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Yanks GM: Red Sox 'like the Golden State Warriors of baseball'

Yanks GM: Red Sox 'like the Golden State Warriors of baseball'

The New York Yankees are notorious for being the team who acquires proven talent at the expense of young talent. But now, Dave Dombrowski's done his best to build the the Red Sox into a "win now" team.


And everyone's taken notice, especially Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who told Erik Boland of Newsday Sports that "Boston's like the Golden State Warriors of baseball."

Which is ironic, given the Red Sox lost to Cleveland in their most recent postseason appearance . . . and of course the Boston Celtics losing Kevin Durant sweepstakes to Golden State, in case you forgot about that.

But Cashman's not far off, with the Red Sox having a big three in their starting rotation -- Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello -- a powerhouse offense and a reloaded back-end of the bullpen.

Good thing for the Red Sox, there shouldn't be any issues with these guys playing together -- barring a wardrobe malfunction.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.