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Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:57 pm
Ben CheringtonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt are still looking for a new home -- and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he doesn't expect it to be in Boston.


"We won't rule out adding a starter, but I think it's unlikely at this point," Cherington said during a taping of a NESN Hot Stove special (via the Boston Herald). "We're going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn't expect any major changes between now and the report date."

Now, not to say anything bad about Cherington, or to suggest he's being anything less than truthful, but these things can always change. Even Cherington noted that while he expects the Red Sox to go into spring with Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz as the three definite members of the rotation, the team could add a starter during spring training or during the season. Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves will go into spring trying to transition into starters and the team has also taken flyers on Vicente Padilla, Aaron Cook and Carlos Silva.

"We know that teams evolve," Cherington said (via the Providence Journal). "That doesn't mean you don't want to go into spring training with every position perfect and the team filled out, because optimally you would. That's never the case.

"The Cardinals are the obvious recent example of a team [evolving], but you can't count on that. You can't count on that and end up in the same spot they did. All we can do, we have the guys we have now and we'll keep looking for ways to add to that group and we don't know when those opportunities are going to come. We're confident that the group we have has a chance to be really good, and we'll do everything we can to add to that if there are opportunities."

The Red Sox could get Daisuke Matsuzaka back by midseason and also make a move at the trade deadline.

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Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 6:17 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

hey dexter take a pill everytime i read its how bad title town i know your jealous gay marriage and fishing jobs is that the best dexter

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2012 4:50 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

The best 3rd place team money can buy.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 2:47 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

I hate all Boston sports teams, but the city is fantastic. If you've been around the USA, you're lying to yourself if you don't include it as one of the Top 10 (or even Top 5) US Cities. That said, I'm surprised Dex is so offended by the people there, because from my experience of Bostonian transplants...he'd actually find plenty of like-minded morons there.

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 2:37 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

hey dexey what a broken record cesspool maybe you have been there once in your miserable little life maybe you have been the bronx fool were known as titletown pay attention what a tool

Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 2:33 pm
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:12 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

TITLETOWN breakdown

The Donovan Index is the ultimate ranking of cities for major professional sports championships. It identifies the true "City of Champions."

The Formula for the Donovan Index determines the rate at which teams, and by extension cities, win championships.

See for yourself........
 It's New York! LOL

Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:05 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

Others developed by Red Sox other than Ellsbury and Pedroia? Youkilis, Bard, Lester, Buckholz. Papelbon was too. Some pretty good talent wouldn't you agree? Beckett, Gonzalez also came here via trade (Hanley Ramirez, Casey Kelly, Anibel Sanchez) which is a direct result of development and drafting. The premise that the Red Sox OR the Yankees buy their teams is slightly overblown, though it is certainly valid that they are able to pay for players to stay and have the financial resources to put together great scouting personel and programs. 

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:02 pm

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

Just give the Braves your best two prospects and get J. Jerjens

Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:49 am

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

Dex was right when he said "No one wants to play there".  Players are staying away from Boston right not until the new GM and coach can prove they can turn things around.  The sox will be a joke for a while until they get a real manager and develop some young talent.  People say the Yanks buy their players but look at the Sox roster and name 3 guys that came up with the system.  Pedroia, Ellsbury and who?  On the other hand the Yanks have Hall of Fame and future hall of fame guys playing or who have just retired........ Jeter, Cano, Posada, Petit, Robertson, Gardner, Nova, Montero, Rivera and a slew of young talent getting ready to come up.  The sox were able to contend for a few years with the Kings of the East but now they will go away again and fight for the bottom of the division as the Yankees cruise to another division title and a deep run at the World Series.  I can't wait for sox fans to see what a horrible manager Valentine is.  Even the Mets didn't want him.  It must be exhausting to be a sox fan.  Go Yankees!

Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:32 am

Red Sox 'unlikely' to add starter before spring

For those of you unaware of the brilliant play on words the DEX MORGAN likes to use I've provided a little help:

1.  "Cheatriots" refers to the New England Patriots combined with their 2001 superbowl "video recording" of Ram's practices.

2.  The Cesspool City, I think, is intimating that the city of Boston resembles a sewer, with excrement on all the streets and probably sprayed on all the buildings.  Ewwww thats a nasty thought!

DEX why didn't you think of a play on words for the Bruins?  Maybe "Brood"-ins? Or "Loo-ins"?  Here's one: The Boston "Ruins"!  Or the "Boo-ins". 

Congratulations to Dex for being original! 

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