The new-look Red Sox starting rotation
In 2018 the Red Sox had one of the absolute best starting rotations in the American League. When the calendar flipped to the postseason they were almost unhittable. Last season, things crashed back to reality and the rotation may have been one of the things that sunk Boston. As we wait for the start of the 2020 campaign things look wildly different than a year ago.
Let’s begin with the top dog of the rotation, Chris Sale. The southpaw will be missing the entire 2020 season and maybe even some of 2021 depending on his rehab and recovery from Tommy John surgery. Boston has lost the number one phone number on their speed dial and will need someone else to call for the most important of games.
Next, we have to turn our attention to the massive departures from the Red Sox rotation, David Price and Rick Porcello. Some of you may scoff at the idea of these two being big losses to the team but they surely are.
Price was the rock before Sale came to town and though he had a disappointing 2019, he’s been pretty strong otherwise. Porcello may not always have the flashiest records, but he’s consistent and reliable to take the ball every five days. His Cy Young in 2016 and postseason outings in 2018 are evidence of this.
With all of that said, we do have some quality arms still left on the team. So let’s get predicting that rotation!