Ender wrote:I like the Red Sox starters and the Yankees bullpen overall, but I think the yanks have better hitting and probably better fielding as scary as that is.
Agreed, the Yankees have better hitting. As for the bullpen, the Yankees have Rivera and Farnsworth, though remarkably little beyond those two. Between them they should get ~150 high quality/ high leverage innings (assuming good health), however that leaves at least 300+ innings to a crew lead by Tanyon Sturtze (amongst others of course). This could be implemented effectively if the Yankees starters consistently pitch well deep into games (diminishing the number of "important" innings for the dregs), but that may be too much to ask. There might be a fair number of winnable games that get away in the 6th, 7th, 8th innings.
The Boston bullpen is of course constructed differently in that, barring a return to form from Foulke, they don't feature a relief ace anywhere near the caliber of Rivera; however, it does have quite a bit more depth (Foulke, Timlin, Tavarez, Riske, Seanez, Arroyo/Papelbon/Hansen all likely being quality options).
As for the defenses, Yankees will be better in the outfield, Boston in the infield (A-Rod probably being better than Lowell, with Boston having the advantage elsewhere).