dillpickle wrote:So you really think Oh-Ka-Ji-Ma is better then a healthy Zumaya? Interesting. Is your second best setup man better then Miller? Is your 3rd best better then a healthy Rodney? Think you may be stretching a few things, but go for it. Sounds good to me.
Thus far, Okajima has proved to be as good as Zumaya, even when healthy. As you like to say, go to mlb.com stat page to convince yourself. As for Rodney, sure he's good and probably a bit better than what the Sox can put out there, but as I already pointed out the Sox starters go deeper than anyone else.
dillpickle wrote:What real team does the Sox lead by 10 games? The Tigers have virtually the same record. The entire AL East blows this year, so what does that 10 game East lead tell anyone. Nothing.
I didn't say it proves anything. I was merely pointing out that when you are up by 10 games, you can afford to go on cruise control a bit.
dillpickle wrote:As it relates to your great bullpen, you use the same three months that I'm judging the hitters by to judge the Sox pen (exception Paps). Of course, it is ok for you to say the Sox have a better pen based on the previous three months, but the Tigers don't have a way, way better lineup based on just those same three months. Not quite following you on this one.
Dude, your logic (and reading) skills could use some work. I already CONCEDED that the Tigers have a better bullpen.
dillpickle wrote:What Tiger hitter is going to drop off considerably? Just wondering. None of them are playing too far over their head. Of course, saying that Drew and Lugo will hit better isn't saying much. So they hit 230 instead of 200. Great.
Well, if Drew and Lugo hit their career averages, it'll be a LOT more than .230 and .200. You think Magglio is going to hit .367 in the second half? You think Granderson and Guillen are going to maintain their career year paces? They could, but its no sure bet.
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