Re: Can you feel it ??? With BRADLEY & IGGY, it will be 1967 ........
posted at 3/26/2013 1:11 PM EDT
In response to Bill-806's comment:
In response to royf19's comment:
OK, Bill, so Bradley and Iggy will make it like 1967 in what way?
ROY1NINER....... in 1967 you had a good blend of "youth & vets along with a new manager in Dick Williams......... Joe Foy, George Scott, Regie Smith, Mike andrews........ The speed & defense that Iggy & Bradley will bring will energise the team !!!!!
The new manager, I'll give you. But look again at the 1967 team. It wasn't as much of a blend of youth and veterans as you claim. It was basically a young team. The Sox's oldest starter in the lineup was Yaz, who was just 27 going into the season. As for the starting pitchers, the oldest starters were 30, and there were just two key relievers over 30.
The 2012 team, counting Iggy and Bradley as starters to go along with your hype, will have three starters in the lineup over 30, five starters 29 or older and six 28 or older. And in the rotation, there are two starter older than 30. This is a lot older team than 1967.
The only similarity to 1967 other than the manager will be a rookie infielder (Andrews = Iggy) and a rookie outfielder (Smith = Bradley).
I don't know why you insist on living 40 to 50 years in the past, but you'd sound smarter if you compare the team to 1975. That team was more of a mix of veterans over 30 (Yaz, Rico and Denny Doyle after he was acquired, Tiant, Drago and Segui), youth (Burleson, Lee, Wise, Fisk) and two highly-touted rookies, although even if Bradley excels like Lynn and Rice, I don't expect Iggy to be as much of an impact, assuming he stays all year, which still is a longshot.