Keaton and I recorded this podcast at 10 AM on Sunday and when we we were doing this podcast one of the focuses of the show was how bad the pitching is. Later that day we got news that Collin McHugh has chosen to opt out of the season for 2020, further complicating the issue of a deficit of quality innings.
Zack Godley is a welcome addition to this team, but as Keaton and I discuss, he is hardly an antidote to these issues. If the Red Sox are going to make any noise this year they are going to have to get ace like performances out of both Eduardo Rodriguez and Nathan Eovaldi as well as steady performances from Martín Pérez and Ryan Weber.
I suspect that the Red Sox will not be shy about swapping out arms liberally between their bullpen and the taxi squad pool of pitchers until they find the right mix and it’s likely they may never find that correct mix, at least not this year.
On this episode of the show we discuss Godley and the pitching in depth and we also discuss the following topics:
- The last of the draft picks signing
- The return of Rodriguez, Josh Taylor, and Darwinzon Hernandez from the COVID List
- Daniel Bard making it back to the big leagues
- New information on the Luxury Tax
- Additions to the 60-man player pool including interesting prospects
- Roster projections for opening day
- The now homeless Blue Jays
- I rank the division in terms of how I think the teams will finish
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