Boston Red Sox: Who is on Santa’s naughty and nice list?
By Tyler Mason
Coming off a disappointing 2015 season, no one was expecting Rick Porcello to perform like he did the following year.
Going into Spring Training for the 2016 season, people were looking at newly acquired pitcher David Price to be the ace of the staff. But when the season began, Porcello took that crown and never looked back.
At the end of the regular season, Porcello had career high’s in wins (22), innings pitched (223.0), strikeouts (189), and had the fewest amount of walks (32) in his career. He also had his lowest ERA (3.15) and WHIP (1.009) in his 8 year career.
With all of those numbers said, his stellar season had to be capped off with winning the American League Cy Young award and the Comeback Player of the Year.
People began to wonder why the Red Sox signed Porcello to such a long contract early in the 2015 season, and now they are beginning to learn why.