Get ready for an AL East arms race

A pitcher-by-pitcher look at the rotations of the Red Sox and Yankees

Updated: April 2, 2010, 1:51 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It is the 21st-century version of the old U.S.-Soviet arms race, minus the threat of nuclear annihilation. The New York Yankees, who hadn't won a World Series since 2000, last winter spent $243.5 million to import CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, a staff ace and a superb No. 2, and will be passing out championship rings next week.

The Red Sox countered by lavishing an $82.5 million contract -- the exact number the Yankees gave Burnett -- on ...

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