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Old 04-12-2013, 03:19 PM
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And, BTW, is it safe for us Tyler Flowers skeptics to come out now? He had a nice opening series, but I still think he has too many holes in that swing to be an everyday player.
He had a bad series but he also had Peavy, Floyd, and Axelrod batting behind him for three straight games. Still too early to judge him.

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Could it be because the Sox don't want three (or four if Danks ever comes back) left handers in the rotation?

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The screwball makes Santiago effective against right handers. In fact, he looks more comfortable against the right handed batters than he does against lefties. He just has way better stuff than Axelrod. If the left arm is the reason they are going with an inferior starter, then I completely don't understand their logic.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:31 PM
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If the left arm is the reason they are going with an inferior starter, then I completely don't understand their logic.
I'm with you. Really disappointed Santiago didn't get the chance as a starter. Does not make sense. I feel like the Sox org has been a broken record in terms of being content with a crappy 5th starter. We have lost playoff spots too many times thanks to the stubbornness of not plugging that hole with someone moderately capable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:42 PM
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For what it's worth I was told by a member of the media that covers the Sox regularly that "the pitching isn't as good as the Sox are making it out to be..."

Time will tell I guess.

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That's what I was thinking . I about fell out when Hawk was bragging up how our bullpen was better than the Nat's, like that matters when you have Dylan Axelrod in your rotation. Sox hardly ever put 2 full good seasons together and it's looking like more of the ol .500 record same this year, if we are lucky. Maybe that baseball predicting machine at Baseball Prospectus or whatever might be right for once in regards to the Sox. I figure in order to have a shot at the playoffs in the AL you need to be lights out at home , like 50-32 or so lights out, and break even on the road, 0-3 is not a good start. I always think the Sox are better than they are because I'm a die-hard but the leaks are obvious earlier than usual to me this year.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:49 PM
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The Reds are also really, really good.

This Nats team might be the best overall team in baseball.
The Nats could be the best team in baseball this year. They probably have the best offense in baseball even without a DH. They may have an elite pitching staff and may have the best overall roster, although they may not be far ahead of the Reds, Giants and Dodgers. But it's a long season.

I think the best news for the White Sox this week is that they won't have to play the Nationals again. Or at least if they do, the Sox will at least be on just as big a roll as they are. I don't think you can judge the Sox pitching on how well it did in D.C. any more than you can judge the Royals offense by how well it did in Chicago.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:59 PM
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The Reds are also really, really good.

This Nats team might be the best overall team in baseball.
They looked good against the Sox but that may not mean much. How good is Atlanta which has just beaten the Nats two straight at home. They may be the best team and they have more help coming when McCann returns
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