This is one reason why I do not like this magazine. Only saw these predictions because my wife bought me a Red Sox ornament and beer opener (really cool) and SI came with it as a package. The Yankees beat the Sox because the Sox's lineup is old, half the players over 32. In addition, they say Lowell will not repeat last season's numbers. Yea, that NY line-up gets carded every night. Truth be told, I see five starters from the Sox who I'd take over the Yankees ( Youk, Ortiz, Ellsbury, Dustin, Manny [exchange Crisp for Ellsbury if you'd like] ). Didn't mention that Posada's contract year season will not be matched this year. The most absurd assumption is the three up and coming pitcher of NY, which none have thrown a complete season in the majors, is being trumpted over the Sox. I guess I'm biased, because I'd have to go with Beckett, Dice-K, and Lester. Speaking of really getting old, how much longer claiming Riveria as the ultimate closer, or is it Joba? No where in the article did it mention Paplebon, who I consider the premier closer in baseball, and if he is not, it isn't because of anyone wearing pinstripes.