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Old 10-31-2012, 12:35 PM
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I like the move. There is risk involved, sure, but it's risk worth taking. It's only a two-year deal, the money is reasonable, and Jake threw like a top-of-the-rotation guy all season -- despite a mediocre W-L record. With any run support at all, he wins 15-17 for us this year. He also led the staff in innings, and that's no small thing.

I'm pleased that our starting rotation looks set as the calendar turns to November. That's a good way to start the offseason. The Sox do need to make some adjustments in terms of position players. However, given the choice, I'd rather have pitching in place and be shopping for position players than the other way around.

Nice job, Rick Hahn.
JB's attendance record:
2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 7-9; 2015: 10-10; 2016: 13-10; 2017: 8-5; 2018: 1-5; Total: 157-129.
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