Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 10/25/14
The Red Sox and Yankees have been hit with injuries this season but when you look at their Division standings, New York's in first place and Boston last place. "WHY?" If you watched this weekend's series from Fenway Park the answer was right in front of you, "age" trumped "youth." If you watched any of the games this weekend you understood why the team's are where they're at. Since opening day Boston's had 30 players on and off the DL while the Yankees have had 21. Some players have been on the DL several times. The Red Sox have been playing without their stars Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, and just recently traded to the Chicago White Sox, Kevin Youkilis, who was in an out of their line-up with serious back problems. The New York Yankees have also lost key players. The biggest loss for New York, Mariano Rivera, without a doubt the best 9th inning closer in baseball history. He'...
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