View Full Version : What are your realistic goals for 2004?

02-18-2004, 11:56 AM
Obviously the ultimate goals is a World Championship, but I would be happy with a division title.

02-18-2004, 12:04 PM
That's the goal. We haven't for three years, and I discount anyone who short changes the importance of that, whether a WS is in the cards or not.

34 Inch Stick
02-18-2004, 12:17 PM
90 wins and a division title are my optimistic goals. I think it will be more like 82 and second place.

Baby Fisk
02-18-2004, 12:20 PM
We've had a division title in 2000 and got blown away in the playoffs. I want WS action, even if we get blown away there. I vote for the AL pennant.

02-18-2004, 12:20 PM
Realistically, I'm thinking baseball on the South Side this October isn't too far-fetched.

02-18-2004, 12:21 PM
On the Discovery Channel, there is an advertisement for “Monster Garage” where Jesse James says something like (paraphrasing) “I like to set our goals just beyond what I think we can reach.”

With that in mind, I have to vote for making it to the ALCS. I do think it’s possible (although unlikely) that this team can win this incredibly weak division. Although if I were a betting man, I wouldn’t wager any money on getting any farther than that.

02-18-2004, 12:45 PM
82 - 80

If we can finish above .500 it will a great season.

02-18-2004, 01:08 PM
I want to make the ALCS, I think it is slightly out of the realm of reason to make it that far but certainly not impossible if a few guys have career years. I would be ecstatic if we made it that far.

02-18-2004, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by MarqSox
Obviously the ultimate goals is a World Championship, but I would be happy with a division title. I Would also be happy with a division title, plus the cubs missing he playoffs would be awesome! GO STROS...........

02-18-2004, 01:45 PM
I want to go to the world series or develop some players that will take us to the world series in future years.

Winning the cesspool division means nothing to me.

02-18-2004, 01:46 PM
I really think they can win the division. The pressure is off of them to do so. Every time this team had high expectations, they choked. Over the last few years, when it seemed they were out of it, they would start winning, and I would wonder why they looked so good...now. And I think that had alot to do with the manager.

Also, their approach to hitting did nothing to help them over the last 2 years. They were being dumb hitters trying to hit everything out of the park. I don't think I've ever seen a team hit into so many DPs and hit pop-ups. With a change in attitude and a change in management philosophy, I think they're in great shape.

But I'd really like to see them at least, get to the ALCS.

02-18-2004, 01:50 PM
This division is so weak that I think 82 to 85 wins (which is realistic) will win it. After that anything is possible (Florida Marlins).

Lip Man 1
02-18-2004, 08:05 PM
I'd be satisfied with 82 wins and a winning season. Ultimately that may be the best we can do.


02-18-2004, 08:11 PM
In 2000, not much was expected and the rotation wasnt all that great, and good things happened. May this season be like 2000!