Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz: An in-depth breakdown
Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz has been better than most fans recognize and, while the price may have been steep, Dombrowski’s history may suggest otherwise.
Despite emerging triumphant against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, it appears that the citizenry of Red Sox Nation are exceedingly disenchanted with the trade that brought starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox in exchange for highly ballyhooed pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. While I can understand their concerns, rational thought processes are required to see the proverbial forest through the trees.
First, one start is far too soon to form any judgments, especially for a pitcher who last started a baseball game on June 7. Second, a move that, at the very least, requires questioning was assigning Pomeranz the number “31,” the same number worn by Jon Lester. An action such as this appears to be management’s technique of publicly proclaiming that Pomeranz is the heir to Lester, despite, in reality, serving only to augment the pressure and scrutiny placed upon our new pitcher.
The rest of his tenure with the Red Sox won’t go as poorly as his debut did, so let’s address the multitude of reasons why fans should be excited about the newest addition to the rotation, despite what occurred on the mound Wednesday night.
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