Neyer on PSS and the Sox & Yanks
Neyer talking about one emailer's unrealistic expectations
of the Twins' bullpen this year:
Look, I don't blame you for thinking that way, Mathew. You've got a bad case of PSS (PreSeason Syndrome), but don't worry because it's not fatal and the symptoms go away in early April.
Ha! Nicely put, Rob.
Rob also talks about how the Red Sox are going to score less runs this year because most of them played over their head. This is something many of us (non-Sox fans) know about. But then he mentions the pitching of the Sox & the Yanks here:
t's my considered opinion that the Red Sox will score fewer runs than the Yankees. The evidence at hand can point to no other conclusion. But will they allow fewer, too? I hate to cop out, but I don't know and I don't think anybody else knows, either. Why? Because among the 10 pitchers who are supposed to fill the two teams' rotations, only two of them -- Mike Mussina and Javier Vazquez -- might be considered something close to sure things.
I think that many people think of Schilling as a sure thing, and Pedro and Lowe, too. But are they? We all know about Pedro's injuries woes, and how Sox fans think that Pokey Reese is going to lower Lowe's ERA by a full 2 points (or whatever they are blathering about now-a-days). But I think that Schilling should probably be counted as a sure thing, even though he was injured last year. At least, he is the closest thing to a sure thing next to Mussina & Vazquez.
posted by shawn
: 3/09/2004 04:52:00 PM -