Originally Posted by cws05champ
Gio's 1st season with Oakland at age 22(same as Hudson when he came up):
34IP, 1-4 with a 7.68 ERA in 7 starts
The next year in 17 starts: 6-7 with a 5.75 ERA
Do you really think the Sox would have let Gio progress the way Oakland has had the luxury of doing?
Hahah. Gio would have been lambasted in the press and burned in effigy outside the stadium. I don't know when we'll ever have the luxury of letting a youngster take his lumps in the future. Rebuild is not in the White Sox dictionary anymore it seems.