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richb2
11-26-2005, 09:49 PM
jjust curious what kind of year people think Thome will have at the plate. I think he will hit around 275 38 homeruns and about 110 runs batted in. I think at the end of the yeat it will have been considered a good trade.

monkeypants
11-26-2005, 10:00 PM
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SoxFan76
11-26-2005, 10:08 PM
jjust curious what kind of year people think Thome will have at the plate. I think he will hit around 275 38 homeruns and about 110 runs batted in. I think at the end of the yeat it will have been considered a good trade.

Slow down Scooter, slow down. The first letter in a sentence should be capitalized, a baseball player can not hit 275, but they can hit .275, and I'll forgive the "yeat/year". I don't rip on people for simple typos.

Oh, and I already consider this a good trade.

Back to the original topic....

.280 46 124

My reasoning? ASSUMING Konerko resigns and Iguchi stays in the 2 hole, that leaves plenty of RBI opportunities out there. Konerko has around a .380 OBP, and Podsednik/Iguchi have between .340-.350. Thome should have plenty of guys to drive in in the 1st inning alone.

Oh yeah, and I think Konerko will benefit greatly by hitting in front of Thome.

The Dude
11-26-2005, 10:14 PM
The Preview Post button is an instrument of good.

:rolling:

Ron Karkovice
11-26-2005, 10:43 PM
Barring injury... even if Thome has an average type year, his numbers will be similar if not a lot better than Konerkos '05 stats. I'm not putting Konerko down, i'm just sitting here remembering how dominating Thome can be. Am I wrong to say he's one of the best players of the past couple decades?

fquaye149
11-26-2005, 10:44 PM
ASSUMING Konerko resigns

Who is he? Nixon?

Dan Mega
11-26-2005, 11:12 PM
Who is he? Nixon?

LOL!!!!:redneck

SOXSINCE'70
11-26-2005, 11:14 PM
Barring injury... even if Thome has an average type year, his numbers will be similar if not a lot better than Konerkos '05 stats. I'm not putting Konerko down, i'm just sitting here remembering how dominating Thome can be. Am I wrong to say he's one of the best players of the past couple decades?


No,you're not.And he always hits great at Sox Park.
If the plan was to build a home run deck in RF,Jim Thome
will make it worth the Sox' while.That's his natural power
direction,being a left handed hitter.He also can go the opposite
way as well.And for those who complain about his strike outs,
he walks almost as many times as he strikes out over the last
few good years he's had.

SOXSINCE'70
11-26-2005, 11:16 PM
Who is he? Nixon?

If he doesn't "resign",I guess we won't have Paul Konerko
to kick around anymore.:roflmao: :roflmao:

Ron Karkovice
11-26-2005, 11:18 PM
No,you're not.And he always hits great at Sox Park.
If the plan was to build a home run deck in RF,Jim Thome
will make it worth the Sox' while.That's his natural power
direction,being a left handed hitter.He also can go the opposite
way as well.And for those who complain about his strike outs,
he walks almost as many times as he strikes out over the last
few good years he's had.

I don't really understand why people are turned off by Thome's strikeouts. Isnt that similar to saying... Player X grounds out a lot? Maybe he does strikeout a lot but it doesnt make his average float around .250 and yes, he does walk a lot (The sox did not draw too many walks last year).

SOXSINCE'70
11-26-2005, 11:22 PM
I don't really understand why people are turned off by Thome's strikeouts. Isnt that similar to saying... Player X grounds out a lot? Maybe he does strikeout a lot but it doesnt make his average float around .250 and yes, he does walk a lot (The sox did not draw too many walks last year).

All the more reason Jim Thome will be a solid presence in this lineup.
I'd hit him in the cleanup hole (4th).How about you??

Ron Karkovice
11-26-2005, 11:26 PM
All the more reason Jim Thome will be a solid presence in this lineup.
I'd hit him in the cleanup hole (4th).How about you??



That would make more sense to me, seeing that Thome seems to be more of a RBI man than Konerko. But didn't Konerko drive in around 143 a few years back? 3- Thome 4- Konerko, 3- Konerko 4- Thome, both look very good too me:cool:

santo=dorf
11-26-2005, 11:42 PM
2006 AL comeback player of the year. :cool:

JohnBasedowYoda
11-26-2005, 11:54 PM
2006 AL comeback player of the year. :cool:


booya!

Post of the week nomine

hose
11-27-2005, 12:13 AM
.278/.390/42 hr/ 114 ribeyes

Nellie_Fox
11-27-2005, 01:55 AM
I hope you guys are right, but how many players come off an injury after age 34 and have those kind of years? Not many. Not many at all. Everybody's ready to say goodbye to Frank, who has outperformed Thome in every offensive category except homeruns, but expect Thome to become 28 years old again.

RedPinStripes
11-27-2005, 02:01 AM
I'm not going crazy on predicting his numbers, but I will say that him being in the lineup alone will help a few guys out hitting before and after him. Kind of the way Thomas cleared a path for Ventura and Albert Bell for example. He had a lot to do with what pitches they saw.

batmanZoSo
11-27-2005, 02:32 AM
I hope you guys are right, but how many players come off an injury after age 34 and have those kind of years? Not many. Not many at all. Everybody's ready to say goodbye to Frank, who has outperformed Thome in every offensive category except homeruns, but expect Thome to become 28 years old again.

Well, Bonds. :tongue:

Point taken of course...

dlee120
11-27-2005, 02:45 AM
That would make more sense to me, seeing that Thome seems to be more of a RBI man than Konerko. But didn't Konerko drive in around 143 a few years back? 3- Thome 4- Konerko, 3- Konerko 4- Thome, both look very good too me:cool:

Konerko's best rbi producing year was 2004 with 117. I think you have to bat Thome 3 and Konerko 4 because you dont know how well Thome will be respected after coming off an injured 2004. If someone isnt respected, they dont do so well protecting whoever is in front of them. Jim also grounds into far fewer double plays (strikes out more, but that doesnt count toward 2 outs) and with pods and gooch (or whoever 2 hitter is) getting on ideally 40+% of the time, you dont want a large double play threat hitting behind them. Konerko wasnt bad with DP's last year, but prior has been a much bigger threat than Thome has in years past.

TheOldRoman
11-27-2005, 03:19 AM
114 ribeyes
:o:That's a lot of steaks.
Now, if he can just get a ribbie for every ribeye he eats, the Sox will be in good shape.






:)

HotelWhiteSox
11-27-2005, 04:16 AM
.276 - 32 HR - 94 RBIs

SOXSINCE'70
11-27-2005, 09:38 AM
That would make more sense to me, seeing that Thome seems to be more of a RBI man than Konerko. But didn't Konerko drive in around 143 a few years back? 3- Thome 4- Konerko, 3- Konerko 4- Thome, both look very good too me:cool:

I liked Dye in the 3 hole late last year,let's see what he can do batting
third an entire season.I'd bat Thome 4th to break up the right handed
bats of Dye and Konerko.Thank God Kenny heard my cry!!For years,I
(and many Sox fans) have screamed that this lineup needs a power
bat from the left side.If healthy,Jim Thome is that guy,bar none.:cool:

WestSox
11-27-2005, 09:51 AM
.278/.390/42 hr/ 114 ribeyes

That sound about right, but I don't know if he can eat 114 steaks in 162 games. :o:

ChiSoxIn06
11-27-2005, 11:35 AM
.274 36 HR 102 RBIs