Surfs up wrote:Would you prefer he pitch in the Central ? The Red Sox are really the only team in the east that has an excellent lineup? Maybe the BlueJays. the Yankees don't scare me. Good all around team but not loaded. The West has the Angels and the Mariners.Its not like he wil always face the good teams ace . Any pitcher worth having has to beat the good teams as well as the bad teams. Somethimes the bad teams are the teams that can hurt you the most.
Yanks lineup not loaded? wtf? Dude on a good year the Yanks have all-stars at every position..
Arod, Jeter, Posada, Abreu, Matsui, Cano, Damon, Giambi....thats only 8 current/former all stars playing on a daily basis. Although Ensberg doesn't quite scare me ever since his 2005 season and I have rock hard evidence that at least 2 of the 9 mentioned are washed up. Plus they have to put Melky in there somewhere. So that leaves us with only (only) 6 SOLID all-star candidates. Plus, putting Arod in any lineup pre-September makes them a force to be reckoned with no matter what.
The Yanks O is only 2nd the Tigers in my eye, and at this point if you remove Giambi for Shelley I think it gets better.
I loved Shields at the beginning of last year, and this year I made it a point to get him in all 3 of my leagues. He's not a pushover, and he's only going to get better.