Getting a leg up
Do you think the Red Sox have outmaneuvered the Yankees this offseason, or does the botched A-Rod deal still give New York the advantage?
Statistically and financially, the A-Rod deal -- as exciting as it would have been -- would also have been a wash; I don't think it would have made much difference in the long run. The 2004 Sox are a stronger team than the '03 version. The big bats are still in place, but we've now got upgraded pitching and defense at second base. This is going to be a very exciting year.
Johnnie, Jamaica Plain
With the exception of the Schilling deal, I wouldn't say we out maneuvered the Yankees. The only effect the botched A-Rod deal had was to give the tabloid NY Post something to write about. It claims the BoSox were the losers in the whole thing. What a bummer--we get to keep Manny and Nomar and the rest of the best offense in baseball intact.
Oh, the Red Sox have done an excellent job outmaneuvering themselves into a hole of player resentment and ill will....they put their common sense on the waiver wire....and they will finish behind the current American League Champion New York Yankees again next year...from their semi-quaint, though regionally odd, folksy Cowboy Upppers campaign, they are now the poster team for E-Baysball.....i feel bad for the fans, not the team owners, particularly Mr. Unlucky Lucchino....
BehanJD, Jamaica Plain
None of this stuff matters! What really matters is what happens on opening day through the end of the season..All that matters is what happens between the foul lines!
kevin, high point, nc
Outmaneuvered? Hardly. Schilling, Reese and Foulke vs Vasquez, Quantrill and Sheffield. Seems like a wash. Failing to get A Rod was vintage Sox, especially considering that they have now created a problem with Nomar. Unfortunately for Sox fans, the true test comes on the playing field where, once again, the Yankees will prevail.
Has anyone noticed that the Patriots are the best team in the NFL??? I am sure that we will all have plenty of thoughts about baseball come February, but for now, can we give some respect to the once-and-future AFC champs??? If Boston media continues to ignore the Patriots, how can we expect that national press to pay attention....by the way..Dennis and Callahan feel free to turn your televisions on on Sundays at 1:00, you may really like football if you give it a try.
who cares ? It's football season !
The Yanks did get the upper hand because of the botched A Rod deal. Many R knows we do not want him and does not need to play hard. If you did not think he cared last year - he will not care this year! Nomar will play hard and then leave next year. We have in Nomar one of the top 3 short stops in the league. After this year - we might be sighning Poky Rease at SS.
Kswiss , Arlington
I think the balance of power has shifted in the American League East. The Red Sox are clearly the team to beat and the New York Yankees have done nothing but replace hall of famers that have left. Their bullpen is still in shambles, and their rotation is not what it once was. I'll take Martinez, Schilling and Lowe in any series. Prediction: Baltimore Orioles surpass Yanks and take second place next year!!!
The Red Sox have out manuevered the Yankees this off season because of the additions of Schilliling and Foulke. Schilling and Foulke fill the two voids in last years team: starting pitching and a dominant closer. The addition of minor league prosepect, Dan Demille, could prove huge in August when the Red Sox are in need of more pitching.
Ryan, Enfield, Ct