Originally Posted by TDog
There is nothing wrong with a young closer pitching in situations in which he will have to pitch in the future, especially considering the stretches this season when he didn't have the opportunity to pitch in save situations or with a tie in the ninth or later.
It isn't like Jones can take his place occasionally because he has been needed in most of the games where Reed has pitched. And Thornton was traded by popular demand.
Really? Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying, do you seriously think that Rick Hahn traded Thornton because Sox fans/posters on WSI demanded it.
I have plenty of criticisms of Sox management, but thinking that they make trades based on the Chris Rongey phone lines isn't one of them.
Originally Posted by SOXBOY
The Sox have played good ball lately but it's games like this that remind us that the true prize is not to win 70 but get a top 3 draft pick.
We were gaining on a surprising number of teams. The Flubs are only a 1/2 game ahead of us.