View Full Version : Sox have a Workhorse Rotation

01-15-2003, 12:31 PM
Borrowing from Phil Rogers logic.....

In acquiring Colon, the Sox now have 4 starters coming off 30/190 seasons in 2002. (w/ Buehrle, Wright, Garland)

The eight teams in the 2002 playoffs were the only ones that entered the 2002 season with at least 3 starters coming off 30/190 seasons in 2001. The Angels coming in to 2002 had five.

For perspective, coming into 2003, six of the returning playoff teams (Angels, Yankees, Giants, Braves, D-Backs, and Cardinals) have only two 30/190 starters.

In addition, the Sox now have four of the six 30/190 pitchers in their division.

If they can stay healthy (knock on wood), there is a lot to be excited about on the South Side.

This was a fantastic deal for the Sox.

01-15-2003, 02:12 PM
And the great thing about that workhorse rotation is that the Sox have such a good bullpen that JM can use to perfection. If we have pitchers consistently going into the late innings then Jerry can pick and choose just what matchups he wants. Of course the only flaw in this logic is that it assumes that the starts are good ones, let's hope.