• August 20th @ The White Sox

    Posted by on August 20th, 2005 · Comments (12)

    This is why it would not bother me at all to face the White Sox in the post-season. The Yankees can play with them any day.

    OK, I was totally wrong about Shawn Chacón last month. In fact, if he keeps doing what he’s been doing, he might just be the one to lead the Yankees into the post-season. I just hope the Yankees didn’t let him run up his pitch count too much today.

    Lastly, it was interesting to see the other side of El Duque show up today. I’ll always like the guy for what he did for the Yankees in the past – but, the boy can fly off at times – no question.

    Comments on August 20th @ The White Sox

    1. brad
      August 20th, 2005 | 5:33 pm

      Oh I agree, Steve. The guy looks like Cy Young, Clemens, and Petey all wrapped up into one. I would imagine he will go onto win probably 10 or eleven more games, including two huge game in the playoffs. But, don’t forget, he will be followed closely by the other two aces, Leiter and Small, so I would figure the winning percentage to be around .900 for the remainder of the year, because these guys are unbelievable.
      Please, these guys have lifetime stats for a reason…sooner or later, they are bound/going to hurt the Yankees. Hopefully later. I rather enjoy them beating up on probably the most overrated team in the playoff hunt.

    2. Jen
      August 20th, 2005 | 5:47 pm

      Steve, it looks like you forgot to clean up some of that SPAM.

      Oh wait, my mistake, it’s just Brad. :-)

    3. JeremyM
      August 20th, 2005 | 6:49 pm

      Chacon is somewhat of a mystery since he’s been stuck in Colorado his whole career. He probably isn’t this good, but there is reason to believe that he’s tons better than his stats have shown. His ERA was even in the 3s this season for the Rockies. You can basically throw Colroado home pitching stats out of the window (Denny Neagle’s career excluded).

    4. rbj
      August 20th, 2005 | 7:51 pm

      Even bad pitchers can capture lightning in a bottle for a season.
      The White Sox offense has cooled considerably of late.

    5. August 20th, 2005 | 8:32 pm

      Yes, but is Chacon really that much worse than some of the bodies that the Yanks have trotted out over the past couple of years? I mean, can Chacon possibly be as bad as Kevin Brown?

    6. hopbitters
      August 20th, 2005 | 10:06 pm

      Is Chacon’s career really that awful? The guy has a -15 RSAA in 4 years with the Rockies, but outside of the failed bullpen experiment in 2004, he’s at -1 RSAA for 3 years in Colorado. That’s still not going to wow anybody, but we’re not talking a Jaret Wright -45 career RSAA here.

    7. August 20th, 2005 | 10:16 pm

      Hey, sometimes pitchers who were garbage for someone else can join another team and then become productive members of a rotation.

      There once was a pitcher named Bronson Anthony Arroyo who was garbage for the Pirates from 2000 through 2002. Then, he joined the Red Sox in 2003 and went on to become a main cog in the rotation of their first World Champion team in 86 years.

      Strange things can happen. And, that said, why can’t they happen twice?

    8. Raf
      August 21st, 2005 | 7:03 am

      There once was a pitcher named Bronson Anthony Arroyo who was garbage for the Pirates from 2000 through 2002. Then, he joined the Red Sox in 2003 and went on to become a main cog in the rotation of their first World Champion team in 86 years.

      =================================

      The Pirates never really gave him a shot, IMO

    9. August 21st, 2005 | 9:11 am

      Funny, the back of his bubble gum card says the Pirates let him pitch in 53 big league games – including 29 starts. And, they allowed him to pitch in three different major league seasons.

      Let’s not make Bronson sound like he got the Alex Graman treatment.

    10. Raf
      August 21st, 2005 | 6:30 pm

      Arroyo was shuttled between the pen, the rotation and the minors. McClendon should’ve left him alone, it’s not like the Pirates were going anywhere.

    11. August 21st, 2005 | 8:54 pm

      //Arroyo was shuttled between the pen, the rotation and the minors. McClendon should’ve left him alone, it’s not like the Pirates were going anywhere.//

      Chacon was shuttled between the pen, the rotation. The Rockies should’ve left him alone, it’s not like they were going anywhere.

      You’re proving my point – what happpen for Arroyo in the move to Boston can happen to Chacon in the move to NY.

    12. Raf
      August 21st, 2005 | 10:49 pm

      Hey, I hope it happens. Chacon was having a good year with the Rockies this year.

      As long as he keeps the walks down and the K’s up, we shouldn’t have a problem.

      He has the arm and stuff to do it, and I hope he does. You’re looking at your #5 starter there (Kevin who?)

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