Originally Posted by blandman
Mmmm...there are, but in general that's right. You can't assemble five pitchers that could carry this type of team. But a rotation of, say, Sale-Kershaw-Hernandez-Price-Scherzer would probably do it.
Sale would probably be the #3 in that rotation and the Sox managed to lose more of his starts than they won. Maybe if they had those 5 pitchers AND and Angels in the Outfield situation, they could squeak into the playoffs. Divine intervention probably wouldn't be enough to make it out of the wild card round.