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The 2019 Rotation

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Danny_Darwin, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Ugh. I would so like that guy to have a healthy season under Cora's management. Hope he can recover fully this time.
     
  2. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

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    I'm no doctor — docs please weigh in — but on the face of it "arthroscopy and debridement" doesn't necessarily sound like he won't be ready for opening day. I'd agree that he can't be "planned on" since in the past his issues have tended to recur, but this surgery in and of itself doesn't sound (to me) like that serious of a deal.
     
  3. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I've never seen the word "Debridement" used in this context
     
  4. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    On one of the 60-second update spots on MLB radio this morning they reported that “Wright is hoping to be ready for the start of spring training.”

    So, that’s good news if accurate.
     
  5. Red(s)HawksFan

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    I wouldn't expect recovery from arthroscopy to be that lengthy, certainly not such that it would threaten one's chances of being ready for spring training. But, given his history (and frankly, Pedroia's), I don't think normal expectations apply to Wright. He has to be treated as if anything he does is a bonus, including being healthy for spring training.
     
  6. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Hector Velazquez getting bounced around in Japan (live)
     
  7. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Brian Johnson got creamed on Saturday too. Not putting too much stock in it though.
     
  8. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    Some interesting comments on Eovaldi’s arm from the guy who operated on him in 2016. Apparently he’s got a clean bill of health after visiting the doctor this week.
     
  9. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Yankees team doctor? Hmmmmm, I think they’re trying to bait us into resigning him. His elbow is shredded. Stay far far away.
     
  10. Danny_Darwin

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    I'll throw out a trade target that I don't think I've seen yet, inspired by the Goldschmidt trade today: Robbie Ray. Ray was hurt a bit last year, but he's young and signed through the next two years. Maybe some kind of crazy three-way deal?
     
  11. BaseballJones

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    Sale, Eovaldi, Price, Porcello, Rodriguez.

    Assuming reasonably good health, that's a hell of a rotation. With Velazquez, Johnson, and Wright backing them up. Nice.

    2018 numbers with Boston (to refresh your memory)
    Sale: 2.11 era, 207 era+, 0.86 whip, 13.5 k/9
    Eovaldi: 3.33 era, 132 era+, 1.28 whip, 8.0 k/9
    Price: 3.58 era, 122 era+, 1.14 whip, 9.1 k/9
    Porcello: 4.28 era, 102 era+, 1.18 whip, 8.9 k/9
    Rodriguez: 3.82 era, 114 era+, 1.27 whip, 10.1 k/9

    Again, assuming good health, every single day the Red Sox will be putting at *minimum* an above-average starting pitcher on the mound. That's going to play really, really well over 162 games.
     
  12. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    I think Wright is headed for a glorified swingman/rover role the next two years, like McHugh, Devenski and Peacock have been used in Houston. Imagine having to face Eovaldi or Edro for 5-6 innings, then Wright, then Barnes/TK to close.

    Way I see it, we still need two more guys under contract for 2020.
     
  13. Plympton91

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    5 starters

    Hembree, Johnson, Wright (Velazquez riding the shuttle again for Wright’s DL trips) become the 10th, 11th and 12th men

    Barnes, Brasier are the 8th and 7th inning righthanders.

    That’s 10.

    Need a closer, and another 7th/8th inning guy, preferably lefty.
     
  14. Rasputin

    Rasputin Will outlive SeanBerry Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Wright would probably only be pitching the one inning so for most of the guys, it won't matter, but if the meat of the opposition comes up in the 7th, it will be a beautiful thing.
     
  15. Pozo the Clown

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  16. Savin Hillbilly

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    I seriously doubt Brewer fails to make the 25-man unless he bombs in ST. With a 93 mph cutter and extreme groundball tendencies, he's a great fit for this bullpen.

    And I think the likelihood that we open the season with a closer whose name is not either "Barnes" or "Committee" is very low, and shrinking by the day.
     
  17. SouthernBoSox

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    Cora has already said some pretty strong things about Brewer's stuff. He's the only guy they went out and procured for the 40 man this offseason. It would be a total shock if he didn't make it.
     
  18. Saints Rest

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    Talk about burying the lede. Some guy named Pedro is driving this train.
    "And nobody believes Rodriguez is ready to take that leap more than Martinez, who as a special instructor for the Red Sox has essentially been joined at the hip with his protege for the last several Spring Trainings."
     

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