Monday, April 29, 2013



Hideo Nomo said...

If Carlos Santana walked into the frame, the internet would collapse on itself.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I wanna kick Ned in the nuts everytime I think about him taking all those bloated Boston contracts AND trading away two fine pitching prospects.

Really, who does that?!?!

Steve Sax said...

NESN is tempered, or at least guarded, on the Rubster:

Rubby De La Rosa isn’t hurt, but the Red Sox have made it clear that they’re going to be very careful with him in his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He’s been limited to just 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket as part of the Red Sox’ plan, so he was never really an option over Allen Webster, who figures to be Boston’s sixth starter when needed going forward.

De La Rosa has been rather ineffective in his limited action this season, particularly with his command. He’s given up 10 earned runs in 9 2/3 innings (9.31 ERA), and he’s walked eight hitters in that span (which equates to 7.4 walks per nine innings). There’s no denying De La Rosa has electric stuff, though. The focus right now is on making sure he’s fully healthy before really taking the training wheels off, but we should see improvements going forward.