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Old 09-29-2013, 02:55 PM
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White Sox will have 75 + wins: 2014
White Sox will reach .500 again 2015
White Sox will have 90+ wins 2017
White Sox will reach playoffs again 2017
White Sox draw 2,000,000 + again 2016
White Sox draw 2,500,000 + again 2018

Put the year you think each will happen again for the above 6 categories....
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:31 PM
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White Sox will have 75 + wins: 2016
White Sox will reach .500 again 2018
White Sox will have 90+ wins 2018
White Sox will reach playoffs again 2018
White Sox draw 2,000,000 + again 2019
White Sox draw 2,500,000 + again 2020
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:21 PM
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I'm not going to predict how many wins by year because I don't know what direction the team is going to go. All I know that they can turn it around fast with smart moves. I look at what happened from 1970 to 1972, 56 wins in 1970, 79 wins in 1971 and they almost won the division in 1972. Keep the faith!
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:49 PM
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I'm not going to predict how many wins by year because I don't know what direction the team is going to go. All I know that they can turn it around fast with smart moves. I look at what happened from 1970 to 1972, 56 wins in 1970, 79 wins in 1971 and they almost won the division in 1972. Keep the faith!
I'm with you. Just too bad we don't have more players like Fox, Aparicio, Wynn, Wood, Melton, McDowell, A.J., Horlen, Peters, Rowland, Thomas, and others who had baseball smarts.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:51 PM
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I'll let you know when I see the roster.
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I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:01 PM
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I'm with you. Just too bad we don't have more players like Fox, Aparicio, Wynn, Wood, Melton, McDowell, A.J., Horlen, Peters, Rowland, Thomas, and others who had baseball smarts.
We do have some dumbest baseball players I've ever seen.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:09 PM
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I'm not going to predict how many wins by year because I don't know what direction the team is going to go. All I know that they can turn it around fast with smart moves. I look at what happened from 1970 to 1972, 56 wins in 1970, 79 wins in 1971 and they almost won the division in 1972. Keep the faith!

I have a hard time keeping the faith when the same people who got the team into this mess are supposed to be the ones getting the team out. At the end of the 1970 season, ownership cleaned house by firing the manager and GM. The analogy doesn't hold.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:25 PM
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The Sox can make all the moves they want, but they're not in a vacuum.

Detroit is gonna spend money like crazy til they win a WS.
Will KC build on this year?
Can Cleveland keep it up? (SPOILER ALERT: NO)

I'm in it for playoff appearances and I don't see this team being among the 5 best teams in the AL for at least 4-5 years. A feat they've accomplished 3 times in the past 11 seasons.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:33 PM
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White Sox will have 75 + wins: 2014
White Sox will reach .500 again 2015
White Sox will have 90+ wins 2017
White Sox will reach playoffs again 2017
White Sox draw 2,000,000 + again 2016
White Sox draw 2,500,000 + again 2018

Put the year you think each will happen again for the above 6 categories....
I wonder how people would have answered these questions in the Fall of 1989 after the Sox finished 69-92.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:38 PM
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I wonder how people would have answered these questions in the Fall of 1989 after the Sox finished 69-92.
Well, the 1989 White Sox played .500 baseball in the second half so there was at least some reason for hope. The 2013 White Sox played .400 ball in the first half and .377 in the second half so they actually got worse as the season went on and even with the September call up their winning percentage was .259. I certainly can't see a lot of signs of hope for 2014.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:39 PM
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I wonder how people would have answered these questions in the Fall of 1989 after the Sox finished 69-92.
That '89 team was loaded with young talent and fans knew it. I think there was some excitement among Sox fans that better times were indeed only a year or two away.

2013 is not comparable at all. This organization has taken some important steps in the last couple of years of bottoming out from the talent void they were in, but they still have a long way to go with lots of holes to fill.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 PM
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I wonder how people would have answered these questions in the Fall of 1989 after the Sox finished 69-92.
If we're going the early 90's route, we're years off just acquiring that type of young talent. For all the talk about how meaningless top picks were, that 90's core was built off four straight top 10 picks (Blackjack, Robin, Frank, and Alex Fernandez).
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:04 PM
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If we're going the early 90's route, we're years off just acquiring that type of young talent. For all the talk about how meaningless top picks were, that 90's core was built off four straight top 10 picks (Blackjack, Robin, Frank, and Alex Fernandez).
More classic munch strawmen; nobody has stated top draft picks are unimportant, people have just noted that the difference between Pick #3 and Pick #4 is insignificant (and, if you really want to be anal about it, the 4th overall pick has historically outplayed the 3rd).
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:20 PM
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That '89 team was loaded with young talent and fans knew it. I think there was some excitement among Sox fans that better times were indeed only a year or two away.
I don't know about that. 1990 caught most people by surprise. There was some young talent, but lots of unproven talent and question marks. The fanbase was pretty much in total apathy after the Baines trade. Sosa was an unproven commodity. The hot draft pick Robin Ventura only came up for the final few weeks of the season. Frank Thomas and Alex Fernandez were off the grid; nobody knew who they were. McDowell was crap and actually spent the entire season in the minors. You had some veteran iffy guys like Pasqua and Fletcher that weren't going to draw fans to the gate. I don't buy that everyone knew the Sox were close.

By the way, no offense, because the Sox wouldn't have become the team they were without Frank's emergence really in '91 (I don't think anyone realized how good he was at the end of '90), and the difference here is that, other than possibly A Garcia, we don't have that type of guy in the minors now, unless he's hiding somewhere.
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