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Old 01-05-2020, 02:26 PM
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Default Crappy mlb.com article on next 10 WS winners

The good part is: they have the Sox winning the pennant in 2023.
The ridiculous parts are:
1. We don't win one.
2. They have the friggin Cubs winning in 2028. With no farm system.
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:41 PM
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The good part is: they have the Sox winning the pennant in 2023.
The ridiculous parts are:
1. We don't win one.
2. They have the friggin Cubs winning in 2028. With no farm system.
If the Cubs decided to blow it up, they could rack up a lot of farm talent in no time. Baez, Bryant, Rizzo, Schwarber, Happ, Quintana, Darvish, and Hendricks would all bring back some sort of talent return to contribute to their system.
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:06 PM
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The good part is: they have the Sox winning the pennant in 2023.
The ridiculous parts are:
1. We don't win one.
2. They have the friggin Cubs winning in 2028. With no farm system.
Maybe these predictions for the 2020s will make you feel better:
https://sportsmockery.com/2020/01/he...e-sox-history/

This guy from ESPN has the Sox winning 112 games in 2023 and the Flubs losing 107 games in 2024.

* and yes before any of the dark clouds accuses me of drinking kool-aid based on this article, I fully realize that articles like these are merely predictions and are hardly a sure thing to come true.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:20 PM
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If you want to ensure the Sox have a bad season, make sure the press hypes them up the winter before.
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:18 PM
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I don't expect the White Sox to win the World Series in the next decade and don't have any problem with someone predicting World Series winners for the next 10 years and leaving out the White Sox. That doesn't mean I don't expect them to get to be competitive and have a chance to get to the World Series.

Really, it's ridiculous to predict World Series winners more than six or eight months in advance, let alone six to eight years. The Cubs have only been in one World Series since 1945, and if the Giants had a bullpen in 2016 (the fact that their bullpen was so bad -- in September they filled out their 40-man roster to the limit with prospect and washed up relief pitchers who might be able to come in to get an out -- and they got so far was amazing enough, but blowing the ninth-inning lead in the key NLDS game that would have set up Bumgarner for the series win was the turning point for the franchise that no one predicted would win three World Series in the 2010s. Having no idea who will be playing for the Cubs near the end of the decade but knowing that it may not include anyone currently playing for the Cubs gives the article a lack of credibility.

In 1971, Jerome Holtzman predicted the White Sox would get to the World Series before the Cubs, but even living another three decades, he didn't live to see the Cubs, who Baseball Digest predicted would win the 1969 World Series, win a World Series, let alone reach one.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:16 PM
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Predicting who's going to win a championship next year is a crapshoot at best. Predicting who's going to win two years out is for fools. Predicting who's going to win the next 10 is for arrogant asshats.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:57 AM
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You guys are taking these articles way to seriously.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:55 AM
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Here's a suggestion: Don't read tripe.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:21 AM
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Meh - it's click bait to get some traffic on the site: good for ad revenue.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:20 PM
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Predicting who's going to win a championship next year is a crapshoot at best. Predicting who's going to win two years out is for fools. Predicting who's going to win the next 10 is for arrogant asshats.

This. Pure folly to drive up readership, increase advertising income and stir the pot all at the same time. Nothing more and nothing less.
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This. Pure folly to drive up readership, increase advertising income and stir the pot all at the same time. Nothing more and nothing less.
Yeah. Hard pass on this article. We have no idea what baseball will be like 2029, let alone our team.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:59 PM
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You guys are taking these articles way to seriously.
This.

They are a sports magazine writing sports articles for casual sports fans. More discerning fans, like the ones who populate this board, would not pick up an issue of SI and expect any hard-hitting sports journalism, especially about a team with a growing-but-still-minimal national relevance like the White Sox.

This is like consulting Wikipedia and then getting mad that the articles are inaccurate.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:00 AM
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This.

They are a sports magazine writing sports articles for casual sports fans. More discerning fans, like the ones who populate this board, would not pick up an issue of SI and expect any hard-hitting sports journalism, especially about a team with a growing-but-still-minimal national relevance like the White Sox.

This is like consulting Wikipedia and then getting mad that the articles are inaccurate.
It's not even that. These are obviously just silly articles playing off the whole "new decade" angle, just trying to have fun. They're not meant to take seriously. There's no reason for anyone to get upset that any writer would have the audacity of trying to predict what's going to happen 10 years from now, because the writers themselves know it's a ridiculous premise to try to do so.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:20 AM
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These predictions are complete wild ass guesses. How many "expects" picked the Nationals to win the WS last season? You can't predict injuries, player performances, mid-year acquisitions (and loses), etc.
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