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  1. lostfan

    Fukudome to the Cubs

    QUOTE(NorthSideSox72 @ Dec 12, 2007 -> 01:27 PM) Rowand is next. And he'll probably make contact. And if Owens did start, one thing you could rely on is he probably would steal 50 bases. Actually I'm a big Jerry Owens fan and I like what he brings to the lineup, I (like most) just don't feel like he's a reliable everyday MLB leadoff hitter, at least yet. And I don't want to pin all my hopes on him hitting his ceiling as a player. But you're probably right, at the pace he was going last year, he could EASILY have stolen 50 bases with a full season's ABs. If he was a better hitter and got on base at around a .370 clip, he could probably steal 70. But if this team did sign Rowand, who would lead off? Owens is really the only one... Cabrera is the next best thing but he really isn't a leadoff guy. We'd still be in bad shape.
  2. lostfan

    What's wrong with Kenny Williams?

    I don't think anything is "wrong" with Kenny Williams per se. I think he's just an average GM who caught lightning in a bottle in 2005 when the entire pitching staff pitched out of their minds, and it took a while for it to catch up with him. And also just plain bad luck plays a role.
  3. lostfan

    Fukudome to the Cubs

    So... what FA is KW going to whiff on next? I hate to sound like a doom-and-gloom naysayer but unless Jerry Owens all of a sudden turns into a .320 hitter with 50 stolen bases... we're a mess.
  4. lostfan

    Which AL Central lineup to you fear more?

    QUOTE(Vance Law @ Dec 12, 2007 -> 12:40 PM) He's good. But I don't think he's as good as 2007. We'll see. I just think he is. He showed flashes of what he could be his rookie year if he cut down on his strikeout numbers, and he did. He has power and crazy speed, he hits a ridiculous number of triples. Plus he's a highlight reel on defense. I'd be surprised if his numbers declined, or weren't something close to 2007. I think Sizemore = Granderson btw
  5. I kind of like Danks, his stuff, the way he goes after hitters and stays composed... I dunno, maybe I'm the only one left. His pitching style was influenced by Buehrle, although obviously he doesn't have the stuff of a Buehrle. And for the first half of the year his numbers were affected by the bizarrely pathetic defense he was getting. But... yeah too many homers. And that's why he's still a back-of-the-rotation pitcher. If he can work that out he'll be really good... but that's not something you can just fix overnight.
  6. lostfan

    Which AL Central lineup to you fear more?

    QUOTE(Vance Law @ Dec 12, 2007 -> 12:26 PM) Tigers with Cabrera now. But declines from last year expected from Maggs, Polanco, Renteria, and Granderson. The old guys maybe, but I don't expect Granderson to go anywhere anytime soon. He is beastly.
  7. lostfan

    Which AL Central lineup to you fear more?

    QUOTE(Steve9347 @ Dec 12, 2007 -> 12:23 PM) Yeah, once you see the players actually in the lineup, it really becomes obvious. The only thing we can hope for is the same thing that happened to us last year happens to them, but I highly doubt it will. If it does, they have a lot of question marks on that pitching staff that won't be able to hold them over. But right now yeah I really am kind of scared to play them. I don't even think the Yankees have been this strong.
  8. lostfan

    Which AL Central lineup to you fear more?

    Tigers, and I don't really think it's close. That lineup is just disgusting.