April 12, 2011

How 'bout them Red Sox?


Look. I know its only been 9 games. I know there are plenty of games left to play. And I know that this team is not the New York Mets, where the season is over on day 1. But listen Sawx fans. If you aren't seriously concerned about the disaster that has been these first 10 games, you've gotta be high out of your mind on some grade a kush.

I obviously didn't expect this bad of a start. But the expectations for this team were just idiotic. Take this article right here. When I saw this in January, I honestly thought this was the stupidest shit I have ever read.

NESN made the argument that this lineup might be the best in the majors. They're probably right. It's a lineup straight out of hell. But offense alone doesn't win you a title. Ask the San Francisco Giants. You've got to have QUALITY starting pitching. And that's where this article flies straight into idiot-land.

Yet one run is all it might take to win a game on some days with the starting staff the Red Sox have assembled.

Jon Lester, LHP
Josh Beckett, RHP
John Lackey, RHP
Clay Buchholz, RHP
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP

Lester is a Cy Young winner waiting to happen. Beckett will notch more than six victories. Lackey should be better equipped to avoid the one-bad-inning syndrome. Buchholz has become a force. And Dice-K might be the best No. 5 starter ever. The Japanese right-hander is the only pitcher in the rotation who’s never been an All-Star, but this could be the year he ends that streak.

Every Red Sox starting pitcher has something to prove. While the Phillies might be the popular choice as the best rotation in baseball, don’t be surprised if people are singing a different tune come October.


Now I'm not sure if this article is a case of blatant homerism. But this idiot couldn't be more wrong. Let's review the above:

Lackey should be better equipped to avoid the one-bad-inning syndrome

Well he got this one right. I mean Lackey sure has avoided the one-bad-inning syndrome with his SEVEN AND TWO THIRDS OF CRAP. Chew on this: he has only one scoreless inning this season. One. That is just pathetic. But not as pathetic as his 15.58 ERA.

And Dice-K might be the best No. 5 starter ever.

Hmm. Pretty sure the best number 5 starter ever wouldn't give up 7 runs in two innings against the Rays, a team with the worst batting average, worst on base percentage, and until their 16 run outburst last night, the worst scoring offense in the majors. Sure it might have just been a one time thing, but Dice-K walks the bases loaded in what seems like every single inning. This WILL happen again.

Don’t be surprised if people are singing a different tune come October.

I don't sing bro. And IF they even get to the fall classic, the Giants and Phillies both have a much better rotation. From what I see now? There will be no title in 2011.

Again its still early. So I'm sorry to prove Rick Pitino's theory about Boston negativity correct. There is still plenty of time for the Red Sox to figure things out. But the panic button is getting bigger and bigger every day. And in this town, with the media and fans ready to pounce on all slip ups 24/7, that's the absolute worst thing that can happen.

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