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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal previews this weekend's MLB on FOX action.
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- can't QB New York the Angels and yankees New York battered ballclub that should mean yeah Martin's biggest and. And -- his team's health. You know injuries definitely our concern for the Yankees. But I would classify their concern as injuries slash H and of course the two -- into related. The Yankees have six players over 35 years old. Fifteen over the age of thirty. And of course many of their top contributors are some of their oldest players Mariano Rivera -- Jeter you go right down the list. Now clearly this is a team with immense talent but if the talent is not on the field or in decline. We're talking about a little bit different equation. One other concern has surfaced at least in the first week. Starting pitching might not be as good as a lot of us thought initially. Obviously it's a small samples lied -- only get too carried away. But what is CC sabathia going to be this year is a senior he starts to decline what about who wrote in the American League will Pena come back from his shoulder injury. These are all about questions and the Yankees certainly have enough options to provide answers but yes right now that is a concern. Well elsewhere it's a central division showdown between the Cubs and Cardinals. What are your early impressions of the new Saint Louis manager Mike Metheny. -- on the press and I don't know how you can not be impressed with the job that the unions done. Stepping in for Tony La Russa after losing the pitching coach Dave Duncan and losing Albert Pujols. The Cardinals look like they have not missed a beat since winning the World Series. And I might have to amend my thought about guys -- never managed before. I was critical of the Metheny hiring as well the hiring of Robin Ventura and before that a hiring of -- hinges Arizona. And really the reason I was critical is because I feel the job is to be it something that someone with no experience can't really do very easily. But Neifi and I'm sure we'll both accomplished veteran players guys who kind of saw it all through their careers. And they have a certain calmness about them. And that -- translates really well to the players when things are going poorly. With any adventure these two guys who have seen everything you can possibly see as a baseball player. They understand the plight of a player and yes I know it's early but I may have underestimated. Both guys. And finally the Rangers -- that's when you'd Dartmouth makes the second start of the year for Texas. What can fans expect to see from Dartmouth. -- they can expect to see a guy who looks the part. Your -- has the classic bill of a pitcher. Call -- ranging he's athletic. He's a lot different to look at then Daisuke Matsuzaka is with Boston when he's healthy. As he is kind of assure squad your guy not as athletic. When you -- well he is a guy who could field his position and do some other things as well but really what the -- and of course is the quality of his pitches. Plus fastball great breaking stuff we know he's got a huge repertoire nine different pitches. That's probably going to be reduced somewhat as the season goes on. It's going to be interesting to see him transition to the Major League game a transition that is often difficult. Not just culturally but the ball the schedule everything is different about the North American game. When you watch stars on Saturday on the Fox Broadcast you'll see a guy you'll Satan. Yes indeed looks like a quality Major League pitcher.