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Spicoli
03-04-2005, 12:29 PM
Here's the link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=rogers_phil&id=1997046

Ol' No. 2
03-04-2005, 12:38 PM
Here's the link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=rogers_phil&id=1997046Other than the usual "This is Frank Thomas' last year with the Sox" tripe, it's a pretty good take on the Sox situation.

Iwritecode
03-04-2005, 12:42 PM
Here's the link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=rogers_phil&id=1997046

Eh, nothing ground-breaking. Just a repeat of what pretty much everyone has been saying for the past month. I can't wait for the season to finally start so we can start reading some "new" articles...

fquaye149
03-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Eh, nothing ground-breaking. Just a repeat of what pretty much everyone has been saying for the past month. I can't wait for the season to finally start so we can start reading some "new" articles...

Ah! I know exactly the "new" article you refer to:

"Sox being slide to 4th place"

"Friction between Ozzie and [player]"

"Cubbies reclaim 1st place!"

Jabroni
03-04-2005, 02:34 PM
I do agree with some of the article. Contreras and El Duque are the keys to our rotation. El Duque needs to stay healthy. He will put up good numbers if he does. Contreras CANNOT put up an ERA over 5 this season as our #3 starter. I would like to see a 4.50 ERA or less from him. I think our offense will be fine.

Ol' No. 2
03-04-2005, 02:54 PM
I do agree with some of the article. Contreras and El Duque are the keys to our rotation. El Duque needs to stay healthy. He will put up good numbers if he does. Contreras CANNOT put up an ERA over 5 this season as our #3 starter. I would like to see a 4.50 ERA or less from him. I think our offense will be fine.I also agree that Hernandez and Contreras are the keys. If these two can put together 28-30 wins between them, I'd say we're set.

I don't quite know how to gauge how much Contreras' having his family back in Cuba affected his pitching. I can't imagine leaving your family behind to go to a strange country and wondering how many years it will be before you see them again.

mweflen
03-04-2005, 03:05 PM
Pretty sad that the only national coverage we get is a cut-and-paste job of previous articles by a Tribune reporter.

under the radar...:rolleyes:

(Which is not to say I dislike Rogers. I think he's one of the more lucid Chicago columnists around, and he doesn't have any Retarded Flubbie Bias.)

Speaking of Under the Radar, did anyone hear Buehrle using this catchphrase on the news? I'm telling you, it's the 2005 Sox slogan...

Charno
03-04-2005, 04:37 PM
Good article, I think.