Re: Buchholz - Time to start considering other options?
posted at 7/18/2013 9:40 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Gordon Edes @GordonEdes
Buchholz bullpen scratched; to be re-examined Friday
Buchholz bullpen session was scratched today due to continuing soreness in his shoulder. So much that he will have another MRI tomorrow. Buchholz is experiencing bursitis in his throwing shoulder and hasnt pitched since June 8th. Realistically, there has been little to no improvement.
It might be time to start considering other options on the market. If the Sox do decide to go that route, I dont see a blockbuster of any sort, or a deal that would cost them dearly in top prospects. I would think that they will go with internal options until the deadline to A)see if they have a viable internal option, and B) to Give Buchholz as much time as possible before they take the next step.
I dont see a Cliff Lee type deal, but more a move for a MOTR type starter that wouldnt cost a lot in prospects.
IMO...they will continue with "the plan", of keeping prospects for the long term, and taking on short term money for the short term. So...if some one wants to dump a little payroll our way for a couple of b level prospects then we ll listen. That's that. They will NOT, I believe, compromise the plan set out this off season of building a long term winner. Even if....we have a chance of winning this year.
Nava,Iggy,Doubront,and Taz have all stepped up, with Midds, and Bard stepping back. Webster, Workman, JBJ, Lav, and others are all getting playing time, with more to come in the heat of a pennant race. The plan is working, can't wait for the 2nd half when Boggy gets called up and maybe JBJ or Webster get a chance to step up....Don't count out Midds for the stretch run. If he can find his swing and his wrist comes around he could be all we need in the 5 or 6 hole. I have to laugh at the Ramirez, or young options....NOT happening when we have 2 internal studs just waiting for a chance....for the min salary.