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Hangar18
03-07-2006, 11:24 AM
Steals that is. I believe this is the year he will do so, mostly because hes injury-free now, and the SOX have beefed up the middle of the order.

oeo
03-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Steals that is. I believe this is the year he will do so, mostly because hes injury-free now, and the SOX have beefed up the middle of the order.

I think he will have anywhere between 80-90 steals when all is said and done. He would have topped 70 and maybe even 80 if he had been injury-free last year. So as long as he can stay healthy I don't think even 80 will be a stretch.

skottyj242
03-07-2006, 11:58 AM
I thought you meant homers.

batmanZoSo
03-07-2006, 12:22 PM
As long as he's healthy and a threat, it doesn't matter. He will get his 45-50 or so at the very minimum if that's the case. We just need him out there every day.

rdwj
03-07-2006, 12:39 PM
I thought you meant homers.

:kneeslap:

But seriously - I think he has a great chance

Chez
03-07-2006, 12:49 PM
Hope so. I just bet one of my Cub fan friends that Pods will steal more bases this year than Juan Pierre.

BV2005
03-07-2006, 12:52 PM
Hope so. I just bet one of my Cub fan friends that Pods will steal more bases this year than Juan Pierre.

wow thats easy money

JohnBasedowYoda
03-07-2006, 12:59 PM
He needs to remain healthy. 80 bases. Book it

soxfan13
03-07-2006, 12:59 PM
As long as he stays healthy, I see no reason why not

DaleJRFan
03-07-2006, 01:12 PM
I am more concerned with his runs scored total. Last thing the Sox need is Podsednik getting thrown out 30 times trying to steal 80 bases. With those big boppers behind him, he should focus on getting on base and not getting sent back to the dugout after doing so.

Chicken Dinner
03-07-2006, 01:20 PM
Seeing how 70 is his career high and he's 2 years older now, I'd rather have Thome drive him in so he needs to focus on his OBP.

gosox3072
03-07-2006, 03:16 PM
Ill take 70 steals in 100 attempts any day of the week.....heck it worked last year:D:

lizard6king6
03-07-2006, 03:18 PM
As I said previously Im shooting for him to get 100. Im hoping at least.

itsnotrequired
03-07-2006, 03:24 PM
As I said previously Im shooting for him to get 100. Im hoping at least.

Boy, that's a pretty lofty goal. No one has stolen 100 bases in nearly 20 years.

Pods is good but I don't think he's that good...

gbergman
03-07-2006, 03:46 PM
if he stays healthy i think he will get between 65-80 steals as long as his OBP stays the same or improves. If he declines by more than .15 or so in 06 then i would expect between 50-65 based on last year and with Uribe batting 2nd. I mention Uribe because he is less patient then Iguchi is and Uribe will swing at more early count pitches I think so less chance for him to steal.

ondafarm
03-07-2006, 03:55 PM
I am more concerned with his runs scored total. Last thing the Sox need is Podsednik getting thrown out 30 times trying to steal 80 bases. With those big boppers behind him, he should focus on getting on base and not getting sent back to the dugout after doing so.


Pods real game is disrupting the opposing pitcher. If the other team is commiting to throwing him out so much that they do 30 times then they will be giving Uribe(Iguchi) and Thome a lot of good pitches to hit. Oddly, his runs scored is not great compared to the best lead-off guys, but the amount he disrupts the opposition is great. As to this being "the last thing the Sox need" you are dead wrong.

WSox8404
03-07-2006, 03:56 PM
I thought you meant homers.


:tongue: Hilarious. Although I doubt he will wait all the way untill the playoffs to hit his 1st.

FedEx227
03-07-2006, 04:02 PM
No way Pods get NEAR 100 steals, he doesn't have the OBP to even attempt that.

Like the others said...50-60 will do for me, along with a fantastic OBP so that the big boppers can drive him in.

DaleJRFan
03-07-2006, 04:19 PM
Pods real game is disrupting the opposing pitcher. If the other team is commiting to throwing him out so much that they do 30 times then they will be giving Uribe(Iguchi) and Thome a lot of good pitches to hit. Oddly, his runs scored is not great compared to the best lead-off guys, but the amount he disrupts the opposition is great. As to this being "the last thing the Sox need" you are dead wrong.

My "agrument" is that I don't want to see Podsednik attempting to stealing bases and getting thrown out for the sake of "stealing bases" when his goal is to get on base and score runs. If a part of that goal is to disrupt the pitcher, then so be it. Just don't waste a bunt single or a walk by getting thrown out padding SB stats.

Yeesh.

ondafarm
03-07-2006, 04:31 PM
I don't think Pods does much stealing for stealing sake, unlike Rickey Henderson did. When I've seen him interviewed he was very cognizant of disrupting pitchers and does so very well. Unlike players like Carlos Lee who seemed to swing for the fences for his own glory, Pods is a total team player. That he got any glory last year in the ALDS and World Series is remarkable, that was the one time he swung for the fences and hit one out.

In short, Pods don't pad.

Randar68
03-07-2006, 05:26 PM
If Pods stays healthy the whole year, he will steal 80-100 bases with ease, IMO.

If he picks up some nagging injuries along the way, that's a whole other story.

kevingrt
03-07-2006, 05:36 PM
I could be wrong but I thought he was well on his way to 70+ steals last year until he had those groin type injuries. For Pods it's all about being healthy. If he can run 100% he will steal bases, this is no Willie Harris syndrome here. But hey, if he can't steal bases, he can hit big time, game-winning homeruns.