What will happen as the season moves forward? At this point, it appears Price has returned to form so the top of the rotation is set, but the rest? Porcello and Wright obviously have to keep the lid on the opposition. If Porcello is in 2014 form the Red Sox will have a solid starter. Wright is channeling vintage Tim Wakefield and shows no signs of going in the tank. But three pitchers does not a rotation make.
Kelly is a must. An electric arm that seems to pay routine visits to inconsistency and the DL. And Buchholz? Just when is enough – enough? Knowing either is part of the glue in a rotation makes me leave October open to other diversions since the Red Sox will be long gone. Examining the past track record of Dave Drombowski you do not expect him to just loaf around waiting for nature to take its course.
The construction of the line-up actually brings destruction to other teams staffs both on the road and at home. A smart group of hitters who are collectively an extra base factory. Just look at the team statistics that go off the charts. That is suddenly not going to evaporate.
I thought this team would win around 90 games and be in the playoffs. So far that seems accurate.