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Question of the day

Friday, Jan 11, 2013

* It’s Friday. It’s been a long, rough, useless week. I’m tired. I know many of you are as well.

White Sox pitchers and catchers report February 12th, just 32 days from now.

* The Question: Your thoughts on the 2013 baseball season?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


31 Comments
  1. - Anonymour - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    It could be worse. Look what Ozzie did to Miami.


  2. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    It starts a month or two too soon.


  3. - Stones - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:18 am:

    It will be a long summer in Chicago. Both teams will be effectively eliminated by the 4th of July.


  4. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    It will be exciting to watch the cornucopia of young talent that the St. Louis Cardinals have — particularly the pitchers — and whether they get an extension done for Adam Wainwright.


  5. - shore - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    cubs will be done by 2nd week in april which means another late summer of tickets costing less than the beer-which my wallet will appreciate.


  6. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:38 am:

    The Cubs won’t do anything to garner taxpayer support for Wrigley improvements. No light at the end of that tunnel.

    Why did they give Edwin Jackson big money? He’s the definition of pedestrian, and they’ll still lose a hundred games.

    I’m not sure about the Sox. They’re pretty old, and a lot of things have to go right for them to compete with the Tigers. Catcher is a big concern, as is Sale’s arm eventually snapping off with that crazy delivery.

    But certainly much more hope on the South Side for entertaining baseball.


  7. - MOD - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:38 am:

    I was also curious to hear thoughts on the hall of fame shut-out. Kinda like not putting blago’s portrait in the capitol…yeah he was governor but does he deserve the recognition? Does the hall vote them in based on the numbers and wear the past (warts and all) or does it take a stand?


  8. - RNUG - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:47 am:

    Darn Rich. The week was bad enough before you got me thinking about how quickly my Cubbies will be eliminated.


  9. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:47 am:

    White Sox have enough pitching to stay in the hunt. Of course, if they are out of it by the All Star Break they have a lot of tradeable parts to get some young players to rebuild.

    Cubs will still stink. But I say they lose “only” 95 games. Progress!


  10. - draznnl - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:50 am:

    With Houston no longer in the division, the Cubs are in danger of finishing last by several lengths. With Matt Garza and Edwin Jackson as their top two starters, another hundred loss season is likely.

    The White Sox will once again not quite make the playoffs. I’m not a big fan of his, but I don’t understand why they let A.J. walk given their catching situation. Cleveland may well be in the mix with the Sox chasing the Tigers.


  11. - Kevin Highland - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    A total waste of Radio & TV air time.


  12. - Obamas Puppy - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:55 am:

    Go Cubs Go!!!


  13. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    –I’m not a big fan of his, but I don’t understand why they let A.J. walk given their catching situation.–

    Can’t catch or throw anymore. Pitchers hated him. Offensive year was an outlier. $7.5 million from Rangers.


  14. - Joe M - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    I’d like to see an I-55, Cardinals-White Sox World Series on October.


  15. - Esquire - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    Given the prospects for the upcoming baseball season, I am concentrating on enjoying the abbreviated hockey season. Go Hawks!


  16. - PQ's Primary Opponent - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 10:59 am:

    THEO!!THEO!!! the climb to world champions begins on the north side. As usual the 9,000 loyal Sox fans will continue to pour into the Cell every night.


  17. - Deep South - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:06 am:

    I’ve always wanted to see a Cardinals-White Sox World Series.

    As for the Cubs, I didn’t think anyone, ‘cept for the Cubune, paid attention to them.


  18. - Responsa - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:09 am:

    Summer and baseball. Can’t wait. It’s going to be very hard at the beginning for me to see the Sox play without AJ. He was unique and valuable to the team and fans on so many levels. And the mind games he played with opposing teams and their fans was a thing of beauty. I’m not as optimistic going into the 2013 season as I was last year. Such highs for most of that season followed by such a crushing disappointment at the end. But my White Sox will be better than the Cubs so there’s that.


  19. - WazUp - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    Quinn throws out the first pitch takes a line shot to the head and when he comes to he thinks he’s Jim Edgar and finally fixes the pensions.


  20. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:41 am:

    WazUp, lol. We can only hope.
    Haven’t thought much about baseball yet, as the Illini hoops have been great to watch, win or lose.


  21. - Chuck - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    WHY WOULD ANYONE CARE????


  22. - mark - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    maybe it was the bears crapping the bed but i’m so ready and looking froward to seeing if John Danks can come back healthy, Chris Sale repeat his success and if Peavy can stay healthy…although Detroit will continue to be tough and KC always scares me-I think the Sox can compete. I’ll hang up an listen for my answer


  23. - vise77 - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    Looking for a huge year for the Cards’ Craig, and another race for a playoff spot–though perhaps they could get in a bit earlier than in the past couple of years? (I know, I’m spoiled). Still dream of Cards vs WS in the Series.

    Can’t wait to be free of football. Some say baseball is boring, but a few seconds of violent action followed by everything collecting again for another meeting (huddle) just bores me. And to never hear the repetitious wisdom of Troy Aikman again …

    Go Cards! Go Sox!

    As for the (real baseball) Cubs fans out there … well, that’s why God invented beer. My sympathies.


  24. - Sammy E - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    Sox seem like they want to contend. If that’s the plan, they need to get a left-handed bat. Jason Kubel is available, but they would have to give up on Viciedo and play Kubel in left field.

    Could also swing a trade for Ben Zobrist…put him at second and move Beckham, who is destined to be a career utility infielder.

    They’re trying to win and get younger at the same, that almost never works.


  25. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 2:05 pm:

    “And the mind games he played with opposing teams and their fans was a thing of beauty.”

    Is nothing “merit-based” in this country anymore? Really? Not even baseball?


  26. - G'Kar - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 2:23 pm:

    Pirates WILL finish above .500!


  27. - Rudy - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    Jake Peavy was signed so the Sox are not throwing in the towel. However AJ accepted a 1-year contract elsewhere. That will be a loss. Handled the pitchers, hit well, intimidated umps and hitters in the box. Predict Sox sign a backup catcher who will become the starter by mid-season after a few months of Tyler Flowers batting 160.


  28. - walkinfool - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 2:51 pm:

    Cubs finish 15+ games out. Sox have a couple of good streaks, but still finish barely above 500.

    What’s new?


  29. - Norseman - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 2:56 pm:

    Give me a buzz if the Cubs make it to the World Series. Otherwise, I’m watching the football playoffs and waiting for training camp to begin.


  30. - Robert the Bruce - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 3:45 pm:

    Cubs: 90 loss season, and another year of declining attendance.

    Sox: .500. Fans disappointed.

    Cardinals: Playoff bound yet again. Shelby Miller wins rookie of the year award.


  31. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Friday, Jan 11, 13 @ 4:44 pm:

    I am a 3rd Generation Sox fan, and a die hard. I will still go to games and root for the Sox. I am worried about the catching position though.


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