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    The latest injuries: got to admit it's getting better, a little better all the time

    If I were a GM I would be very warry of player opt outs. When do they benefit a team?
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    2024 Rotation and Bullpen

    That's decent depth. There's are some # 5 starters in there, maybe a # 4 if some kind of magic happens.
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    Let's Lay Off That Throttle

    Oh, I dIdn't realize I double posted. I will change the first one.
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    Let's Lay Off That Throttle

    I'm usually pretty optimistic so don't think I've ever come into a thread with "this".
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    Let's Lay Off That Throttle

    I can't really find much information on it but I'm speculating that Jordan Montgomery is a very conservative Southern guy and liberal Boston wasn't really his thing. He is from a small town in South Carolina and so is his wife. Perhaps the Red Sox made a reasonable offer and he chose Arizona...
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    Let's Lay Off That Throttle

    This is the worst offseason I can remember. Perhaps the worst since 1986-87. The only silver lining is getting Bailey.
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    Jordan Montgomery signs with Arizona

    I'm surprised the Red Sox didn't sign him for this short term deal.
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    The Frailty of the Modern Pitcher

    Is it possible that starting pitchers are throwing too hard, too quickly in Spring Training? It seems like a disproportionate number of serious pitching injuries happen before the season begins.
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    Offseason rumors

    Is it possible Bailey could turn some of our marginal starters into better starters? Maybe the front office is making the assumption that Bailey will unlock the potential of the guys we already have, thus the inaction on acquiring new starters. Maybe this is just wishful thinking but it will be...
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    Offseason rumors

    Kenedy saying Breslow is operating under known parameters seems like a subtle way to blame Breslow for a loosing 2024. The guy is being thrown under the bus before the season even begins.
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    Offseason rumors

    Yeah, this Bauer guy seems a bit immature.
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    Offseason rumors

    I concur!
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    Offseason rumors

    MLB starters and their egos are going to hate not having a chance to get the win.
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    Offseason rumors

    So basically unless we sign Montgomery our pitching is completely screwed again. Because without him (who will suck up a lot of innings) our starters are going to be pitching more innings than they are capable of. As far as I see it, the only way to keep our starters fresh is a 6 man rotation...
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    Offseason rumors

    Very likely it is not doable. But I still think if we aren't going to sign a top starter, then the benefits of signing a couple of older starters and going with a 6 man rotation may help us to stay competitive.
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    Offseason rumors

    If we're signing damaged goods like Paxton and Clevinger, its reasonable to expect them to be open minded.
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    Offseason rumors

    We could leave it up the the individual starter. Some of them may like this. I can only imagine there's got to be movements of boredom on the road for starters. But great point, maybe they don't pitch between starts. We could also rotate in our long relievers on day 6.
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    Offseason rumors

    Couldn't the starters make a low leverage relief appearance between starts? Thus mitigating the smaller pen issue.
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    Offseason rumors

    Having enough arms to pitch quality innings was a major issue last year. This makes it more likely we can get those quality innings out of our starters. Other than Montgomery, there is not a free agent starter that I am aware of who has shown the ability to pitch a lot of quality innings.