In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
Rare as this is, I tend to agree with Bill-806 about Aceves. His one big excuse for last night has to be the horrible weather, cold and rainy. It didn't bother Colon, but might have bothered Aceves. That said, Aceves has some pretty significant quirks. With the depth of the current bullpen--in Boston and in the Sox system-- the loss of Aceves would not be felt that badly.
Every team needs a guy who you can put in the game when you are way behind so your SP can be removed. Aceves CAN eat some innings; at least he is good for that. And sometimes he can even put in a decent performance. He is certainly not a SP, even though he would very much like to be one. I think we should keep Aceves but get rid of Miller who has been wild his entire career.
Good points. But I would replace both Aceves and Miller. I entirely agree with your point about a long reliever--you gotta have one. Mortensen, maybe.