Re: Yankees Robertson on DL
posted at 5/16/2012 6:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Yankees Robertson on DL
[QUOTE]I mentioned that Jeter, Mo, and a few others were question marks, yes. I never said I expected all of them to get hurt or decline, but that the Yankee old players were more crucial to their success than the Sox players over 35 or 36. I also mentioned in my "Yank Tank" thread, that guys like Gardner, Soriano, and even Robertson were "questionable" (not necessarily that they would do bad or get hurt, but that they could decline from 2011). I got about 2 pages of grief on Robertson alone. I didn't even mention Cano or CC as questionable. I can just imagine if the Sox catcher had .178 BA & .644 OPS. I can just imagine if our top paid player had an .808 OPS. I can imagine if we had signed Tex (currently .232/.285/.399/.684) I don't have to remember what it was like when we had 3 starters over 5.00: Nova 5.44 Hughes 5.50 Garcia 8.69 Some good things Yankee way... Swisher: .874 Grandy: .929 D. Jeter: .936 CC Sab: 5-1 3.77 Cory Wade 0.882 WHIP Phelps 2.96/1.280 It's early yet, and the Yanks will be in it until the end. "The Yankees will not go away"
Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]
I don't agree with a lot of your prognostications as with Robertson for example who has a body of work which has spanned a few years and held up in both the regular and post season, he is still a young pitcher by anyone's standard.
I believe that most of the questions (on Red Sox pitching), speaking for myself anyway, was the wisdom of the Bailey, Lackey signings because of the injury history of both. The wisodm of the long term resigning of Beckett with his re-occurring back issues, the ability to keep Dice-K on the field with his history, back/arm.
Lackey was on the DL twice with fore arm issues the last season with the Angels, Bailey's prior injury history as long as his arm. All the red flags were there.
Not to mention the Aceves signing which was low risk for the Sox because of his prior back problems but questioning his health with a expected healthier work load also had merit.
That anyone could predict the Yankees would be without Robertson, Joba (who was supposed to return by the AS break) and Mariano because of injuries (torn ACL) is not anything that I saw here. Nova turning his ankle on a wet field might be just a case of just missing a turn in the rotation.