[QUOTE=Lip Man 1;3023823]SoxNation05:
When Clayton was with the Sox his ERA was around five and he usually couldn't make it out of the 6th inning.
Maybe he would have gotten better, but I don't think so.
He was 'mediocrity defined' with the Sox, pitching against stacked A.L. batting orders. let's not forget that either.
I watched all of that and I acknowledge that but Richard ha been servicable his last three years. Yes, it was in SD but for at least the beginning of the year that would give him the nod over less experienced starters Quintana and Santiago.
Regardless, I think the Sox know you need to have deep starting pitching and would welcome the depth.