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MCHSoxFan
01-09-2008, 10:19 PM
Let me get this straight. If the White Sox have their starting rotation as MB, JV, JC, JD, and GF, that would mean JV is the starting pitcher on 4/7/2008...right.

Look at this:

3/31/2008- MB
4/2/2008- JV
4/3/2008- JC
4/4/2008- JD
4/5/2008- GF
4/6-/2008- MB
4/7/2008- WHITE SOX HOME OPENER: JV

I am correct, if this is the rotation, correct? Thanks. :smile:

WhiteSox5187
01-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Well...there still are deals that need to be made, but I would imagine they try to arrange it so Buerhle is the OD starter.

Brian26
01-09-2008, 10:28 PM
Are you taking into account the three games in Cleveland that are going to be postponed due to snow and freezing temperatures? :redneck

sox1970
01-09-2008, 10:31 PM
If they don't make any moves, the rotation will probably be:
Vazquez, Buehrle, Contreras, Floyd, Danks

skottyj242
01-10-2008, 09:59 AM
If they don't make any moves, the rotation will probably be:
Vazquez, Buehrle, Contreras, Floyd, Danks

To start the year? I would imagine Buehrle would be number one, especially because that's what the fans want.

sox1970
01-10-2008, 10:13 AM
To start the year? I would imagine Buehrle would be number one, especially because that's what the fans want.

If Buehrle's opening day streak was still going...yes.

I'd say with Vazquez, Buehrle, and Contreras being the top 3, you go right-left-right. Plus, the rotation would be set up for Buehrle to pitch the home opener.

Danks will be the number 5. There will be a couple opportunities to skip him early in the season. I think Floyd is more capable of handling 190-200 innings. Danks will probably max out at about 170 innings. Skipping him a few times will be a necessity.

skottyj242
01-10-2008, 10:40 AM
If Buehrle's opening day streak was still going...yes.

I'd say with Vazquez, Buehrle, and Contreras being the top 3, you go right-left-right. Plus, the rotation would be set up for Buehrle to pitch the home opener.

Danks will be the number 5. There will be a couple opportunities to skip him early in the season. I think Floyd is more capable of handling 190-200 innings. Danks will probably max out at about 170 innings. Skipping him a few times will be a necessity.

I wonder if they're going to do that with the days off earlier in the year.

Rockin Robin
01-10-2008, 11:07 AM
I love the ridiculousness of this speculation. You know we're itching for baseball when this is a debate.

There could be a snow-out for all we know.

soxfan21
01-10-2008, 11:13 AM
Only 88 days till the home opener...but who's counting.

sox1970
01-10-2008, 11:19 AM
Only 88 days till the home opener...but who's counting.

Me...it's 81.

soxfan21
01-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Me...it's 81.
81 until opening day, but 88 til the sox home opener. Thanks for noticing though.

sox1970
01-10-2008, 11:29 AM
81 until opening day, but 88 til the sox home opener. Thanks for noticing though.

d'oh.

chisox77
01-10-2008, 01:25 PM
We need another trade to post about . . .


:D:

skottyj242
01-10-2008, 01:28 PM
Well whoever it is, they're going to have a lot of pressure on them cause the team will be going for seven wins in a row.

sox1970
01-10-2008, 01:31 PM
Well whoever it is, they're going to have a lot of pressure on them cause the team will be going for seven wins in a row.

:gulp:

WhiteSoxJunkie
01-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Whoever the starter for the home opener is, as long as he lasts at least 2 innings unlike Contreras did last year, I'll be happy.

Rockin Robin
01-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Whoever the starter for the home opener is, as long as he lasts at least 2 innings unlike Contreras did last year, I'll be happy.

Oh dear god I forgot that happened.

Mental block.

Tekijawa
01-11-2008, 04:09 PM
To start the year? I would imagine Buehrle would be number one, especially because that's what the fans want.
I want Johan Santana to be the Number one and I'm a fan!

KenBerryGrab
01-11-2008, 05:55 PM
It would make sense to go right-left-right, but you've got to think Ozzie will put Buehrle on the bump for the opener in Cleveland.

Frontman
01-12-2008, 11:20 PM
Oh dear god I forgot that happened.

Mental block.

I only remember it because I had to work and listen to the game on the radio. Stoney in the booth, a sign of good things to come!

nccwsfan
01-13-2008, 03:09 PM
If they don't make any moves, the rotation will probably be:
Buehrle, Vazquez, Contreras, Floyd, Danks

Fixed it for ya! :D:

sox1970
01-13-2008, 03:23 PM
Fixed it for ya! :D:

Nah, I'll stick with Vazquez, Buehrle, Contreras, Floyd, Danks.

Buehrle will get the home opener.

RowanDye
01-13-2008, 03:47 PM
If Buehrle's opening day streak was still going...yes.

I'd say with Vazquez, Buehrle, and Contreras being the top 3, you go right-left-right. Plus, the rotation would be set up for Buehrle to pitch the home opener.

Danks will be the number 5. There will be a couple opportunities to skip him early in the season. I think Floyd is more capable of handling 190-200 innings. Danks will probably max out at about 170 innings. Skipping him a few times will be a necessity.

Danks might max out at 170 innings next year, but what makes you think Floyd is capable of handling 190-200 innings?

Floyd only has ~2 years more experience (mostly minor league) than Danks, and Danks has by far pitched more big league innings in a single season than Floyd.

Floyd's highest workload was last year with ~175 total innings pitched, and 100 of those innings were in AAA.

I would like to see Floyd put up 100-150 big league innings in a single season before I count on him for something like 190-200.

sox1970
01-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Danks might max out at 170 innings next year, but what makes you think Floyd is capable of handling 190-200 innings?

Floyd only has ~2 years more experience (mostly minor league) than Danks, and Danks has by far pitched more big league innings in a single season than Floyd.

Floyd's highest workload was last year with ~175 total innings pitched, and 100 of those innings were in AAA.

I would like to see Floyd put up 100-150 big league innings in a single season before I count on him for something like 190-200.

Just Floyd being more physically mature than Danks, older, more professional experience. He's actually pitched almost 180 innings in a season before. Now whether he'll perform as well, that's to be determined.

Floyd-innings by year (02-07): 166, 138, 178, 163, 169, 176
Danks-innings by year (04-07): 105, 156, 140, 139

Metalthrasher442
01-14-2008, 10:10 PM
I'm still iffy about having them both in the starting rotation..I mean one would be fine, but both had a lot of shaky performances last year.

I have more confidence in Danks right now because I saw him more last year and feel that he can only improve.

But I also remember seeing a couple of games where Floyds curve ball was on..and man that thing was amazing.

So I'm excited to see how both of them will do..but I'm also nervous because I want us to be contenders lol.