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Old 09-29-2012, 02:08 PM
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Default Congrats to former White Sox Mark Buehrle!

Mark Buehrle hits 200 innings for 12th straight year.

MB is the only active pitcher in baseball with 12 consecutive years of at least 10 wins (13), 30 starts (31) and 200 innings (202 2/3).


Congratulations, MB!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:10 PM
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Can't wait to retire #56 someday.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:43 PM
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Miss you much, Mark...and congratulations!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:08 PM
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We would be getting ready for the playoffs if he was still with us, still breaks my heart he didn't spend his whole career in a Sox uniform.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:50 PM
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We would be getting ready for the playoffs if he was still with us, still breaks my heart he didn't spend his whole career in a Sox uniform.
Same here, I miss him.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:54 PM
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Same here, I miss him.
There is absolutely no way to know that, as one can't simply transfer his statistics to the White Sox to extrapolate the team's performance. Besides, the Sox could not afford to keep him, nor should they have tried.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:56 PM
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There is absolutely no way to know that, as one can't simply transfer his statistics to the White Sox to extrapolate the team's performance. Besides, the Sox could not afford to keep him, nor should they have tried.
I have never bought the argument that they couldn't afford to keep him, as John Danks got a pretty similar deal.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:58 PM
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There is absolutely no way to know that, as one can't simply transfer his statistics to the White Sox to extrapolate the team's performance. Besides, the Sox could not afford to keep him, nor should they have tried.
We don't know what will happen 2013-2015, but we do know that Buehrle out-performed Danks for similar money in 2012.
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We don't know what will happen 2013-2015, but we do know that Buehrle out-performed Danks for similar money in 2012.
I agree that his performance for this season for superior, but Mark wasn't looking for a one-year deal. It's sad that he's gone, but we can't assume that he would have been as effective were he still in the American League.
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I agree that his performance for this season for superior, but Mark wasn't looking for a one-year deal. It's sad that he's gone, but we can't assume that he would have been as effective were he still in the American League.
I see no reason to think that he would have had a drop-off from past performance if he stayed here.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:07 PM
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I was mostly just agreeing about being disappointed he's no longer on the Sox anyway. It's true we can't assume they'd be in the playoffs if he were there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:28 PM
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I was mostly just agreeing about being disappointed he's no longer on the Sox anyway. It's true we can't assume they'd be in the playoffs if he were there.
We can't assume it, but I think it is safe to project that they probably would have won a few more games. In this division, that might have made all the difference.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:29 PM
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We can't assume it, but I think it is safe to project that they probably would have won a few more games. In this division, that might have made all the difference.
The lowest WAR of Buehrle's career? 2.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:43 PM
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I agree that his performance for this season for superior, but Mark wasn't looking for a one-year deal. It's sad that he's gone, but we can't assume that he would have been as effective were he still in the American League.
I would rather take a chance with MB on the mound instead of trotting guys like Liriano and Santiago out there in pressure situations.
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I would rather take a chance with MB on the mound instead of trotting guys like Liriano and Santiago out there in pressure situations.
For what, to lose games 3 to 1 instead of 5 to 1?


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