SportsTalk Live: Do Sox have enough pitching to compete?
I know a lot of people or -- Sox say -- pitching depth is our strength I don't agree. I think that they add I'm on the we know because last year. I didn't think all these guys were to come up and -- -- -- -- can pound I was gonna come up and excel all these guys that. They were able to bring up from their farm system when they were told that -- we're all told that is awful farm systems I honestly I look at right now I think no they don't have the depth but. The last women's mistake of saying the same thing and he did have the guy -- Well it's it's good to me it's spring training at first the ball and you know to me it's a crapshoot because these guys are working on mechanics they may be working on a particular pitcher and are trying to fine tune some areas of their game by. I I agree with you did that last year no one knew what to expect Chris Sale -- -- come on now I can pull against are you are. Are you kidding me I mean this guy just comes out and just the NL game bunkers. -- we really -- had the potential though but there was so many -- name guys in the system last year they came up. Whether they were the bullpen or whether they had a spot start for the White Sox last year that surprised me and proved everybody wrong for a year you know I mean for a year not saying they're gonna have that magic again but to just predict. That they're gonna be you know the Norman of depth I don't think I can do that. At this point I believe -- said today that they think they can have Danks ready. -- Sometime you know their first week. Whether that's enough good to me to -- -- is it really fragile you know that that that the the technique with which he throws it just seems like. It -- a -- saying he's fragile Danks is coming -- shoulder surgery -- never know what he's arm's gonna follow ball to home plate. Gavin Floyd is what he is he is what he has definitely it's not a Packers not at all I that confusing them with Cy Young. So where's all the depth in the pitching staff when you look at a Detroit team has the best pitcher in the game and Verlander. Sister's pretty darn good. -- -- developing not great obvious first to admit that Anibal Sanchez it just paid millions it was -- fairly legit. And who's going on this and the redshirt off a monster he's adventures. Yeah there's no comparison between it to death and you don't -- -- Danks to is you said you know -- hope -- -- -- and you know he's in his -- ready. But it was things that broke the news third or said hot man I don't know -- be ready to start this year that you might use of six runs he's given up you know hit after hit. He he admitted it he said his -- he said his shoulder sore that he lose the player doesn't think he's gonna be ready -- I'm not sure. You know like Cooper thinks I mean who really great pitching coach she's not a doctor he doesn't know the arm feels like -- does. Think that makes you be ready I don't think Danks has been you know if it's Robin and entered the boy is a low. Gonna say hey we need our best to get hot early we need our best to carry this team in the first third of the season to get this -- step up to up to par. Then then maybe when you talk about you know may or possibly June then maybe the -- being will come in the question but at the bats are are our sluggers. I deftly and you're right at Detroit there's no match you think you can't match well against them on paper. But again we talk about physical performance out there on the field who know that these guys perform above their heads again on the pitching level. But it's it's an -- they got to get out of the blocks early hitting wise. Yeah and and are you gonna get what you got hitting my last as his read this is reeled -- you're right he's every other year right if you can get that same sort of laughter all the time he was called -- their MVP of the line you really think Alex Rios is gonna be that again. Are you gonna get the same thing I mean Paul Paul Konerko an awesome first half last year is one of the was an MVP candidates for awhile. He's 37 years old now right on the -- -- I don't know about that is another 37 can you just say you're you're gonna get what you always get out of a guy is going to be at some point a fall off yeah and then if they're on me. Jeff Keppinger -- he that he is only just been injured since he's been with the White Sox I mean. Only to see Brent morale playing third base that that would have you heard Marcum and depth at pitching what about that yeah -- Seriously I mean and Gordon Beckham is is that what it means that there isn't there is the key right there were we gonna get out of Gordon Beckham this year this continue to clear here. If he's legit. If he's what we saw his rookie yet this year he gets 310. When he -- homers drives denying me the plays gold glove -- -- cap with the there's all started this is this is the I feel different this year I feel better I've got it down on a more pitching by every little bit every year these stories about Gordon Beckham so this is drop dead now this is the -- Where they say okay if you don't play well this year you got one more chance. He you know it's in the most industries working out this year that was that was a change for Gordon Beckham he's zero Mary is getting married -- -- he's -- call he's calmed down a bit he's -- dump a bit. He's ready he's he's relaxed things are good is the same sponsor green but you know I'm not there right now led the Sox you know at this point it doesn't look good on paper let you know what -- they -- -- lead -- -- last year a 117. -- -- seventeen days in first place and no one expected that's all. I don't know what Robin adorned in the clubhouse is different from what I've he was doing and it worked for the guys that.
The SportsTalk Live panel debates if pitching depth is a concern for the White Sox and if they have enough to compete - 3/15