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Old 02-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post
Assuming the Sox don't make any more moves, the three hitters listed at the start of this thread damn well better be better hitters this season.
Agreed. No question about it. The Sox cannot count on 37-year-old Paul Konerko to be the centerpiece of their lineup forever. At some point, some of these younger players need to make strides. Preferably, that time is now since the team has enough pitching to compete for a playoff spot.

As for the Viciedo discussion, the idea of sending him back to the minors to rebuild his swing is complete nonsense to me. He needs minor tweaks, not a major overhaul. And you don't learn to hit big-league pitching at AAA. There were some positives last year. Let's see if he can build on it.
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