For starters, Red Sox aren't that bad

For starters, Red Sox aren't that bad
March 15, 2012, 7:58 pm
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Sometimes it's interesting to see ourselves as others see us.
Steve Melewski of MASN Sports in Baltimore ranked the starting rotations of the five A.L. East teams today, and the Red Sox came in second. No real surprise there . . . but he ranks them ahead of the Yankees, who are third. (The Rays -- with David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore in tow -- are first.)
The Sox, writes Melewski, "could have a formidable group . . . Jon Lester and Josh Beckett are both top starter talents and Alfredo Aceves could be a strong No. 5 . . . " He gives no real reason for putting the Yankees third, but apparently doesn't think the dual acquisition of Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda is as big a deal as our friends to the south seem to think. (Especially in light of Pineda's velocity problems this spring.)
In many ways this has the spring of our discontent, with an inordinate focus on last year's collapse and apologies not given and Bobby's big mouth and other ancillary issues. But this piece serves as a reminder that the Sox are still, you know, pretty good . . . even if there are folks around here who don't necessarily believe it.
See the whole story here.