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Shingotime!!
12-30-2004, 09:43 PM
These are my predictions for the sox in 05 barring any trades/free agent signings. I tried to be as realistic as possible but for some stats i just guessed. I may have been a tad bit optomistic but give me your opinions.





2005 White Sox Predictions











Starting Rotation Wins Era Innings Pitched



1. Mark Buehrle 18 3.52 235.2

2. Freddie Garcia 18 3.94 230.1

3. Orlando Hernandez 12 3.92 159.0

4. Jose Contreras 15 4.74 196.2

5. Jon Garland 14 4.22 222.2



Relievers Era Saves

1. Closer: Shingo Takatsu 2.84 39

2. LH Setup: Damaso Marte 1.93 4

3. RH Setup: Luis Vizcaino 3.77 1

4. RH Setup: Dustin Hermanson 4.07 2

5. RH Middle Relief: Cliff Politte 4.09 0

6. LH Long Relief: Neal Cotts 4.68 0



Line Up Avg. Obp. Hr. Sb.

1. Scott Podsednik .292 .353 15 75

2. Aaron Rowand .297 .360 30 25

3. Frank Thomas .276 .391 34 0

4. Paul Konerko .284 .359 38 1

5. Jermaine Dye .287 .340 30 5

6. Juan Uribe .285 .330 25 10

7. Joe Crede .261 .322 25 1

8. Ben Davis .246 .294 10 1

9. WillieHarris .270 .350 3 30

doublem23
12-30-2004, 09:45 PM
I think it's a little premature for preseason predictions (especially since the Sox aren't done with moves... supposedly). We run our own predictions in a little bit, anyway.

P.S. You've got your rotation penciled down for 70-plus wins... I wonder if anyone can figure out off-hand what percentage of wins teams get from their rotation. Seems pretty high.

Shingotime!!
12-30-2004, 09:46 PM
Sorry, i know its hard to read but its the best i could do.

chisoxmike
12-30-2004, 10:18 PM
I think your wins for the starting pitching are good. I think Buehrle will win somewhere between 15-20, and same thing for Garcia. I don't think Contreras will win 15, I think 10-14 is probably more realistic. But regardless, I think the starting five can win about 70 games. Which should put us in a great position to win the central. :)

ewokpelts
12-30-2004, 10:50 PM
:ralomar: count me in on july 31st!

kittle545feet
12-31-2004, 12:08 AM
I think you got Uribe hitting a little too high. I just don't see this guy over .265 at the end of the year. Other than that, I like it. I am actually starting to see clearly on the design and makeup of the team they are trying to put together and I have to say I am beginning to like it. If we were ever to sign Iguchi (sp?) I would feel even better than I do now but I am not gonna hold my breath.:smile:

Corlose 15
12-31-2004, 01:36 AM
Why do you see Uribe at .265? He hit .283 last year. Just curious what your reasoning is for a 18 pt drop in BA.

WhiteSoxFan84
12-31-2004, 03:05 AM
My 2005 Predictions;

R. Kelly gets nabbed for another movie with an underage girl.

Usher gets attacked by gang members.

Eminem admits to being homosexual

The Braves win the NL East.

Moises Alou blames Len Kasper for his April slump.

Kent Mercker calls the Reds booth and asks for Steve Stone as a joke. Stone finds out, challenges Mercker to a boxing match on Fox's Celebrity Boxing.

Cubs sign Carlos Beltran and Win the World Series.....

Oh yeh, and George Bush proclaims war against Iran, Syria, and announces that Hawaii has become a threat to America. God damn Tommy Chang and Chad Owens!

Oh, I also predict that a team from the NL and a team from the AL will meet in the World Series.

eastchicagosoxfan
12-31-2004, 06:04 AM
Those are reasonable numbers.

White Sox Randy
12-31-2004, 09:14 AM
I guess noone will predict that we have any injuries. Every player will atleast play to his norm, if not have a career year.

Sorry, to bring you back to reality. Although, I do like the Sox pitching depth now . If our 5 starters end up with 75 wins, we almost have to win the division. It would be nice.

Knucksie
12-31-2004, 10:20 AM
These are my predictions for the sox in 05 barring any trades/free agent signings. I tried to be as realistic as possible but for some stats i just guessed. I may have been a tad bit optomistic but give me your opinions.

Line Up Avg. Obp. Hr. Sb.

1. Scott Podsednik .292 .353 15 75

2. Aaron Rowand .297 .360 30 25

3. Frank Thomas .276 .391 34 0

4. Paul Konerko .284 .359 38 1

5. Jermaine Dye .287 .340 30 5

6. Juan Uribe .285 .330 25 10

7. Joe Crede .261 .322 25 1

8. Ben Davis .246 .294 10 1

9. WillieHarris .270 .350 3 30
I think Pods numbers are a little too high. It seems to me that he could hit in the .290s and he could hit 15 HRs, but not do both. If he is on a pace to hit 15 HRs, I believe he will either see his BA much lower because he is swinging for the fences (ala Ray Durham) or his numbers at the cell will be great and his numbers on the road will stink (ala PK).

Thomas 34HR will be largely dependant on IF he is ready during spring training. Frank is a notoriously slow starter.

Other questions... Can Uribe hit consistently to produce those kinds of numbers again (Remember last year he was on fire early which may have help pad his season stats.)? Will Crede and Davis be able to live up to those numbers, which are very realistic for them? Finally, I still wonder which Konerko will show up? Last year was more consistent for him. I actually think he is capable of much better than these numbers. Could be a .320, 35HR type. I hope he is over the hump now.

Knucksie
12-31-2004, 10:21 AM
One other thing...

Like most clubs that break out for a big year, which of these guys will have a "career year" and carry the club?