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cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 03:29 PM
...doesn't matter what the Twins do tomorrow, since the Tigers have more wins in head-to-head competition.

Go Tigers.

:cool:

TheOldRoman
09-30-2006, 03:46 PM
Minnesota - go **** yourself.

As much as I hate Ordonez, Rogers, Belt Stealer, and Roidriguez, I would MUCH rather see them win the division than the Twins and their massive inferiority complex.

chisoxmike
09-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Yeah. **** the Twins!!!!!!

I hate Craig Monroe, I-Roid and crew but would rather have them win it this season than the Twins, but when they're both in, I hope they have a quick, painful death!!!:supernana:

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 04:06 PM
Yeah. **** the Twins!!!!!!

I hate Craig Monroe, I-Roid and crew but would rather have them win it this season than the Twins, but when they're both in, I hope they have a quick, painful death!!!:supernana:

That's the spirit!

:thumbsup:

Vernam
09-30-2006, 04:08 PM
I'd hate 'em just for playing in the Dump Dome, but there are plenty of other reasons, too. Today's: Fruity sideburns that went out of style with Brady Anderson.

Vernam

DickAllen72
09-30-2006, 04:19 PM
I hope the Tigers lose tonight. I hope the Sox play the Twins tomorrow in a game that means something for the Twins, and of course, I hope the Sox win that game.

Having said all that, I hope the World Series Champions come from the AL Central.

And I always have to tip my hat to the Twins. They play baseball the right way.

russ99
09-30-2006, 06:39 PM
The only thing that stinks about the potential Twins - Yankees series is one of them has to win... :angry:

Max Power
09-30-2006, 06:43 PM
I hate the Tigers more than the Twins, so I'd prefer the Twins win the division. But I seem to be the only Sox fan that feels that way. Oh well.
It's probably due to the Chicago/Detroit rivalry. I hate everything about Detroit with a passion. Minneapolis doesn't bother me, actually it's a pretty nice place.

Myrtle72
09-30-2006, 07:42 PM
I hate the Tigers more than the Twins, so I'd prefer the Twins win the division. But I seem to be the only Sox fan that feels that way. Oh well.
It's probably due to the Chicago/Detroit rivalry. I hate everything about Detroit with a passion. Minneapolis doesn't bother me, actually it's a pretty nice place.

I think you are the minority. I lived in Chicago for 19 out of my 21 years of life and I never felt much of a rivalry between Detroit and Chicago...

But regardless, my hatred for the Twins doesn't stem from how the cities view each other, it's about how the team treats the Sox and how the Twins fans are so arrogant and pig-headed.

Edit: Oh yeah, go Tigers. Even though they're delayed for rain right now...

I can't imagine them not being able to get this game in, they'd probably wait all night if they had to.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 08:50 PM
and it's KC 4-0 in the top of the 1st only 1 out

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Ruh roh. Detroit's pitching has not been good of late.

Sucks to be them, eh?

:)

I may be rooting against the Twins, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm rooting *for* the Tiggers.

:gulp:

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Zach Minor doesn't leave the first, his line, 1/3 inning 4 runs on 5 hits

RadioheadRocks
09-30-2006, 08:55 PM
Yeah. **** the Twins!!!!!!

I hate Craig Monroe, I-Roid and crew but would rather have them win it this season than the Twins, but when they're both in, I hope they have a quick, painful death!!!:supernana:


My sentiments exactly. Like I've said in another post I'd like to see either the Mets or the Padres win it all, if only to see some more October magic from either Blum or El Duque. :bandance:

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 08:58 PM
*****. (http://forums.espn.go.com/espn/thread?forumID=162&threadID=5433389&lastPostID=29806280)

Panic in Detroit, indeed.

:gulp:

cheeses_h_rice
09-30-2006, 09:01 PM
7-0 Royals in the first inning.

OUCH.

:gulp:

Let's hope Vazquez can help out the Tigers tomorrow.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 09:03 PM
KC has hit for the cycle in the inning

Myrtle72
09-30-2006, 09:06 PM
Wow, um, that really sucks.

What's up with KC only playing decent baseball after they've been eliminated?

Or, is it that the Tigers are just playing really poorly? I'm not actually watching the game...

oeo
09-30-2006, 09:12 PM
All I have to say is, hahahahahaha.

Of course I'd like to see the Tigers win the division, but even more so, I'd like to see both teams go limping into the playoffs after being swept.

Myrtle72
09-30-2006, 09:17 PM
This looks like its going to be a high scoring game.

There are already 10 hits and the first inning isn't over.

ilsox7
09-30-2006, 09:17 PM
Not looking good for the Tigers. Hopefully they can get hot and go on a run like we did last year! Although, that would make tickets tougher to come by if I move up to Detroit.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 09:18 PM
after 1, 7-1 KC

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 09:59 PM
7-4 KC after 3

Myrtle72
09-30-2006, 10:05 PM
7-4 KC after 3

Wow, that would be a pretty awesome comeback if the Tigers can do it.

soxwon
09-30-2006, 10:30 PM
If det-minn tie will there be a 1 game playoff or will record vs each other come in to play.

drewcifer
09-30-2006, 10:32 PM
If det-minn tie will there be a 1 game playoff or will record vs each other come in to play.

If they finish tied, Detroit takes the division for having the better record in games between the two.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
09-30-2006, 11:58 PM
Final from Detroit, KC a 9-6 winner

FielderJones
09-30-2006, 11:59 PM
That's it, tomorrows games will decide the AL Central championship. Go Sox!

Max Power
10-01-2006, 12:44 AM
I think you are the minority. I lived in Chicago for 19 out of my 21 years of life and I never felt much of a rivalry between Detroit and Chicago...

But regardless, my hatred for the Twins doesn't stem from how the cities view each other, it's about how the team treats the Sox and how the Twins fans are so arrogant and pig-headed.


I'm definitely in the minority. In fact I haven't heard any other Sox fan say they like the Twins more than the Tigers. I think the Twins 3 Central championships before last season just made me numb to them winning the division. Plus, I've had much worse encounters with Tigers fans. But I'm the only one feeling this way, so maybe I'm wrong. :D:

No rivalry between Chicago and Detroit? Blackhawks/Red Wings, Bulls/Pistons, Bears/Lions. I'd consider Detroit one of our biggest rivalry cities.

TDog
10-01-2006, 01:38 AM
I'm definitely in the minority. In fact I haven't heard any other Sox fan say they like the Twins more than the Tigers. I think the Twins 3 Central championships before last season just made me numb to them winning the division. Plus, I've had much worse encounters with Tigers fans. But I'm the only one feeling this way, so maybe I'm wrong. :D:

No rivalry between Chicago and Detroit? Blackhawks/Red Wings, Bulls/Pistons, Bears/Lions. I'd consider Detroit one of our biggest rivalry cities.


You're not alone.

And as much as I hate the Twins, I have to laugh at the Twins catching the Tigers when the media consensus was the Tigers wouldn't be caught.

JB98
10-01-2006, 01:25 PM
My main goal for the weekend was to avoid having to watch a Twins celebration at our expense. I thought two wins would be sufficient, but the Tigers haven't been able to hold up their end of the bargain.

Oh, well. I guess we'll just have to beat those bastard Twinkies again today. Go Sox!:cool:

Gavin
10-01-2006, 03:42 PM
They just showed on Fox football, "ALDS: Yankees vs. Tigers". That's a bit presumptious, isn't it?

bluestar
10-01-2006, 03:49 PM
They just showed on Fox football, "ALDS: Yankees vs. Tigers". That's a bit presumptious, isn't it?

Or prophetic.

If the Tigers can't beat KC once in three games in Detroit, they don't deserve to win the division.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-01-2006, 05:11 PM
Tigers have the bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 11th

Myrtle72
10-01-2006, 05:17 PM
Two out, now.

Go Tigers!!!

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 05:19 PM
Two out, now.

Go Tigers!!!
Are you on their site right now? What's with that turkey?:?:

Myrtle72
10-01-2006, 05:19 PM
I can't believe they just stranded the bases loaded.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-01-2006, 05:19 PM
On to the 12th still tied at 8

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 05:20 PM
I can't believe they just stranded the bases loaded.
I can't believe that team's going to the playoffs.

Myrtle72
10-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Are you on their site right now? What's with that turkey?:?:

No, I closed the window. Turkey?

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 05:22 PM
No, I closed the window. Turkey?

Yeah, some guy just posted a picture of a turkey. Must be some weird Tigers thing.

Myrtle72
10-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Yeah, some guy just posted a picture of a turkey. Must be some weird Tigers thing.

Ha. I see it now. Yeah, don't get it either.

:dunno:

Myrtle72
10-01-2006, 05:27 PM
Gathright just pulled an AJ by flipping his bat 30,000 feet in the air after that walk.

These Royals just won't quit.

Edit: or maybe I have that backwards. Maybe it's the Tigers who quit.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-01-2006, 05:27 PM
Bases loaded and 1 out in the top of the 12th

DoItForDanPasqua
10-01-2006, 05:29 PM
hehehehe

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-01-2006, 05:29 PM
9-8 KC bases still loaded

whitesoxfan1986
10-01-2006, 05:29 PM
9-8 KC top 12

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 05:30 PM
Well, one good thing. At least we fans won't have to watch the Twins celebrate (unless we're sadistic enough to watch sports tonight). And it might do the team some good to watch the Twins celebrate; hopefully they'll remember how it felt next year.

Go Bears!

goon
10-01-2006, 05:30 PM
tigers really blew this one.

sox1970
10-01-2006, 05:30 PM
Yankees will sweep Detroit. Too bad, I was really rooting for them after the Sox were eliminated.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Yeah, some guy just posted a picture of a turkey. Must be some weird Tigers thing.


Is it just me or does Jimmy Gobble actually look a little like a turkey.

oeo
10-01-2006, 05:31 PM
tigers really blew this one.

They sure did. All they have to do is win one game against the Royals and they're division champs. Instead, they choke...they're toast.

Iwritecode
10-01-2006, 05:32 PM
They sure did. All they have to do is win one game against the Royals and they're division champs. Instead, they choke...they're toast.

Can anyone figure out why they have Kenny Rogers in???

DoItForDanPasqua
10-01-2006, 05:32 PM
KC should celebrate like they won the division.

Kub_Killer_15
10-01-2006, 05:34 PM
Tigers meet the Yankees, You will be playing them on Tuesday in NewYork:(:

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 05:34 PM
I think the Twins are on the verge of setting a pretty cool record. If KC holds on, the Twins only day with the division lead will be day #162. Nobody's ever won the division like this.

I mean, teams have won/lost the division on the last day before, but they've always had days in first place prior to the last day of the year.

:cool: 3 outs to go, and Detroit's down by 2. Thank you KC.

October26
10-01-2006, 05:34 PM
Well, one good thing. At least we fans won't have to watch the Twins celebrate (unless we're sadistic enough to watch sports tonight). And it might do the team some good to watch the Twins celebrate; hopefully they'll remember how it felt next year.

Go Bears!

Thankfully, the Sox/Twins game ended before the Tigers blew it, so we don't have to watch that. Looks like it's the A's that will to travel to Minnesota next week. I'll be cheering for Big Frank to do well.

bluestar
10-01-2006, 05:34 PM
I guess KC did not take kindly to all that talk about how the Tigers had dominated them this season.

On the one hand, I do feel sorry for the Detroit fans that saw their team lead the division most of the year only to lose it on the final freaking day. On the other hand, their team had every chance to put this thing away over the last three days and couldn't get it done.

Many people predicted the Tigers would run out of steam as the season wore on. It looks like they were right.

Foulke You
10-01-2006, 05:35 PM
Can anyone figure out why they have Kenny Rogers in???
I was wondering that myself! You'd think they want to rest their 40+ year old pitcher for the playoffs. The Central Division Title is a nice thing to have but c'mon! The Tigers record on the road is almost as good as their home record. Are they THAT afraid of the Yankees??:?:

oeo
10-01-2006, 05:35 PM
Can anyone figure out why they have Kenny Rogers in???

No. I guess they really wanted to win. He threw 40 pitches. Was he supposed to start their first game, or what? I don't know if that's going to happen anymore, and if so, he's not going to go very long.

I find it pretty laughable that the Tigers bullpen overachieves all year, and is starting to fall back to earth right at the wrong time. They had two huge leads in this series (today and Friday), and blew them both. The Yankees are going to have that bullpen for dinner.

sox1970
10-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Looking like these will be the playoff matchups:

Detroit at New York
Oakland at Minnesota

Los Angeles at New York
St. Louis at San Diego

rookie
10-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Well, one good thing. At least we fans won't have to watch the Twins celebrate (unless we're sadistic enough to watch sports tonight). And it might do the team some good to watch the Twins celebrate; hopefully they'll remember how it felt next year.

Go Bears!

I sure the Sox hightailed it outta there after the last out. If they're lucky they might be on the plane before the Tigers finish batting in the bottom of the inning. The Sox players definitely got lucky not be subjected to that, and us too for that matter.

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Can anyone figure out why they have Kenny Rogers in???

That's what I was wondering as well. My dsl is being a little grumpy right now, so I can't seem to access the MLB gamecaster.


1 out down. Go KC.

Iwritecode
10-01-2006, 05:39 PM
I think the Twins are on the verge of setting a pretty cool record. If KC holds on, the Twins only day with the division lead will be day #162. Nobody's ever won the division like this.

I mean, teams have won/lost the division on the last day before, but they've always had days in first place prior to the last day of the year.

:cool: 3 outs to go, and Detroit's down by 2. Thank you KC.

Yea well, you guys still suck...

TommyJohn
10-01-2006, 05:40 PM
Seeing the Tigers choke so completely steams me. The White Sox HAD this
freaking division. They should've won it, dammit!

But then, there's always 2005. I'm so happy and content living in the past.

EDIT: The Tiger choke is complete. Un-freaking-believable.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-01-2006, 05:40 PM
I think the Twins are on the verge of setting a pretty cool record. If KC holds on, the Twins only day with the division lead will be day #162. Nobody's ever won the division like this.

I mean, teams have won/lost the division on the last day before, but they've always had days in first place prior to the last day of the year.




How do the Twins run the bases with horseshoes in their butts?

bluestar
10-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Can anyone figure out why they have Kenny Rogers in???

Detroit has worn out their bullpen over the past three days. They haven't had a starter that went deep into any one of the games.

oeo
10-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Seeing the Tigers choke so completely stemas me. The White Sox HAD this
freaking division. They should've won it, dammit!

But then, there's always 2005. I'm so happy and content living in the past.

They should have ran away with it...they screwed up. Hopefully they come out next year ready to play.

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 05:42 PM
The local station is broadcasting the Detroit/KC game, and they're showing the Twins dugout side-by-side.

2 outs, detroit has a runner on first (walk). Tying run at the plate. That was ball four, but it was close.

goon
10-01-2006, 05:42 PM
uh-oh.

can sean casey be a hero?

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 05:44 PM
game over. The Twins are the AL Central Champs!!!

goon
10-01-2006, 05:44 PM
and this ball game is ovah!

cleanwsox
10-01-2006, 05:44 PM
Detroit has worn out their bullpen over the past three days. They haven't had a starter that went deep into any one of the games.


This could be good for Twins haters everywhere. Yankees are obviously going to sweep the joke of a team which is the Tigers. Twins shouldn't have a problem with the A's and I dont think the Yankees lose a 7 gamer against the Twins. But, what do I know...

JUribe1989
10-01-2006, 05:44 PM
Look out NYC, the shoplifting left fielder is on his way! :D:

I wonder if anybody in the Tigers locker room has this one on any CD's in their locker room boom box?


Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York. I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.


:gulp: Here's to the Yankees sweeping the Tigers! Go Yanks!

Kub_Killer_15
10-01-2006, 05:44 PM
Congrats to the Twins for winning the divison:thud:

For the Tigers TOTAL CHOKE JOB!

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 05:45 PM
Un.real.

How the **** did that happen? Wow.

bluestar
10-01-2006, 05:45 PM
Did Leyland make a strategic mistake by starting Ledezma and Miner in back-to-back games in this series? Is it possible he took KC too lightly?

oeo
10-01-2006, 05:45 PM
Nice choke job Detroit. We'll be welcoming you back to Earth next year, with an 80-win season (aka, this was a fluke season for Detroit and they still couldn't win the division).

sox1970
10-01-2006, 05:46 PM
The Tigers finished the season going 19-31 their last 50 games.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-01-2006, 05:46 PM
I bet the Yankees can't wait.

Foulke You
10-01-2006, 05:46 PM
Well, congrats Ma-gaga, your team played out of their minds in the 2nd half. They deserve the division title.

Man, this sucks watching TWO teams from our division in the playoffs and we're on the outside looking in. Oh well, makes me appreciate 2005 that much more.

goon
10-01-2006, 05:46 PM
Un.real.

How the **** did that happen? Wow.

you can thank the royals. in fact, its odd how close the twins can to ****ing it all up considering they were facing a team full of backups and minor league players.

oh good luck in the playoffs though. trust me, you are going to need it.

FJA
10-01-2006, 05:47 PM
The Tigers finished the season going 19-31 their last 50 games.

Talk about backing into the playoffs. Wow.

goon
10-01-2006, 05:47 PM
The Tigers finished the season going 19-31 their last 50 games.


kinda like us.

Iwritecode
10-01-2006, 05:48 PM
Un.real.

How the **** did that happen? Wow.

Second year in a row the Royals have played a crucial spoiler role in deciding the champion of the Central Division.

oeo
10-01-2006, 05:49 PM
Talk about backing into the playoffs. Wow.

And that's a team the Sox couldn't even sweep a couple of weeks ago. :(:

If the Sox swept that series, and won today (or at least one more against the M's/Indians), that would have put them into a tie with Detroit.

Kub_Killer_15
10-01-2006, 05:50 PM
Royals are going to be our major competion in our division next year

rookie
10-01-2006, 05:52 PM
Speaking of the Royals, don't look now, but they are no longer the worst team in the league. I believe that honor belongs to Tampa Bay. That must have been more motivation than a division title.

caulfield12
10-01-2006, 05:53 PM
Amazing, they had the division lead since May 21st and lose it on the last day.

K. Rogers hadn't pitched in relief for three years. He issues TWO walks, including walking in a runner.

The funny thing is that now the Twins have the pressure on them to beat the A's and advance. They had the underdog thing all ready to roll...but they deserve the division.

Of course, you just knew something screwy like this would happen. If you can't hold a 6-0 lead at home with your supposed #2 pitcher going against the worst (record-wise) team in your league, well, you don't deserve to even be in the playoffs.

The funny thing is that Detroit probably has a better chance to beat NY than the Twins, and A's have the pitching to knock the Twins out.

Well, one way or another, one of the "true" small market teams is now going to the Championship series again. Detroit has a pretty good sized payroll, so I wouldn't call them a true small market team, although they have had 11 or 12 losing seasons in a row and lost 90 last year.

caulfield12
10-01-2006, 05:55 PM
Royals are going to be our major competion in our division next year

Umm...not next year, but 2008 they will be a force to be reckoned with. They never quit in the 2nd half, and they had more come-from-behind victories in the 2nd half than any team but the Twins.

Kub_Killer_15
10-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Umm...not next year, but 2008 they will be a force to be reckoned with. They never quit in the 2nd half, and they had more come-from-behind victories in the 2nd half than any team but the Twins.

Should be really fun to watch in 2008.

Number of days the Twins were in 1st in the divison this year: 1

ma-gaga
10-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Second year in a row the Royals have played a crucial spoiler role in deciding the champion of the Central Division.

you can thank the royals. in fact, its odd how close the twins can to ****ing it all up considering they were facing a team full of backups and minor league players.

KC has been nails tough the last month. Seriously, they lost 100+ games, but they've gotten so much better the second half of the season. They didn't stop playing hard, and I was amazed at that.


I'm sorry... I've got a grin splitting my face right now. Losing 2 of 3 the last weekend, I had resigned myself to being a BITTER Yankee hater.

Wow. ... wow. :gulp:

MarySwiss
10-01-2006, 06:07 PM
KC has been nails tough the last month. Seriously, they lost 100+ games, but they've gotten so much better the second half of the season. They didn't stop playing hard, and I was amazed at that.


I'm sorry... I've got a grin splitting my face right now. Losing 2 of 3 the last weekend, I had resigned myself to being a BITTER Yankee hater.

Wow. ... wow. :gulp:

Well, you still may get your chance.

bluestar
10-01-2006, 06:10 PM
The funny thing is that Detroit probably has a better chance to beat NY than the Twins, and A's have the pitching to knock the Twins out.


I agree, except that the A's, like many teams, have all kinds of trouble winning in the Baggie Dome. I just don't think the Tigers have the pitching anymore to beat the Yankees. I think we'll see a Twins-Yankees ALCS.

Sox-o-matic
10-01-2006, 06:13 PM
Umm...not next year, but 2008 they will be a force to be reckoned with. They never quit in the 2nd half, and they had more come-from-behind victories in the 2nd half than any team but the Twins.

True, but I think they will be much improved next year. The new GM has been doing a great job bringing in guys who can get the job done and I think he's going to have a pretty active offseason (although spending money may not be part of it).

*EDIT:

How impossible would it be to see KC finish 4th next year? The Indians are rebuilding again and the Twins may lose Hunter, Stewart, and Radke in one offseason.

caulfield12
10-01-2006, 06:14 PM
I agree, except that the A's, like many teams, have all kinds of trouble winning in the Baggie Dome. I just don't think the Tigers have the pitching anymore to beat the Yankees. I think we'll see a Twins-Yankees ALCS.

It's going to be interesting to see how the two teams transition to their new status. Will DET just completely collapse or will they fight back now?

Will the Twins newfound status as favorites to win their series affect them? It seems they always have motivation from being the underdog, the Piranhas...I think I will enjoy watching these playoffs because there are so many flawed teams.

Of course, watching will only reinforce the impression that the White Sox underachieved when they would arguably be the 2nd or 3rd most talented team of the 8.

SoxEd
10-01-2006, 06:15 PM
Well, the one silver lining I can find in this final day's results is this - the Twins winning the Central means that their ALDS series will be against Oakland.

i.e. only ONE of those two teams can progress to the ALCS.

I just hope that the Tigers can take out the Yanks in the other ALDS, and then also win the ALCS.

Not that I'm a particular fan of the Tigers you understand, but of the four AL teams that have made it to the 2006 post-season, they're my least disliked.

DickAllen72
10-01-2006, 07:11 PM
game over. The Twins are the AL Central Champs!!!

Congratulations!

I hope the Twins win the World Series this year. If not the Twins, then the Tigers would be my second choice.

Then I hope the Sox kick both of your butts next season! :bandance:

AL Central Rules! :gulp:

HotelWhiteSox
10-01-2006, 07:30 PM
wow, now that is a choke job by Det imo

Frankfan4life
10-01-2006, 07:46 PM
Totally embarassing choke job by the Kitties. They'll be mincemeat in NY!

caulfield12
10-01-2006, 08:03 PM
True, but I think they will be much improved next year. The new GM has been doing a great job bringing in guys who can get the job done and I think he's going to have a pretty active offseason (although spending money may not be part of it).

*EDIT:

How impossible would it be to see KC finish 4th next year? The Indians are rebuilding again and the Twins may lose Hunter, Stewart, and Radke in one offseason.


If they use that money to repair their starting pitching, they'll be a 90+ win team again.

And, if Liriano is healthy the entire season.

Santana, Liriano, Bonser, Garza and Baker/Silva could be their rotation. I think they might decline the option on Silva (we'll see, he's one of the few veterans and probably will be their Game 4 starter) as well.

They did well without Hunter and Stewart...it didn't stop them from competing, that's for sure.

soxwon
10-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Oh yea the TIGERs are ready- swept by kc ha ha ha
The yankees are drooling!!!!

23Ventura
10-01-2006, 10:14 PM
I was hoping the Sox could prevent Minnesota from winning the division this weekend, but I guess I shouldn't have assumed that the Tigers would beat KC at least once. Wow, what a choke by Detroit. Has Minnesota been in alone in first place all season before today?

TDog
10-02-2006, 07:03 AM
Oh yea the TIGERs are ready- swept by kc ha ha ha
The yankees are drooling!!!!

The Tigers didn't only get swept at home by the Royals -- they blew leads to lose two of those games in extra innings to fall out of first place.

Going to New York isn't going to be any easier, even if Verlander is pitching on about a dozen days' rest.

palehozenychicty
10-02-2006, 11:40 AM
Of course, watching will only reinforce the impression that the White Sox underachieved when they would arguably be the 2nd or 3rd most talented team of the 8.

Exactly. If the White Sox performed to expectations, they would be the clear cut favorite. :(:

nasox
10-02-2006, 02:37 PM
Exactly. If the White Sox performed to expectations, they would be the clear cut favorite. :(:

As they should have been. We were competetive with the Yankees, and better than anybody in the NL. With out pitching, one can only imagine...:(: