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Other Chicago Sports Thread Part XII - 3 game lead in division

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Sox win another series

Team continues to play well despite some poor showings here and there

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Here's a replay of AJ scoring from first on a groundout to the shortstop:

http://atmlb.com/Scz0GO

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gotta love AJ. Just really rubbing in the all star snub now. No other AL catcher is even close at this point.

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Said after the Tigers sweep to look at the standings again August 12th, after the Sox have a long home stand and Detroit played NY and Texas. I'll take being 2 up.

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sale lookin good again too. extra rest helped/helps him a lot looks like

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gotta love AJ. Just really rubbing in the all star snub now. No other AL catcher is even close at this point.
Uh, Wieters got in because he can hit and is easily the best defensive catcher in the game. It's not even close.

AJ should have started, and Napoli shouldn't have been in the game at all.

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Uh, Wieters got in because he can hit and is easily the best defensive catcher in the game. It's not even close.

AJ should have started, and Napoli shouldn't have been in the game at all.
okay. Look at AJ's numbers before the break and now. He shoulda been the first one in. And napoli had respectable numbers at the break, same with wieters, no problem with them going. But mauer barely caught at all and if he was going to go shoulda had to get in as a first baseman or dh.

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okay. Look at AJ's numbers before the break and now. He shoulda been the first one in. And napoli had respectable numbers at the break, same with wieters, no problem with them going. But mauer barely caught at all and if he was going to go shoulda had to get in as a first baseman or dh.
What I was saying with Wieters was that his general hitting ability combined with the large advantages he gives at C makes him on par with AJ.

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I like Hinrich over Watson but they also lost several other good bench pieces

-Asik is gone to Houston (Bulls didn't match offer sheet)
-Korver gone (traded)
-Lucas is gone (Signed with Tor as FA)
-Brewer is gone (Signed with Knicks as FA)

Bulls replaced them with
-PG Nate Robinson
-SG Marco Belinelli (Decent player with Korver like abilities)
-SG Marquis Teague (Bulls 1st round pick ,, Actually like his potential)
-PF Vladimir Radmanović (Fading vet ,, Shadow of his former self)
-C Nazr Mohammed (Soon to be 35 yrs old coming off worst season of his career ,, Very little left in tank)

Belinelli and Kirk are good ,, But the departures of Asik and Brewer are brutal

Simple reality is the Bulls bench was fine ,, The teams joke of SG (Fading Hamilton) and joke of PF with horrendous contract (Boozer) are the real issues

A legit 2nd scoring option at SG has been Bulls need for sometime and they continue to ignore it
thanks for this write up. read up a bit too and only losing Asik sucks. At Guard they are better than last year, at C they are worse.

Everything looks like a divison win or #6 seed as of now.

Wonder when they will get rid of Boozer. Think that they will find a way to add Love within the next 2 years or when he will be a UFA

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Pacers/Celtics/doesn't ****ing matter, Heat will butt **** whoever it is

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Don't even bother playing the season.

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Agreed. Heat, Lakers, Thunder....no one else has a shot at winning the title. Bulls end up a 6 seed most likely, out in the 1st round or maybe the 2nd.

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The utter lack of parity is one of the reasons why I don't care about the NBA at all. Barring major injuries as you both said, there's essentially no way that anyone besides the Lakers, Thunder, or Heat win the championship next year.

You can't even make that statement about the freaking MLB, for crying out loud.

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thanks for this write up. read up a bit too and only losing Asik sucks. At Guard they are better than last year, at C they are worse.

Everything looks like a divison win or #6 seed as of now.

Wonder when they will get rid of Boozer. Think that they will find a way to add Love within the next 2 years or when he will be a UFA
Brewer's defense will be missed

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Brewer's defense will be missed
Butler can replace him just fine. Brewer got beat like a rented mule against SFs.

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Butler can replace him just fine. Brewer got beat like a rented mule against SFs.
Butler is a 3, Brewer is a 2 that had to play the 3 at times because Butler wasn't any good.

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All I've seen (& read from others who saw more and I know about the worth of their opinions) say that getting rid of Brewer is a positiv.

bulls won't win next year, why waste the time with a guy that has no upside when you have some hopes with a better player in Bellineli

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You can't even make that statement about the freaking MLB, for crying out loud.
I always laugh at this crazy idea that baseball lacks parity. Sure, a few teams way out spend others every year, but they've still had 9 different teams win the World Series in this short century and 16 different pennant winners. More teams have been to the World Series than teams that haven't.

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I always laugh at this crazy idea that baseball lacks parity. Sure, a few teams way out spend others every year, but they've still had 9 different teams win the World Series in this short century and 16 different pennant winners. More teams have been to the World Series than teams that haven't.
I know, and that's basically the point I was making. Baseball gets a lot of bad press, and rightfully so, for having a bunch of have-not teams.... but their situation is a drop in the bucket compared to the NBA's.

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okay. Look at AJ's numbers before the break and now. He shoulda been the first one in. And napoli had respectable numbers at the break, same with wieters, no problem with them going. But mauer barely caught at all and if he was going to go shoulda had to get in as a first baseman or dh.
Wasn't Napoli's BA 0.221 or something? I remember seeing that during the All-Star game when the announcers were trying to wax poetic over how many impact he had on the Angels' success and why he got to the game.

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Wasn't Napoli's BA 0.221 or something? I remember seeing that during the All-Star game when the announcers were trying to wax poetic over how many impact he had on the Angels' success and why he got to the game.
napoli is on the rangers. But yea, his numbers were **** compared to aj's and he still got in because how ******** the voting is.

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Some voters believe they should take into account from the Allstar game 2011 til the Allstar Game 2012 as the sample size. Not just the first 80 or whatever games of the season, but also the games played after the Allstar Game of the year before.

Napoli was incredible last year in the regular season...30 homeruns and .320 AVG for a catcher in only 113 games. Only Jose Bautista had more homeruns per at bat than Napoli. Plus he was awesome in the playoffs, finishing top 5 in RBIs.

Plus he is a bigger name and a lot of people hate AJ. So a lot of things factor into it. I understand it that a lot of players, like the fans, hate AJ and think he is a d-bag so maybe that factors into the managerial decision to pick him.

Here were Napoli's numbers after the allstar game last year(when some people consider for the next all star game)
61 games, 44 runs, 18 HRs, 42 RBIs, .383 AVG, .466 OBP, .706 SLG, 1.171 OPS

Plus playoffs:
17 games, 11 runs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, .328 AVG, .414 OBP, .500 SLG, .914 OPS

Not saying it is the right way that they vote...but people argue about it all the time.


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Butler is a 3, Brewer is a 2 that had to play the 3 at times because Butler wasn't any good.
Butler was a rookie and looked fine in limited play. Brewer had to play 3 because Korver couldn't guard anyone.

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Some voters believe they should take into account from the Allstar game 2011 til the Allstar Game 2012 as the sample size. Not just the first 80 or whatever games of the season, but also the games played after the Allstar Game of the year before.

Napoli was incredible last year in the regular season...30 homeruns and .320 AVG for a catcher in only 113 games. Only Jose Bautista had more homeruns per at bat than Napoli. Plus he was awesome in the playoffs, finishing top 5 in RBIs.

Plus he is a bigger name and a lot of people hate AJ. So a lot of things factor into it. I understand it that a lot of players, like the fans, hate AJ and think he is a d-bag so maybe that factors into the managerial decision to pick him.

Here were Napoli's numbers after the allstar game last year(when some people consider for the next all star game)
61 games, 44 runs, 18 HRs, 42 RBIs, .383 AVG, .466 OBP, .706 SLG, 1.171 OPS

Plus playoffs:
17 games, 11 runs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, .328 AVG, .414 OBP, .500 SLG, .914 OPS

Not saying it is the right way that they vote...but people argue about it all the time.
Yea, i get all that, but I think its stupid especially when AS games are constantly cited as a factor for HOF consideration and how good the player was in his time. Same with gold gloves, of which jeter has about 5 undeserved ones.

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