View Full Version : The top 20 questions of 2006 from MLB.com

01-03-2006, 09:59 AM
Actually the #1 question is the same they asked in 2005

1. Is it the Cubs' turn? Amazing! It's like the computer has a mind of its own and the fingers are just drawn to those very keys. This question is as permanent here as ivy at Wrigley. While it may be easier to just see for yourself (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20041226&content_id=926026&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp), here are the details. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 to end an 86-year drought. The White Sox won the World Series in 2005 to end an 88-year drought. The Cubs, who last won it all in 1908, now have the longest drought -- so this question must be answered by a group that includes newcomers Juan Pierre and Jacque Jones.


but they did address the White Sox

8. Will the White Sox repeat? No team has repeated as World Champions yet in this decade, but the Pale Hose certainly have a good chance. The general consensus is that they have done nothing but improve over the offseason. Trading Aaron Rowand to Philadelphia meant giving up a player coming into his own, but the White Sox got Jim Thome in return to be their designated hitter. Paul Konerko was re-signed, and Javier Vazquez was acquired from Arizona in the deal that sent El Duque to the D-Backs. Versatile Rob Mackowiak was added for reinforcement.

he also added
No one on the first day of 2005 really expected the made-over White Sox to win their first world championship since 1917, but they did.

01-03-2006, 10:13 AM
10. Will the Marlins shock the world again? That phrase was last uttered while they were winning it all in 2003. This is a team that has been through a housecleaning before, and they have a whole new look in 2006. Gone are Juan Pierre, Mike Lowell, Luis Castillo, A.J. Burnett and Paul Lo Duca. Even Jack McKeon is gone in the dugout, replaced by manager Joe Girardi. Dontrelle Willis led the Majors with 22 wins in 2005 and he's back. Somehow, this franchise has seemed to thrive when others have completely written them off.

:?: They might shock the world by not winning a game.