I never said he would be an improvement just that he has pitched decent in AAA and it would be a good story to see him get a chance to pitch in the majors again after all his efforts to come back. If the Sox pitching is as rock solid as you say then deal him somewhere that he can get a chance.
BTW--still waiting for your numbers on Cook taking away the Seattle start
I actually remember that story...He talked about it at the parade in his hometown after the WS...Ellsbury didn't take it as a joke if it was meant that way...
Could have been Ells being Ells, though, as much as Josh being Josh...hard to know...
Actually it was in a story here...Edes
"When he spoke in the gym at Madras, Ellsbury referred to his big-league debut, how he was so nervous he almost threw up ("by far the most nervous I've ever been in my life for anything") and how Josh Beckett, who was pitching that night, approached him with a message: "Don't screw it up."
Later, he was asked if Beckett was just kidding with him.
"I didn't get any joke out of it," Ellsbury said, unsmiling. "Maybe if you ask him, maybe he'll say, 'Yeah, I was just joking,' but he didn't give me a wink or a smile or something. It was, 'Don't screw it up.'
"He came up to me and said, 'Is this your first game?'
" 'Is this your debut?'
" 'Don't screw it up.' That's what he told me, right before the game."
I see nothing there that would be an improvement over what one would have expected out of Lester, Buchholz, or Beckett...which is the REAL problem. Would you be drooling over anybody there if those three were performing up to par?
And I'd say Cook is acquitting himself pretty well right now.
Well, yes, it would be a good story. Most fairy tales are.
Randy, just admit it-the front end of the rotation has been the probelm, not the back. And to use a tired political CYA cover line, no one could have predicted that.
Yeah he's great. We should keep him in the rotation the rest of the way. Funny how you waited till after this game to reply on this subject. Very typical of you Ken. By the way did Beckett make his start last Sunday?? Have Beckett and Buchholz missed time again this year.
I can see next year's rotation already after Beckett gets moved for a Lillbridge type and some salary relief.
You are insufferable, randy.
Back on ignore until hockey season.