In response to georom4's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Grienke is a ROY and Cy Young award winner...how many sox pitchers have those credentials? ben is just too chickenchit to pull the trigger....seems like he has great success so far but ben is a "glass is half empty kind of guy"
Lots of guys win CY awards. Peavey, Carpenter, and Colon for example. Should we go after them simply because they won the CY? In the 3 years since the CY, Greinke has had a 3.83 ERA, with a 1.215 Whip.
1-The 3.83 makes him #50 in BB over the past 3 years.
2-He is 1-12 on the road against the ALE.
3-His ERA at the old YS is a solid 8.82, while his ERA at the new YS is 31.50.
4-His playoff ERA is 6.48.
Care to comment on items 1-4?
those are selective stats that indicate nothing/who was he pitching for? what kind of teams did he have?...why not cite the big picture? who is better than him in the sox rotation? you are coming off a 69 win season and you are going to make your decision on what his era was in two away ballparks with the two best hitting teams in the game? sounds like more ben voodoo risk aversion
No it sounds like using data to make a decision.
There are a lot of pitchers who would make the rotation an upgrade, cinsidering we got a ton of starts out of Aaron Cook. The idea of spending for the sake of spending got us guys like Renteria, Crawford, Lugo, Clement, etc. The idea of spending smartly got us Manny, although he was one of the biggest no-brainer's in free agent history. Is Greinke a Crawford or is he a Manny? If you aer going to commit over $120mill to a player, you probably should know this.
There are plenty of guys who could help the Sox next season and beyond, and all of them are still available.