Re: Clay Buchholz has a jippy tummy
posted at 10/26/2013 12:30 PM EDT
In response to andrewmitch's comment:
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
After this season you would be selling very low. No, IMHO its NOT a good time to do it. At 7.7M Ill try and build up that value next year. Nobody is going to give you much for a pitcher who had shoulder issues all year AM.
If he can go 180IP next year (he had 190 in 2012)they can then trade him if they so choose. I doubt he goes this year unless some GM is dumb enough to give up some good talent. Id want more than a "solid draft pick" for Buch. Hes worth more than that when hes right and I doubt very highly the Sox are going to just give him away.
He should be here in 2014.