Dr. Detfink wrote:And as I forecast in the initial post is a legit threat that will dog the Yanks till the end.
Great, deep young pitching...keep in mind, the Yanks are traditionally slow starters BUT as I said in the preface they face 87 games vs teams .500 or better vs. say, a team like the Tigers who have HALF that.
NOW...this is the measuring stick...can the Yanks play better? Absolutely. Will they? Absolutely.
What I got out of this, young pitching PREVENTS slow starts because they warm up faster Vs. Vets who need 3-4 starts to build up their arm strength.
Hopefully Pineda (not due back until May) will bring what we all hoped, Hughes continues to build on a decent outing...and Nova shows that his preseason was nothing to be concerned about.
i dont see how the yanks are better than the rays
better pitching, better farm, better manager...yanks O is only better on paper b/c of the stat padding they do in blowout wins, they are terrible with RISP