Pitching Depth?

August 1, 2009 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Going into the 2009 season, the conventional wisdom was that the Sox had an embarrassment of riches in the pitching department. 102 Games into the campaign, the biggest question (perhaps) facing this team is the “deep” pitching. Theo chose to go with the bargain basement approach (at least stopping short of coaxing Saberhagen and Ramon Martinez out of retirement) with the signing of Brad Penny (bad) and John Smoltz (worse) and eschewing more high-profile candidates like Burnett and D. Lowe. The Soxwatcher has no real beef with that decision. However, it is now apparent that 2/5 of their current rotation simply doesn’t give them a chance to win most of the time. With what we all witnessed last night, it is clear that Smoltzy’s best days are in the rearview mirror. Great slider but really hittable fastball. He’s had is chance. It’s time to put Masterson in the rotation. Oops, he plays for Cleveland now.


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