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Moses_Scurry
06-24-2010, 06:00 AM
The 06 Twins started out cold with 2 teams (one surprise and one heavy favorite) far ahead of them. Then in about mid to late June they ripped off a long winning streak, lost one game, and ripped off another long winning streak to pull back into the race. Sound familiar?

HomeFish
06-24-2010, 06:15 AM
Perhaps the 2003 Twins are a more apt comparison? There was a massive flame war the last time somebody made a 2006 Twins comparison here, since the 2006 Twins had some good players with no 2010 Sox equivalent.

DumpJerry
06-24-2010, 07:28 AM
Since we're comparing today's teams with those in the past, I think I should mention that there are no differences between the 2010 Chicago White Sox and the 1927 Yankees.

Both teams had nine guys on the field, both teams' offenses averaged three outs per inning, both teams had 25 guys on the active roster, and both teams played the National Anthem before each game.

october23sp
06-24-2010, 07:59 AM
Honestly, if I am comparing us to anyone it is the 2009 White Sox.

asindc
06-24-2010, 08:01 AM
Perhaps the 2003 Twins are a more apt comparison? There was a massive flame war the last time somebody made a 2006 Twins comparison here, since the 2006 Twins had some good players with no 2010 Sox equivalent.

Really? No equivalent at all?

DumpJerry
06-24-2010, 08:19 AM
Really? No equivalent at all?
Didn't you hear the news? Turns out Alex Rios is not on the White Sox. It was all a mixup last year.....

doublem23
06-24-2010, 08:38 AM
Really? No equivalent at all?

The Twins had 3 players finish in the top 7 of AL MVP voting in 2006. If we claw back in this thing, maybe we'll have 1. The main difference is that the Sox pitching staff is a lot deeper than Minnesota's was in 2006 (when they're actually pitching well). The Twins had Santana at his best and Liriano before his elbow exploded, both of whom were better than anything we have in 2010, but after that it really falls off a cliff.

asindc
06-24-2010, 08:50 AM
The Twins had 3 players finish in the top 7 of AL MVP voting in 2006. If we claw back in this thing, maybe we'll have 1. The main difference is that the Sox pitching staff is a lot deeper than Minnesota's was in 2006 (when they're actually pitching well). The Twins had Santana at his best and Liriano before his elbow exploded, both of whom were better than anything we have in 2010, but after that it really falls off a cliff.

That's a long way from "no equivalent."

doublem23
06-24-2010, 09:26 AM
That's a long way from "no equivalent."

I suppose. We don't really have any equivalent to the Twins top tier talent from 2006 with maybe the exception of CF (Rios v. Hunter). You can probably argue that, when playing well, the Sox have a deeper, more balananced team than the 2006 Twins ever did, but if you're breaking things down position by position, especially at the top of the roster, that 2006 Twins team absolutely blows this 2010 Sox team away.

areilly
06-24-2010, 01:20 PM
They really remind me more of a combination of the 2008 White Sox, 2005 Indians and the 1887 Detroit Wolverines, with John Danks playing the role of Charles "Pretzels" Getzien.