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Alex Rios 15 5.81%
Nick Swisher 28 10.85%
Brian Anderson 7 2.71%
Billy Koch 41 15.89%
Jaime Navarro 36 13.95%
Albert Belle 11 4.26%
Steve Sax 12 4.65%
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:19 PM
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Ya. Because the difference in those numbers is obviously worth a 20 win swing at this point in the season.

How'd that 98 team turn out with that huge year?
Probably would have been better if they didn't have an AL-high ERA of 5.22. Unless it's Albert's fault he couldn't pitch everyday, too.

Konerko's having a fine season, but he's just not in '98 Albert Belle territory. He was on a tear for like 4 straight months.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:23 PM
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Ya. Because the difference in those numbers is obviously worth a 20 win swing at this point in the season.

How'd that 98 team turn out with that huge year?
Come on man. With all the offensive futility this team has displayed a bat like Belle's in the lineup would be as the ESPN crowd likes to say, huge. Even a three or four game swing puts them at .500 or slightly above. In a very mediocre division like the ALC, it could mean all the difference.
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Albert Belle? He was here two years and had the greatest offensive season in franchise history.
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Probably would have been better if they didn't have an AL-high ERA of 5.22. Unless it's Albert's fault he couldn't pitch everyday, too.

Konerko's having a fine season, but he's just not in '98 Albert Belle territory. He was on a tear for like 4 straight months.
I never said he was on par with 98 AB. I said he's doing a decent impersonation. My point was to the person who said if you could drop 98 AB into this team it would make some kind of big difference. It wouldn't.
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Ya. Because the difference in those numbers is obviously worth a 20 win swing at this point in the season.

How'd that 98 team turn out with that huge year?
It sure as hell wasn't Belle's fault the team didn't have more success.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:30 PM
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On a side note- On June 1, 1998 Albert Belle was hitting .264 with 11 HRs and 41 RBIs with an OPS of .863.

Right now, Paulie's at .301, 11, 40 and a OPS of .866.

I'd say PK's comparable at this point.
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My biggest expectations that were met in the most bust-like manner were when they acquired David Wells. They were coming off a division championship and added an ace pitcher to the mix. When they got Belle, I was pumped, but I always thought they would have to win games 10-9 with Navarro as the "ace".

When they got Swisher, I was excited but wary because he was coming off a so-so year. Same with Rios and Peavy.

The only thing positive about the Wells trade was that nobody they traded away did anything and we all got to make fun of Gord Ash for awhile. I think he even got his own tag here because of it.
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Belle? He could mash. David Wells is the choice, measuring money against production. Except for mentoring Buehrle.
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Biggest bust since Geraldo Rivera's Al Capone Vault special:

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Yeah, that's a good call.
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