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Morning Sox Stuffers 4/13/11: The Daisuke Debate

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11:  Sam Fuld #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 11, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Sam Fuld #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 11, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Back In Boston

Jon Lester Has Faith Red Sox Will Figure It Out -- Mike Petraglia, WEEI

Jon Lester knows that this isn't how things are supposed to work. When you pitch well and hit the ball hard, you're supposed to win games. That's why he expects the Sox to turn it around.

Point: The Time Has Come To Trade Dice-K -- Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

Counterpoint: Time for Daisuke to go? For now, the answer should be no. -- Alex Speier, WEEI

The debate rages on. For my money, I'm not sure it really makes any sense to keep throwing Dice-K out there when we know his limits. He's been described as the best no. 5 man in baseball, this last game notwithstanding, but I have a feeling both Alfredo Aceves and Felix Doubront could be better no. 5 men, if only for their greater consistency. Alternatively, they actually will pitch in the bullpen, while I expect Matsuzaka would walk every batter he faced; whether in protest or just because he's Daisuke I'm entirely unsure. Either way...

Francona Not Ready To Make Move On Daisuke -- Kainani Stevens, WEEI

Josh Beckett And Catchers -- Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

Ryan Westmoreland's Fight Back -- E:60

E:60 did their usual impressive job chronicling Ryan Westmoreland's fight to return to normalcy after his surgery. Since it was on at the same time as last night's game, here it is online.

 

Around The AL East

Blue Jays 2, Mariners 3 -- Tom Dakers, Bluebird Banter

Blue Jays Sign Dewayne Wise -- Tom Dakers, Bluebird Banter

The man whose entire career will be remembered for one catch no matter what he does.

Baltimore At New York Postponed -- Eat More Esskay, Camden Chat

Yanks put Ayala on DL; Feliciano to get MRI -- Thomas Boorstein, MLB.com

One of the Yankees' strengths gets a little bit weaker, if not perhaps that much.

 

MLB In General

Josh Hamilton Sustains Humerus Fracture Sliding Home; Out 6-8 Weeks -- Baseball Nation

Woe is my fantasy team.

Tim Lincecum In Slow Motion -- Red Bull