Melo255 wrote:A few things...
The Boston media DOES make it's living ripping the Red Sox. For every positive story or hopeful rumor there are 50 articles about how it's all going to end in a fireball of disappointment and misery. The Boston media IS biased - against the Red Sox. Trust me every media person in Boston lives to tear down every move of every team - except the Patriots who have a free pass for now for the most part.
Second, the rumor of Clemens likely to sign with the Red Sox came from the Houston Chronicle as was reported by not just Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe but ESPN and other outlets. The story was not born in Boston just reported here.
Thirdly, and this is just my opinion, to compare the Indians rotation with the Red Sox's as about equal is just crazy. Are you actually trying to say you would take the tribes 5 over the Sox's 5? That's ridiculous.
Well I think some of Boston's SPs are overrated.
Schilling is aging fast
Beckett is always hurt
Matsuzaka is well he hasn't thrown one ML pitch
Wakefield is a #5 SP
Papelbon- does anyone know if he is actually healthy? I mean the guy's arm broke down throwing what 70 innings, whats it going to do at 200 IPs fall off?
HUGE question marks in the Boston rotation in all honesty.
As for the Tribe rotation I will take this unheralded, unESPN'd bunch for sure.
C.C. is as good or better than any Boston SP
westbrook- look at his numbers I dare you, very solid
Lee- a little inconsistent, but the talent is there, I compare him to Beckett without the blisters
Sowers- not flashy, not a hard thrower, but effective
Byrd- Well, well, well he sucks, but as a #5 not bad
Give Snakes his due!!!! Snakes deserves the fantasy expert icon!!! Go Snakes!!!!