Re: Pitching rotation
posted at 12/11/2012 11:33 AM EST
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to boborielly224's comment:
In response to Brawny27's comment:
What are you waiting for Ben?...sign us a GOOD starting pitcher!...
Just to refesh your memory this what the poster been mostly talking about as of late:
If BC plays the waiting game there will be no more pitchers to sign.
(1) Greinke wanted too much of a contract that Sox are willing to put out.
(2) Maybe it is trade time for Cliff Lee or R.A Dickey., This will be my first choice.
(3) The Dodgers rumour is Capuano and Harang could be on the trade block, but Sox don't need this type of pitching
(4) Other options are Sanchez, Jackson, Marcum, Lohse, and Lariano, at first I was thinking Lohse now i am in more favor of getting Jackson
(5) Lester Bucholtz Lackey Doubront even with Morales or Acevez starting in the fifth rotation will not be a strong enough rotation. if the Sox sign Jackson then the rotation could start off as 6 man rotation. Lester Bucholtz Jackson Lackey Doubront and Morales/Acevez. Other option Lee or Dickey, Lester, Bucholtz, Lackey Doubront and maybe Morales/Acevez getting a number six spot.
A six man rotation could be beneficial at the beginning of the season to get all the pitchers arms slowly broken in. Later in the season drop it down to a 5 man rotation after Farrell and company reevaluate the pitching.
not a big fan of 6 man rotations.. they're useful in long stretches of games with no offdays but for the most part they never work. plus you'd be giving your best pitchers less starts
Good point. My concern mainly will be getting a positive evaluation on Lackey's return. The sox could start off with 6 man for a complete 3 rotation and see how Lackey's response. Then Farrell and company can then go with the five worthy pitchers and send the others in the pen for back up issues.