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WhteSox725
05-03-2005, 12:50 PM
Not much said about the Sox but they are still Number 1. Enjoy.

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/8440507

Flight #24
05-03-2005, 12:51 PM
You see, by clearing the Big Unit off their books, the Diamondbacks became legitimate contenders. In his place, Arizona was able to take on an impressive collection of talent: Troy Glaus, Shawn Green, Javier Vazquez, Russ Ortiz, Jose Cruz Jr., Shawn Estes, Brad Halsey, Craig Counsell and defensive solution Royce Clayton.

Hmmm.....that strategy seems strangely familiar. I just can't place it. I'm glad that the DBacks are being used as the key example for the success of that strategy.

JRIG
05-03-2005, 12:53 PM
Hmmm.....that strategy seems strangely familiar. I just can't place it. I'm glad that the DBacks are being used as the key example for the success of that strategy.

Is the aquisition of Royce Clayton a clue?

downstairs
05-04-2005, 08:22 AM
http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/8440507
#1 again. This reminds me of the Illini in terms of how the entire media is approaching it.

Now, the season is early and no one knows how long this will last. If we're near the top of the various power rankings all year, I'll bet the reaction will be very similar to the Illini's consistent #1 ranking.

A few months of "they will come down to earth and hit the middle of the pack soon".

Then, "Yeah, they're the best non-East-coast team. But they don't play the tough teams in the (AL East, National League, etc.)

Then, "They're good, but only because the Yankees/Cubs are bad. This is a weak season".

Then "Holy crap, they won. I was with them all along!"

jdm2662
05-04-2005, 08:41 AM
This is nothing different than any other team that wasn't susposed to do much being on top. Look at the '85 Bears. They were 10-0 and still no one was taking them seriously. Until they won 44-0 at Dallas, people finally were convinced just how good they were.
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Bruck35
05-04-2005, 08:45 AM
Does this mean that the Sox are destined for the World Series, losing in either 6 or 7 games...similiar to how U of I came up just short in their title game effort?

batmanZoSo
05-04-2005, 09:17 AM
Hmmm.....that strategy seems strangely familiar. I just can't place it. I'm glad that the DBacks are being used as the key example for the success of that strategy.

It's funny how we trade Carlos Lee and are considered crazy/morons, while Arizona trades Randy Johnson and writers are almost condescending in that we should've known they'd be better because of it.

nasox
05-04-2005, 09:32 AM
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