Will this be the Red Sox rotation’s future?
The Red Sox rotation will significantly change by next season, with Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Wacha, and Rich Hill potentially leaving. The Red Sox will be left with a foundation to build upon, and it will be two current members of the rotation, and the rest will be those we have seen brought in from Worcester (AAA) to fill in.
The rookies have faced a trial by fire, and some have suffered third-degree burns compliments of assorted hitters who took full advantage of a not-so-finished product. The pain of watching young arms attempting to refine their skills, find that extra pitch, and discover the middle of the plate is not the best location to toss a pitch.
Just what will the potential rotation look like for 2023 and possibly 2024? As mentioned, the foundation is there, and the development of the young arms will be set in motion to build on the foundation. The youngsters fail, then a whole world of hurt and potential trades and expensive free agents becomes the option.