Well everyone, I would like to start off by saying happy 2010 and fuck you all. A while back, one of our esteemed posters/semi-contributors/semi-senile/semi-penile, Winningugly, once had a famous signature, "2010 - the waiting is the hardest part". Now you may ask yourself, is WU and WTGTD in cahoots? No. He turned down my offer to drink a box of wine and eat triscuits together. Since his doctor told him to stay away from solid foods, I imagine that is why he turned me down. He can go fuck himself while wearing a rubber glove and call it a "stranger", I digress.
2010 is here. Now what? Why the hell was WU so excited about 2010, 3 years ago??? Who knows? We have starting pitching staff that can stack up to anyone, and a shit offense. We have Jerry Owens on steroids leading off. We have Bacon, Teahen, Quentin, Ramirez, Perisynzksie, Rios, Konerko, Jones, Vizquel, Kotsay... JOY. This line-up sucks. Rotating a DH sucks. Kind of reminiscent of 2007 eh? Once again the Sox are half-assing another year. 2010, just like any other on the south side. Best case scenario is that the White Sox win the division, but as we have seen with the Cubs, you need more than just pitching in the playoffs (eye test). Therefore, I am in no way expecting a World Series, which is the ultimate goal for any baseball organization. Our offense is going to be below average (eye test) and our defense will be average (eye test). NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
Now I know most of you are thinking "SoB why are you being so pessimistic? You always pick the Sox to win the World Series!!!", the reasons are very simple. First off, NO ONE in the AL will be able to beat the Yankees or the Bo Sox. The reason being, those teams fill holes with positive WAR players. We fill out our roster with has-beens, low risk/low reward shit-fucks! I mean shit, when you are spending 100 million dollars on a ball club, what is another 20 million to solidify your team? I am assuming that when WU was filling out his signature, he was dreaming of Tchone Tfiggins leading off and providing versatility around the diamond. Well fuck you WU, fuck you Tfiggins, and fuck you Nick Swisher! We got Peavy and we got Rios. MERRY FUCKING KWANZA ASSHOLES! One piece that could have helped solidify our offense, signed for 36 measly fucking dollars. We got the Diet Dr. Pepper version. I have directed porn movies with a bigger budget! Now are the Sox going to try to pull off a move for a legitimate hitter? NO cocksucker!!! What do you want KW to do with 50 cents??? Point being, we need an impact bat because we cannot rely on what we have currently. I digress once again.
Back in 2007, WU must have been popping too many Viagras when he got excited about 2010. He should have realized that Jerry Reinsdorf would half ass this year, much like every other year he has owned this team. It is disgraceful! Jerry has one of the most loyal and educated fan bases around, why is he so blinded by greed that he refuses to put a team on the field that can compete with the Yankees and Red Sox? Art Moreno has dished out a lot of money over the years and they have been playoff stalwarts even though they have come up short of the grand prize a few times.BTW he revitalized that organization (eye test). Maybe if JR would fork up the money and field a dominating team, he wouldn't have to worry about attendance because it would take care of itself.
The only way I saw the Sox being able to compete for a World Series was to make a huge splash this off-season. Yes, we make a lot of jokes about Figgins, but he gets on base and provides above average defense and versatility. My next hope was going to be to sign a bat to replace Dye and Thome's production. Teahen's line drives don't cut it. We need a bonafide power hitter (Bay, Holliday) would be perfect. Realistically speaking, neither of those 2 would land on the south side. Want to know why? Our owner is a cheap SOB. WU, you can keep waiting, but I wouldn't hold my breath.