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Old 02-12-2013, 06:33 AM
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Post BP Sox projection.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:42 AM
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Respect really doesn't have anything to do with it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:03 AM
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Respect really doesn't have anything to do with it.
Respect...

...is EVERYTHING.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:22 AM
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There's a bit of a difference between this club and previous years, don't ya think?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 AM
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There's a bit of a difference between this club and previous years, don't ya think?
I think that this team gives me a feeling much like the beginning of last year: I don't expect much. So maybe that'll tell you something about what happens! I mean, they completely shattered my expectations last year, maybe they'll do the same thing again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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Their track record leaves much to be desired. I realize this is a very flawed Sox team, but when it comes to prognositication I'll take a dart board over BP.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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I think that this team gives me a feeling much like the beginning of last year: I don't expect much. So maybe that'll tell you something about what happens! I mean, they completely shattered my expectations last year, maybe they'll do the same thing again.
Last year I didn't expect much either. But I expected us to compete. This year, barring some major acquisitions, I do not feel we will be competitive. I think we're right there with KC, at around 75-77 wins. Asking us to win 90 and the Tigers to win less than 90 at the same time is a lot to have happen.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:45 AM
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Their track record leaves much to be desired. I realize this is a very flawed Sox team, but when it comes to prognositication I'll take a dart board over BP.
Do you have a basis for this or are you just using two outlying sox seasons as your basis for their body of work?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:11 AM
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I don't think the Sox will win the division but I also don't think they will be below .500.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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I don't think the Sox will win the division but I also don't think they will be below .500.
With our pitching I also think we finish over .500. How much, no one knows. If we see the Danks of old we might even contend for the division. Teams have been known to win with very good pitching and just enough hitting.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:39 AM
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With our pitching I also think we finish over .500. How much, no one knows. If we see the Danks of old we might even contend for the division. Teams have been known to win with very good pitching and just enough hitting.
With Danks of old, we might get over .500. I'm not sure where the "just enough hitting" is going to come from.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:51 AM
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I don't care what BP projects. I'm looking forward to watching the games.
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Good, quick snip at the BP Projections that should make you all feel at least a little better.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:01 AM
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With Danks of old, we might get over .500. I'm not sure where the "just enough hitting" is going to come from.
The Sox offense was better than the vaunted Tigers' offense last year. And that was with Viciedo in his first full season and with a complete black hole at 3B, even after Youkilis was acquired. But of course, nobody on the Sox will improve at all, all their vets will hit massive cliffs, Sale will totally get injured cuz he's skinny, Peavy's arm is likely to fall off just because he once had a surgery or something, and Danks might never throw a baseball again because I said so. Meanwhile, Torii Hunter will repeat the career season he had at age 36, Victor Martinez will come back from major surgery just as good as before, and rampant obesity will somehow propel the middle of Detroit's lineup to hit even better than last year.

There is a line from The Usual Suspects, "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." In that same vein, the most impressive thing BP ever did was convince people it was relevant.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:04 AM
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With Danks of old, we might get over .500. I'm not sure where the "just enough hitting" is going to come from.
Considering the Sox were 4th in the AL in runs scored last season, I think they even scored more runs than the Tigers, with Konerko banged up most of it, and even with Youkilis, about a .600 OPS out of 3B overall, Ramirez pretty ineffective, it's not unreasonable to think the offense should be enough if Viciedo, Beckham or Flowers improves.

From the article, PECOTA has shortchanged the Sox an average of about 7 wins per season. They were correct once, in 2007. If you ever get the BP yearly, they even admit they always are a little light on their White Sox win total projections. Chances are they will be light again.

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