Red Sox Opening Day: Predicting Boston’s 2021 starting rotation
Red Sox Opening Day is right around the corner
Red Sox Nation we are just a little over a day away from Opening Day at Fenway Park and things couldn’t be getting any hotter. As the team begins to make their way back to Boston tonight we need to look ahead to Thursday afternoon as well as the regular season. Today I’m going to be putting my focus on the starting rotation and who I think we’ll see every fifth day.
Now, I’ll be honest and admit that I won’t be delivering any Earth-shattering names here as it seems pretty set but the order and some possible wild card entries are still in flux. We knew going into this past offseason that Chaim Bloom and his front office team were going to put an emphasis on pitching and they did exactly that. They were able to beef up both the starting depth and the relief corps in an effort to correct the issues of both 2019 and 2020.
We saw new faces like Matt Andriese, Adam Ottavino, Garrett Whitlock, and Garrett Richards all impress in their Red Sox spring debuts. All while familiar faces such as Eduardo Rodriguez, Martin Perez, Nathan Eovaldi, and Matt Barnes showed the quality that we’ve become accustomed to seeing from them.
Again, today is all about the starting rotation, one that has seen some serious turnover these last few years, and where I think the chips will fall for 2021. With that all said, let’s get started!