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Old 04-28-2013, 10:16 AM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
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Let me sum up this lineup:

De Aza - last year was a fluke. This is what he really was
Keppinger - Nice buy off a career year he'd never repeat. Guy is a bench player/super UT guy, not an everyday starter
Rios - our best player (sigh)
Dunn - yeah
Konerko - let's hope he gets hot so the Sox can get something for him come July
Ramirez - ambivalent
Flowers - see Dunn
Gillaspie - a nice surprise, but also not an everyday guy
Viciedo - see Flowers, Dunn, but a little better than them
The rotating replacement for Viciedo - they all stink
Beckham - what you see is what you get

This team will not do anything spectacular and, more annoyingly, was not in any way set up to do so. There is no plan here. The future is dismal. Konerko, Peavy, and Rios, at the least, should be moved in July. I would add Dunn, but he's an albatross, even at only $12 mil. I would add Floyd, but don't expect anything significant in return. Lindstrom may end up having value to someone, too.

And for those who say, "Well, then don't watch the games," I'm already not.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
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