Monday, September 27, 2010

Re-Awakening the Red Sox "Dynasty" (and this blog)

Other than a somewhat promotional post about the Ultimate Fan Experience, BigP has been a pretty quiet corner of the internet for the last 45 days. We were busy. Life got in the way. It's summertime, what do you expect? No need for excuses, but it's time to get back down to business.

On the eve of the Red Sox elimination from playoff contention, I'd like to ask you all one question...

What do they need to do in the off-season to compete against the Yankees and the Rays in 2011?

The current goat is our namesake, Jonathan Papelbon. He's had eight blown saves this year and last night certainly showcased his recent struggles. But that's not enough to fix this team. What moves would YOU make if your were Theo? Take your time. I want your best work.

1 comment:

Tim Walker said...

Papelbon has never, in my opinion, been a truly dominant closer. Good pitcher? Yes. Great pitcher? Maybe at key moments in the past, but certainly not for quite some time now. Great pitchers make batters miss even when the batters know what's coming, and Paps seldom does that now.

No need to freak out about it -- the Sox (and all teams) should always be restocking their bullpen, and the pecking order, with Bard as the next closer, seems clear.

Beyond that: a bat in left field, good health, and any elite starting pitchers who happen to come available.

The "good health" thing is maybe the most important out of all of these.