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JermaineDye05
09-01-2010, 03:14 PM
With his HR today, it puts him at 20 HR for the season. He also has 29 steals.

Now, unless Rios has a huge power surge in September, he probably won't finish 30/30.

He might finish somewhere around 23/34 which is still quite an accomplishment. Not to mention his defense has been stellar.

After coming off a horrible couple of months with the Sox last year, Alex has really stepped it up despite many people doubting his motivation. I know many on this board thought the Rios we saw in the 2nd half last year was the Rios we'd see for the entirety of this year and anything close to his Toronto self would be a bonus. It's easy to say he proved many of those people wrong and they've all admitted it.

I was just thinking the other day how just a couple months ago people were praying that Kenny somehow was able to swing a deal for Carl Crawford. Well, Kenny got his Carl Crawford. He may not be quite as quick, but he's got a little more pop, and the Sox have him for 4 more years.

Just out of curiosity, when the last time a Sox hitter had 20+ HR and 30+ steals in a season?

salty99
09-01-2010, 03:17 PM
wow I don't know..in 2001 Magglio had 31 Homers and 25 SB. Ray Durham had 20 and 23.

In 1998 Durham had 19 and 36.

oeo
09-01-2010, 03:17 PM
I was just thinking the other day how just a couple months ago people were praying that Kenny somehow was able to swing a deal for Carl Crawford. Well, Kenny got his Carl Crawford. He may not be quite as quick, but he's got a little more pop, and the Sox have him for 4 more years.

Not to mention, he plays a more defense demanding position than Crawford. Loved the move at the time, still loved it after the season, really loving it now.

JermaineDye05
09-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Not to mention, he plays a more defense demanding position than Crawford. Loved the move at the time, still loved it after the season, really loving it now.

To think we gave NOTHING for him.

NOTHING!!

hawkjt
09-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Alex's ability in centerfield makes him sooo valuable,and his bat is almost gravy. He could end up hitting .300,with 25 hrs,35 steals and 100 rbis....and has to be the best centerfielder in the league this year..now that is truly that five tool player we have always lusted for...nice pickup,kenny!

salty99
09-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Just out of curiosity, when the last time a Sox hitter had 20+ HR and 30+ steals in a season?

Found it. Tommie Agee in 1966 had 22HR's and 44 SB's.

JermaineDye05
09-01-2010, 03:25 PM
FWIW

Alex is up for the "5 Tool Player of the Year". Never heard of it before.

He's up against Torii, Hanley, Kemp, McCutchen, and the guy who kept him out of CF in TOR, Wells.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/sponsors/sears/five_tool/index.jsp

doublem23
09-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Only one I can find is Tommy Agee in 1966, 22 HR & 44 SB

Ray Durham almost did it in 1998, 36 SB but only 19 HR

Maggs did the flip, 31 HR in 2001 and stole 25 bases

chisoxfanatic
09-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Does anyone think he'll finish with 25 HRs?

doublem23
09-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Does anyone think he'll finish with 25 HRs?

I hope so, since that would likely mean he'd bust out of this 2nd half slump he's been in.

asindc
09-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Does anyone think he'll finish with 25 HRs?

Certainly not out of the question, especially since Manny is in the lineup now. I expect that Rios will have a good September all around. It seems that he went a long time between HRs 18 and 19, so now that his power seems to be back, I think the Manny ripple effect will kick in.

JermaineDye05
09-01-2010, 04:05 PM
I hope so, since that would likely mean he'd bust out of this 2nd half slump he's been in.

He's seemingly busted out of it already. He's batting .317 with 3 HR and 9 RBI in his last 10 games. A lot of that has to do with that 5 hit game though.

TheOldRoman
09-01-2010, 04:10 PM
FWIW

Alex is up for the "5 Tool Player of the Year". Never heard of it before.

He's up against Torii, Hanley, Kemp, McCutchen, and the guy who kept him out of CF in TOR, Wells.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/sponsors/sears/five_tool/index.jsp Doesn't one normally have to play defense to be considered 5 tool?

Craig Grebeck
09-01-2010, 04:12 PM
I'd rather he be a little less aggressive on the paths, but he's had a good season -- mainly due to his obscene May.

Chez
09-01-2010, 04:24 PM
I'd rather he be a little less aggressive on the paths, but he's had a good season -- mainly due to his obscene May.

Yeah; it seemed like he was caught stealing 10 straight times. But his SB percentages have been good lately.

PorkChopExpress
09-01-2010, 05:00 PM
FWIW

Alex is up for the "5 Tool Player of the Year". Never heard of it before.

He's up against Torii, Hanley, Kemp, McCutchen, and the guy who kept him out of CF in TOR, Wells.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/sponsors/sears/five_tool/index.jsp

It looks like he is actually winning this little contest at the moment. I just voted and that's what the results showed.

#1swisher
09-02-2010, 12:12 PM
It looks like he is actually winning this little contest at the moment. I just voted and that's what the results showed.

He gets my vote!...once per day

TDog
09-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Only one I can find is Tommy Agee in 1966, 22 HR & 44 SB

Ray Durham almost did it in 1998, 36 SB but only 19 HR

Maggs did the flip, 31 HR in 2001 and stole 25 bases

It should be noted that when Tommy Agee played for the White Sox, no White Sox player had ever hit 30 home runs in a season. The team record was 29 until Bill Melton hit 33 in 1970 and 1971 and Dick Allen hit 37 in 1972. Allen only had 19 stolen bases in 1972 and never had more than 20 in a season.