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Sammy Sosa's Impact On The Oriels

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:02 pm
by red_sox_fan2004
What, if any kind of impact will Sammy Sosa have on the O's this season. Also any predictions on a home run total?

Put me down for 40hr and the O's will finish in third this season in the Al East.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:08 pm
by mocabeenow
if my favorite team had any good starters, i would say they have a chance at the wild card. But until they figure that out, they'll finish 3rd, maybe even 4th behind a improving Devel Ray team...

~Moc

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:10 pm
by red_sox_fan2004
Have some faith man the D-Rays have and always will suck, as long as there in the same division as the Sox and Yanks that is.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:13 pm
by LBJackal
They'll score a lot of runs just like last year, and they'll give up a lot of runs like last year. I don't see Sosa making a big difference. But any team with Daniel Cabrera (worst SP in baseball, IMO) as their #4 starter is in trouble. Especially in the AL East.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:19 pm
by Nat Uralice
What's an Oriel? :-?

I see Sosa coming very close to 40 homers, and possibly hitting that many. His AVG will be near .250 as a result of the league switch and insane amounts of K's.

As for the D-rays always sucking, I doubt that. They won't become perennial power houses, but I don't see them as cellar dwellers forever. Huff is only 28 and Crawford is very young. Gathwright is also young, and they've got more good prospects after those. BJ Upton, for example... Having Pinella as a coach doesn't hurt either.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:54 pm
by This is the year
Why is Daniel Cabrera the worst SP in baseball?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:56 pm
by LBJackal
This is the year wrote:Why is Daniel Cabrera the worst SP in baseball?


Because there's nobody worse than him.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:19 pm
by RAmst23
Haha good answer... also Cabrera had a full season of MLB work had an ERA of 5.00 and a WHIP at 1.58. Apparently only strikes out 76 while BB 89, and had about one hit per inning pitched. Finally, 7.33 ERA after the half... stellar. Go Orioles.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:22 pm
by Cornbread Maxwell
LBJackal wrote:
This is the year wrote:Why is Daniel Cabrera the worst SP in baseball?


Because there's nobody worse than him.


:-D
lmao - Id argue Chan Ho would give him a run for his money !+)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:29 pm
by LBJackal
Well, I guess Park will give him a run for his money... :-D