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Machinehead
04-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Red Sox - Andrew Bailey
Yankees - Michael Pineda

sexicano31
04-12-2012, 07:14 PM
A SP plays more than a RP

The X
04-12-2012, 07:17 PM
true... but Bailey was supposed to be the sox closer, and Aceves is no upgrade.

es0terik
04-12-2012, 07:17 PM
Bailey is out till the All-Star break and the Red Sox as a whole just have horrible self-esteem right now so I'll pick Bailey.

sexicano31
04-12-2012, 07:18 PM
And? A SP impacts more of a game than a RP

AK-50
04-12-2012, 07:22 PM
just look at the records whos suffering more

Shamrock
04-12-2012, 07:23 PM
Red Sox will struggle without Bailey in the bullpen.

es0terik
04-12-2012, 07:24 PM
And? A SP impacts more of a game than a RP

And? The SP in question is going to be absent for only a fraction of the time that the RP in question is going to be absent and therefore a comparison of the different levels of impact that an SP and RP have on a game is irrelevant.

Machinehead
04-12-2012, 07:32 PM
And? The SP in question is going to be absent for only a fraction of the time that the RP in question is going to be absent and therefore a comparison of the different levels of impact that an SP and RP have on a game is irrelevant.

That's true, good point

koldjerky
04-12-2012, 07:35 PM
I'll say Bailey too because the Red Sox didn't have a sufficient back up plan to a guy that has made it a habit to get injured over the past couple seasons.

The Yankees at least have some better pitching depth than the Sox have BP depth.

YEDN90
04-12-2012, 07:47 PM
And? A SP impacts more of a game than a RP

Which would be valid if the Yankees didn't have the depth they do.

Twitchy
04-12-2012, 08:01 PM
I really can't believe that so many people would say Bailey's injury has a greater impact than Pineda.

the_jon
04-12-2012, 08:07 PM
Yankees needed Pineda to be that solid #2/#3 in the rotation and if he can't be that then Yankees would suffer more.

Even so, the Yankees are better off than the Sox in 2012 imho

GrumpyOldMan
04-12-2012, 08:13 PM
I think the Yanks will miss Pineda quite a bit. Bringing back a retired Andy Petitte should be a downgrade.
The Sox bullpen is in a bad state right now, but bullpen help is usually easier to get than a mid rotation starter.

LASportsFan1996
04-12-2012, 08:17 PM
I Say Pineda

Pinstripe pride
04-12-2012, 08:34 PM
there is no doubt to this one its bailey. here's why:

- while a starting pitcher is more valueable, in this case the alternative the yanks can sub in are better than the red sox options. sox bull pen is searching for that guy to close games, the yankees werent sure pineda was even going to make the rotation out of camp.
- yankees have a ton of pitching depth with pettitte coming back at some point and 5 starters without pineda.
- pineda will be back mid may probally, bailey is out much longer.
- regardless the yankees have depth, pineda out could mean a loss every fifth day if his replacement is a bum. bailey would have effected mutliple games in that span of time

Toxeryll
04-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Pineda

gmanthree15
04-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Closer is the most overrated position in baseball. 80 innings at most in a season, even the worst closer will only blow 1/2 of his closing opportunities. It's the starting pitcher.

Missing a middle of the rotation starting pitcher for 2 months is much worse than missing a closer for 4 months.

MotownWebGuy
04-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Bailey is out till the All-Star break and the Red Sox as a whole just have horrible self-esteem right now so I'll pick Bailey.

How does pride and self-respect make somebody a better hitter or pitcher?
When has it ever changed the score of the game?