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Hangar18
07-11-2005, 11:19 AM
I made 2 very big predictions ......... One being that Jermaine Dye would
be out of the lineup by May. For all intents and purposes, had the SOX
had someone else available, they may have made that move, but he remained
and started hitting a bit later in the month.

My other prediction was that Carlos Lee was going to be an NL All-Star now
that he joined the National League and would soon be FEASTING in weak NL pitching. I was right on the mark on that one ........

Anyone else have predictions that panned, or didnt pan out so far?

fquaye149
07-11-2005, 11:20 AM
I made 2 very big predictions ......... One being that Jermaine Dye would
be out of the lineup by May. For all intents and purposes, had the SOX
had someone else available, they may have made that move, but he remained
and started hitting a bit later in the month.

My other prediction was that Carlos Lee was going to be an NL All-Star now
that he joined the National League and would soon be FEASTING in weak NL pitching. I was right on the mark on that one ........

Anyone else have predictions that panned, or didnt pan out so far?

Hangar, Hangar, Hangar:rolleyes:

LVSoxFan
07-11-2005, 11:37 AM
A bunch of us got the number of wins right at the ASB: 57 or 58.

Too bad it turned out that way because of the Oakland disaster this weekend, but we got it right regardless.

Things that have surprised me so far:
-Garland. I hated him last year. Now he's our ace.
-Contreras. When we first got him I thought "look out," we're gonna kill everybody. Now I shudder when he's on the mound.
-Dye. I figured he'd come around or else we wouldn't have got him. Finally, he has.
-Everett: Wasn't sure about him but he's earned his spot.
-Uribe/Rowand: I thought their hitting would be much better than it has been
-Shingo: although many here said he would be "figured out" eventually. Hermanson seemingly came out of nowhere--I thought he was just a journeyman bullpen guy for us at first.
-Iguchi: what a stud this guy turned out to be.

Things that haven't surprised me:
-Willie Harris being like he was... last year
-Crede's awesome defense
-Podsednik being as advertised
-Ozzie being the manager you'd want to play for, too

My only fear going into the ASB is the gap in the middle of the starters, with Contreras and El Duque being so inconsistent.

As I've been saying since April, "talk to me at the ASB." Because everything now is the home stretch. I would have never guessed we'd be THIS good, but I'll take it.

Tadahito
07-11-2005, 11:38 AM
I made 2 very big predictions ......... One being that Jermaine Dye would
be out of the lineup by May. For all intents and purposes, had the SOX
had someone else available, they may have made that move, but he remained
and started hitting a bit later in the month.
Fine don't give him credit for being 14th in all of baseball in homers. Or for hitting .270. Of for leading the team in SLG%.

If you wanna DAP yourself for a correct prediction acknowledge when you miss the boat too.

pinwheels3530
07-11-2005, 12:30 PM
I predicted that Garland will when his usual 12 games, but he would loose his usual 12 making him a 500 pitcher. I was wrong!!

pinwheels3530
07-11-2005, 12:38 PM
Mark Buehrle pitching like a ACE ...right!

Aaron Rowand playing great defense, clutch hitting.....right!

The Sox getting alot a love from the Media..........WRONG!!

mike squires
07-11-2005, 12:39 PM
There's probably more than one pre season thread out there with me saying the Sox were going to be awful. Luckily, they have proved me wrong...

pinwheels3530
07-11-2005, 12:41 PM
I predicted the SOX would be the best team in baseball!!!

Blueprint1
07-11-2005, 12:49 PM
I made 2 very big predictions ......... One being that Jermaine Dye would
be out of the lineup by May. For all intents and purposes, had the SOX
had someone else available, they may have made that move, but he remained
and started hitting a bit later in the month.

My other prediction was that Carlos Lee was going to be an NL All-Star now
that he joined the National League and would soon be FEASTING in weak NL pitching. I was right on the mark on that one ........

Anyone else have predictions that panned, or didnt pan out so far?

I am glad you got something right because you were doom and gloom all winter.

RKMeibalane
07-11-2005, 12:51 PM
I am glad you got something right because you were doom and gloom all winter.

He's still doom and gloom.

Sxy Mofo
07-11-2005, 12:54 PM
My 162-0 prediction doesn't look like it'll be exactly right on, but I have been enjoying the season none-the-less.

fquaye149
07-11-2005, 12:56 PM
I am glad you got something right because you were doom and gloom all winter.

His MAIN prediction Was That UNCLE Jerry's Cheap WAYS
Were going TO Cost us THE Chance to Compete
In a Weak DIVISION. That WE might Not Win 80 Games THIS
Season and that IF only WE WEREN'T Too Cheap to Keep Carlos We could
Have been a GREAT TEAM this Year as THE A.L. Central was NOT going to
BE a Good Division.


How'd that one turn out?

Madvora
07-11-2005, 01:01 PM
Funny, because I just mentioned this in the Buehrle thread.

I picked Buehlre to be the AL Cy Young winner this year and now he's starting the All-Star game. I'm definitely on the right track.
However, I couldn't get a bet off the day before the season started.

DaleJRFan
07-11-2005, 01:06 PM
I was wrong on about every single one of my predictions... though there is a lot of baseball left...

I was close on Buehrle winning 24 games with a 2.12 ERA in route to his first Cy Young award. I was close on Konerko knocking out 45-50 homeruns. I was close on Pods stealing 85 bases.

I was WAY OFF on Rowand hitting 320 with 30/110 in the 3-hole. YIKES!

I was way off on Dye being not healthy, playing iffy D and with mediocre offense. I thought the Sox woulda called up Anderson by now. Dye is a bad, bad man....

I also thought AJ would have produced a bit better average-wise, but who cares with his game calling and walk-off heroics.

I was way off with Big Hurt coming back. I thought his injury would have led him into early retirement. Thank God I was wrong.

I also thought Gload was going to work PK out of a starting spot, and with my prediction of the Hurt retiring due to "injury" PK would have ended up as the DH. Still waiting for Gload, and that.430 AAA average of his, to come back.

WhiteSoxNation
07-11-2005, 01:17 PM
I said we'd have 3 ten game winner i was close

ja1022
07-11-2005, 01:46 PM
This wasn't a Sox prediction, but I predicted in March that Prior and Balsa Wood wouldn't combine for 250 innings pitched this year. Right now they sit at 119 combined, which is less than each of our three studs. I predict that one, or both of them miss significant time in the second half as well.

ma_deuce
07-11-2005, 01:51 PM
His MAIN prediction Was That UNCLE Jerry's Cheap WAYS
Were going TO Cost us THE Chance to Compete
In a Weak DIVISION. That WE might Not Win 80 Games THIS
Season and that IF only WE WEREN'T Too Cheap to Keep Carlos We could
Have been a GREAT TEAM this Year as THE A.L. Central was NOT going to
BE a Good Division.


How'd that one turn out?

:nuts:

I'm dizzy just reading this post... you have his style down though.

Deuce

TommyJohn
07-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Well......I predicted that Dustin Hermanson would lead the team in saves. I
saw him moving Takatsu aside as closer. I also predicted that Konerko would
lead in home runs and Podsednik in steals, although those weren't exactly
"out-on-a-limb" predictions, nor was predicting that Buehrle would lead the
team in ERA. I did make one prediction that I prefer not to discuss. :redface: :redface:

Cowhead418
07-11-2005, 09:02 PM
Here are things I didn't predict:
- I didn't think we'd be this amazing, about a 2-game lead at the break.
- I thought Rowand would be better
- I thought Garland would be decent but not like this.
- Iguchi exceeded my expectations and they were already pretty high for him
- I thought Uribe would be better
- I didn't think Buehrle would be THIS good.
- Contreras has surprised me but has fallen off a little lately.
- Hermanson was a huge surprise.
- Politte also came out of nowhere.
- I thought Marte and Shingo would be better.
- Cotts did way better than I expected
- I thought Konerko would be better
- Everett exceeded my expectations

Pods, Dye, Crede, AJ, El Duque, Garcia, Vizcaino all pretty much met my expectations.

ChiWhiteSox1337
07-11-2005, 09:09 PM
In the official 2005 WSI predictions thread, I had the team winning 94 games. Right now, it's very possible that they'll go over that mark. The only prediction I was really off on was my ERA leader...Luis Vizcaino. Hopefully he can go on an amazing stretch and not give up a run in the second half the season! :)

BeviBall!
07-11-2005, 09:15 PM
Thought we had a chance at 90 wins for the season and that Dye would go 30+ HR and 100+ RBI. Those seem a good bet... 101 is my new total.

I figured Garland would be 12-12 again. Wrong.

Cowhead418
07-11-2005, 09:20 PM
In the official 2005 WSI predictions thread, I had the team winning 94 games. Right now, it's very possible that they'll go over that mark. The only prediction I was really off on was my ERA leader...Luis Vizcaino. Hopefully he can go on an amazing stretch and not give up a run in the second half the season! :)
Well considering we'd have to go 2 games under .500 the rest of the way to win 94 games I think it's very possible we will exceed that win total.:wink: