Red Sox/Yankees 2010 AL East Race to be a HOT one!

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Not much has changed in the past dozen or so years in the AL East. It’s a two team race between the Red Sox and Yankees, and 2010 is no exception.

The Sox went out and got Adrian Beltre, a valuable free agent signing who should re-discover his power stroke in Fenway Park and compete once again for a Gold Glove.

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The rotation added some depth with John Lackey locked up for five years and $85 million.

A few hours away in the Bronx, anticipation runs high, as it always does for the defending World Series champions. The Yankees are counting on not needing Johnny Damon, while dipping into the past two times over with the addition of one time former Yankees Nick Johnson and Javier Vazquez. Randy Winn signed a few days ago to add some OF depth. The big splash of the off season for the Bombers was trading for Curtis Granderson, which made Damon an over priced after thought.

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For more on this classic rivalry, visit http://redsoxversusyankees.com/

The season is long and grueling. The Yankees have a slight advantage pitching wise, while the Red Sox have advantage offensively. If I had to pick a team today, I would choose the Boston Red Sox…

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but check back in with me in October.

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About Robert B. Sullivan

Author and editor of various baseball blogs, including MLB LiveWire (http://mlblivewire.info) and Robert B. Sullivan's Ghosts of Baseball Past (http://robertbsullivan.blogspot.com)
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