Bloody Sox wrote:I also strongly disagree that the Sox "almost certainly" want to move Wake to the pen this year - I'd say just the opposite.
Talk about a strawman. I never said that. I specifically said that they do not want to move him out of the rotation, but that they almost certainly have considered the possibility of eventually having to move him to the pen this year. I'm pretty sure that is not the case for Beckett, Dice-K and Lester. Seems like you think he is absolutely won't go to the pen, or if he does, it will be a huge shock. I totally disagree with that view.
Apologies... I went back and read your comment on Wakefield and I had mis-read what you were saying as the Sox were planning to put Wake back in the pen this year.
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"
auclairkeithbc wrote:i don't see the bullpen situation being that tricky. i'm assuming they want masterson in the bullpen, if they don't absolutely need him to start, so that part is pretty settled. then the only question is if they move Wake to the pen, which wouldn't be a huge deal,
The Red Sox have noted several times over the past years that they won't move Wakefield to the bullpen.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
Lopez is a league-average LOOGY. But yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing the Red Sox get rid of him, just because Hunter Jones has looked really good, and Tito hasn't been using Lopez in true "LOOGY" situations (or at least it doesn't seem he has). In close games he uses Okie, Ramon Ramirez, and sometimes Saito.....