posted at 4/29/2011 1:18 PM EDT
The 2011 MLB All star game is almost three months away.
The Red Sox have their backs up against the wall as
they face the last place Seattle Mariners this week-end.
Suddenly the 2011 Sox season is on the brink because of
their slow start.
As we enter the final days of April, the underdogs Yanks are
apparently running away with the East Division. Bartolo Colon
turns back the clock, stopping Chicago... The White Sox are
currently last in the Majors in hitter WAR, 21st in wOBA and
24th in wRC+. And according to a Yanks blog, Bartolo Colon
is probably still not a good bet to last the whole season.
The Red Sox are trailing the underdogs Yanks by 4 games
with 138 games remaining on their schedule. The Yanks
fans are ultra confident with their 4 games lead over the
Red Sox, although the 2004 ALCS catastrophe is still
fresh in my memory.
I don`t blame the Yanks fans for being ultra optimistic in
April, but being realistic is another story. According to the
experts, Yanks had to deal with Phil Hughes and his arm
issues, and has in general been searching for back-end
rotation help for quite some time. And if we add
Jorge (132) Posada to the discussion, then we`re talking
The Red Sox are currently encountering some minor
turbulence, but it`s like a minor hangover in the early
morning. Outside of New York, no one is betting money
against Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. Of Course not!
No one wants to lose money throwing stones at the moon.
Right? Crawford and Gonzalez are for real.
Finally, I want to congratulate the Yanks and their fans
for leading the AL East in the final week of April.... but
don`t run to the bank yet... Hold the Champagne....
"The 2004 ALCS is still fresh in my memory"
Just enjoy it while it lasts.
Thanks for reading