View Full Version : Ranking the 05 Sox (so far) w/ our 4 other first place teams in the divisional era

Bisco Stu
05-26-2005, 12:32 AM
1. 1994

2. 1983

3. 1993

4. 2005

5. 2000

05-26-2005, 12:33 AM
2005 has the best record doesnt it?

05-26-2005, 12:49 AM
I don't know why we were good in 2000, so I'll leave them out. I can't differentiate 93 and 94, so I put them together.

SP - all 3 teams were excellent
1. 05 (5 deep; others were 4 deep)
2. 83
3. 93

Pen -
1. 05
2. 93
3. 83

1. 83 (but completely tanked in playoffs)
2. 93
3. 05

All 3 had holes in the lineup (two of which on the 93 team now grace our dugout on a daily basis) - hard to say which had more. 93 had the single worst starting player on a Sox playoff team -----Joey Cora.

05-26-2005, 12:51 AM
2000 is clearly the worst.

05-26-2005, 12:53 AM
We were good in 2000 because we won close games, won on the road, and had excellent starting pitching the first half of the season. Also, the hitting was strong everywhere except Singleton. Injuries did in the starting pitchers but they rebounded some by the end. Remember JB's outing in Game Three? Game One was a good effort from the starting pitching too. But the bats stunk and the bullpen blew it.

05-26-2005, 02:38 AM
... 93 had the single worst starting player on a Sox playoff team -----Joey Cora.

Both Ozzie Guillen and Joey Cora came out of the San Diego Padres organization. Cora was a fighter who worked hard to make it to the big leagues. I'm not saying he had great talent or even that he executed. Oddly enough, though,

Cora found himself in the 1990s hitting in front of two of the decade's most feared hitters. After hitting in front of Frank Thomas, he went on to Seattle and hit in front of Ken Griffey Jr.

I think the Sox led the AL in ERA in 1993. Their pitching was quite good.

Bisco Stu
05-26-2005, 09:35 PM
Yes, we did lead the AL in ERA in 1993. It's the only time we have since 1967, when the Sox string of consecutive winning seasons (1951-67) came to an end.