Re: PITCHING.....Do we have to keep what we have now?
posted at 10/26/2012 12:24 PM EDT
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Lester, prior to 2012 went 65-32 with a mid 3 ERA. has no injury issues and logs 200+ innings a year.
Doubie finished the year strong and we should expect closer to 200IP from him in 2013.
Buch looked dominant after getting his feet back under him from the injury in 2012.
With TJS out of the way, Lackey could be that 15 win mid 3 ERA 200+ IP guy he used to be.
The Sox went through 3 pitching coaches in 2 years and we saw what that kind of instability will cause.
Now with Farrell back, I can see Lester returning to form and also Bard making a comeback.
Lester Buch and lackey have all been 15 game winners and Doubront has that potential as well from what we saw of him in 2012. Thats a prett good 1-4 IMO.
Succinct and well laid out Southpaw.
These guys are not scrap heap. Any team would feel good with these 4 somewhere in their rotation (not bard though). But, what the club does need to be a contender, is one good #1 or 2 type guy. I am not sure who that is that is on the market this year. But that is what is needed. Maybe a healthy Dan Haren. Dunno. But put one top rotation guy in with Lester, lackey, Doubront, Buchholz, and that is a formidable rotation.
Thanks space. My reference to Bard was as a reliever, not a starter...