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  • Originally posted by VTSoxFan
    I think a big plus in the Sox's (Sox'? Soxs'?) favor is that most of the remaining schedule is to be played at home, and they've been VERY good in Fenway this year.

    VT - good point about Fenway. I think it'll definately help. and the yanks don't have that luxury, since they've struggled mightily at the stadium.

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    • Yeah, Whinebrenner's at it again. Let him grab Juan Gone. He's also reportedly about to fire Rick Down as hitting coach. Let him do everything he wants.

      Why? Because the more he micro-manages the team, the more damage he does to the clubhouse harmony that was so key to the recent run of the Yankees. No matter who came under the microscope, there was always a sense that the coaching/managing was stable enough to smooth things over.

      That's gone now. And won't Juan-Gone love playing under those conditions.

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      • Originally posted by FlashGordon
        Yeah, Whinebrenner's at it again. Let him grab Juan Gone. He's also reportedly about to fire Rick Down as hitting coach. Let him do everything he wants.

        Why? Because the more he micro-manages the team, the more damage he does to the clubhouse harmony that was so key to the recent run of the Yankees. No matter who came under the microscope, there was always a sense that the coaching/managing was stable enough to smooth things over.

        That's gone now. And won't Juan-Gone love playing under those conditions.
        Don't want him, don't like him, don't need him. I really don't think the Yanks are interested in Gonzalez this time. The Yankees need a lefty for the pen. Michael and Cashman should be able to persuade George to calm down and butt out.

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        • I think we should all vote for Steinbrenner for the 10th player award!

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          • The Yankees main offensive weakness occurs when Jorge Posada bats higher than sixth in the lineup.

            Modesi has done little since the great start.

            Ventura is a disaster area.

            The only real long ball threat in the middle of the lineup is Giambi.

            Jeter does not hit many HRs, and that is fine.
            Bernie never was a HR hitter.

            With Juan, the lineup becomes balanced and powerful.

            Soriano
            Jeter
            Giambi
            Gonzalez
            Matsui
            Williams
            Posada
            Sierra
            Ventura

            Gonzalez, Matsui, Williams can be switched. It won't matter.

            Posada's DP's and K's will kill fewer rallies.

            Ventura still walks, so hitting ninth is like another leadoff hitter for Soriano and Jeter.

            The lineup has balance (Right-Lefty).

            And wait until Nick Johnson returns.

            Remove Gonzalez and replace with Mondesi, and it is an entirely different look and there will be different offensive production.
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            • Originally posted by FlashGordon
              take a good look at what's on tap for August. The Sox still have to face Oakland, Seattle, and the recently resurgent Angels.
              Yeah, I was a little scared of august myself at first, until I did a little more looking around.

              It is indeed a tough schedual, and anything can happen. However, I feel we can more than hold our own against the yankees and seattle.

              As for oakland, take a quick peek at their record, especially their home and away records. 36-13 at home, 18-23 on the road. That's 49 played where they do best and only 41 where they have a losing record. The red sox have 41 home games remaining out of like 63.

              I'm predicting at least .500 on the road in august, and .600 to .700 at home.
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              • State your case

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                OK, guys. Your Predictions Please... 
                Who's still in it for first place & for how long?
                Who's the Wild Card going to be?
                Any Spoilers?
                   
                
                EAST          W  L  Pct  GB
                New York     57 36 .613   -    
                Boston       55 38 .591   2  
                Toronto      49 46 .516   9
                Baltimore    41 50 .451   15
                Tampa Bay    32 60 .348   24.5
                
                CENTRAL       W  L  PCT  GB
                Kansas City  51 41 .554   - 
                Chicago      45 49 .479   7
                Minnesota    44 49 .473   7.5
                Cleveland    41 53 .436   11
                Detroit      25 67 .272   26
                
                WEST          W  L  PCT  GB
                Seattle      58 35 .624   - 
                Oakland      54 39 .581   4
                Anaheim      49 43 .533   8.5
                Texas        38 55 .409   20
                 
                HINT - {The 'odds-on-favorite' in RED}      :laugh
                Ken Fougère

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                • Re: State your case

                  Originally posted by KenFougere
                  Code:
                  
                  OK, guys. Your Predictions Please... 
                  Who's still in it for first place & for how long?
                  Who's the Wild Card going to be?
                  Any Spoilers?
                     
                  
                  EAST          W  L  Pct  GB
                  New York     57 36 .613   -    
                  Boston       55 38 .591   2  
                  Toronto      49 46 .516   9
                  Baltimore    41 50 .451   15
                  Tampa Bay    32 60 .348   24.5
                  
                  CENTRAL       W  L  PCT  GB
                  Kansas City  51 41 .554   - 
                  Chicago      45 49 .479   7
                  Minnesota    44 49 .473   7.5
                  Cleveland    41 53 .436   11
                  Detroit      25 67 .272   26
                  
                  WEST          W  L  PCT  GB
                  Seattle      58 35 .624   - 
                  Oakland      54 39 .581   4
                  Anaheim      49 43 .533   8.5
                  Texas        38 55 .409   20
                   
                  HINT - {The 'odds-on-favorite' in RED}      :laugh
                  Boston takes the East, KC takes Central, Mariner's OWN the West, and a 1 game play-off for the wild card between New York and Oakland, which New York will LOSE.
                  Last edited by tearforamariner; 07-14-2003, 10:40 PM.

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                  • Re: Re: State your case

                    Originally posted by tearforamariner
                    Boston takes the East, KC takes Central, Mariner's OWN the West, and an 1 game play-off for the wild card between New York and Oakland, which New York will LOSE.
                    See, YOU are a writer. You build to the climax of the story and your ending is a real K I L L E R !

                    {I just love a happy ending...}
                    Ken Fougère

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                    • Thank you. But lets make it better. In that 1 game playoff, the A's will use a combine SEVEN pitchers to no-hit the Yankees. And of course, Roger Clemens will be the losing pitcher.

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                      • Originally posted by tearforamariner
                        Thank you. But lets make it better. In that 1 game playoff, the A's will use a combine SEVEN pitchers to no-hit the Yankees. And of course, Roger Clemens will be the losing pitcher.
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                        • Originally posted by KenFougere
                          Another Best Seller . . .
                          Non-Fiction of course

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                          • Originally posted by tearforamariner
                            Non-Fiction of course
                            .....but, of course! _
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • I say the Sox will overtake the Yanks by the end of the month. And I will stick to that prediction.
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                              • Originally posted by Hank Aaron
                                I say the Sox will overtake the Yanks by the end of the month. And I will stick to that prediction.
                                Are you saying that sometime this month, Boston will be in first place by at least 1/2 game and won't relinquish that lead again by July 31st?

                                Hmmmmm, I beg to differ.
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