Originally Posted by blandman
I think it's important that guys who failed here learned to pitch elsewhere. Don Cooper's a very good pitching coach, but he isn't infallible.
They don't have 5 Coles, but if they can't even keep a spot open for him right now, they're not going to clog up the rotation any more. They could also use an elite bat. Probably more.
I think Cooper is over-hyped in these parts, but I'm more concerned with hitters losing OBP after time with the Sox, then recovering it once they get away (see Quentin, CArlos, e.g.).