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Old 08-09-2009, 03:40 PM
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Default Garcia could pitch August 18

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Old 08-09-2009, 03:43 PM
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let's hope sweaty freddy has something left in the tank.
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I can't help it, this makes me happy. I love Freddy.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:27 PM
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Anybody has got to have a better shot than Jose Contreras, Bartolo Colon and whatever other garbage 5th starters the Sox have been trotting out there.

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Old 08-09-2009, 05:31 PM
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Pfftttt...if he can make it through five innings and give the ballclub a chance to win, he's better than what some others have been doing lately.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:34 PM
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Anybody has got to have a better shot than Jose Contreras, Bartolo Colon and whatever other garbage 5th starters the Sox have been trotting out there.

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The way the Sox' # 5 starters have pitched, I wonder if Billy Pierce could still go 4 2/3 innings. No teal needed. It sucks to lose a series to a team that you NEED to beat.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:04 PM
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Anybody has got to have a better shot than Jose Contreras, Bartolo Colon and whatever other garbage 5th starters the Sox have been trotting out there.

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I agree. It's come to this.
Looks like we started the season unprepared. Contreras and Colon were both big risks from the start. I didn't really like the idea back then. Contreras had about 4 really good ones in a row, but that was about it. His career here is over.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:13 PM
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Might as well through Garcia out and see what he can do.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:20 PM
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If Freddy's velocity is really up tp 91, as the article states, then he could help us. We already know that he has a good variety of off-speed breaking pitches.

In fact I don't remember Freddy hitting over 88-89 on the gun since maybe May of '06.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:22 PM
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Folks:

This lack of a 5th starter with the Sox isn't a recent situation.

Go back and look at the stiffs the Sox trotted out in that slot in 1996 and see how it cost them the wild card, which they had a firm grip on in August / early September and check the garbage they used in 2003 which helped cost them ANOTHER playoff spot.

You'd think they would have understood by now they you simply can't "give up" the 20-30 games in a season a 5th starter will be used in. "Hoping" to win those games doesn't cut it in my book.

Like I said, you'd think they would have learned this simple lesson by now especially after 2005 but I guess not like Kittle is fond of saying, "you can't ask the owner to spend a dollar if he only has fifty cents..." LOL

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:16 PM
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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Colon and Contreras dont count in my book, theyre both in there late 30s, Freddy is only 33. Still could have a few years left. If Pods was sparked by us signing him, Im sure Freddy will do fine.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:59 PM
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Colon and Contreras dont count in my book, theyre both in there late 30s, Freddy is only 33. Still could have a few years left. If Pods was sparked by us signing him, Im sure Freddy will do fine.
If he pitches as well as he did the last time he was in the Cell I would take that. Just don't get injured Freddy.
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Folks:

This lack of a 5th starter with the Sox isn't a recent situation.

Go back and look at the stiffs the Sox trotted out in that slot in 1996 and see how it cost them the wild card, which they had a firm grip on in August / early September and check the garbage they used in 2003 which helped cost them ANOTHER playoff spot.

You'd think they would have understood by now they you simply can't "give up" the 20-30 games in a season a 5th starter will be used in. "Hoping" to win those games doesn't cut it in my book.

Like I said, you'd think they would have learned this simple lesson by now especially after 2005 but I guess not like Kittle is fond of saying, "you can't ask the owner to spend a dollar if he only has fifty cents..." LOL

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Lip, there is not a single team out there who is solid 1-5. The Red Sox just got done cutting Smoltz. The Yankees are trotting out Mitre lately.


It's the other glaring holes the Sox have which is why we are here. We can't pick up the baseball and we run the bases like a little league team. Also add the fact that Coop has yet grasped the concept of teaching his pitchers on how to to hold runners, its a complete train wreck on defense right now. Singles, walks, errors all become doubles and tripples.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:29 PM
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Folks:

This lack of a 5th starter with the Sox isn't a recent situation.

Go back and look at the stiffs the Sox trotted out in that slot in 1996 and see how it cost them the wild card, which they had a firm grip on in August / early September and check the garbage they used in 2003 which helped cost them ANOTHER playoff spot.

You'd think they would have understood by now they you simply can't "give up" the 20-30 games in a season a 5th starter will be used in. "Hoping" to win those games doesn't cut it in my book.

Like I said, you'd think they would have learned this simple lesson by now especially after 2005 but I guess not like Kittle is fond of saying, "you can't ask the owner to spend a dollar if he only has fifty cents..." LOL

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A decent defensive team can help make pitchers look good, the White Sox do not qualify as that though, to put the blame solely on the pitchers is a narrow minded view of the overall situation.
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