The pride of the Yankees knows no bounds. A-Fraud took the bait and affirmed King George’s assertion that they Yankees will win the World Series. What, with THAT pitching?
Oh, the Yankees will be good. But the Cards have the good sense to merely say they have the talent (and they do), but recognize that anything can happen over the course of a season.
The adage is: pitching & defense wins championships. The Red Sox finally put those 2 together in 2004. They had the pitching, but not the defense until they traded away Nomar.
This year, have lots of pitching, and an improved defense. I don’t think their offense will be affected much by the changes. It will still be among the most potent in MLB. The Sox have the talent. Will they stay healthy and develop the chemistry? That remains to be seen. Unlike Yankees camp, there will be no promises here- but we still believe. As Schilling said about the end of the season- “I hope they’ll be calling us champions.”