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Old 04-16-2013, 01:20 AM
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Default Do the Sox need to shore up starting pitching?

Given the uncertain status of John Danks and the inconsistent performance of Gavin Floyd, I think that they may need to do just that. Hector Santiago is a good internal option and perhaps the Sox could give him some starts and see how it goes.

Another possibility is Ted Lilly. The Dodgers and Lilly appear to be at a contentious impasse and perhaps the Dodgers are anxious to move him soon. Lilly has made two rehab starts and as was his right, Lilly initially refused to make a third. He recently changed his mind and will make another rehab start tomorrow. I do suspect that the Dodgers want to end this controversy and, to do that, they are going to have to deal him.

The situation reminds me of the Kevin Youkilis fiasco last year in Boston and perhaps the Sox may once again be the beneficiary of a team anxious to move an unhappy veteran who still has something left in the tank.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:02 AM
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The whole organization needs to shore up.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:17 AM
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The whole organization needs to shore up.
Amen.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 AM
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No. They just need a ****ing offense.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 AM
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Move Santiago into the rotation- replacing Axelrod.

Quintana goes to the #3 slot, Floyd drops to #4, Santiago is #5.

If/when Danks comes back- he replaces Santiago- eventually/hopefully swaps slots with Quintana-

Floyd stays in rotation long enough to establish some trade value to a contender-
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:20 AM
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Any change has to include Floyd at this point. I have more confidence in Axelrod.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:24 AM
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Move Santiago into the rotation- replacing Axelrod.

Quintana goes to the #3 slot, Floyd drops to #4, Santiago is #5.

If/when Danks comes back- he replaces Santiago- eventually/hopefully swaps slots with Quintana-

Floyd stays in rotation long enough to establish some trade value to a contender-
I completely forgot that Axelrod was in the rotation.

So I agree with this post.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:46 AM
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The whole organization needs to shore up.
You got that right. We could be looking at some real lean years if they don't. As for the starting pitching, the consensus around here seemed to be that it would be strong. I found it very suspect.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:09 AM
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You got that right. We could be looking at some real lean years if they don't. As for the starting pitching, the consensus around here seemed to be that it would be strong. I found it very suspect.
You are right, it could get real ugly for the next few years.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:36 AM
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You are right, it could get real ugly for the next few years.
How do you figure? We have our ace locked up for 5+ years. Peavy has this year and the next. Danks should be full strength for 2013-2015. Quintana and Santiago are cheap and under team control. Throw in all the wild cards in the minors (Johnson, Snodgress, Riezno, Beck, etc.) and we will be fine.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:44 AM
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Move Santiago into the rotation- replacing Axelrod
I agree 100% with this. How many more scoreless innings does Hector need to put up before they put him in the rotation? Axelrod needs smoke and mirrors and pinpoint control just to limp through 5 innings. Hector has the big league stuff and is a more realistic long term rotation solution. He also is a left hander that can get right handers out with his screwball.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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Yes. And the offense. And defense. And the manager.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:17 PM
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Yes. And the offense. And defense. And the manager.
Wouldn't expect anything less than this marvelous post from you.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:19 PM
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Wouldn't expect anything less than this marvelous post from you.
Me and apparently at least 10-15 other posters here. Read the threads. Feel free to point out where we are all wrong. Other posters have gone into great detail as to the issues surrounding these things in the postgame thread. I will not repeat here.

And thanks, I agree it is marvelous! Wasn't expecting that level of praise.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:25 PM
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Me and apparently at least 10-15 other posters here. Read the threads. Feel free to point out where we are all wrong. Other posters have gone into great detail as to the issues surrounding these things in the postgame thread. I will not repeat here.

And thanks, I agree it is marvelous! Wasn't expecting that level of praise.
I still don't understand the specific issues people have with Ventura. The team is fundamentally flawed. Firing Ventura would just be rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.
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