In response to raider3524's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
As I stated on my "positive thread", the Sox offense has a legitimate chance of improving their OPS at every position taken one by one.
It's the rotation that scares me, and I think James was being a bit generous with our starters.
We have a very difficult rotation to predict.
Two guys with ace potential, coming off of bad years.
A very good pitcher switching leagues, and 36.
A #2 type coming off of surgery and not at a young age.
A sophomore with good, but uneven stats.
With not a lot of variables going south, we could be bottom-5, and with just a handful of variables going north, we could be top-5 in SP. Just for fun
- Lester 2011 3.47
- Buchholz 2011 3.48
- Dempster 2012 + 0.33 for league 3.71
- Lackey last healthy season 4.40
- Doubront 2012 FIP 4.37
It is unlikely for all five events to occur, but these aren't once in a lifetime events either.
if you look at the names of that 5...that's a pretty damn good 5...on paper...i'm not like everybody who see's doom all the time...and i think that 5 will be alright.
That was my thought too a couple weeks back. I think Lackey just might surprise us, maybe.....and its logical to look for Dubrount to develop more.