• Jt

    I think Yankees and Redsox are starting rotation are now Even. It will be battle of bullpen especially in later innings. Proctor had eight era against Boston and Redsox has Mariano’s number.

    The Redsox have that special weapon with Lefty specialist Okajima and their closer Papelbon.

  • NYFan50

    Pete Abe has a great post up now:

    “It’s 5:14 p.m., Yankee Stadium is empty …

    Take one guess who is throwing in the bullpen.”

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese


    If you think that the Red Sox bullpen will remain as good as they have started this year, that’s fine. I personally don’t see it happening.

    I fully expect Pinero to start giving up bombs soon, Timlin hasn’t been the same since mid-year last year, Romero (look at the periphs and tell me he’ll keep this up – http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=4202) and Kyle Snyder (I don’t really need to touch on him do I?) Donnelly’s good but even he’s 36 and his ERA (and FIP and OPS allowed) have gone up every year for the last three years.

  • ht

    Redsox Nation are in denial mode that saying that HHe’s going to stink and that he’s in decline and that he can’t pitch in the AL East. He will be 5-6 inning pitcher with Yankees bullpen being mediocre.

    Meanwhile Angels Fans are saying Angels can beat Yankees with or without Clemens . They will point out Angels beat Yankees in 2002 and won the World Series.

    Yankees Rotation in 2002 had Clemens,Petitte, Wells, Hitchcock, lose to Angels in Five games in ALDS.

    Yankees haters and Redsox Fans are thinking that Yankees will not make the playoffs this year with Clemens starting for them.

  • Jb

    Redsox will trade for Harden? In Response Clemens signing with Yankees.


    I think we all knew it was coming,” said one AL executive. “One thing you learn pretty quickly is never rule out the Yankees. I’m guessing Boston is going to come up with something at a later date to trump this. Short of obtaining Rich Harden, not sure what that would be.”