In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to 67redsox's comment:
In response to LionSean's comment:
like it or not Buch has the 2nd lowest era on the team. gotta laugh at you pink hats. I'd rather have Buch on the mound than almost any other pitcher.
Those of us who question clay or not pink hatters. Those people left when the sox went into decline. We are serious fans who sees one of our pitchers not stepping up.
Im far from a pink hatter, but theres obviously truth and valid arguements in regards to Buch's fragility. I supported him during the season, but like most, I was getting a bit impatient. I would hold off talks of getting rid of him and all that until after 2014. He has a reasonable 7.7M next year and Id like to see how he performs after a full offseason to get straight again. Last year he got 190IP last year. My thoughts, even if hes a little fragile, Ill take 180IP from Buchholz than most pitchers.
If he cant be relied on next year, I seriously have to think about his 2 13M options for 16' and 17'. Hes already guarenteed 12M for 2015.
that's why this winter is the time to deal him
b/c his contract is still reasonable and if he can turn it around the new team has options to control him
if you wait, and he's useless, then what do you do? you don't exercise the options, you can't give him a QO, and you lose him w/o a pick
that's why I say deal him this winter for something equivilant to a solid draft pick and move on