March 12, 2009

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Red Sox: Five things to know (Danny Knobler, 3/12/09, CBSSports.com)

Five things to know about the Boston Red Sox:

1. The pitchers in camp with the Red Sox have 721 combined wins, 12 All-Star appearances and 12 World Series rings. And yet, the most talked-about pitcher in camp hasn't spent a day in the big leagues. Daniel Bard isn't likely to break camp with the team, either, but he sure has made an impression. "Best fastball I've ever seen," one veteran scout said. "For one inning, he's unhittable. It takes off at 100 mph. You're not going to hit it."


Let us suppose an 11 man staff and Brad Penny healthy enough to be the 5th starter. Consider then the Sox AAA staff:

Rotation: John Smoltz (while he rehabs), Justin Masterson, Clay Bucholz, Michael Bowden, Junichi Tazawa (when he moves up from AA)

Closer: Daniel Bard

How many major league teams wouldn't prefer to trot out that top 6 to what they'll actually send to the mound? Maybe a handful?

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