Yeah I don’t agree with what Joe Morgan said. If you really want to look at the young pitchers on both teams, the Yankees have the only one who is close to a lock… Joba Chamberlain. He might not be in the rotation yet, but when he is, the Boston top 3 starters look mighty pathetic next to the Yankees top 3. And meanwhile if Beckett keeps missing starts for the Red Sox or is out for an extending period of time then that rotation will crumble to the ground because Daisuke Matsuzaka is nothing close to a number one starter let alone a number 2.
Good stat Pete, but let’s be honest, 8 years ago George Steinbrenner did the same by saying weird statements and no one (players) answered back like Mussina did, and don’t you think Hank is right that Mussina gotta find a way to pitch good even with an 86mph fastball?
Jamie Moyer is just an example, how about Glavine, Pedro, Schilling, Clemens, Trachsel, etc.
By the way don’t you media love statements from the Steinbrenners? it gets you stuff for a week with weird front page headlines.
what I mean to say is that Hank is absolutely right, Mussina has to earn his stripes and his monthly pay-check or he can sign with the Pitsburg Pirates next year as a free agent.
also, people look at ERA way too much. manny inflated mooses. moose has a much better WHIP than moyer so far this year. who is comparable to manny or the red-sox as a team that moyer has faced so far? twice?