The 32-year-old had a 6.03 ERA in 97 IP with Colorado last year. He has only tossed 200 innings twice (2006, 2008) and 150 four times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). Bob McClure was his pitching coach from 2002-2005 with the Rockies.
Rosenthal says he will compete for rotation spot in the spring. So if the Sox do nothing else and Bard doesn't make it as a starter, Aaron Cook and Carlos Silva are your back-end. C'mon Ben! Thoughts?