ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Throughout spring training, the Red Sox talked of the importance of a deep starting rotation well beyond the five starters with which they would open the season.
If there's an area of depth in the Red Sox' minor league system, it's probably starting pitching.
The numbers aren't nearly as inflated anymore, and neither, not incidentally, are the bodies.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Joel Hanrahan went under the knife earlier Thursday, what resulted was a worst-case scenario.
Clay Buchholz made headlines for all the wrong (and perhaps imaginary) reasons Wednesday night when Toronto broadcasters Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris accused him of doctoring the ball.