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Old 03-25-2014, 02:42 PM
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Well, this according to a 1-sentence Facebook wall post so take with a grain of salt, but at least these are your 5 guys...
  1. Chris Sale
  2. Felipe Paulino
  3. Jose Quintana
  4. Erik Johnson
  5. John Danks

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Old 03-25-2014, 02:56 PM
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Per Scott Merkin and Bruce Levine, that is the order.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:47 PM
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If the rotation stays this way and Danks stays healthy, this could be the year he wins 20.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:02 PM
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If the rotation stays this way and Danks stays healthy, this could be the year he wins 20.
I'm not sure that I see your logic. Is it because you think that he will be up against other teams fifth starters? You do know that only lasts about once or twice around the rotation. Teams have different off-days and rain-outs, and some teams skip their fifth starter when they have days off.
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Alternating lefties and righties seems to be the name of the game here. I'd imagine Rienzo would be first in line if Paulino flames out.
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Well, this according to a 1-sentence Facebook wall post so take with a grain of salt, but at least these are your 5 guys...
  1. Chris Sale
  2. Felipe Paulino
  3. Jose Quintana
  4. Erik Johnson
  5. John Danks

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Oh Boy.... This is an average starting rotation that has the possibility to turn into a disaster really quickly.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:14 PM
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Oh Boy.... This is an average starting rotation that has the possibility to turn into a disaster really quickly.
Team's coming off a 99-loss season, what were people expecting?
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:21 PM
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Team's coming off a 99-loss season, what were people expecting?
I'm HOPING for a ~.500 season, but I'm not optimistic. I think we are headed in the right direction, and Coop can practically work miracles with pitchers.

I guess we'll see.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:24 PM
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I'm not sure that I see your logic. Is it because you think that he will be up against other teams fifth starters? You do know that only lasts about once or twice around the rotation. Teams have different off-days and rain-outs, and some teams skip their fifth starter when they have days off.
That's my logic. And I'll be the first to admit that it's flawed, but it's that time of year.
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Oh Boy.... This is an average starting rotation that has the possibility to turn into a disaster really quickly.
I think the rotation is better than you think. Sale is a Cy Young candidate, Quintana is above average with a nice repeatable delivery, Danks looks to have his velocity back, and young Erik Johnson showed a lot of promise last September. The big wild card in our rotation is Paulino who has great stuff with erratic control. If things go poorly, he will be gone quickly and Rienzo likely slides right into his spot. If he does well, he has the chance to be this year's poster boy for Cooper Reclamation Projects, LLC and a potential trade chip if the Sox fall out of contention.

Also, it's not like other teams in the AL don't have rotation question marks. Last year's wild card team, the Indians, are set to feature a rotation of Masterson, Kluber, McAllister, Salazar, and Tomlin. Doesn't exactly make me quake in fear. Obviously, the rotations of the powerhouses like the Tigers and Red Sox are deeper than us, but let's not pretend the White Sox are throwing out a terrible rotation. As always, it is the offense that will make this team sink or swim. The pitching has historically been competitive during the Cooper era.
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Oh Boy.... This is an average starting rotation that has the possibility to turn into a disaster really quickly.
It could.
But it also has a chance to be very promising for the future. I'm particularly intrigued with Paulino - I see a lot of Astros games (or I used to before they took them off Fox and sent them to the hinterlands somewhere), and he had no command at all with the Astros. But Coop taught him the cutter, and I like his ascension through each spring start this year. Honestly, if 3 of Johnson, Danks and Paulino turn out to be capable major league starters, it's a win and bodes well for the future.
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Well, this according to a 1-sentence Facebook wall post so take with a grain of salt, but at least these are your 5 guys...
  1. Chris Sale
  2. Felipe Paulino
  3. Jose Quintana
  4. Erik Johnson
  5. John Danks

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteSox/po...?stream_ref=10
Here's the whole story. Nieto is the backup catcher.
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Team's coming off a 99-loss season, what were people expecting?
From $118 million, old, and bad to $81 million, younger, and not as bad. 2015 they have $56.5 mil committed if they pick up all options.

Can't be anything but happy with where they are at compared to last year.
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Paulino #2?!? Oh man

Hmm...i guess that's just the order they are starting the season. Doesn't really make Paulino the #2 or Danks the #5 in my book. To me the #5 is the guy you skip in the order when you can. I'd hope Paulino is that guy. I was really looking for him to get bumped to long relief. Hopefully, he's just holding Reinzo's or Beck's spot while they get a couple months work in at AAA.
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From $118 million, old, and bad to $81 million, younger, and not as bad. 2015 they have $56.5 mil committed if they pick up all options.

Can't be anything but happy with where they are at compared to last year.
Unfortunately, it is a little early to proclaim that we "are not as bad" as last year though I do hope you are right.

Scary rotation but sometimes things work out.
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