Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
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.
That was discussed back in 2006 with either Ozzie or Kenny (maybe both?) being a big proponent of a 6 man rotation, Cooper and the pitchers were against it though.