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Old 03-31-2006, 01:46 AM   #65
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For a 200 million dollar team, their bench and DH slot is pitiful. That bullpen, outside of Rivera, isn't going to scare many either. Still, if Giambi can continue what he did in the second half of last season and everyone else performs to expectations there won't be many holes in that lineup (Bernie is really the only hole, and Cano will be a pesky number 9 hitter). The rotation goes as Johnson and Mussina go. Chacon and Small will not repeat their 2005 and will, at best, be league average pitchers. Wang and Pavano are wildcards, they may be good they may be average or they may be bad. Wright is garbage though. They'll probably find an excuse to put him on the DL for the remainder of the season come June when his ERA is over 6.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:51 AM   #66
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I agree with most of what you said except Chacon. For being in Colorado for years, his ERA isn't that bad, and he did very well last year in New York. He's still young, so his got plenty left in the tank.

I think he'll continue to have the same success as last year, if not more.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:14 AM   #67
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Once pitchers leave Colorado they usually don't fare too well, and the few that do need a few years away from the thin air (Hampton, Jones). Chacon just doesn't do anything really well, just good. He has okay velocity, okay off-speed stuff, and okay command. He doesn't strike enough guys out to remain as good as he was last year. Now that the AL is a bit more familiar with him he's unlikely to be anything more than a back-end of the rotation guy. I don't think he'll be horrible, but I'd be very surprised if he posted an ERA under 4.00. With that lineup though, that should get him 12-15 wins, assuming the pen doesn't blow leads for him.
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Torre announced the rotation to start the year.

Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina, Chien-Ming Wang, Shawn Chacon. Jaret Wright starts year in pen.

Good to see Torre didn't do anything dumb here.
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Old 04-02-2006, 02:22 PM   #69
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Forcast for Oakland is not good. It's looking like Monday's game could be rained out.

They would do a doubleheader on tuesday, though the forcast isn't good then either.
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Forcast for Oakland is not good. It's looking like Monday's game could be rained out.

They would do a doubleheader on tuesday, though the forcast isn't good then either.
Great I heard Torre on the FAN the other day saying the only good thing about the schedule is that we shouldn't have any rain outs because most of our games are in domes. Rain out on opening day is very uncool.
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Yeah, that really puts a damper on things, especially since I'm not too thrilled with the National Championship matchup this year.
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I don't like Sheffield batting 6th. I think he should be 3rd with Giambi down at 6 and Matsui at 5.
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