View Full Version : Very interesting White Sox-ESPN Poll Results

11-30-2005, 07:36 PM
Lots of great questions at ESPN.com poll on front page....interesting stuff

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


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


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


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

57.3%He's worth it
26.4%Too much money
16.3%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
18.4%Great move
15.6%Lousy move

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

35.2%Less than 30
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?


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

59.5%Orlando Hernandez
30.6%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?

63.7%No, you can never have too much pitching.
36.3%Yes, try and add another bat or free up money for free agents.

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

76.6%Trust him as the closer, with Dustin Hermanson, Damaso Marte and Luis Vizcaino as insurance.
15.2%Keep him as the closer but pursue pricey veteran insurance like Tom Gordon, Bob Howry or Octavio Dotel.
8.2%Move him to set-up work and pursue a FA closer like B.J. Ryan, Billy Wagner or Kyle Farnsworth.

Total Votes: 18,188

11-30-2005, 08:10 PM
Wow, you and I had identical answers, except #5 (I said great move)

11-30-2005, 08:16 PM
You gotta wonder what the people who voted for Buerhle, Garcia, Garland, or Contrares for not being in the rotation are thinking. :?: