Re: 2012 Red Sox ERA for starting pitching was the worst in franchise history
posted at 10/14/2012 12:51 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
moon the point was you advocated to bring Wakefiled back. Tell us how he would have helped the team in 2012? Answer: He wouldn't. Like 2011 he would have been part of the problem and not the solution.
Stop drinking softy's Kool-Aid and think for yourself on this one.
I wanted us to offer Wake a contract that included incentives to be our 6th starter.
As it turned out, had Wake repeated 2011 in 2012, it would have been an improvement over several of our 2012 starters, but no, it would not have mattered in the overall scheme of things, just like starting Miller instead of Wake last year wouldn't have changed a thing either.
Why don't you ask your buddy, softy, why Wake was the reason we lost last year because his ERA was 5.12, but now that our whole staff had an ERA of 5.19, we don't need to fix the staff? Isn't that a more pertinent question? Are you afraid to stand up to the mighty clown?
Wake and Lackey were horrible last season but the point is we didn't improve a lick without either one of them in 2012 so we need to make better choices. It was definately time for Wake to retire, we also needed to trade Beckett and eventually Lackey at some point.
Age, injuries, rehab projects and bad attitudes all on the same club won't make a winning combination. We can't predict injuries but can certainly address the other issues.