Re: Amazing fact ...
posted at 5/13/2014 11:19 PM EDT
In response to notin's comment:
BTW .... there is not anything amazing about their position May 13...... it si solo early that even the worse teams are less than 10 games out of first.... by July it can triple at the same pace.
The Cubs (10.5), Diamondbacks (11), and Astros (12) are all more than 10 games out of first place.
Why don’t fans just admit they don’t like that the Sox have been losing to the Yankees? The Sox are 17-13 (.566) against the rest of the league. And the rest of the league that the Sox have been playing to date includes only one team that is more than 2 games under .500 (Tampa Bay). If the Sox overall record was 21-16 instead of 19-18, would people still be complaining? OK, some would. But these people would also complain if the team’s record was 36-1.
The reality is, this team is better than many realize. But because they don’t realize it, many have gone into deep, intense nitpicking and trying to cheapen last year while upholding this year’s record as the reality.
“Everything when right last year.” Duh! Please find me one World Series champion in MLB history where everything went wrong. Not to mention, it’s kind of a lie. If “everything went right,” Joel Hanrahan would have been closing last October and Shane Victorino would have been switch-hitting. And I refuse to believe that a platoon of Brad Snyder and Brock Holt is considered “right” in any sport on this planet. Everything going right is how team’s win. There is a very small margin between best and worst in MLB, and parity is more evident in this sport than any other.
“This is the worst outfield in MLB. Bradley can’t hit!!” If only we had spent millions of All Star talent like Matt Holliday and Allen Craig, right? By the way, has anyone noticed that Daniel Nava has single-handedly outhomered the entire Kansas City outfield? Wasn’t KC one of those pre-season media darlings?
“Our FO has fallen in love with the prospects and it’s killing this team!! Now let me go start another thread where I list all the veterans we need to trade immediately so we can bring up more young players!” Ah, yes. Everyday at BDC.
Please be specific. Who do you think, besides Bill (son of dad), would complain if the SOX were 36-1?