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SBSoxFan
02-23-2006, 11:59 AM
I thought it might be nice to collect all the bulletin board material (derogatory statements about the White Sox or crazy predictions about the AL Central) the Sox can use as motivation for the upcoming season in one place. (And I'm putting it in "What's the Score" since we've all heard it before!)

I'll start with this little diddy from Rob Neyer's ESPN SportsNation chat from 2/23:

Jeff (Dayton)
Rob, do you think the Indians or Twins can realisitcally challenge the White Sox. Some people like the Twins offseason moves, but doesn't that team basically come down to Mauer and Morneau being a heck of a lot better offensively?

ROB NEYER
That division's wide open, and I'd throw the Tigers into the mix, too. I like what the Twins have done -- Tony Batista notwithstanding -- and as a group their young players *will* be better in '06. :rolleyes:

downstairs
02-23-2006, 12:17 PM
I tend to think merely attempting to repeat as World Series Champions will be enough inspiration.

:cool:

TDog
02-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Sure he knows what he's talking about. You'll remember how a year ago everyone was right when they said the Sox would lead the league in wins with a team capable of tearing through the postseason with an 11-1 record.

santo=dorf
02-23-2006, 12:32 PM
Steinbrenner predicts title for Yanks (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060222&content_id=1319547&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy)

"It's been a while; we haven't won it," said Steinbrenner, who stopped to speak to TV and radio reporters. "We're going to win it this year. We're going after them this year."

....and it's Ozzie the one who needs to "shut it?"

34 Inch Stick
02-23-2006, 12:51 PM
The king does not take advice from the stable boy.

Taliesinrk
02-23-2006, 09:34 PM
All that's necessary here is my good friend Mr. Brantley. I believe it was late last spring when he informed me that there was something in the beer in Chicago and that we were drinking it....




I know.. I know.. it's from last year; but can we still use it??

Chisox003
02-23-2006, 11:22 PM
All that's necessary here is my good friend Mr. Brantley. I believe it was late last spring when he informed me that there was something in the beer in Chicago and that we were drinking it....




I know.. I know.. it's from last year; but can we still use it??
See: My sig

Used to make me :angry:

Now, after a ring and 15 months on WSI, makes me :rolleyes: :rolling:

santo=dorf
02-23-2006, 11:39 PM
I found this on the MLB troll boards. Can anyone with a subscription confirm this?

Indians 86-76
Twins 83-79
Tigers 83-79
White Sox 81-81
Royals 65-97

Those are BP's projections for 2006. :rolleyes:

chisoxfanatic
02-24-2006, 12:24 AM
I found this on the MLB troll boards. Can anyone with a subscription confirm this?

Indians 86-76
Twins 83-79
Tigers 83-79
White Sox 81-81
Royals 65-97

Those are BP's projections for 2006. :rolleyes:

Baseball Prospectus is the absolute LAST source you should think of considering for any real analysis!

Stoky44
02-24-2006, 12:38 PM
I found this on the MLB troll boards. Can anyone with a subscription confirm this?

Indians 86-76
Twins 83-79
Tigers 83-79
White Sox 81-81
Royals 65-97

Those are BP's projections for 2006. :rolleyes:

Is this for the 2005 season? There is no way anyone would pick the Sox to win only go .500, unless they are trying to get things wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't pick the Sox to go to the WS, but to say they only are going to win 81 games is dumb. Then they have to have the Cubs winning either 70 games. Maybe the Trib has input and will have the Cubs winning 100+ games and that would also explain why the Sox were picked to go 500.

caulfield12
02-24-2006, 03:50 PM
Is this for the 2005 season? There is no way anyone would pick the Sox to win only go .500, unless they are trying to get things wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't pick the Sox to go to the WS, but to say they only are going to win 81 games is dumb. Then they have to have the Cubs winning either 70 games. Maybe the Trib has input and will have the Cubs winning 100+ games and that would also explain why the Sox were picked to go 500.

Well, you have the Michael Barrett comments about the Parade.

Anything Bobby Howry says, along with Jeff Brantley and Brian McRae, who each argued that OGs managerial style and player relationship modus operandi would wear thin....I think they even compared OG to Tony Pena.

s.dedalus
02-24-2006, 04:49 PM
I found this on the MLB troll boards. Can anyone with a subscription confirm this?

Indians 86-76
Twins 83-79
Tigers 83-79
White Sox 81-81
Royals 65-97

Those are BP's projections for 2006. :rolleyes:

I have a BP subscription and I haven't seen any of their writers make 2006 standings predictions - let alone ones that look like that.

SBSoxFan
03-27-2006, 01:22 PM
"We can help ourselves by getting off to a better start. But if we win 93 to 95 games this year, I think we'll definitely win the Central."

link (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9298217)

MarySwiss
03-27-2006, 01:24 PM
I have a BP subscription and I haven't seen any of their writers make 2006 standings predictions - let alone ones that look like that.

This looks like last year's predictions.

MarySwiss
03-27-2006, 01:29 PM
"We can help ourselves by getting off to a better start. But if we win 93 to 95 games this year, I think we'll definitely win the Central."

link (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9298217)


Interesting how them losing Coco Crisp doesn't seem to be worth a mention in this analysis, innit?

SBSoxFan
03-27-2006, 01:46 PM
Interesting how them losing Coco Crisp doesn't seem to be worth a mention in this analysis, innit?
Right. Or Millwood and Howry. It's funny how everyone figures this is Cleveland's year since they were in the running until August in '04 and until the end of the season last year. I guess another way of looking at is that they can't win big games.

palehozenychicty
03-27-2006, 01:51 PM
Right. Or Millwood and Howry. It's funny how everyone figures this is Cleveland's year since they were in the running until August in '04 and until the end of the season last year. I guess another way of looking at is that they can't win big games.

Exactly. When was the last time C.C. Safattia won a game of significance?

TheOldRoman
03-27-2006, 07:31 PM
Hey Fatboy, I have news for you...

If you win 95 games, (which you WONT!) you will still finish 10 games behind the Sox. Dumbass.