Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Looking At The Facts Spells A Different Story For Rivalry Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Looking At The Facts Spells A Different Story For Rivalry Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Looking At The Facts Spells A Different Story For Rivalry
 

Yankees Vs. Red Sox: Looking At The Facts Spells A Different Story For Rivalry

MLB is home to one of biggest rivalries in sports between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Over the last few seasons’ things have been become quieter and tamer in comparison to the bench clearing brawls of the late 90’s and early 00’s.

Boston and New York fans live for these 18 games every season because so much pride is on the line.

I am lucky enough to have attended countless match-ups between the two, both at Yankees Stadium and Fenway Park, and let me say it is baseball at its peak.

Heading into 2011 season, every Tom, Dick and Harry has staked claim that it is the World Series or bust for the Red Sox. Leaving the Yankees with the Wild Card as their only viable hope of getting into the postseason.

Maybe it’s because this off-season could not have gone more differently, as Boston signed two monsters in Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez and the Yankees lost two giants in Cliff Lee and Andy Pettitte.

Don’t get to cocky yet Red Sox nation, as when you get to the nitty gritty and compare players position by position the teams don’t look all that different.

Getting Gonzalez would be huge for any team, but the Red Sox needed to get a player of his caliber to match Yankees Mark Teixeira. Tex is no slouch and it was a hole for Boston, especially after losing Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez’s power bats in the line-up.

Overall, things are pretty even but even though I am a Yankees fan, realistically the Bombers have a slight edge.

Here is my breakdown (click picture to enlarge) of the Red Sox vs. Yankees, position by position (pitching post is coming shortly) and which team has the stronger player.

 

 

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