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In response to carnie's comment:
You beat me to the punch roy. I was just going to start a thread about Buchholz and his non existent ERA. I'm hoping Buch is finally turning into the pitcher he was projected to be.
I think he's been that pitcher for awhile. He had that great 2010 season and was pitching well (3.48 ERA) in 2011 when he hurt is back. He basically finished rehabbing his back in the first six starts of 2012 when his ERA was 9.09. But from then on (23 starts) he was pretty good with a 3.62 ERA. And until he faded in his last two starts, his ERA was 3.08 for 21 consecutive starts, and that includes a 5.1 IP, 7 ER game and a 6 IP, 5 ER game.
So I'm not to concerned about Buchholz's ability to pitch well if he stays healthy like he did in 2010.
Buchholz looks good so far and today he mentioned feeling more comfortable taking less time between pitches as Farrell and Nieves have encouraged all pitchers to do this spring. It seems the Beckett "disciples" picked up quite a few bad habits over the years. By all accounts, Dempster is a terrific mentor for a lot of these young pitchers. This pitching staff could really surprise this year (the talent is obviously there), and there definitely seems to be more rotation depth than they've had in a long time. The "we are doomed" group just might get a big ol' sheet burger to eat by the end of the year.
And if they do poorly, what kind of burger will you guys be eating?