Re: Could Garza cut it in the AL East again?
posted at 11/4/2013 1:12 PM EST
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
With a core group of starters on hand for 2014 , all still more or less in their prime years, I wouldn't think the Red Sox would be looking to add to the rotation. Lester , Buchholz, Lackey, Peavy and Doubront with Workman waiting in the wings in case of injury. Only Dempster is probably past his best years and he gives them 6 experienced starters. Either Doubront or Dempster likely goes to the bullpen. Really no room for another starter. Ben has bigger issues than starting pitching.
Our #2 and #3 starters are better than most teams ace. How many teams would like to turn the ball over to Peavy or Doubront as their #4 and #5.
This part of the team is not broken, so why fix it?
Lester, Buchholz, Lackey, Peavy, Doubront, Dempster, Workman? ...and that's not even including Webster, Ranaudo, Barnes, and De La Rosa (if not converted to a reliever), who will all be in Pawtucket and possibly knocking on the door sometime next year. (Plus Henry Owens in Portland, who might end up being the best of the bunch.)
The RS could trade a couple of starters away (would love to find a taker for Dempster rather than making him a $13 million long man/spot starter) and still have ample depth for 2014 and beyond.