Thought #1: I love the offense. It is so deep at the bottom of the order. When you have JD Drew batting eighth, you are in good shape.
Thought #2: The Red Sox signed a guy named Boof. That can’t be a good thing.
Thought #3: I am exited about the personality on the team this year. Adding a guy like John Lackey is very helpfull for that. The team is too boring, with Ellsbury, Drew, Lester, etc. Now you have personalites like Pedroia, Ortiz, Papelbon, Lackey. They need that, I think.
Thought #4: The Washington Nationals will have a better record than the New York Mets. They have better pitching, other than Santana, but he’s injury prone anyways.
Thought #5: The Orioles will be out of the cellar this season. The Blue Jays will take their place.
Thought #6: Daniel Bard is changing his number from 60 to 51. I don’t get why. I can understand Ellsbury with 46 and 2, that is a drastic difference. But 51? Really? Is that any better than 60? Fun fact: The last Red Sox player to wear #51 was Enrique Gonzalez.
Thought #7: I like Tim Wakefield’s competitive attitude. He expects to start the season in the rotation, and we all know that’s not happening. But I love the competitvness.
Thought #8: I can not believe that Randy Winn is the starting LF for the Yankees.
Thought #9: It is kind of weird having Lackey, though. I always hated him when he was with the Angels. He was always an annoying loudmouth when it came to the Red Sox. And he nearly no-hit them, which is one of my worst fears. So it’s odd rooting for him, but I’m fine with it.
Thought #10: I can’t think of anything else, so go to BestBostonSports.com for Red Sox coverage all season! Spring Training game preveiws are already up!
First thought is Yankees, right? Right.
Alex Rodriguez NYY $275,000,000
Derek Jeter NYY $189,000,000
Mark Teixeira NYY $180,000,000
CC Sabathia NYY $161,000,000
No shockers there. But you may not know the rest of them.
Miguel Cabrera DET $152,300,000
Todd Helton COL $141,500,000
Johan Sanatna NYM $137,500,000
Alfonso Soriano CHC $136,000,000
Vernon Wells TOR $126,000,000
Barry Zito SFG $126,000,000
Carlos Beltran NYM $119,000,000
Intersting names, huh? Also interesting that there are no Red Sox up here. What that tells me, is that the Red Sox do not pay for big time names, and the Yankees do. And that’s why they are World Champs.