Steven Wright Will Miss the Rest of the 2017 Season as the Red Sox Great Rotation Is Starting to UnravelRead Now
The Boston Red Sox came into the season with one of if not the best starting rotations in all of baseball. Early on in spring training, David Price, ace pitcher for the Red Sox, was diagnosed with some elbow discomfort, and he's been out ever since. Recently, it was reported if his rehab assignments don't go well he will have to undergo Tommy John surgery, putting him out for at least 12 months. Huge blow to the Red Sox rotation losing a top ace like that, and believe me those rehab starts are bullshit, they're just delaying the inevitable, which is fine with me. Red Sox are only hurting themselves by delaying Price's surgery, now he'll miss a majority of next season too, like I said totally fine with me. If that wasn't a big enough blow to the Red Sox, now their knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright is out for the season with a knee injury. Wright had been off to rough start this season, however with him gone the Red Sox starting pitching depth is gone. Last year, Wright was phenomenal, going 13-6 with a 3.33 ERA, so the potential for another solid season was there. Kyle Kendrick is the favorite to replace him. This guy is the definition of average, 81-81 in his career with a 4.63 ERA.
Are the Red Sox in trouble? If Price really can't comeback, I'd say so. This rotation besides for sale is nothing but average. Porcello isn't a real Cy Young pitcher, I think anyone with a brain for baseball knows that. The guy took advantage of a weak year for pitchers in the AL by racking up a ton of wins because his team was really good. Pomeranz has been absolute trash since getting to Boston. He's good for allowing at least one home run a game and only going 6 innings maximum. E-Rod is really hit or miss, sometimes the kid looks great, and other times he looks completely lost. The rotation isn't quite as reliable and impressive as we all thought it'd be coming into the season.
The Red Sox still have a great lineup, although they've been lacking as well recently. The last thing I'm going to do is rule the Red Sox out of it before we even reach the all star break, however I am enjoying the slow collapse of their 2017 season. Can the Red Sox fight through the injuries to their pitching staff or are they going to fold under the added adversity?