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Old 04-29-2009, 12:22 AM
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He didn't realize that I was a White Sox fan, but he was going on and on about what a great pick-up Nick Swisher was.
Did you start laughing uncontrollably and tell him, Nick Swisher will fall back to Earth?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:28 AM
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Did you start laughing uncontrollably and tell him, Nick Swisher will fall back to Earth?
The guy was more than half in the bag, and I was in Yankee territory. I kept it cool.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:35 AM
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He didn't look too good in Durham tonight....
Actually, he loaded the bases in the first inning and then the next batter hit a grand slam off of him. It continued to go downhill after that including another homer off him with 1 on and 2 outs, still in the 1st inning.

The Knights did get 7 runs, but still lost to Durham (14-7).
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:59 PM
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Marquez is on the DL with a stiff 14.18 ERA.

Room for Freddy?
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:01 PM
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Marquez is on the DL with a stiff 14.18 ERA.

Room for Freddy?
No way. I read he averaged mid 70's stuff in his two games.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:31 PM
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At least Nunez is pitching well in Birmingham.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:57 PM
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Marquez is on the DL with a stiff 14.18 ERA.
That's too bad about this guy. Hopefully he can turn into something. The other night, just for kicks, I went back and watched the MLB Network's preseason 30 clubs in 30 days episode on the Good Guys. The guys on that show seemed to think that Marquez had a really promising future.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:22 PM
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What a great trade... Both of them
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:44 PM
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What a great trade... Both of them
It served its purpose for the Sox.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:22 PM
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It served its purpose for the Sox.
What was the purpose of turning Ryan Sweeney into Wilson Betemit?

Because the Sox can never have enough DH-types?
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:38 PM
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What was the purpose of turning Ryan Sweeney into Wilson Betemit?

Because the Sox can never have enough DH-types?
Sweeney is hitting .248 with a .310 OBP this season.

I guess he would fit in nicely with the current White Sox lineup.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:55 PM
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Sweeney is hitting .248 with a .310 OBP this season.

I guess he would fit in nicely with the current White Sox lineup.
Yeah, it's better than Quentin!

At least he can play the field. Unlike Betemit.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:11 PM
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Yeah, it's better than Quentin!

At least he can play the field. Unlike Betemit.
Quentin will be OK.

I agree that Betemit sucks, but so does Sweeney. Let's not act as if he would be the answer to the Sox problems.

The outfield defense isn't the issue. They need some damn hitters.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:24 PM
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Quentin will be OK.

I agree that Betemit sucks, but so does Sweeney. Let's not act as if he would be the answer to the Sox problems.

The outfield defense isn't the issue. They need some damn hitters.
Oh, I agree. On the list of problems, outfield defense is way down there. Wouldn't it be great to go back to the days of April - August 2006, when all we had to worry about was BA vs. Mack in CF?

Sweeney certainly wouldn't be the answer to the Sox problems right now. However, when the team is as starved for talent as it is, every marginal loss hurts.

It just seems like the Sox have a knack for acquiring 1B/DH-types: Thome (good move at the time), Swisher (bad), Betemit (bad so far), Flowers (hope he can improve defensively), Vicideo (hope he pans out), and often give up position players who actually can play the field, in order to get more 1B/DH-types. I'm half-expecting KW to deal Alexei for another slow-footed slugger, just to make room for Beckham.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:40 PM
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Oh, I agree. On the list of problems, outfield defense is way down there. Wouldn't it be great to go back to the days of April - August 2006, when all we had to worry about was BA vs. Mack in CF?

Sweeney certainly wouldn't be the answer to the Sox problems right now. However, when the team is as starved for talent as it is, every marginal loss hurts.

It just seems like the Sox have a knack for acquiring 1B/DH-types: Thome (good move at the time), Swisher (bad), Betemit (bad so far), Flowers (hope he can improve defensively), Vicideo (hope he pans out), and often give up position players who actually can play the field, in order to get more 1B/DH-types. I'm half-expecting KW to deal Alexei for another slow-footed slugger, just to make room for Beckham.
One thing is for certain -- I wish we had the problems the 2006 team had.

That was a flawed club, but it won 90 games.
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