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danman31
02-02-2002, 03:20 PM
Looking at Cleveland's lineup it seems to me that the Indians don't have what it takes to hang with the Sox.

This is ESPN's projected Indians lineup for 2002:
LF-Brady Anderson
CF-Milton Bradley
RF-Matt Lawton
3B-Travis Fryman
SS-Omar Vizquel
2B-Ricky Gutierrez
1B-Jim Thome
C-Einar Diaz
DH-Ellis Burks

Bench-Russell Branyan(LF, 3B) Alex Escobar(CF, RF) John McDonald(SS) Jolbert Cabrera(2B) Karim Garcia(1B) Wil Cordero(DH) Eddie Taubensee(C)

That doesn't look too spectacular to me. A pathetic OF, even if Escobar is going to be the opening day starter.

Pitching Staff
C.C. Sabathia
Bartolo Colon
Danys Baez
Chuck Finley
Steve Woodard

The pitching staff isn't too different from last year.

Bullpen
Paul Shuey
Mark Wohlers
David Riske
Ricardo Rincon
Bob Wickman(closer)

That doesn't look too great either. Does this mean the season will be a major disappointment if the Sox don't win the division?

RedPinStripes
02-02-2002, 03:24 PM
Still not bad, but they have no chance.

Soxheads
02-02-2002, 03:27 PM
That lineup is pretty darn crap-tacular.

longshot7
02-02-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by danman31
Does this mean the season will be a major disappointment if the Sox don't win the division?

Yup.

Soxheads
02-02-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by danman31

Does this mean the season will be a major disappointment if the Sox don't win the division?

Of course.

El Train
02-02-2002, 07:52 PM
...talk about lineup of patchwork proportions.
maybe they are hoping no one will notice

duke of dorwood
02-02-2002, 08:00 PM
Wonder what their ticket sales are with that less than stellar cast of characters? That cant be a .500 team at all.

duke of dorwood
02-02-2002, 10:52 PM
By the way, Valentin and Durham still do not hit well from the right side.

RichH55
02-03-2002, 05:37 AM
Plus IIRC they signed Mike Lansing to a minor league deal which could be a hedge in case they deal Omar.......things could good from bad to Deliverance bad in a hurry