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Old 01-21-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sunofgold View Post
added lindstrom to final reliever slot. We don't have to Make any more moves this offseason. A backup catcher addition might be nice but trades can also be made in regular season.

Pitching and defense looks very solid. Hitting should at least be average but if Flowers shows that he can hit than we will be looking real good.
That is, if Rios and De Aza don't regress at all, Konerko doesn't continue to show his age, Dunn still manages to hit 40 HR while staying above the Mendoza line, and Flowers/Keppinger matches the production gotten from Pierzynski/Youk, without a litany of health problems we generally avoided last year from Peavy and much of heavily worked young bullpen.

That said, despite what many here think, I can see Viciedo continuing to develop into a solid middle of the order hitter, and what Keppinger brings to the top of the order may more than make up for the overall reduction in power. Perhaps Gordon will finally get comfortable not being shuttled around the order like the last 3 years, and the offense as constructed meshes much better than Sox teams of the past. Who knows. That's why they play the games!
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