There is a calmness in the air, an almost keen sense of sureness when the Red Sox 2014 starting rotation. Almost universally, I read about the 6 able starters for 5 spots and the top notch prospects that are on the doorstep if needed.
But the thought of years gone by with starters coming into camp out of shape, some billowing out to season effecting weight, makes me wonder if the good manager and coach are doing any due dilligence concerning the pitching staff.
Just how much off season oversight or aide can be given?
How well connected are the players and the coaches in agreeing on how much should be done to stay in relatively good shape, or better, off season development and training?