For Those Thinking The Yankees Are So Much Older Than The Red Sox, Think Again
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I am not a Yankees fan, and am definitely not a Red Sox fan either, however it is funny how this rivalry has captivated most baseball followers.
After this winter signings have occurred, I finally decided to do some investigating, because of all the venom fired towards the Bronx Bombers.
Immediately after Carlos Beltran signed, you saw, ‘hey, the Yankees are signing old fogies again.’
I also watched as Boston Red Sox Nation piled on the New York franchise for this.
So after reviewing both rosters, guess what….Both teams have similarly aged players. It is almost dead on.
SP # 3 Hiroki Kuroda – 39 vs Jake Peavy – 33.
Having said this, the Boston Bullpen is a lot better than the Yankees. Also, the Red Sox have 9 guys with expiring contracts this year – and only one player that makes considerable money long term in Pedroia.
This study will also worsen for the New York Yankees as the years go by. The Boston Red Sox management do not make many mistakes in signing old players to long-term deals.
However for 2014, the Yankees are not as old as you think.
Here are 28 potential players for the 25 man rosters as of right now.
|CC Sabathia||33||Dustin Pedroia||30|
|Mark Teixeira||34||John Lackey||35|
|Jacoby Ellsbury||30||Jake Peavy||33|
|Alfonso Soriano||38||Jon Lester||30|
|Brian McCann||30||Shane Victorino||33|
|Derek Jeter||40||Mike Napoli||32|
|Carlos Beltran||37||Clay Buchholz||29|
|Hiroki Kuroda||39||David Ortiz||38|
|Ichiro Suzuki||40||Ryan Dempster||37|
|Matt Thornton||37||Jonny Gomes||33|
|Brett Gardner||30||Edward Mujica||30|
|David Robertson||29||Koji Uehara||39|
|Brendan Ryan||32||A.J. Pierzynski||37|
|Ivan Nova||27||Craig Breslow||33|
|Kelly Johnson||32||David Ross||37|
|Brian Roberts||36||Burke Badenhop||31|
|Shawn Kelley||30||Mike Carp||28|
|Francisco Cervelli||28||Jonathan Herrera||29|
|Eduardo Nunez||27||Junichi Tazawa||28|
|Michael Pineda||25||Andrew Miller||29|
|David Phelps||27||Felix Doubront||26|
|Austin Romine||25||Daniel Nava||31|
|Cesar Cabral||25||Rubby De La Rosa||25|
|Adam Warren||26||Will Middlebrooks||25|
|Preston Claiborne||26||Jackie Bradley||24|
|J.R. Murphy||23||Xander Bogaerts||21|
|Dellin Betances||26||Brandon Workman||25|
|Vidal Nuno||26||Alex Wilson||27|
|Manny Banuelos||23||Steven Wright||29|
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Posted on February 2, 2014, in MLB Teams: Articles and Analysis and tagged a.j. pierzynski, adam warren, AL East, alex wilson, andrew miller, andy pettitte, austin romine, Boston Red Sox Roster, Brandon Workman, Brendan Ryan, brett gardner, Brian McCann, brian roberts, burke badenhop, carlos beltran, cc sabathia, Cesar Cabral, clay buchholz, craig breslow, daniel nava, david phelps, david ross, dellin betances, derek jeter, dustin pedroia, eduardo nunez, Felix Doubront, francisco cervelli, hiroki kuroda, ichiro suzuki, ivan nova, Jackie Bradley Jr., jacoby ellsbury, jake peavy, john lackey, jon lester, Jonathan Herrera, jonny gomes, JR Murphy, junichi tazawa, kelly johnson, manny banuelos, mark teixeira, masahiro tanaka, mike carp, mike napoli, New York Yankees Roster, Preston Claiborne, ryan dempster, shane victorino, Shawn Kelley, steven wright, Vidal Nuno, will middlebrooks, world series, xander bogaerts. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.