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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:14 pm

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.


Ok. I just got confused. I thought you meant the BoSox bullpen was much stronger. :-{
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Postby RynMan » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:17 pm

*yawn*
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Postby DK » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:19 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:When I saw the title I thought they got Pedro back. :-D


NO.

NO. NO. NO.

Don't even say it.

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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:20 pm

There IS something to be said for having a Yankee/Redsox flame thread open somewhere at all times, kind of like a magnet... :-D
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:08 am

RynMan wrote:*yawn*


Agreed. This is a tad tiresome.
I'm back. Sorta.

Do not boo Johnny.
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Postby DK » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:12 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
RynMan wrote:*yawn*


Agreed. This is a tad tiresome.


Good to see you, Trans. ;D
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Postby Tavish » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:13 am

nikku88 wrote:Are they still going to let Manny play defense?


I never realized they let him play defense before... ;-)
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Postby Wozzyck » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:39 am

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).
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:54 am

Wozzyck wrote:Agreed, the Yankees have better hitting. As for the bullpen, the Yankees have Rivera and Farnsworth, though remarkably little beyond those two.

Octavio Dotel also.
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Postby Wozzyck » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:17 am

Amazinz wrote:
Wozzyck wrote:Agreed, the Yankees have better hitting. As for the bullpen, the Yankees have Rivera and Farnsworth, though remarkably little beyond those two.

Octavio Dotel also.


True, that could pay off, but it's unclear when he's actually going to return (I've heard anywhere from April to July). Tommy John surgery has had it's successes of late, so it's possible he might come back as he was.
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