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Old 05-04-2013, 06:29 AM
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Default We have the best record in all of baseball

We have the best record in all of baseball.... for a team in last place in their division. Well, one has to look hard for positives at the moment. Tread water, boys. Other teams will have injuries too.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:10 AM
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:22 AM
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It helps to play in the weakest division in baseball.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:51 AM
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I'm disappointed in all of the negative comments posted about the 2013 White Sox. Granted the team has some warts (Adam Dunn), but when you consider all of the injuries the team has had the first month we're still only 4 games out of first place. If we can stay close and then get Danks, Beckham and the Tank back, I really think we can make a run at the playoffs this year. It isn't like we're 10 games out of first place like Toronto is. If we get healthy and we're close, 2013 could turn out to be a good year.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:15 AM
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I haven't given up yet. Sometimes I get frustrated, but for me the season isn't over until the Sox are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Conor Gillaspie has been a nice surprise so far, and I'm curious to see if Gordon Beckham can come back from his injury and put it in high gear.

What with all the injuries, it's already been an "interesting" season.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:50 AM
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Won't speak for all people, but I believe that the frustration level comes from the fact that it seems like we have to play the perfect game to win. If one element doesn't show up, e.g. bullpen, defense, we find a way to lose.

I agree that with the injuries we've had, I'm ecstatic that this team is only 3 games under .500. May's really going to be a struggle to keep themselves from falling out of the picture. The schedule has a lot of road games, and a lot of games vs. the Angels, who are struggling more than we are. It eases up significantly near the end of the month, with a home series vs. the Marlins and the 4 games with the Minor Leaguers.

If we're still 3 under .500 at the end of May and within 5-7 games of the lead, I like our chances to contend the rest of the season.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:10 PM
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It helps to play in the weakest division in baseball.
I'm not sure how to rate how good a division is but right now the A L Central is 7 games over .500. The A L East is 9 over and the West is 13 under. That would put the A L at 3 games over for the whole league which means that the A L is not dominating the N L as in the past.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:25 PM
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I'm not sure how to rate how good a division is but right now the A L Central is 7 games over .500. The A L East is 9 over and the West is 13 under. That would put the A L at 3 games over for the whole league which means that the A L is not dominating the N L as in the past.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:28 PM
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Yeah but Miami has the same record in the N L so those two cancel each other out.

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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It helps to play in the weakest division in baseball.
Does it?

The White Sox have a winning record against the West, and a .500 record against the East. They have a losing record against the NL and the AL Central. The Sox haven't been helped by playing in the weakest division in baseball. Even last year they beat the Rangers as many times as they beat the Tigers, but they had three times more losses against the Tigers.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:17 PM
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Yeah, I don't think the "weakest division" sentiment will hold up this year. KC looks like they're for real this year, and the Tigers are the Tigers. I'm still not sure about the Indians, they might be bad (or not), but not historically so. I wouldn't be surprised to see the top three teams all finish above .500.
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