Well, the Sox didn’t get Johan Santana. You mad? I’m not now that the news that Mr. 38 Potato Pancakes (pictured above looking pretty not straight) has a torn rotator cuff and could miss some serious time. By serious, I’m talking July.
So, as it stands to start the season, you’re going to go with a rotation of:
Are you scared with that? I won’t lie, I’m a little worried, not outright scared. The rookie in the rotation is a red flag but I think Tek is that good as a catcher that if rookie boy listens, he should be fine.
You also have Tavaraz as an insurance clause should anyone get hurt.So, I’m thinking you deal Coco to Oakland (who Peter Gammons says loves Coco) for a solid long relief man/ 4th or 5th starter. He’s not good enough to net you a front line guy, but the scouting department is good enough to snag us a decent guy for Coco.
If anything, the next few weeks should be interesting. The last thing our psyche needed was a blow, especially after Sunday, but post bloody sock Schill’s been hurt for long periods of time. Great if we can get him back from the stretch run, better if we get 2004 Curt Schilling for that run and even better than that if the Sox can recoup some of that $8Million.