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Old 10-29-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default 4 Lefties in Rotation next year?

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Has there ever been a Rotation that carried 4 Lefties?

Reading the Trib looks as if Floyd will be the only right hander in the rotation

Plus they have another leftie who's close that throws 98 mph
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:15 PM
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Sale
Danks
Santiago
Quintana

Has there ever been a Rotation that carried 4 Lefties?

Reading the Trib looks as if Floyd will be the only right hander in the rotation

Plus they have another leftie who's close that throws 98 mph
Seems to me that would be fairly unique. In the end, I don't care if 4 Sox starters are right-handers, left-handers or amphibious so long as they're good.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:27 PM
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Seems to me that would be fairly unique. In the end, I don't care if 4 Sox starters are right-handers, left-handers or amphibious so long as they're good.
Also forgot to mention Leesman who is yet another promising leftie. Sox have some really good arms. I even like Omogrosso and Bruney for the short period he was here even though Bruney is a FA he can be had. Hahn has some nice pieces in place.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:51 AM
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Sale
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Santiago
Quintana

Has there ever been a Rotation that carried 4 Lefties?

Reading the Trib looks as if Floyd will be the only right hander in the rotation

Plus they have another leftie who's close that throws 98 mph
Kravec, Wortham, Baumgarten, Trout. White Sox 1979.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:55 AM
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Kravec, Wortham, Baumgarten, Trout. White Sox 1979.
Nice call. I assume it's rare thought isn't it?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:17 AM
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Seems to me that would be fairly unique. In the end, I don't care if 4 Sox starters are right-handers, left-handers or amphibious so long as they're good.
I assume this is a joke/pun.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:35 AM
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I assume this is a joke/pun.
I'm not so sure. Last I heard the Sodfather was working on an aquarium on the mound to accommodate a possible acquisition of Kermit The Frog for two polywogs to be named later.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:07 AM
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I'm not so sure. Last I heard the Sodfather was working on an aquarium on the mound to accommodate a possible acquisition of Kermit The Frog for two polywogs to be named later.
Think of the homefield advantage. I'd like to see Verlander hit 98 on the gun after treading water for 7 innings.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:16 AM
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I would rather have Quintana and Santiago fighting over the 5th spot. It would obviously mean that they would have to keep Floyd and sign somebody decent.

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I don't trust Quintana yet. I feel the same about him as I felt about Humber coming into 2012.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:14 AM
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I would rather have Quintana and Santiago fighting over the 5th spot. It would obviously mean that they would have to keep Floyd and sign somebody decent.

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Floyd
Quintana / Santiago

I don't trust Quintana yet. I feel the same about him as I felt about Humber coming into 2012.
Still have Leesman and this Rodriguez kid on the way who throws 98 mph. Were leftie heavy for sure
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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Lest we not forget that when talking about the 2013 rotation, Brett Myers is a starting candidate, if the Sox pick up his option:

http://www.csnchicago.com/baseball-c...1&feedID=10338
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I would rather have Quintana and Santiago fighting over the 5th spot. It would obviously mean that they would have to keep Floyd and sign somebody decent.

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Floyd
Quintana / Santiago

I don't trust Quintana yet. I feel the same about him as I felt about Humber coming into 2012.
I'm in this camp as well. I'd like to see a mid-rotation veteran added in the likely event Peavy's price is too high.

There are questions about whether Quintana can duplicate his success, but I also don't see why we should be penciling Santiago into the rotation on the basis of one dominant start against a hopeless Cleveland team at the end of the season.

I think Santiago is a useful pitcher. He's been used in a number of different roles, but I'm not sure yet what the right spot is for him. I do know that he's not a closer. After that, it's up for debate.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:15 PM
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I would like to see Nate Jones get a shot at the rotation. I know he has to work on some pitches but he would be very interesting candidate.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:59 PM
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Kravec, Wortham, Baumgarten, Trout. White Sox 1979.
I was thinking the same thing. After Barrios went down, that was pretty much the four-man rotation, with spot starters (including Ed Farmer) being worked in along the way and Dotson coming up in September. The four lefties led the team in starts, though. A typical Veeck II year, maybe Veeck's worst considering the forfeit to the Tigers that still looms large in his legend.

There was quite a bit of hype about the potential of the four starters. But in 1983, Trout was pitching for the Cubs, and the other three, along with Farmer, were pitching in the A's minor league system. Wortham had an ERA approaching 7 for the Class A Modesto A's.

New York sports columnist Dick Young scoffed at thte idea of a starting rotation made up of four lefties, writing that the more hitters see lefties, the more they will get used to hitting them. He may have had a point.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:36 PM
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I would like to see Nate Jones get a shot at the rotation. I know he has to work on some pitches but he would be very interesting candidate.
They tried that with him when they drafted him. He didn't work out. I'd leave Jones exactly where he is if it were up to me.
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