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Old 02-10-2013, 04:01 PM
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If Munch thinks he needs a complete overhaul of his swing, that's a good sign. Viciedo will probably hit .290/35/110 going off of Munch's predictions.
You could be onto something. Look at how Derrick Rose responded to Munch's motivation.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:02 PM
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I am hopeful for Flowers this year, since he never really got his timing down when he was playing off the bench, Manto discussed that Flowers did better when he played a few games in a row. I would be ok with a .250 average, if he provides 25+ homers and good defense.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:52 PM
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You could be onto something. Look at how Derrick Rose responded to Munch's motivation.
Who did Munch want instead of Rose? Was it Mayo? I remember Timberwolf predicting that Mayo would be better than Rose, but I don't remember who Munch wanted the Bulls to take?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:59 PM
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Who did Munch want instead of Rose? Was it Mayo? I remember Timberwolf predicting that Mayo would be better than Rose, but I don't remember who Munch wanted the Bulls to take?
I think it was Mayo. He predicted Rose would be an "epic failure."
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:04 PM
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Who did Munch want instead of Rose? Was it Mayo? I remember Timberwolf predicting that Mayo would be better than Rose, but I don't remember who Munch wanted the Bulls to take?
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I think it was Mayo. He predicted Rose would be an "epic failure."
I thought it was Beasley. And it was "a failure of epic proportions."
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:15 PM
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I thought it was Beasley. And it was "a failure of epic proportions."
You're right. A mere "epic failure" would not spur Rose to the level he strove to reach. Make it one of epic proportions, and you're giving the guy a real kick in the pants.

Hope it works on Viciedo.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:28 PM
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It's definitely that point in the offseason when there's a sort of anxiety going around, with most of the roster being set and most everything having been speculated to death by this point. Not much else to do to but play the games. Pitchers and Catchers report Tuesday!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:33 PM
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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.

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Yep - If they're not better hitters in '13, this season will be a loss.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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So, in summation, the Sox players need to play good for the Sox to be good.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:52 PM
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So are you ready to write of the season entirely? Or are we going to rework work swings entirely at the big league level like rebuilding teams do?
I'm honestly curious, are there any players on the Sox roster that you consider to be of even average major league caliber? Certainly doesn't seem so as I can't remember the last time I saw you say anything positive about anyone on the roster (absolute statements for the win).
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The first time I saw Dayan Viciedo play when he was in the minors with Birmingham, he looked so rough and unpolished. Now that he has one complete season in MLB the term "diamond in the rough" comes to mind. I don't think Viciedo can be another Frank Thomas, but I believe in my heart of hearts that he can be a passable rendition of Carlos Lee. I'm just not completely confident that he will be. So far I like Manto, and hope that his work with Viciedo will pay off.
You see a diamond in the rough, and I see a piece of coal.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:18 AM
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Coal can get really hot.
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You see a diamond in the rough, and I see a piece of coal.
Yes, but you also told us there was no possible way a butcher like Viciedo could be expected to field his position at the Major League level and all he did was go out and be one of the best defensive left fielders in the American League last year, so maybe cut the kid some slack? I'm sorry he ran over your dog, but let's try and be objective.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:10 AM
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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.

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They'll have to be better. I'm sure the pitching will be good, but right now this is the offense of a third place team.
I totally agree. If they aren't significantly better hitters, then this looks like an 82-win team and Sox ownership will once again have to instruct us to "appreciate the game!"
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:18 AM
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Not impressed with Manto thus far, especially the overly aggressive mentality he's preaching which is getting us constantly behind in counts and is shaving tons of points off the collective team's batting average. Which is especially not helping our players who have challenge hitting .250+.

But let's give him a little slack. Walker was golden for years before he wore on all of us.

Hopefully we'll see some better results this year. Besides, how much is really on the hitting coach and how much is on the jack-happy players?
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