Monday, May 03, 2010
On Saturday, I came close to hitting the panic button for Fire Brand.
The 2010 Red Sox will have a difficult time getting into the playoffs after this below 500 start. They need either the Yankees or Rays to faultier in an area without a backup plan or win nearly every series going forward. Either scenario is unlikely and this may very well be the “bridge” year.
I'm still going to wait until after this home stand before calling for big changes (Papelbon, VMart, Beltre, etc.). On the sunny side, the Red Sox "big three" have pitched well in their last outings and Clay Buchholz has looked very good.