> 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