SportsTalk Live: Pitching staff strength of White Sox?
Fri, 1 Mar 2013|
The SportsTalk Live crew debate if Chris Sale can duplicate last year's success and talk about the depth of the pitching staff - 3/1
I think that last week -- camp. From a player's perspective they wanna feel like OK I've got something I can carry into the season. They don't put a lot of stock in the numbers won't Chris -- got married he's married and -- 23 years old he kind of grinding his way out it was like two and 13 innings and he strikes out a lot of guys. How important is this year for him because he was literally the best pitcher in baseball. Should've got the L start in the all star game we got actually robbed of that but how important is this year. For Chris sell the White Sox because when they turn over when the Konerko -- the Adam -- when they turn over he will be the new face of the franchise. And we saw Justin Verlander. He was going like this and then he had a terrible year. Great the 34 years -- it's it was his career but this guy is going to be the face of the franchise so they're White Sox fan. Each every pitch you gotta be -- by the as you see. Well but you also if you're White Sox fan and you live in Chicago. You know we had some elbow trouble in the net and for young guy we've seen it on both sides of town. Elbow trouble early shoulder trouble early. But especially elbow trouble can come back to haunt you saw we had its its gonna be interesting I don't know he's gonna be the face face of the franchise is hard to do that with a young pitcher. And we're gonna talk about Mark Prior a little bit. Those guys tend to go away if they get injured I just think right now there's still like playing softball there. The team is built in a lot of home runs they don't play small ball they're pitching is important but it's not their top priority I think we still believe they -- but I. -- and I know people say they're pitching is loaded that is. And I the bottom of their order is not great. But I really am concerned coming off -- shoulder surgery albeit maybe was arthroscopic shoulder still come back as quick as elbows for John Danks. Gavin Floyd I'm not a huge Gavin Floyd guy. Jake Peavy -- rode him like a mule last you're thinking there's no way were bringing him back then all of a sudden he's back in camp. Well and you never know what you're gonna. Get from Jake Peavy because it when he signed. He's phenomenal but then we talk about injuries. He's a guy that's been bitten by that he's getting up there in years I don't know if you can count on thirty starts from from Jake -- -- 200 innings. You just gonna get when you get there so there's going to be a lot of pressure on sale to stay healthy and -- -- more right Danks is going to be a huge question mark. Floyd is another guy who's been up and down you think okay here he's starting to take off I disagree I don't think he's been up and down he's actually been consistent. Because he's been up and down throughout his whole career he's been consistently officers that in these consistently -- it's a 100% because if he stays up and out no actually he's actually being himself and I think at times he can be really good. He's slotted as your form maybe before god. Florida right from -- baseball UConn in as your number two man we're three what they -- like -- -- like to do it almost -- they -- -- like it still be president but that he would be it's you that's when they acquired and they nobody outside -- third overall pick in the draft and a third or -- I'm more concerned with that they don't have home runs how are they -- school war. And we saw that down the stretch last year that just could not manufacture runs. Anyway without the home -- that's going to be questioned us.