Heyyy-row Good ppl and also the rest of ya', Basbeball is back in action today and so am I.
Bold people make bold predictions I will start with this one, The White Sox take 2 out of 3 vs the Texas Rangers in Arlington Ball Park over the Easter Weekend!!
Whats my reasoning?? Im a F-ing homer duhh!! So Im goin with my gut on this one I think the first Victory will flip flop either John Danks or Jake Peavy will aid in the first victory then Gavin Floyd will wrap up the second Victory.
Things to watch:
Closer situation in Chicago, First time manager and the New Chicago White Sox Manager Robin Ventura is mums the word on who will be titled as the closer and it may be a save scenario in a game before he shows his hand. In the Mix is one-time all star Matt Thornton and his effortless heat (watch this guy toss its something) but more likely over the early course of the season Addison Reed, the young Santiago who impressed in springball and possibly Jesse Crain once he gets up to speed. Crains spring has been slowed by a minor injury that he has recently recovered from but has not gotten in enough work to be considered yet. IMO one of these guys most likely the first two Thornton or Reed will end up with the job.
Tex Starting pitchers Vs. White Sox hitting
Two of the three games against the Rangers actually bode well for the Chi Sox and if the Rangers now C.J. Wilson-less in that rotation and the unproven Yu Darvish leaves me thinking the White Sox Hitters could fair well In Arlington Ball park and against the likes of Colby Lewis(who came from Japan leagues a cpl years ago), Matt Harrison, and Holland or Darvish(White Sox fair poorly against SP's they have yet to face IN MLB action)and Neftali Feliz wicked stuff but unproven as starter; I still think there's enough of a chance for the White sox to compete to win two out of three against the Rangers potent lineup.
Players to Watch:
Ian Kinsler, if he does receive a monster Extension before play begins does he hit the wall while trying to perform up to the contract.
Dayan Viciedo(spelling?), hah- this kid can mash and has been turning it on the last week in spring.
Jake Peavy, What falls off next?? or does he make his name for comeback player of the year award in the early going. His K rate has been better in his last five starts in 2011 and has continued to trend that way throughout spring for the White Sox.
White Sox/Rangers Bullpen. Both teams might struggle early defining the roles for each respective Bullpen in the early going and should make for an exciting wrinkle of excitement for true fans of both ballclubs.
after last weeks Bud Selig's personal agenda Opening day in Japan, the actual sesaons starts Tonight and Im pumped!! happy Baseball Everyone!!! OnPoint W/ChaseQ.