Originally Posted by doublem23
If the Sox want Danks to start right away, I'm going to guess that Cooper has a pretty big say in that decision, so by arguing you think it'd be better for him to start in the bullpen (I'm guessing you've closely monitored his rehab in person) you are clearly demonstrating that you think, in this instance, you would be a better pitching coach than Coop.
I will call bull.
Fine. More sarcasm. I never claimed to know more than Cooper, or that I would be a better pitching coach than him. On the contrary, if you look at my posting history, I doubt you will find a single post where I criticized Cooper. As an outside, admittedly uninformed observer, it seems to me that none of the Sox current starting pitchers has earned "demotion" to the pen just because Danks is healthy.
What I'll never understand is why some people enjoy criticizing others, seemingly just for the hell of it, instead of just focusing on the merit (or lack thereof) of a particular idea.