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ENEMY LINES
Peter King
April 05, 2004
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Red Sox
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April 05, 2004

Enemy Lines

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an opposing team's scout sizes up the Red Sox

"This is a desperation year for the Red Sox, and they know it. If they don't win it all, there's no telling how many of them will be back....

Pedro Martinez isn't the Pedro of old, but he still has that arrogance—which I like. He has to reach back a little more to throw 95 mph, and when he does that he has trouble going nine....

Curt Schilling is lights out when he's healthy. I just wonder if he's going to break down again....

Keith Foulke has the mental makeup of a great closer, but he's a fly ball reliever who relies on his changeup. Those changeups that were fly ball outs in Oakland might be home runs in Fenway....

The offense is one of the best, but I can't imagine that Bill Mueller, David Ortiz and the others will have the career years they had last season....

They're calling Trot Nixon's back injury [out until May] a herniated disk, but I hear it is a lot worse. If he can't go, Kevin Millar may have to play right, which could be an adventure....

Jason Varitek is one of the most underrated players in the league. He's the general on the field and is very good defensively."

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