Re: Aaron Cook
posted at 4/24/2012 10:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Aaron Cook
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Aaron Cook : Our starter ERA is 5.81. Our starter WHIP is 1.494. Lester, Beckett, and Buch have never all put together a solid season at the same time. Bard belongs in the pen, especially since we lost Papelbon and now Bailey. When Dice-K returns, Doubront can move to the pen. There's no way he should start 28+ games. Trading for a relief pitcher is a krapshoot (see Gagne and many many others). I remember many posters saying last spring that we were deep in starter depth. How did that work out?
Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]
Moon, while I agree that you can never have "too much" starting pitching and Aaron Cook will likely get his shot in Boston, the "stats" are a little decieving regarding this rotation.
Beckett - pitched well in 3 of 4 starts
Lester - pitched well in 2 0f 4 starts - went 7 last night, "hung in there" in a "bad start" and they got a win
Bard - Has pitched as well as can be expected to this point and he has given them a lot of solid innings.
Doubront - See above
Buchholz - Coming off the injury, not himself, but he hasn't been awful either. The most disappointing of the 5.
They are getting innings out of these guys, they seem to be fairly healthy and with Cook pitching well and Dice-K making his way back, they have some depth right now. The 5 in the rotation all have good stuff and it's possible this could be a very good rotation moving forward. It's a little early to start giving up on these guys, as they are the future of this rotation, along with Lackey next year. Those people who think they are going to invest any money into a starting pitcher next off-season are not only not seeing the big picture, they will be very disappointed...