Tony Pena's Gas Cloud
- Jun 12, 2019
Guess what month is Kluber's worst careerwise for k/9, bb/9, WHIP, BAA, FIP, and xFIP? That would be April. He's always been a slow starter. Hell, in 2017 he had a 5.06 ERA in the first week of May and went on to win the CYA. Methinks you're overreacting to a small sample size.Ok, feel free to elaborate and clarify, then.
My position is that Corey Kluber being a staring pitcher on the 2023 Boston Red Sox is a problem, because Corey Kluber is bad. I further contend that there are several in-house options that are better than him, but who are not being given priority over him (we've already seen Bello be sent down in lieu of Kluber, and it seems pretty clear that Kutter Crawford would outperform him as a starter as well.) And just as germane, I contend that there were better options on both the free agent and trade market than Corey Kluber, who was inexplicably the only starting pitcher this front office signed.
It sure seemed to me like you were saying he's not a problem because he's cheap and on a short-term deal, but again, feel free to elaborate.