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Old 04-08-2013, 10:58 AM
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What a way to end the ballgame and the homestand! Go go White Sox!
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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Have some of you people ever experienced a full baseball season before?
Have you never experienced people at WSI who act like they're never experienced a full baseball season before?
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:38 AM
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IT'S. ONE. WEEK.

Have some of you people ever experienced a full baseball season before?
Seriously. Over the course of a week even Babe Ruth hit .148 or less a time or two I'd bet. Let the season play out a little before we worry about Tank. As for the Sox, I'll take a 4-2 homestand to start the season. Lots and lots of baseball is yet to be played.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:40 PM
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IT'S. ONE. WEEK.

Have some of you people ever experienced a full baseball season before?
Not to beat a dead horse, but it's one weak and a full season he's not shown the ability to make decent contact, avoid strikeouts, or get on base. It's still early, but he isn't bucking any trends here either.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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Not to beat a dead horse, but it's one weak and a full season he's not shown the ability to make decent contact, avoid strikeouts, or get on base. It's still early, but he isn't bucking any trends here either.
I was about ready to lay into you, and instead decided to see how accurate you were. Wow, he had a .300 OBP last year. And people rip Adam Dunn.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:27 PM
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Not to beat a dead horse, but it's one weak and a full season he's not shown the ability to make decent contact, avoid strikeouts, or get on base. It's still early, but he isn't bucking any trends here either.
One weak what?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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And I am a wee bit concerned with Alejandro, a position we have less than zero depth.
For what it's worth, he didn't look too sharp in the WBC, and some of those games weren't against MLB level competition. In 24 ABs:
0.208/0.296/0.292

However Rios' line from the WBC was just as grim, but from what I remember he was hitting the ball well, just right at guys.

In conclusion, trying to make sense of stats with so few ABs is pointless.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:19 PM
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I was about ready to lay into you, and instead decided to see how accurate you were. Wow, he had a .300 OBP last year. And people rip Adam Dunn.

Dunn's OBP was part of his appeal when he was on the trading block and a free agent. His ability to draw walks is huge given that he isnt a very good singles hitter.

Tank however is still a developing talent. He cuts and slashes and when he gets hot can carry a team as we saw last year. OBP will probably never be his strong suit.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:30 PM
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I first saw Viciedo when he played for Birmingham and came away mostly unimpressed. Still, you could see the raw talent there. I thought his best defensive position in the minors was first base. Now he plays LF in the majors to rave reviews. Yet he still won the game on Sunday with his glove as much as his bat. He made a strong throw to second to nail Smoak trying for a double. Andino got a ground rule double later in the inning. Viciedo will never be a high OBP guy or a GG fielder but he could be a valuable player for years to come and I for one am not ready to give up on him, and I'm not particularly optimistic by nature.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:03 PM
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One weak what?
I swear, that was on purpose!
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:06 PM
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I was about ready to lay into you, and instead decided to see how accurate you were. Wow, he had a .300 OBP last year. And people rip Adam Dunn.
I seriously don't understand the love affair.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:31 PM
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Is there a love affair with Viciedo? Outside of a yahoo comparing him to Jason Heyward, most people just see a young guy with power who only has one season under his belt.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:49 PM
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Is there a love affair with Viciedo? Outside of a yahoo comparing him to Jason Heyward, most people just see a young guy with power who only has one season under his belt.
I'd consider my feelings less of a love affair and more of a 'man-crush'.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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There is no forgiveness in that rotation. Yikes.
Dan Haren isn't near what he was. Lost a lot on his fastball, he's nothing special.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:34 PM
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