I think this is freakin disgraceful and i am shocked that he is taking this quietly! After his heroics and guttiness in the postseason to now turn around and ask him to make a minor league rehab start before joining the rotation is just unacceptable. They need to show just a litttttttle tiny weeee bit of consistency......
Seriously though, I think it absoLUTELY the right move to make. If the sox are going to go places this year it is ONLY with him in the rotation. That said, i am not one of the more myopic Bosox fans out there. I DONT think he is a bonafide #1 stud starter that they seem to be counting on him to be. Can he be effective,,,,,absolutely! Does he add to the rotation,,,,,,you bet......but i dont know if he will ever be that 'stopper' they need in the rotation.
"There was shrinkage!".....(George costanza)