Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation.

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    Oswalt instead of the throwaways they have competing for it.
     
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    Doubront.

    I want Aceves in the pen. Without Paps and Bard, we will need him more and more.
     
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    At the moment I'm hoping Padilla will get a shot to start with.  As we all know he's a high risk personality-wise but he does have a good arm. 

    I am also hoping Aceves stays in the same role he was in last year.

     
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    Don't disregard Miller, from what I hear, he was better than Bard in college.
     
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    If Inglesias is at short-stop, I'd go with the groundball specialist (Aaron Cooke)
     
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    I want anyone but Aceves.  His flex-bulldog role is invaluable.  Need him desparately in that role.  For the rest of them, shoot, I'm happy with whoever steps up in ST.
     
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    [QUOTE]I want anyone but Aceves.  His flex-bulldog role is invaluable.  Need him desparately in that role.  For the rest of them, shoot, I'm happy with whoever steps up in ST.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]IM WITH YOU SPACE........  ACTUALLY, I THINK BARD & ACEVES SHOULD STAY IN THE PEN........  4 & 5 ,  MILLER, PADILIA, DOUBRONT.......  BEN HAS BROUGHT IN SOME GOOD ARMS... AND BOBBY V & MCLORE WILL PUT THEM ALL TO GOOD USE.....  MY BOY TITO, I THOUGHT LEANED ON ONLY A FEW ND IN THE END, SORT OF WORE THEM DOWN...... TIME WILL TELL !!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation. : IM WITH YOU SPACE........  ACTUALLY, I THINK BARD & ACEVES SHOULD STAY IN THE PEN........  4 & 5 ,  MILLER, PADILIA, DOUBRONT.......  BEN HAS BROUGHT IN SOME GOOD ARMS... AND BOBBY V & MCLORE WILL PUT THEM ALL TO GOOD USE.....  MY BOY TITO, I THOUGHT LEANED ON ONLY A FEW ND IN THE END, SORT OF WORE THEM DOWN...... TIME WILL TELL !!!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]

    I would also be ok with that scenario.  I know everyone has a lot invested in Danny Boy gettting the starter nod.  But, unless it looks like he is going to be a monster, which will be hard to determine in 5 short outings, I would just as soon have the most fearsome bullpen in baseball and see what McClure can milk out of Cook/Doubront/Miller/Padilla for the 4 and 5 til the Dice Man is ready to go.

    I like the thought of Bard flowering into a surprise great starter.  But I love him at the back end of the pen too.  Seriously Bill.  Think about it:  Aceves, Bard, Melancon, Bailey.  Whoah.  That'll shorten a few games.
     
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    Prefer Aceves and Bard in pen with a 2004 Pedro as the 5th starter?????
     
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    Lonborg, Tiant or Bill Lee.  I can dream can't I.
     
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    In response to "Re: Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation.": [QUOTE]Lonborg, Tiant or Bill Lee.  I can dream can't I. Posted by lukebusy[/QUOTE] Dream big, pedro's available
     
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    [QUOTE]Nick Cafardo looks at which pitchers are up for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
    Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]

    Aceves is needed in the pen although I wouldn't mind a spot start here and there if needed.  Probably Doubront or Miller if they have a good spring, then Dice later on if he's doing well.  I doubt any of the cheap signings will do much good every five days, maybe a spot start.  The less batters see of these guys the more effective they may be. 

    There's a reason why they are who they are but I guess you never know who may surprise us. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In response to "Re: Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation.": Dream big, pedro's available
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    And Tiant looks about in his prime playing days shape, so theres 2 out of 3.

    Now, if we can just lure Bill from his Vermont sweatlodge ...
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation. : I would also be ok with that scenario.  I know everyone has a lot invested in Danny Boy gettting the starter nod.  But, unless it looks like he is going to be a monster, which will be hard to determine in 5 short outings, I would just as soon have the most fearsome bullpen in baseball and see what McClure can milk out of Cook/Doubront/Miller/Padilla for the 4 and 5 til the Dice Man is ready to go. I like the thought of Bard flowering into a surprise great starter.  But I love him at the back end of the pen too.  Seriously Bill.  Think about it:  Aceves, Bard, Melancon, Bailey.  Whoah.  That'll shorten a few games.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    Couldn't agree more Space...Bard and Aceves in the pen gives us potentially the best Pen in Baseball....I think two out of the four  you mentioned(for now I would say Doubront and Padilla) would do just fine, along with our top three considering the pen behind them...until Dice is ready.....by then Padilla will probably have taken someones head off and we will need a new #5.....and if McClure can get more out of Miller....fantastic.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who would you like to see as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation. : Couldn't agree more Space...Bard and Aceves in the pen gives us potentially the best Pen in Baseball....I think two out of the four  you mentioned(for now I would say Doubront and Padilla) would do just fine, along with our top three considering the pen behind them...until Dice is ready.....by then Padilla will probably have taken someones head off and we will need a new #5.....and if McClure can get more out of Miller....fantastic.
    Posted by tomnev[/QUOTE]

    these next few weeks are going to be really interesting.

    I have never been to spring training before.  my dad and i finally got around to actualizing  our long-dreamt-of spring training junket, march 22-25.  I am excited.  Glad we chose this year to make it happen.   Hope to get to see these guys battling it out, and also to see Iggy before he goes back to rhode island (which looks like its gonna be, at least for a while).
     
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    Silva is out of the running. DavetheKnave tried to start a thread about that "costly mistake" this morning. The $2150 per month contract was a killer.
     
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    I think Miller has the most potential, and would be the hardest to use out of the pen.  Keep Cook in the pen - it's nice to have a sinker baller available when you absolutely need a ground ball.  All in all, I'd stick with Aceves because he's earned it.  He was great in relief last year, but if we had had five healthy quality starters, we wouldn't have noticed how great he was. 
     
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    [QUOTE]I think Miller has the most potential, and would be the hardest to use out of the pen.  Keep Cook in the pen - it's nice to have a sinker baller available when you absolutely need a ground ball.  All in all, I'd stick with Aceves because he's earned it.  He was great in relief last year, but if we had had five healthy quality starters, we wouldn't have noticed how great he was. 
    Posted by slomag[/QUOTE]

    I really like Cook in the pen.  Shades of Bob Stanley.  And good point about Aceves.  His true awesomeness last year was in his flexibility, able to go long, short or even start as the Sox' broken down rotation problems dictated.
     
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    Aceves. He wants it. He deserves the shot and actually may turn out to be a # 1 or # 2 guy.  I heard more than enough of the " too valuable in the pen " mantra last year , as the ship was slowly sinking while we trotted out one mediocrity after the other in the four and five slots. I know full well how important the pen is , but a strong rotation , one through five , should be the top priority.
     
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    Like Bard at 4, think he's going to do well; competition is open for 5 until Dice returns (maybe as early as June)--may the pitcher throwing the best win the job.
     
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    Would love for one of the young guys to step up and take the 5th starters job. Doubront or Miller would really be nice. Adds some youth to rotation and hopefully a guy we can pencil in for the next 6 yrs or so. Hopefully can stash Cook in minors for Apr/May in case of injury. Aceves back to pen where he's a huge asset. Padilla AAA or pen can give spot start vs Yanks so he can drill Tex and Swisher to make things interesting [only kidding-not?].
     
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    Miller has never had an extended strtch of success. He's had a lot of chances to prove himself, and has never gotten over the wildness issue. Others trying to win the slot have at least shown some significant periods of doing well.
     
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