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munchman33
02-10-2004, 10:47 PM
The Twins or the Royals? Who will be the main competition for the White Sox this year?

Daver
02-10-2004, 10:48 PM
Jerry Reinsdorf.

doublem23
02-10-2004, 10:50 PM
Ozzie Guillen.

Daver
02-10-2004, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by doublem23
Ozzie Guillen.

I didn't consider that,I consider it a point given.

pearso66
02-10-2004, 11:01 PM
I agree, my biggest worry is our team. If they play ilke they should, No one can beat us.

LASOXFAN
02-10-2004, 11:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers. I fear the Sox could rival them in futility.

CubKilla
02-10-2004, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by munchman33
Who will be the main competition for the White Sox this year?

Themselves.

chisoxmike
02-10-2004, 11:46 PM
They will battle for the division title against the Royals, the Sox need to fear bad chemistry the most.

HITMEN OF 77
02-11-2004, 12:19 AM
The Royals will be our biggest competition, but the Sox still win the division.

depy48
02-11-2004, 12:24 AM
the twins
i dont think the royals will be all that good this year.

gosox41
02-11-2004, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by munchman33
The Twins or the Royals? Who will be the main competition for the White Sox this year?

The Sox have enough of their own problems to worry about. But I do think every team in the AL Central has improved themselves except for the Sox and the Twins. The Twins have stayed about the same or gotten slightly weaker. The Sox are definitely a worse team on paper then they were when they closed out last season. The Inidians could surprise some people this year.

Bob

cubhater
02-11-2004, 07:36 AM
We have nothing to fear but Fehr himself! And JR too!

Seriously, I think the Twins and Royals will be equal competition in the Central.

JDP
02-11-2004, 08:13 AM
The biggest fear is going into the season with what is project now. So, therefore, the biggest scare has got to be the starting rotation. *shudder*

poorme
02-11-2004, 08:58 AM
Jon Garland.

Procol Harum
02-11-2004, 09:06 AM
As others have said, I don't "fear" either the Twins or the Royals--only the disastrous state of my favorite team on the South Side of Chicago.

sas1974
02-11-2004, 09:25 AM
I agree that we our are own worst enemy, but if I had to choose one of the two it would be the Royals. I think the Twins have taken a worse beating in the off season than even we have to this point. The Royals seemed to improve a bit (on paper at least). And let's not forget, as laughable as it sounds, that the Tigers improved themselves as well and we couldn't beat the team they fielded last year.

jeremyb1
02-11-2004, 09:37 AM
I feel like I should actually choose one of the given options so I'll go with the Twinkies.

habibharu
02-11-2004, 09:47 AM
neither. i think is up to the sox to win or lose the division.

chisoxfan79
02-11-2004, 10:32 AM
I say the Royals.

Baby Fisk
02-11-2004, 10:35 AM
I'd have to fear Minny more. They've got the taste of post-season and will want it more. You know, like the Sox in 1984, and 2001.

delben91
02-11-2004, 10:36 AM
If I have to pick one, I go with the Twins, just because I can't see KC's (or the Sox's) rotation being all that menacing. That and the Twins always seem to be right there fighting the Sox when we're on the verge of breaking out.

That said, looking at our roster now, I'm sort of amazed we can compete with anyone...

Hangar18
02-11-2004, 11:06 AM
Daver put it Well.
Our 2 BIGGEST ENEMIES will be
1. The KC ROyals. Unlike the WhiteSox, they FILLED
all of thier holes in their lineup, ironically with 2 ex-sox players.

2. Jerry Reinsdorf. His decisionmaking has hurt this team
before the season has even started

Foulke You
02-11-2004, 12:01 PM
I have to go with the Twins as still being the team to beat. Despite the everyday lineup being much improved with KC, I'm not seeing a starting rotation capable of beating anyone. Not that the White Sox rotation is fearsome (not by a longshot) but I'd take our big 3 of Loaiza, Buehrle, and Garland over KC's Appier, Anderson, and Gobble. Plus, KC has added several old players like Santiago, Stairs, and Juan Gone who all have a history of injury problems. The Royals hit over .300 with runners on base last year and that wasn't enough to win the division. Will they repeat that kind of offensive production again? Doubtful.

Until the Sox show me that they can win in the horror dome in Minnesota on a regular basis, I still say the Twins are the team we need to beat. The Twinks did lose quite a few key Sox Killers like Latroy Hawkins, Milton, and AJ but they still have their core group coming back for the most part.

Really, the AL Central is a crapshoot. You could pick either KC, Minny, or the White Sox and have a good shot at predicting correctly.

munchman33
02-11-2004, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
[B1. The KC ROyals. Unlike the WhiteSox, they FILLED
all of thier holes in their lineup, ironically with 2 ex-sox players.
[/B]

No they didn't. They have five number four starters, at best.

chisoxt
02-11-2004, 02:14 PM
A lot of people underrate the Twins farm system. While they have lost a lot, they, unlike our Sox are in a better position in terms of replacements from within their own system. That and the fact that they play in a gimmick park convinces me that the Twins will walk away with this division. Again.

sas1974
02-11-2004, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by chisoxt
A lot of people underrate the Twins farm system. While they have lost a lot, they, unlike our Sox are in a better position in terms of replacements from within their own system. That and the fact that they play in a gimmick park convinces me that the Twins will walk away with this division. Again.

Yep, I think that giant roller rink is the biggest home field advantage in baseball.

sommerled
02-11-2004, 07:30 PM
im a sox fan living in baltimore,i met one other here in the last three years

jamteh
02-11-2004, 08:37 PM
I really think the Twins made a huge mistake in trading Pierzinski. He really calls a good game, and he's a huge pain in the butt for the opposition offensively. That being said, I still think the Royals--even though they did a nice job improving themselves this offseason--need to beat the Twins to win the Central. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality of our Sox team, but on paper, they sure look pretty mediocre at best. At best!