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September 9, 2010

Frank Thomas: It will come down to next week’s 3-game set against Minnesota

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 9, 2010 2:48 pm
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No Frank. We’re 6 games back. Even if we sweep the 3 games against Minnesota, we’d be 3 games back. The division was lost when the Sox decided to punt on Jim Thome and let Minnesota grab him. Look at the Sox DH production and the Twinkies DH production. The Twinkies have a 131 split OPS+ and the Sox a 92. And if the Twinkies didn’t have Jim Thome to play at DH when Morneau went down, their other DH option, Kubel, has a split OPS+ of 86.

And in today’s pregame show Bill Melton said something like ‘ the Andruw Jones, Mark Kotsay and Dayan Viciedo combo has given the same numbers as Jim Thome.’ No. Not even close. Look at the DH links above.


  1. Any team (including the White Sox) that is 3 games behind with 16 to go is not out of it especially if you have 16 games of the remaining 22 games at home. Teams go on winning/losing stretches irrespective of previous statistics, anticipated future performance, and current disgust with your team.

    Comment by Buford — September 9, 2010 @ September 9, 2010 8:53 pm | Reply

    • yes, they’re not out of it completely

      I just think the chances are heavily stacked against them

      I’d put their playoff chances at 2-3%

      Comment by The Wizard — September 10, 2010 @ September 10, 2010 12:12 pm | Reply

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