Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Brandon wasn't particular pleased with having to pitch out of the pen and I suspect Ozzie picked up on it.
One could argue that Ozzie goofed. Some of us thought at the time that the Sox should have had McCarthy start in the rotation, in order to skip Buehrle, Contreras, Garland and Garcia, at various points. After riding those workhorses hard in 2005, they lost effectiveness in the second half (especially Buehrle), and each could have benefitted from occasional rest.