Fear and loathing of the Red Sox bullpen

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Sep 2, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher

Ryan Cook

(46) delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Gone and forgotten

Being an intellectual is not necessarily translated into performance and Craig Breslow (0-4, 4.15) has clearly reached the end of the line. A Breslow appearance is tantamount to just saying “we are cooked.” Breslow had a remarkable stay in MLB and it is over – at least in Boston. What glimmer of hope surfaced was when Breslow participated in two starts at the end of the season with remarkable success – that may encourage others to give Breslow a look.

Ryan Cook (0-0, 27.00) is about as bad as it gets and that was for a mere 4.1 innings. The only ones who will miss Cook are the hitters.

Another waiver wire desperation move was Roman Mendez (0-0, 4.50 in Boston). Mendez has one sterling quality – he is 25 years-old and that may make the right-hander a possibility for Pawtucket to refine his game.