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Fenway
11-30-2005, 08:34 PM
http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=1893 (http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=1893&print=true)

caulfield12
11-30-2005, 08:37 PM
http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=1893 (http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/polling?event_id=1893&print=true)

Looks like we saw it at the same time, lol. Donīt know if I will get in trouble for copy and pasting the results...I canīt see how that is copyrighted material, as it is public opinion.

MarySwiss
11-30-2005, 08:42 PM
'Kay. Did the poll. But they left out one key question:

Does ESPN have a clue?

____No

____Hell, no

lths06
11-30-2005, 09:00 PM
As of now, over 19,500 people have voted, and 77.7% think the Sox are the favorites to repeat as AL Central Champions, and 66.4% feel the Sox can repeat with their current roster as World Series Champions. I thought people underrated and disrespected us??? Guess maybe not as many people as we thought...

Fuller_Schettman
11-30-2005, 09:04 PM
As of now, over 19,500 people have voted, and 77.7% think the Sox are the favorites to repeat as AL Central Champions, and 66.4% feel the Sox can repeat with their current roster as World Series Champions. I thought people underrated and disrespected us??? Guess maybe not as many people as we thought...

Nope, just the fine mediots at EastSPN

Results so far...


Are the White Sox favorites to repeat as AL Central champs if they make no further major moves?

77.8% Yes
22.2% No

2) Can the White Sox repeat as World Series champs with their current roster?

66.5% Yes
33.5% No

3) Are you surprised the White Sox were able to retain Paul Konerko?

66.6% No
33.4% Yes

4) What do you think of Paul Konerko's new deal for $60 million over five years?

57.7% He's worth it
26.2% Too much money
16.1% Too many years

5) What did you think of the trade that sent Aaron Rowand to Philadelphia for Jim Thome?

39.1% Could go either way
26.9% Good move
18.5% Great move
15.4% Lousy move

6) How many home runs will Thome hit next season?

53.2% 30-39
35.1% Less than 30
10.7% 40-49
1.0% 50 or more

7) Is Brian Anderson (.295, 16 HR, 57 RBI, .829 OPS in 118 games for Triple-A Charlotte) capable of starting in center field next season?

73.6% Yes
26.4% No

8) Which pitcher should not be part of Chicago's starting rotation next season?

59.9% Orlando Hernandez
30.1% Brandon McCarthy
3.2% Jose Contreras
3.0% Freddy Garcia
2.2% Jon Garland
1.5% Mark Buehrle

9) Should the White Sox attempt to trade whoever loses out in the bid for the rotation?

63.8% No, you can never have too much pitching.
36.2% Yes, try and add another bat or free up money for free agents.

10) What should the White Sox do with Bobby Jenks?

76.9% Trust him as the closer, with Dustin Hermanson, Damaso Marte and Luis Vizcaino as insurance.
15.1% Keep him as the closer but pursue pricey veteran insurance like Tom Gordon, Bob Howry or Octavio Dotel.
8.0% Move him to set-up work and pursue a FA closer like B.J. Ryan, Billy Wagner or Kyle Farnsworth.

Total Votes: 20,024

TheOldRoman
11-30-2005, 09:18 PM
As of now, over 19,500 people have voted, and 77.7% think the Sox are the favorites to repeat as AL Central Champions, and 66.4% feel the Sox can repeat with their current roster as World Series Champions. I thought people underrated and disrespected us??? Guess maybe not as many people as we thought...
Are you kidding? Anyone who believes we are NOT favorites in the AL Central and we CANNOT repeat is a flaming imbecile. We were the best team in baseball last year. We barnstormed through the playoffs and World Series. On top of that, we just made our offense a whole lot better by adding the lefty slugger we always needed.
We should be ALC "favorites" in any sane person's book seeing as we were the best team last year, and we got better (which Cleveland hasn't to date). The other question was whether we CAN repeat, not whether we will. I could understand people thinking we won't repeat, that is fine. For anyone to say we can't repeat (as in incapable, no chance of repeating), they are either:
A)bitter, jealous Indians fans
B)bitter, jealous Twins fan
C)bitter, jealous Tigers fans
D) bitter, jealous Royals fans
E)extremely bitter, extremely jealous Cubs fans; or
F)lacking any baseball knowledge or a rational thought process.

This poll just shows that there are a LOT of morons out there.

RedPinStripes
11-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Wow. The poll results acutally make sense. Are there that many people that many people that fear the Sox now? Or are Sox fans taking over that poll? :D:

dpbyron
11-30-2005, 09:37 PM
A)bitter, jealous Indians fans
B)bitter, jealous Twins fan
C)bitter, jealous Tigers fans
D) bitter, jealous Royals fans
E)extremely bitter, extremely jealous Cubs fans; or
F)lacking any baseball knowledge or a rational thought process.

This poll just shows that there are a LOT of morons out there.

Ditto :cool:

WestSideWhiteSox
11-30-2005, 09:54 PM
People respect the Sox way more than we are paranoid about. People may be perplexed by the Sox because they are such an old team but just haven't built the brand recognition of some other teams over the years, but winning can change that in a hurry. The Sox play a huge city that most people recognize as one of the most (if not the most) sports-obsessed towns in America. If marketed correctly, the South Side captures the zest of Chicago so much more than Wrigleyville. I sense the beginnings of a major fascination with this team, because it brought us back to old-school baseball. The Sox should milk that for all it's worth.

nccwsfan
11-30-2005, 10:08 PM
The other question was whether we CAN repeat, not whether we will. I could understand people thinking we won't repeat, that is fine. For anyone to say we can't repeat (as in incapable, no chance of repeating), they are either:
A)bitter, jealous Indians fans
B)bitter, jealous Twins fan
C)bitter, jealous Tigers fans
D) bitter, jealous Royals fans
E)extremely bitter, extremely jealous Cubs fans; or
F)lacking any baseball knowledge or a rational thought process.

This poll just shows that there are a LOT of morons out there.

G) Baseball Prospectus

Madvora
11-30-2005, 10:11 PM
Where the hell is that Bobby Jenks question coming from?
The actually have Kyle Farnsworth listed as an alternative? What possible reason would the Sox have to not use Bobby Jenks?

HotelWhiteSox
11-30-2005, 10:15 PM
Where the hell is that Bobby Jenks question coming from?
The actually have Kyle Farnsworth listed as an alternative? What possible reason would the Sox have to not use Bobby Jenks?

Not to mention that most of the FA 'replacements' they listed are already signed. Good thing people get paid for knowing this stuff.

asindc
11-30-2005, 10:15 PM
People respect the Sox way more than we are paranoid about. People may be perplexed by the Sox because they are such an old team but just haven't built the brand recognition of some other teams over the years, but winning can change that in a hurry. The Sox play a huge city that most people recognize as one of the most (if not the most) sports-obsessed towns in America. If marketed correctly, the South Side captures the zest of Chicago so much more than Wrigleyville. I sense the beginnings of a major fascination with this team, because it brought us back to old-school baseball. The Sox should milk that for all it's worth.

Winning cures all.

doublem23
11-30-2005, 11:45 PM
G) Baseball Prospectus

That would fall into the "F" category. :cool: