our pitching is strong enough). How well Konerko & Swisher do will determine how well we do in the playoffs.

As always, I'm looking forward to a parade down Michigan Avenue!!!!

:)

TomBradley72
06-18-2008, 09:48 AM
You know, for all the talk about the Sox needing a leadoff hitter, I don't even think that's the problem.

People have been getting on base a bit. The problem is that they're left on base.

Hitters need to start driving in runs instead of grounding out to the middle infield.

We have BY FAR the worst 1st inning offense in the AL. Over time...this is going to kill us. Getting the early lead has a huge impact on who wins.

doublem23
06-18-2008, 10:44 AM
C. This will be another 2000.

I got a feeling this will be another... 1906. :cool:

Chez
06-18-2008, 10:52 AM
If the pitching staff stays healthy and continues to perform like they have so far, we will be fine.

asindc
06-18-2008, 11:00 AM
We have BY FAR the worst 1st inning offense in the AL. Over time...this is going to kill us. Getting the early lead has a huge impact on who wins.

I agree about the 1st inning offense. I think the problem most people have correctly identified with the offense is consistency. Being able to manufacture runs at the beginning of the game will allow the pitchers to relax and just pitch from the outset. With that said, if our pitching remains consistent, I'll take that over offensive consistency if I have to choose between the two. I think Boston is the most consistent team in the league offensively, but their pitching inconsistency would not bode well for the playoffs.

If the standings remain the same throughout the year, I believe the LAAAA has the best-positioned team to make a playoff run, given their pitching. I would put the Sox second behind them at this point for the same reason. The thing is, though, the Sox have to get there, which brings us back to offensive consistency. I hope Ramirez can evolve enough over the next couple of months to try his hand at leadoff, moving OC to 2nd in the order and maybe Swish in the nine spot. I would love to see more walk, single, sac, sac runs scored.

beasly213
06-18-2008, 01:06 PM
Build up a good leading going into September and win the games we should win against the sub .500 teams.

Play .500 on the road and great at home and we'll be good to go!

areilly
06-18-2008, 03:45 PM
C. This will be another 2000.

Would Uribe be enough to pry the struggling Tanyon Sturtze away from the Dodgers?

Scottzilla
06-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Konerko and Thome are the guys who need to step up. They are leaving too many guys on base. That is the problem with this team, Owens isnt going to steal home.

chisoxfanatic
06-18-2008, 10:11 PM
Two words: Toby Hall

I'll raise my Brian Anderson to your Toby Hall! :wink:

Our pitching staff is the best in baseball, and we know from recent experience with this team that pitching wins championships. I personally think the offense will turn it around for good and "average" things out.

WhiteSoxJunkie
06-19-2008, 09:02 PM
Konerko and Thome