ChasingDeadFish wrote:For some reason my last post didn't quote.I was saying that Petite being the Yankees # 4 guy is going to be facing alot of bums on the backend of their teams respected rotation.I should also put this in the gambling thread.
The defensive upgrade from Giambi to Teixeira is massive, and should Gardner hold his CF job, he'd trump Melky's defense in '07 and '08. The Yankees might actually have a passable defense this year. Pettite's FIP has been on average a whopping 0.60 lower than his ERA in his last 5 years as a Yankee, including 0.83 in '08. He's also had a roughly .333 BABIP over those 5 years, never going below .323 (.339 in '08). The defensive upgrades should help that a lot.
ChasingDeadFish wrote:bums on the backend