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viagracat
04-09-2006, 11:48 AM
For those of you worried and/or pissed about the Sox's start, which is understandable at least to a point, here are a few other anomalies in the current standings:

Detroit is 5-0 and alone in first in the AL Central; the Sox and Twins are both 1-4 and tied for last. You know that won't last.

Likewise, the Yankees are also 1-4 and alone in last in the East. Unfortunately, you know that won't last either.

The Brewers are the only undefeated team in the NL, ahead of the 4-1 Reds! Somehow I think St Louis and Houston will rise up from the depths before too long. Likewise, I don't see the Phillies staying in last place.

In other words, yes, the Sox have to play better and they will, but the standings can look weird in early April. Don't worry--yet. :cool:

MarySwiss
04-09-2006, 11:52 AM
For those of you worried and/or pissed about the Sox's start, which is understandable at least to a point, here are a few other anomalies in the current standings:

Detroit is 5-0 and alone in first in the AL Central; the Sox and Twins are both 1-4 and tied for last. You know that won't last.

Likewise, the Yankees are also 1-4 and alone in last in the East. Unfortunately, you know that won't last either.

The Brewers are the only undefeated team in the NL, ahead of the 4-1 Reds! Somehow I think St Louis and Houston will rise up from the depths before too long. Likewise, I don't see the Phillies staying in last place.

In other words, yes, the Sox have to play better and they will, but the standings can look weird in early April. Don't worry--yet. :cool:

As I was looking at the sports section this morning, I noticed this too and made almost the exact same comment to my husband, something like, "Does anyone really think these standings will hold up?" :smile:

lumpyspun
04-09-2006, 12:52 PM
As I was looking at the sports section this morning, I noticed this too and made almost the exact same comment to my husband, something like, "Does anyone really think these standings will hold up?" :smile:

The only bad thing is that I'm sure when we started out on a tear last year people in Minn, Boston, and NY all said, "there is no way the White Sox will hold up."

TDog
04-09-2006, 01:14 PM
The only bad thing is that I'm sure when we started out on a tear last year people in Minn, Boston, and NY all said, "there is no way the White Sox will hold up."

Last year New York and Boston got off to slow starts. The White Sox turned out to be the real thing, but the team they were falling behind -- the Orioles -- did not fulfill their promise of April and May.

1951Campbell
04-09-2006, 01:22 PM
Maybe the Brewers are for real. :dunno:

SOXintheBURGH
04-09-2006, 01:35 PM
Maybe the Brewers are for real. :dunno:

I'd love it. And they haven't even used Sheets yet. :gulp:

Jjav829
04-09-2006, 01:38 PM
Maybe the Brewers are for real. :dunno:
They are my 2006 adopted NL team. Yes, I think they are for real. :thumbsup:

As for the standings... "The cream always rises to the top."

SOXintheBURGH
04-09-2006, 01:40 PM
They are my 2006 adopted NL team. Yes, I think they are for real. :thumbsup:

As for the standings... "The cream always rises to the top."

Just wait for Rickie Weeks to get going in full gear.

Lip Man 1
04-09-2006, 01:54 PM
The Brewers could be a very good team this year. Remember they were a .500 club last season.

Cleveland has been on a tear since August 1, 2005, right through spring traing and the first week of this regular season. They are for real.

Detroit? Good question...they will play hard for Jimmy Leyland. The starting pitching has potential. They aren't going to hit 15 home runs every three of four games but they have a very solid lineup.

What the Sox don't need is to have to face two hot teams in the division so I hope they level off.

Minnesota frankly may not be that good. They can't hit. You could see them in the bottom of the division all season.

Lip

FedEx227
04-10-2006, 01:01 AM
I elected the Brew-Crew as my NL team in 2001, it was a rough few years but I saw a light at the end of the tunnel and its there. Great young players mainly Weeks, Hardy, Fielder, great pitching, great pitching coach, they are the real deal I think.

I love how they brought their young guys up though, it wasn't a "oh we'll bring them along slowly, we don't want to rush them" they said. JJ you're our SS. Rickie, you're the 2B. Prince, you're our 1B and all these guys just played baseball, I love to see that out of a team. Not putzing around with their prospects, bringing them up, sending them down, bringing them up, etc... (cough Devil Rays). And Maddux is doing a fantastic job with all the pitchers, look at what he did to David Bush already, he looks like a complete revamped player.

Foulke You
04-10-2006, 03:24 AM
Minnesota frankly may not be that good. They can't hit. You could see them in the bottom of the division all season.

Lip
Unfortunately, I don't think we've heard the last from the Twins. Their pitching is too good to think they won't bounce back.

he gone!
04-10-2006, 04:28 AM
The only bad thing is that I'm sure when we started out on a tear last year people in Minn, Boston, and NY all said, "there is no way the White Sox will hold up."

true

SOXSINCE'70
04-10-2006, 07:40 AM
Maybe the Brewers are for real. :dunno:

Their tough 9 game road trip that starts tonight will give you a clue.
If they can go 4-5,5-4 or 6-3 on that trip,they'll be in the hunt
all season.Can someone please beat that pathetic North Side ballclub??
This 4-1 start is killing me!!

Rooney4Prez56
04-10-2006, 01:12 PM
I'm not worried about the Sox. They played bad like this at the end, the most important part of the season, last year and won the division. I want to see what they do when they break out of the slump and have more than 11 games to win.

viagracat
04-10-2006, 03:09 PM
Their tough 9 game road trip that starts tonight will give you a clue.
If they can go 4-5,5-4 or 6-3 on that trip,they'll be in the hunt
all season.Can someone please beat that pathetic North Side ballclub??
This 4-1 start is killing me!!

Actually, I think it'd be great if the Brewers won the NL Central. Any time a small-market team does well it's good for the game. The Brewers do have some sticks and arms. Usually, though, the guys who have been there and done that come out on top at the end of a long season. That's why the Spankees will probably rise near or to the top of the East before too long.

As far as Leyland goes, he supposedly once told Barry Bonds "Hey man, either you play the game my way or you can sit your ass down on the pines" or words to that effect, when both were with the Pirates. You gotta respect a guy like that. Detroit might be a surprise, although I still think Cleveland is going to be the Sox's biggest division competitor this year.