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Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Tim Wakefield

As a bonus to Sports of Boston’s preview of the Red Sox starting rotation, here’s a preview for Tim Wakefield: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield The elder statesman of the bullpen, Wakefield will probably see most of his action as a long-reliever. But given Beckett’s and Matsuzaka’s injury […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Daisuke Matsuzaka

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox starting rotation with its projected #5 starter: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.69 ERA, 153.2 IP, 133 SO, 74 BB): Was 2010 a good year or a bad year for Matsuzaka? Who knows. […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: John Lackey

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox starting rotation with its projected #4 starter: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield John Lackey (14-11, 4.40 ERA, 215.0 IP, 156 K, 72 BB): Lackey didn’t deserve the $18.7 million he got last season. He was the […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Josh Beckett

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox starting rotation with its projected #3 starter: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield Josh Beckett (6-6, 5.78 ERA, 127.2 IP, 116 K, 45 BB): Even-numbered years have always marred Beckett’s time in Boston, but 2010 was especially […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Clay Buchholz

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox starting rotation with its projected #2 starter: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield Clay Buchholz (17-7, 2.33 ERA, 173.2 IP, 120 K, 67 BB): Every year, Buchholz has faced a new developmental challenge. In 2007, it was to […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Jon Lester

The snow may fall (and fall) in Boston, but the sun shines warmly in Ft. Myers, Florida. Fifteen days. After all the disappointment of the 2010 season, after all the excitement that followed it in the off-season, the wait is almost over: pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just 14 days. But what […]