AL East shoud produce offensive fireworks
The two teams with the biggest payrolls in the AL East, have the most talented quartets.
Gary Sheffield (35), Jorge Posada (28), Jason Giambi (28), Alfonso Soriano (27)
The 2004 Yankees will be fielding no less than 10 players with a realistic shot at 20 Win Shares apiece. Aside from third base -- where Aaron Boone logged 23 including his numbers from Cincinnati before making himself irrelevant to the discussion with his basketball injury -- all of their position players and three of their pitchers have a legitimate chance at that goal, with a fourth hurler having an outside chance. They are:
C: Jorge Posada: At some point in the future, Posada is going to start feeling the inevitable effects of being a catcher moving through his thirties. Even if that point is in 2004, he's still got enough of a cushion to absorb some drop-off in performance and still be one of the best at his position. Even a 25 percent drop in productivity will land him on the good side of 20.
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