Saturday, December 19, 2009
Check out this column by Tim Marchman at CNNSI.com. He talks about the Lackey/Cameron and Granderson deals. What I find interesting is that he's the first person I've come across, writing for a national audience, that doesn't think Boston signing Lackey makes them the best pitching staff ever (or at least in the AL East). I've, frankly, been surprised by how much praise the Sox have received for the signing. I realize there aren't that many players to get excited about in this hot stove season, but still, Lackey is good, but he's hardly a great pitcher. If I'd asked you six months ago to name your ideal 5 man rotation, would Lackey have made the list? Hell no! You'd've picked Superman, and Wolverine, Sabathia, Halladay, and Santana. So yeah, I'm largely posting the link because he praises the Yanks as really smart and says Boston isn't as smart as everyone pretends. So what?