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Old 10-27-2018, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
Since 2019 is a developmental year anyway, Id rather hang on to Covey and Fulmer and put them in the bullpen as long relievers. They have the stuff to get through an order once, at max effort. We tell them, Youre pitching every third day, 2-3 innings (depending on how long the starter pitches), so just let it fly and dont walk anyone. A long reliever who can shut down the opposition for 2-3 innings is a valuable piece; we might as well see if they are capable of it.
Exactly With Kopech pushed back a year due to surgery, next year will be another non-contending year and honestly it was a longshot to be in playoff contention even with Kopech. The Sox should continue to see what they have in the players they have. Heck give Fulmer a shot at late inning high pressure relief. Can always trade him for someone else's struggling prospect down the road. Not like the 25 man roster is overflowing with pitchers who are sure to be part of the team once the fun gets rolling again.

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