Originally Posted by dickallen15
Yes, and you were just as wrong as anyone who thought the Sox would contend. You went on and on about Rondon. You constantly tell everyone what scouts say but totally ignored what they said when the Tigers said last winter Rondon would be their closer. They said he could throw one pitch for a strike and would be a disaster. Guess what, he throws one pitch for a strike. He also has packed on 85 pounds since he was signed 4 years ago.
Again, why don't you bet me about the 100 losses you thin the Sox will have this year?
I'm not going to act like I don't think Rondon will eventually be a good closer, his stuff is top notch for a reliever. He does just need to harness it. But my point (which you missed) was that he was one option at closer, the other being easily trading for an elite one as necessary as they have the assets to do so at any point. My point on how good the Tigers could be wasn't to state that they would win 117 games, it was that they could win that many, and we could lose 100 (which now seems likely), so any talk of competing was something that should be laughed at heartily.
I don't have a problem doing bets on here, but I really don't want to bet on the White Sox losing, even if I know they will. It would feel wrong.