Greetings everyone. I don't know about you, but I'm jacked that next year is finally here. I followed the David Wells Type II "Muffin Top" off-season conditioning program to stay in baseball writing shape, so I'm hungry to get going and devour everything in sight. It's been too long since I've been able to infuriate anyone other than my wife with my opinions, so I'm real excited to be back on the OTM front page.
This seems like a good time to pause so you can thank your lucky stars.
Okay. Am I the only one thinking Tim Wakefield would serve the team better in the bullpen? When Lester's ready, of course. No rush. You know Wake would do anything the team asked him to do. He can eat innings when needed. He can pitch just about every day. And it seems to me that knuckleball would be pretty effective coming in after digging in for six or seven innings of fireballs from Beckett and Schilling.
I guess I've never been super-confident with Wake as a starter. You can usually tell early on in a ballgame whether he's got it going or not. I suppose he's a nice change of pace starting between guys with velocity, but I think I'd rather have him in the pen. Not as a closer or anything. Middle relief. Situational appearances against righties or guys he's had success against.
What do you guys think? Am I retahded?