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longshot7
01-04-2002, 01:45 AM
Found this on ESPN.com:

Projected lineup
LF Brady Anderson
SS Omar Vizquel
RF Matt Lawton
1B Jim Thome
3B Travis Fryman
DH Ellis Burks / Russ Branyan
CF Milton Bradley
2B Ricky Gutierrez
C Einar Diaz

Rotation
Bartolo Colon
C.C. Sabathia
Chuck Finley
Danys Baez
Ryan Drese

Closer
Bob Wickman


As a Sox fan, I'll take it. They suck.

nut_stock
01-04-2002, 09:44 AM
They're definitly downgrading but I wouldn't write them off yet. Their pitching staff could be a little better.

MattSharp
01-04-2002, 11:31 AM
My thing is this:

-Brady Anderson is over the hill

-Matt Lawton is not a No. 3 hitter on a team that will could win the division (See the Twins)

-Thome strikes out way too much

-Fryman is injured every other day

-Ellis Burks is older than dirt

-Russ Branyan is Jim Thome Part II

-Guetierrez is an ex-Cub

I like the youth in their rotation, since I think CC is the next Greg Maddux.

RedPinStripes
01-04-2002, 12:29 PM
That linneup still isn't bad. They might be battling the twinkies. I don't think they will be much trouble for us though. The Sox seem to have a special charge for the tribe just like the fans do. I'd love to see the Sox take advantage of losing Jwan and Robby. :indianslose :notwinks