TheRawDAWG wrote:I remember ZIG's post of predictions.....I found it extremely funny at the time and find it more so now. I believe he said Santana, Schmidt, Chavez and Soriano were all going to be worth less than where they would get drafted (I'm using nicer language). In my eyes Santana and Schmidt are the favourites for the Cy Young awards, while Chavez has torn up the league and would be near the top in numerous categories had he not been out 6 weeks with an injury. Of course, Soriano isn't having his best year but he's still the best 2nd bagger by far and not hitting near the .260 I believe someone expected of him.
All that seems accurate........... except Soriano being the #1 2B. Look no further than his MI partner Michael Young for somebody whose been better. Mark Loretta is pretty close to Soriano's production, too. Other than that 2B's have been a bust this year.
And I think we should leave ZIG alone now....... he might not feel welcome back, which IMO he is. If somebody's wrong about something they shouldn't feel unwelcome. If at the end of the year Loaiza has a high 4's ERA, I won't vanish from the face of the earth, even though some people might not have a problem with that
If anything, he's a better person for it, since he's learned if you make bold predictions like that you might get burned. Like I will with Loaiza, despite my fairly accurate predictions for Nathan (compared him to Gagne before the season), Zito (said he'd suck - so did everybody else though), Ensberg (said he stinks, Lamb was better and should be the starter), Rhodes (said he'd be bust of the year and was not a top reliever), among others. People only remember the bad so don't take it to heart when they rip you for it.
If anybody ever notices my comment on Ben Sheets in the 2004 predictions forum I might be lynched
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