Comparing the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox Rotations

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Lenny Neslin in MLB
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When the Red Sox signed John Lackey, there was no question the YankeesÆ biggest rivals had the better rotation. But after the Yanks picked up Javier Vazquez in a trade with the Braves, the rotations look even again from a distance. Since I donÆt expect any more additions to either rotation, I thought IÆd take a closer look at the situation.

To make the overall comparison as close as possible, I will give each comparison a ranking from 1-10. Five means the two are dead even, and 10 is a huge edge to whomever I list.

(2009 numbers are used in tables)
CC Sabathia vs. Josh Beckett Pitcher GS W L IP ERA WHIP SO CC Sabathia 34 19 8 230 3.37 1.148 197 Josh Beckett 32 17 6 212.1 3.86 1.192 199 Edge: Sabathia, 7
Why: Looking at both pitchersÆ E ...

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