Predictions

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If you have seen the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated, it is pretty clear they are not high on this year’s White Sox team.  The magazine has us winning 67 games, losing 95 and coming in dead last in the division, 26 games behind the Detroit Tigers.

 

Fortunately, championships are not won based on preseason predictions.  If that were the case, the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox would have met in the World Series – that was the magazine’s prediction last year. In reality, they were just two of the six teams pegged for the 2011 postseason by SI that did not make the playoffs.  Not only did they miss on 75% of their playoff picks (Boston, Colorado, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Oakland, Minnesota), but four of those teams finished under .500 last year.

While preseason predictions are going to be written in every publication, it’s clear, based on even the most recent evidence, they are nothing to get worked up over.  

I ran across a few things online that I found interesting earlier today. Take a look/listen and let me know what you think.

Robin Ventura, Chicago White Sox manager, discusses his first camp as skipper on “Inside Pitch” live from Spring Training on MLB Network Radio

MLB.com story by Bernie Pleskoff on White Sox

SI.com article on Ventura leading the Sox

 

 

1 Comment

Scott what are you impressions of the Sox playing Viciedo in LF? That move has me puzzled. Since he is basically “learning on the job” how to become a major league outfielder, why would the Sox make the decision to play him in the “sun field” at U.S. Cellular? To me it would make more sense to play him in RF and play De Aza or Rios in LF. Just my two cents.

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