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KVinc
12-23-2001, 11:17 PM
we are only 3 months away from april and spring training will begin shortly so its time for those predictions on records line-ups and rotations and possibly more free agent transactions.


P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone



1. Ray-ray2B(only one more year and maybe darrin erstad)
2. Jose Valentin3b/ss(with a healthy year maybe even more homers than last year.
3. Frank thomasDH- frank has something to prove to his teamates after some in the locker room doubted his injury.
4. MagglioRF- getting even better\
5. Carlos LeeLF- his first half was great and hopefully he can get over his dismal second half and continue to improve.
6. Paulie1B- 40 homers
7. Aaron Rowrand- 15 homers
8. Joe Crede3b- 18 homers in his first year
9. Sandy Alomar- hopefully his knees will hold up i think he will only play 110 games in the reg. season, in preparations for the 'offs


Pitching rotation
1. Mark Buerhle- he may struggle in the beginning with the number 1 title, but then will be his normal self. 200 innings
2. Rick helling(hopefully)- 200 innings and probably 15 wins
3. jim parque- hoping for anything here though i think he will bounce back
4. Todd Ritchie- really a number 3 starter but jerry likes to mix it up, 200 innings
5. Jon Garland- could be a big season for him maybe a 3.20 e.r.a.

bullpen:
1.Glover- long relief man
2. Biddle- 2nd long relief man
3. Wunsch- lefty specialist, setup/late inning
4. Kohlmeier- lefty specialist
5. Barcelo- middle relief
6. Osuna - setup man
7.Howry- a full year after surgery hopefully his fastball is back and hes better
8. Foulke- why would you want to trade someone who converted 42 out of 45 saves.

bench:
1. Mark Johnson/ Josh Paul- whoever wins the fight
2.Graffiano
3. Liefer/Clayton/Brian simmons- whoever plays the best in spring training should get the 3rd bench spot, i think Liefer could be good trade bait


final prediction

sox 94 and 68, 1st in thr AL central by 9 games. 2nd in the AL to the Yanks

we go to the ALDS beating the mariners in 5 and then we go to the ALCS where we are swept the Yanks.

let the flaming begin!

RichH55
12-24-2001, 04:02 AM
Hey man...good post, but since you want nitpicking..you shall have it:)

I don't think Helling is coming here(nor do I really want him all things considered), and if he did get here I don't see him as a #2.

I doubt Liefer has a ton of trade value and certainly not for what we are looking for...that being said I think he will play well for the Sox and his versality and hitting can't hurt...Having guys like Clayton takes at-bats away from Liefer and Crede, not exactly what I'm looking for


And I'll say we win one against the Yanks :D:


Cheers! :gulp:

KVinc
12-24-2001, 02:20 PM
OMG


someone replied to my post for the first time in a long time usually my post are treated like trash

KVinc
12-24-2001, 06:42 PM
http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats/mlb_individual_player_splits.jsp?playerID=115727&statType=2


how can you not want helling as your number 2 guy his second half showed alot of determination.

also since 1998 look at his stats

216.1
219.1
217.0
215.2

his reg season e.r.a.
4.41
4.84
4.48
5.17(his second half was much better)

also his post season e.r.a
1998 4.50
1999 2.84 go here http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats/mlb_individual_player_postseason.jsp?playerID=1157 27&statType=2
for his full stats and it will show you, he really only gave 3 runs in his one appearance in 1998,even though he has only been in the playoffs two times he went against the best and did pretty good.


i think on our staff he could be a nice number 2

Spiff
12-24-2001, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by KVinc
http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats/mlb_individual_player_splits.jsp?playerID=115727&statType=2


how can you not helling as your number 2 guy his second half showed alot of determination.

also since 1998 look at his stats

216.1
219.1
217.0
215.2

his reg season e.r.a.
4.41
4.84
4.48
5.17(his second half was much better)

also his post season e.r.a
1998 4.50
1999 2.84 go here http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/stats/mlb_individual_player_postseason.jsp?playerID=1157 27&statType=2
for his full stats and it will show you he really only gave 3 runs in his one appearance in 1998,even though he has only been in the playoffs two times he went against the best and did pretty good.


i think on our staff he could be a nice number 2

Ehhhhh I dunno I don't think it would be the worst thing in the world to sign him but I'd like to see what some of the young pitchers can do.

czalgosz
12-24-2001, 08:44 PM
4. Kohlmeier- lefty specialist

Kohlmeier's a righty... another lefty in the pen will be probably Masaoka.

Helling will never be on the Sox.

RichH55
12-25-2001, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by czalgosz


Kohlmeier's a righty... another lefty in the pen will be probably Masaoka.

Helling will never be on the Sox.

Damn...if Kohlmeier is a rightie than his value just went to nothing for me, I thought he was a leftie so I thought it wasnt the worst pickup in the world

And czalgosz..do you think its good or bad that Helling will never be a Sox players...all things considered