This is a not a great quote by you: Yes, you admitted that it was bad, but even if Andersen threw five scoreless innings every time he pitched for the Red Sox, it was only for one month. There was nothing significant about it. And Andersen's 1990 Postseason line was three games, three innings, three hits, three walks, two runs, 2.00 WHIP and a 6.00 ERA. He was not good. I'm sorry, but these are barely arguments. Larry Andersen came to the Red Sox on August 30, 1990. In two days, the Major League rosters expanded--I would wager that there probably wasn't even a corresponding move that the Sox had to make to get someone off the 24-man roster. Andersen didn't take anyone's place. He didn't move anyone down the totem pole. Andersen was added, nothing was taken away. And like I wrote above, he got into four out of eight high leveraged game and pitched poorly in half those games. So Neyer just made this whole argument up to sell books? You're being pedantic, this was a bad move that didn't sew up the AL East for the Red Sox. They probably would have won the league anyway and had a very average pitcher to show for a Hall of Famer.