Will the red sox win a world series before the yankees? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Any American League East team that added pitcher Chris Sale would have to be considered a favorite to at least win the division. Sale had a 17–10 won-lost record with a whip of 1.037 last year for those inept Chicago southsiders, the White Sox.
The Red Sox certainly have more proven talent than the Yankees, but I like the way Joe Girardi handles young players. I know it’s early in the season, but the fact is the Yankees are tied for the top spot in their division.
I don’t see the Yankees in the World Series this year. They’ll soon need to replace C.C. Sabathia, and Masahiro Tanaka has shown creaking signs of mortality. But if there is one thing the Yankees know how to do, it’s to entice top-flight pitchers to settle in the Bronx (see the aforementioned Sabathia, Mike Mussina—even Randy Johnson and his sour puss played for the Bronx Bombers).
Clayton Kershaw has an opt-out clause in his contract. Let’s see what happens at the end of this year.