cjd92280 wrote:Unless Santana ends up in the Bronx, it won't matter. They still can't win in the playoffs without a true 'Ace' in the rotation, and wang and petitte aren't true 'Aces'. Santana in Boston is the worst thing for New York since giving Clemens 28 mil to suck.
They've won World Series recently without a true ace. Check the 1996 roster: Pettite, Cone (definitely past his ace years at this point), Key, and Rogers were their playoff pitchers. You don't need an ace, you need solid starters that can give you at least 6 innings, and a top notch bullpen. Having an ace is nice, but it's been done quite often without one.
And who knows, Hughes might be one by October. Not saying it's likely, but who knows?