teddyballgamemvp wrote:Another Blown Save wrote:That was just my speculation as a Red Sox fan.
Plus, I don't see why they would want to start Alvarez or DiNardo, or whoever over Papelbon.
I'm not sure what to say, but you don't see Mo getting starts for the Yanks just because Wright sucks. The Red Sox have the best closer in baseball. You don't screw with that. They can send Lenny in and he will give up 2-3 ER in 6-7 IP and they will lose or win the game-- for multiple starts. And, eventually, Clemens will join the rotation. The SPs love knowing Paps is nailz. They all totally trust him with the ball in the 9th.
Mo and Paps are two different creatures entirely. Mo is an ageing (and still dominant) closer who has been a closer from many a year. Paps is a guy the organization has always had tabbed as a future SP. He may be closing now but next year I expect him in the rotation, if not sooner. The analogy is flawed that you used.
And as far as Clemens goes....you are just wishful thinking there. And even IF he comes back, it likely will be with the Astros.