Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Preview Issue

(Sports Illustrated Cover Photo)

The SI Cover Jinx Doesn't Translate to Japanese

Verducci: The Riddle of Matsuzaka

"Publicly, the Red Sox are trying to walk a precarious line between cashing in on the excitement of his arrival and tempering expectations. Privately, they believe he can have as big an impact as two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has had in Minnesota. On those magic nights when Matsuzaka has all of his pitches working, the Sox envision 15-strikeout games." -- Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Issue

Bradford: He Doesn't Look Jinxed to Me
Jason Stark: Dice-K Leaves Bucs Baffled
Globe: Pirates Found It Hard to Connect Against Dice-K
Extra Bases: Good Day for Dice-K; Rough Outing for Lester
Manny Being Cheap?: Manny's Former Coach Said He's Still Waiting
eBay Update: Manny's Grill Taken Off the Auction Block
Wilbur: Welcome Committee | TC: Bullpen Survivor
Wilbur: Gyro Tuned In | YouTube: Major Showing the Gyroball
Schill Checks in at 38Pitches: Q&A Part VI
Mnookin: Timlin a Bad Idea

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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