Red Sox pitching carousel thread (our pitching is historically bad)

Humphrey

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Rough and Ras posting in this thread is the SoSH equivalent of Chet and Natalie rising from the dead, getting remarried, and covering the Building 19 bankruptcy story.

Great to see you, but you came back for this?
Nat buried Chet career-wise and literally...but she's still with us.

NECN- Never Ever Cross Natalie
 

vadertime

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Technical question. If/when a player is assigned to the alternate site, is that considered an option? In other words, do options even exist this year, will an option year be burned this year by players that are sent to the alternate site, or did that already kick in from the original start to spring training?
 
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rlsb

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Sixteen wins or fewer would set the futility record percentage wise. (43-111, .279, 88 years ago). 62-100 .383 in 1965 would be the equivalent to 23-37 for 2020, so those who seek utility from this futility may ultimately enjoy this "panoply" of pitching.
 

ngruz25

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Happened 5 of the first 10 last season too. Notably 2003 too, where they actually went 3-2. Club record is 6 in 1901.
I was curious about 2003 as I recalled that team had that "closer by committee" disaster in the beginning of the season. Here's a couple interesting notes about those 7+ runs against games:

- Two were due to Ramiro Mendoza, who had two 1 IP, 4 ER outings.

- One was because of 4 IP, 10 ER blowup start against the Orioles by noted scrub Pedro Martinez.
 

ColonelForbin

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Sixteen wins or fewer would set the futility record percentage wise. (43-111, .279, 88 years ago). 62-100 .383 in 1965 would be the equivalent to 23-37 for 2020, so those who seek utility from this futility may ultimately enjoy this "panoply" of pitching.
The 1962 Mets were 40-120 (.250). I think 15-45 ties them and 14-46 or worse breaks the modern (non-Spiders) record for incompetence.