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TomBradley72
08-20-2009, 05:59 PM
Is the current White Sox outfield of Carlos Quentin/Alex Rios/Jermaine Dye the best outfield we've had in recent memory? I chose to use our post season teams and one smart ass option. Taking into account all facets on both defense and offense...it looks like the best to me.

Discuss.

Chicken Dinner
08-20-2009, 06:16 PM
Seeing as the current outfield of Quinten/Rios/Dye has only been together for a week or so, no.

BadBobbyJenks
08-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Seeing as the current outfield of Quinten/Rios/Dye has only been together for a week or so, no.

What does that have to do with anything?

soxfanreggie
08-20-2009, 06:23 PM
I would have to see what they're going to do (the current OF) as far as getting us to the postseason. I really liked what we had in '05 for what they added to the overall team. They certainly could be better offensive talents now, but I'm not sure if they're the best overall.

Madvora
08-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Bonilla/Gallagher/Borchard

TomBradley72
08-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Bonilla/Gallagher/Borchard


Garr/Nyman/Abner

Madvora
08-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Garr/Nyman/Abner
Mickey!

HomeFish
08-20-2009, 06:40 PM
The theoretical outfield of Rios, Quentin, and Dye, each of them playing at their career height, would be pretty damn good. But the Alex Rios of 2009 is having a down year, the Carlos Quentin of 2009 missed most of the year with injuries and is struggling at the plate, and the Jermaine Dye of 2009 is having a second half slump and has been playing disappointing defense all year long. Surely a better outfield can be found.

kittle42
08-20-2009, 06:41 PM
The theoretical outfield of Rios, Quentin, and Dye, each of them playing at their career height, would be pretty damn good. But the Alex Rios of 2009 is having a down year, the Carlos Quentin of 2009 missed most of the year with injuries and is struggling at the plate, and the Jermaine Dye of 2009 is having a second half slump and has been playing disappointing defense all year long. Surely a better outfield can be found.

If HomeFish doesn't like it, you know the answer should be 2009.

I am hurt that no outfield containing Andy Gonzalez is on this list.

HomeFish
08-20-2009, 06:42 PM
The 2003 outfield of Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee, and Carl Everett may have been one of the better offensive outfields we've had.

HomeFish
08-20-2009, 06:46 PM
If HomeFish doesn't like it, you know the answer should be 2009.

If every White Sox player I've disliked was good, then this team would have three dozen Hall of Famers.

Noneck
08-20-2009, 07:09 PM
1977 Chet Lemon, Ralph "Roadrunner" Garr and Richie Zisk should be on list.

VeeckAsInWreck
08-20-2009, 07:12 PM
If every White Sox player I've disliked was good, then this team would have three dozen Hall of Famers.

:rolling: Oh man, you're killing me.

ChicagoHoosier
08-20-2009, 09:29 PM
Gotta go with '05, only because we got a World Series with them!!!!!!!!:bandance:

tacosalbarojas
08-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Jackson, Felsch, Leibold.

guillen4life13
08-20-2009, 09:52 PM
I say 1993 from the OF's I've seen.

Lance was a good leadoff hitter and could play CF pretty well. He is what Pods is now. If you take the year Quentin has had, I'd rather have the One Dog's performance.

Raines was Raines. He had a .400 OBP and could steal a few bases also. Considering all things, Raines is comparable to Dye as far as performance for this year.

Burks is comparable to Rios. I just think I'd take the overall combo from '93 over what we have now, but if everyone were healthy or playing to their potential, this would kill the '93 OF.

A. Cavatica
08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Any outfield with Brian Anderson tops the list. And an outfield with Anderson and Rowand playing together is, arguably, the best in major league history.

FielderJones
08-20-2009, 10:07 PM
Jackson, Felsch, Leibold.

QFT :thumbsup:

JermaineDye05
08-20-2009, 10:21 PM
Do you mean offensively or defensively?

voodoochile
08-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Bit tough to call this the best. It could be the best next year if Quentin can play a full season and Dye ends up being the RF. Certainly if you add Pods to the mix as the 4th it would be the best 4 headed rotation the Sox have seen since I've been a fan.

Of the other teams in my lifetime the best was that 1983 squad strictly from a stats perspective. Kittle slugged 35 HR and drove in 100 and Baines added 20 and 99. Law batted .283 and stole 77 bases.

The 2000 OF was something special, but it was not only the height of the steroid era, the baseball was closer to a cueball compared to the ones they used in 1983. The thought of Kittle on steroids hitting the current baseball would cause any 3B with half a brain to simply leave the field when he came to bat. :tongue:

I believe the current OF could exceed the 83 team's production from an offensive perspective while playing solid defense too boot, but for that to happen everything will have to break right next year.

I don't think any of the other OF groups is in the same class as these three years, but again, it's tough to compare with the changes that have been made. Heck, that 1983 team played in a different stadium that faced a different direction.

Interesting discussion though.

Edit: Oh and here's a link to stats for every single Sox team in history: http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/

Waysouthsider
08-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Wow, that is a handy link.......gonna have some fun with that! Thanks!

ode to veeck
08-21-2009, 06:25 AM
Any outfield with Brian Anderson tops the list. And an outfield with Anderson and Rowand playing together is, arguably, the best in major league history.

LMAO and sent my coffee up my nose ... it is so true but it hurts all the same

actually, when the '09 outfield lives up to their potential and wins the WS in Oct '09, they will become the best of the bunch but not before, all due respects to "bad routes" and "crash" Rowand.

TomBradley72
08-21-2009, 08:00 AM
Do you mean offensively or defensively?

Overall...all factors considered.

asindc
08-21-2009, 08:06 AM
What does that have to do with anything?

They have been playing together for less than a month, so any assessment of how good the current OF is relative to other good Sox OFs is entirely theoretical.

I'm surprised that the 1983 OF is not getting more love. Each of those guys, Baines, Kittle, and Law, were at the top of his game and among the top players at his position in MLB. They are my vote over the 1993 OF, though it is close.

TomBradley72
08-21-2009, 10:23 AM
They have been playing together for less than a month, so any assessment of how good the current OF is relative to other good Sox OFs is entirely theoretical.

I'm surprised that the 1983 OF is not getting more love. Each of those guys, Baines, Kittle, and Law, were at the top of his game and among the top players at his position in MLB. They are my vote over the 1993 OF, though it is close.

It is a little theoretical...on the other hand...they are all somewhat established vs. rookies...so I think it's possible to make a pretty good assessment.

Baines (pre-knee injury) was awesome in '83, as was Rudy Law...I'd take TCQ over Kittle...but it's a close call.

Law11
08-21-2009, 10:25 AM
I'll take 83. Power with Kittle and Harold, speed with Law and solid arms especially Harold in right. 93 was pretty tough too.

California Sox
08-21-2009, 10:51 AM
Thad Bosley, Chet Lemon, Claudell Washington?

gobears1987
08-21-2009, 10:52 AM
I'm going 1983. Especially since Kittle had a monster rookie year.

Carolina Kenny
08-21-2009, 04:49 PM
This is a fun question.
2005 gets my vote .

I think the 2010 outfield will surpass all Sox outfields in history.

Also, 1920 Sox outfield with Shoeless Joe Jackson and Happy Flecsh must have been crazy good.