Yankees: this year's Red Sox?

Yankees: this year's Red Sox?

Post by Mike Jone » Thu, 18 Apr 2002 12:47:01


I heard on the Yankees radio broadcast tonight that Bernie Williams was
in Alabama seeing Dr. Andrews about his two sore shoulders, and wouldn't
be playing until *at least* the weekend. If that's something serious and
Pettite's elbow keeps giving him trouble, they're only one injury away
from being in the same shape the Red Sox were last year with Varitek,
Nomar, and Pedro all out for large parts of the season. The thing I'd be
really worried about if I were a Yankee fan is that CF is the one place
where they don't appear to have any quality depth. If Jeter went down,
for instance, Enrique Wilson would go there. He's not Jeter, but he
doesn't suck. Swapping Bernie Williams for Gerald Williams in center is
like swapping James Earl Jones for Orlando Jones.
--
        Mike Jones
If you don't understand it's dead wrong to use scab
players in the majors as a strategy to win one round
of labor negotiations then, ethically speaking,
you're an imbecile. nobody can help you.
     - Tom Boswell, on the 1994 baseball strike
 
 
 

Yankees: this year's Red Sox?

Post by Deac » Thu, 18 Apr 2002 21:54:30

Quote:

> I heard on the Yankees radio broadcast tonight that Bernie Williams was
> in Alabama seeing Dr. Andrews about his two sore shoulders, and wouldn't
> be playing until *at least* the weekend. If that's something serious and
> Pettite's elbow keeps giving him trouble, they're only one injury away
> from being in the same shape the Red Sox were last year with Varitek,
> Nomar, and Pedro all out for large parts of the season. The thing I'd be
> really worried about if I were a Yankee fan is that CF is the one place
> where they don't appear to have any quality depth. If Jeter went down,
> for instance, Enrique Wilson would go there. He's not Jeter, but he
> doesn't suck. Swapping Bernie Williams for Gerald Williams in center is
> like swapping James Earl Jones for Orlando Jones.

Enrique Wilson doesn't suck?  He has a career .305 OBP in almost 1000
plate appearances, and little power.  And officially he'll turn 29.
And I doubt Gerald Williams will start in center for long.  I think
the Yankees will either make a trade, or give one of their prospects
(Thames or Rivera) a shot.
I don't think I would equate Pettite to Pedro either.  Not by a long
shot.

Deacon

 
 
 

Yankees: this year's Red Sox?

Post by AtlMdx » Fri, 19 Apr 2002 13:49:20

Quote:
>one of their prospects (Thames or Rivera)

The Yankees have *another* Rivera lying around somewhere?


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