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soxrme
08-07-2007, 08:05 AM
Why go with a 5th starter tonight? Garland should be ready, and then we could pitch Mark and Vasquez against our division rivals. At least give it our best shot. You then could start Danks against Seattle.

whitesoxwilkes
08-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy.

Craig Grebeck
08-07-2007, 08:10 AM
Why not Danks?

itsnotrequired
08-07-2007, 08:13 AM
Why go with a 5th starter tonight? Garland should be ready, and then we could pitch Mark and Vasquez against our division rivals. At least give it our best shot. You then could start Danks against Seattle.

Why mess up the rotation?

Gammons Peter
08-07-2007, 08:20 AM
Why did Dye sit on Sunday??

jabrch
08-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Management is considering going to a 6 man rotation, not a 4 man rotation.

Meanwhile, here at WSI, the geniuses know better.

bigsoxfan420
08-07-2007, 08:26 AM
Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy.

What's wrong with a little crazy once in a while? Stranger things have happened.

itsnotrequired
08-07-2007, 08:31 AM
Management is considering going to a 6 man rotation, not a 4 man rotation.

Meanwhile, here at WSI, the geniuses know better.

I'm not a fan of the 6 man plan either but with Contreras being as unbelievably crappy as he is, might as well throw Floyd out there some more.

Jurr
08-07-2007, 08:32 AM
Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy.
I second that motion.

FedEx227
08-07-2007, 08:52 AM
Why go with a 5th starter tonight? Garland should be ready, and then we could pitch Mark and Vasquez against our division rivals. At least give it our best shot. You then could start Danks against Seattle.

You sure we wanna throw Carlos Vasquez out there that quickly? Isn't that a bit of a rush?

stl_sox_fan
08-07-2007, 08:58 AM
Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy.

You sure we wanna throw Carlos Vasquez out there that quickly? Isn't that a bit of a rush?

Thank you for two good laughs this morning. :D::D:

Sad
08-07-2007, 09:00 AM
I second that motion.

funny... but I heard on XM radio over the last couple days 2 of Cleveland's "Baseball Experts" (can't remember their names) guarantee the Tribe will not be in the playoffs... :?:

works for me :tongue:

DrewSox56
08-07-2007, 09:00 AM
Why go with a 5th starter tonight? Garland should be ready, and then we could pitch Mark and Vasquez against our division rivals. At least give it our best shot. You then could start Danks against Seattle.

Meh, Garland isn't an upgrade over Danks anyway looking at both sets of numbers. Both are over a 5.5 ERA across 11IP and over a .300 Opp average this year.

The hitting is going to have to be there tonight against Westbrook; not expecting this to be much of a pitching contest.

russ99
08-07-2007, 09:05 AM
Meh, Garland isn't an upgrade over Danks anyway looking at both sets of numbers. Both are over a 5.5 ERA across 11IP and over a .300 Opp average this year.

The hitting is going to have to be there tonight against Westbrook; not expecting this to be much of a pitching contest.

Exactly. The Sox have had a good history putting up runs against Westbrook, why break up the rotation when you have a decent shot?

slavko
08-07-2007, 09:36 AM
Because the rest of this season is about 2008, 9, 10...not 2007.

Marqhead
08-07-2007, 09:38 AM
I'm glad they are stickin' with Danks. That way I get to see the Burly-one pitch on Thursday.

Let's sweep these guys back to that mistake by the lake that they came from.

Chez
08-07-2007, 09:51 AM
Because the rest of this season is about 2008, 9, 10...not 2007.

I completely agree.

PatK
08-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy.

You mean like how they got within a game of the Sox two years ago, despite being just as far back at the same time of the season?

CHISOXFAN13
08-07-2007, 10:53 AM
You mean like how they got within a game of the Sox two years ago, despite being just as far back at the same time of the season?

Nevermind the fact there are THREE teams ahead of the Sox. Come on. Be realistic. Catching one is possible but all three when those teams will be playing head-to-head games is not.

Cuck_The_Fubs
08-07-2007, 11:15 AM
Nevermind the fact there are THREE teams ahead of the Sox. Come on. Be realistic. Catching one is possible but all three when those teams will be playing head-to-head games is not.
Nothing wrong with a little optimism (and idiocy!) here and there.... This season has been downright dismal as of now, and the sox are actually playing somewhat decent. Cherish the moment!

CHISOXFAN13
08-07-2007, 11:24 AM
Nothing wrong with a little optimism (and idiocy!) here and there.... This season has been downright dismal as of now, and the sox are actually playing somewhat decent. Cherish the moment!

I'm very optimistic by nature, but you can enjoy the way the Sox are playing without thinking they have a chance to rally past three teams, two of which are at least 10 ahead of them, with 50 to play.

I'm thrilled with the play of late, but this is also a team that lost 16-3 and followed that up with another bad loss a day later less than a week ago. We aren't playing as well as Cleveland did in 2005. Nobody can argue that.

IlliniSox4Life
08-07-2007, 12:10 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/images/editor/separator.gifYou can be as optimistic as you want about this season - god knows I still am, but that doesn't mean you start messing with the rotation so you can hope to catch three teams. Not when you're still back by 10 games.

DrewSox56
08-07-2007, 12:26 PM
I'm thrilled with the play of late, but this is also a team that lost 16-3 and followed that up with another bad loss a day later less than a week ago. We aren't playing as well as Cleveland did in 2005. Nobody can argue that.

In '05, the Indians had played 12-11 in the span of the ASB going into their Aug. 7th (tonight's) game. They were 13 games out of 1st.

We've gone 13-12 in the same span of time this year, and are 10 games out of 1st going into tonight's series against Cleveland.

Sure, 3 teams in front of us vs. only 1 for Cleveland in '05, but the statement that Cleveland was playing any better in '05 doesn't hold water.

SBSoxFan
08-07-2007, 12:30 PM
I'm very optimistic by nature, but you can enjoy the way the Sox are playing without thinking they have a chance to rally past three teams, two of which are at least 10 ahead of them, with 50 to play.

I'm thrilled with the play of late, but this is also a team that lost 16-3 and followed that up with another bad loss a day later less than a week ago. We aren't playing as well as Cleveland did in 2005. Nobody can argue that.

I'll argue it just for fun. :tongue: On August 7th, 2005, Cleveland trailed the Sox by 13.5 games, had won 3 in a row, and were 8-2 in their last 10. On August 7th, 2007, the Sox trail Cleveland by 10.5 games, have won 4 in a row, and are 7-3 in their last 10. The big difference is that the Sox are 52-59; Cleveland was 60-52.

Whether the Sox will continue to play as well as Cleveland did during the last part of 2005 remains to be seen. It all depends on what they do over the next 40 or so games, and whether they peter out the last 10+ games like Cleveland did in 2005.

I'll remain hopeful until the time may come that they are mathematically eliminated.

DrewSox56
08-07-2007, 12:35 PM
I'll argue it just for fun. :tongue: On August 7th, 2005, Cleveland trailed the Sox by 13.5 games, had won 3 in a row, and were 8-2 in their last 10. On August 7th, 2007, the Sox trail Cleveland by 10.5 games, have won 4 in a row, and are 7-3 in their last 10. The big difference is that the Sox are 52-59; Cleveland was 60-52.

Whether the Sox will continue to play as well as Cleveland did during the last part of 2005 remains to be seen. It all depends on what they do over the next 40 or so games, and whether they peter out the last 10+ games like Cleveland did in 2005.

I'll remain hopeful until the time may come that they are mathematically eliminated.

Ha - Beat 'ya! :cool:

JB98
08-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Seven games under .500 and 10.5 games back in fourth place on August 7.

I don't see any reason here to **** with the rotation.

LauraJ14
08-07-2007, 12:40 PM
Actually we only need to pass 2 of the teams ahead of us and shoot for the wild card. Anything can happen since we play a lot of games against the division. Not saying that it will but if we can make a little noise in the last 2 months, could be interesting.

DrewSox56
08-07-2007, 12:43 PM
Actually we only need to pass 2 of the teams ahead of us and shoot for the wild card. Anything can happen since we play a lot of games against the division. Not saying that it will but if we can make a little noise in the last 2 months, could be interesting.

I really don't see the wild card coming out of the Central at this point. East or West, but there are 4 teams in this division whose schedules pit them against one another alot (some more than others). IMO, it's win the division or bust.

CHISOXFAN13
08-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Actually we only need to pass 2 of the teams ahead of us and shoot for the wild card. Anything can happen since we play a lot of games against the division. Not saying that it will but if we can make a little noise in the last 2 months, could be interesting.

How do you figure? New York, Toronto, Seattle and Oakland are also ahead of us. Those teams aren't going to just keel over. We have a much better chance (albeit slim) of winning the division than the wild card.

SBSoxFan
08-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Ha - Beat 'ya! :cool:

:tongue:

Chez
08-07-2007, 01:29 PM
How do you figure? New York, Toronto, Seattle and Oakland are also ahead of us. Those teams aren't going to just keel over. We have a much better chance (albeit slim) of winning the division than the wild card.

Agreed. The Sox are currently 9th in the AL Wildcard standings (behind such powerhouses as the Orioles and the A's). I love the optimism, but let's be realistic; finish the season at .500.

oeo
08-07-2007, 01:30 PM
The Tribe is throwing Jake Westbrook. We should be able to put some runs up even if Danks has another bad start. He's due for a good one, though. :D:

BadBobbyJenks
08-07-2007, 06:38 PM
We are theoretically chasing seattle as well so why would we mix it up for the indians

KyWhiSoxFan
08-07-2007, 07:05 PM
Danks starts tonight because that is what the rotation has been and it is his turn. Why slight him now and hurt his confidence? That would only raise questions in his mind. He's only 22 and has shown a lot of ability and needs to stay in the rotation to gain more experience. The payoff with him is still down the road. He has a chance to be pretty good.

Dibbs
08-07-2007, 07:07 PM
We all go a little crazy sometimes.

JB98
08-07-2007, 09:16 PM
The hitting is going to have to be there tonight against Westbrook; not expecting this to be much of a pitching contest.

:tongue:

A. Cavatica
08-07-2007, 09:30 PM
You don't skip your fourth starter to win a meaningless series, that's why.

jabrch
08-08-2007, 08:28 AM
Another nice outing for Danks - he pitched well enough to win.

soxfan13
08-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Another nice outing for Danks - he pitched well enough to win.

but we would have had a better shot to win if we had skipped him:tongue: