In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
I think Holt for Cabrera would be a great trade for us. Thats what you weren't going to post anywhere, right? Yet here it is! And I think that putting Lester in the bullpen is also a great idea. Whats good about this forum is that we can post hypothetical ideas like that if we want to, don't you think?
WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE
Hypothetical ideas are great for this forum, but when someone posts the same idea multiple times even though there is no realistic chance whatsoever of it happening, it gets old quick. You think Lester is terrible and manipulate stats to make your case. Nothing wrong with that. Some other people might say that Lester's 6-0 start to the season was a huge reason why this team got off to a hot start and gained a ton of confidence that they've continued to build on. Then again, you are a Debbie Downer type who called the season "over" in May, so I don't expect you to see it that way. Again, what is the point of posting something over and over again that isn't going to happen?
First, lets look at the real numbers for Lester at the beginning of this season and after that. He was stellar for FOUR games, not six. After four games his ERA was 1.73 and many believed he had finally turned the corner. Guess what: he hadn't. Not even close. In his fifth start, a no decision, he surrendered 3 ER in 5.2 IP; in his sixth start he was hammered: 5 ER in IP, a no decision. In his next start three ER in 6 IP, again a no decision in which he was quite mediocre. That was followed by two good games. But since then, in his next TWELVE STARTS his ERA is 5.35, and thats a below average #5 SP. We all know how poorly he did last year. He has shown NO OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE whatsover of turning the corner. He stunk last year; he still stinks. He does deserve a demotion to the bullpen, whether it happens or not.