On if the team is going to lose 95 games as predicted by Sports Illustrated:
“That’s not going to happen. That ain’t going to happen, I can promise you that. We’re going to get after it. I don’t know how many we’re going to win and how many we’re going to lose, but we’re not going to lose 95 games. This team has too much pride. We’re going to play the right way and we’re going to compete, that’s just all there is to it. We’re not going to give away games. We’re going to have some growing pains, especially with how young we are in the backend of the bullpen, I’m sure there’s going to be times that we lose some tough ones or give one away but that’s to be expected. At the same time, we have enough veteran presence on this team, guys who have been in the fire before, to lead these young guys. We got great leadership from the coaching perspective and we got too much pride, this team’s going to compete. We’re not losing 95 games, I can tell you that.”
And I was worried!
Other White Sox links:
- J.J. looks at the White Sox career of Magglio Ordonez who is very close to retiring, and, also, at the latest White Sox cuts.
- James looks at the latest White Sox cuts, and defends Don Cooper’s curmudgeonity.
BTW, Fangraphs’ Mike Podhorzer looks what Spring Training stats matter. Hint: ERA: No. K% and BB%: Yes. And BTB’s Lewie Pollis looks to see if a teams W-L record matters.