Re: With the acquisition of Bedard, who do you want as the Sox 5th starter-Miller or Wakefield?
posted at 8/1/2011 12:47 AM EDT
Miller's stuff is electric, as manifest by his strike outs to single BB, today. His control is his bugaboo, but there is no reason to waste innings on old Wakefield. Miller should get the innings, and be given the rest of the year to gain more experience and work under Young. He's going to be erratic, but, unlike Wakefield, he has the ability to blow people away in short stretches
Wake has more 3-4 inning stretches of shut out ball than Miller.
Miller is not a good pen option because he does not have the control needed
Umm, you need control to be a good a starter too. Wake has the best BB/9 rate for 2010-2011 out of all of our starters.
. Pen profiles need good control to avoid the BB's. Miller is a strong young pitcher who should get the bottom of the rotation role for what is left of this year. Aceves should pony up with Miller, not the other way around.
Now that it's only 30 days from roster expansion and Wakefield is still roster squatting with a 5 plus ERA, not going to get better at age 45, they should make roster space by DL'ing Wakefield and buy time until roster expansion
Tell us something new, for once..
Wakefield should have been let go at the end of 2009, but he's here for one reason only. He cost the team in April and May by roster squatting while Aceves and Miller and Weiland were in AAA. The team effectively only had 6 pen options without Aceves, during the rough start
You keep repeating lies. Wake had a 4.14 ERA at the end of May. He was out 5th starter by then and Miller was struggling with control issues in AAA- yes, he was worse then than now.
Aceves was with our team in April. He pitched April 8, 9, 11, 15, 18....
The baseball cumaltive record neurosis is now 200 wins. In September, as long as it doesn't compromise a game, they should bring him in an early blowout or give him a late season academic spot start to try and get win 200.
That should be the end of Tim Wakefield in Boston. It's a more tired act than raising the federal line of credit to obtain fiscal order.
Wakefield's from Florida. It would be embarrassing to have his name in the Red Sox total wins record book. He does not belong ahead of Cy Young, and Clemens should be vacated. Wakefield should finish his career with the Rays.
I can just imagine if Wake had a 5.36 ERA and a WHIP over 1.900.
I can imagine if Wake had a 5.00+ in 5 of the last 6 seasons (the 6th was 4.84).
I can imagine if Wake had an 8.54 ERA last year.
I can imagine if Wake had a career 1.752 WHIP (5.4 BB/9)
What if Miller reverts to his "career norm"?
Miller has 334 career IP and 62 starts. His sample size is significant.