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Old 08-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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Congrats to Rienzo on his first win. Five in a row? What?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:23 PM
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Well, its clear: everything wrong with the Sox was Alex Rios' fault.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:24 PM
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It would be great if Vic could figure everything out.
And 5 games in a row for Reed; 6/7 days. Gotta win that 70 games. To hell with next year.
Would have been a good night to give Jones a save opportunity.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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We make 2 errors and still win by 3. White Sox are in the zone. Keep on winning as Angels, twins, and cubs all lose.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:35 PM
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It would be great if Vic could figure everything out.
And 5 games in a row for Reed; 6/7 days. Gotta win that 70 games. To hell with next year.
Would have been a good night to give Jones a save opportunity.
Reed's a big boy. He can handle it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:51 PM
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So, the 2013 White Sox are the opposite of the past few years where they have a decent season (after April) and then fall apart in mid-August. Now they stink up the joint until Mid-August and then go on a tear to nowhere.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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So, the 2013 White Sox are the opposite of the past few years where they have a decent season (after April) and then fall apart in mid-August. Now they stink up the joint until Mid-August and then go on a tear to nowhere.
It is a reversal from the past few years. And while they are going nowhere this year, I do think that the Sox are going somewhere in the next few years. They are a team in transition and the changes coming (i.e., a team that is more athletic, faster, and better defensively) are already starting to take some shape. More changes to come and that is a good thing.

Andre Rienzo's first major league win was good to see and how about that grand slam from the Tank?



That is a White Sox winner!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:57 PM
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Frank Thomas screaming for Viciedo to be moved to the 3 hole and left there.
Chuck and Melton disagree since he hasn't earned it.

Frank makes good point, who's earned anything on this squad when looking at those batting averages?

I kind of agree with Frank, might as well stick Viciedo in 3 hole the rest of the way and see if the batting order for him will make a difference. Frank believes so. Says a big difference from hitting 3rd to hitting 7th and 8th.

You have nothing to lose here. Might as well see if this guy will sink or swim and move on for good if he sinks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:33 AM
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Frank Thomas screaming for Viciedo to be moved to the 3 hole and left there.
Chuck and Melton disagree since he hasn't earned it.

Frank makes good point, who's earned anything on this squad when looking at those batting averages?

I kind of agree with Frank, might as well stick Viciedo in 3 hole the rest of the way and see if the batting order for him will make a difference. Frank believes so. Says a big difference from hitting 3rd to hitting 7th and 8th.

You have nothing to lose here. Might as well see if this guy will sink or swim and move on for good if he sinks.
I agree, now's the time to just try anything and everything
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:00 AM
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Frank Thomas screaming for Viciedo to be moved to the 3 hole and left there.
Chuck and Melton disagree since he hasn't earned it.

Frank makes good point, who's earned anything on this squad when looking at those batting averages?

I kind of agree with Frank, might as well stick Viciedo in 3 hole the rest of the way and see if the batting order for him will make a difference. Frank believes so. Says a big difference from hitting 3rd to hitting 7th and 8th.

You have nothing to lose here. Might as well see if this guy will sink or swim and move on for good if he sinks.
I just saw the replay on CSN of Frank's rant about Viciedo. Love the passion from Frank. Even in the midst of this miserable season, there are still things about the Sox that make me smile, like seeing Rienzo get his first major league win and seeing Tank hit that grand slam.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:54 PM
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Frank Thomas screaming for Viciedo to be moved to the 3 hole and left there.
Chuck and Melton disagree since he hasn't earned it.
I love the passion from Big Hurt and I know he is a big Tank fan but I agree with Chuck and Bill. Viciedo needs to earn that spot in the order. There is a reason Robin has him batting in the 8 spot and that is because he has the numbers of a #8 hitter. There is nobody more frustrating to me on the Sox than Viciedo. The team has an interesting decision to make about him going forward. Do you give up on that potential figuring "he is what he is" at this point and won't get better? Do you stick it out with him for one more year and roll the dice that he finally turns that corner? It's obvious to everyone but Dayan that he isn't going to succeed untiil he shortens that stroke. I believe Tank's pitch recognition has improved since he broke into the league but that swing gets so big and long most of the time that he can't catch up to pitchers with plus stuff.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:05 PM
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Reed's a big boy. He can handle it.
He had a day off Monday so it's not as bad as all that. Three days in a row may be the limit. His control looks good and the slider is biting when it bores in on lefties. That may be why righties hit him better. The velocity ain't much to brag about.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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He had a day off Monday so it's not as bad as all that. Three days in a row may be the limit. His control looks good and the slider is biting when it bores in on lefties. That may be why righties hit him better. The velocity ain't much to brag about.
He'll never be a guy like Kimbrel but he's getting the job done, especially considering he's about the cheapest arm we've got. Once the rest of the pen starts looking solid I'll worry about Reed. Until then.....
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:54 AM
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I'm not sure what's best to marks five wins in a row

This:


or this:
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:03 AM
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I enjoy watching Rienzo's enthusiasm when he pitches.
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