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Young Pitching

As it seems more and more likely that Johan Santana will not be a Red Sox (Sock?), I've been thinking a lot about the benefit of this no trade: keeping our youngins.

On that front, it's interesting to me how much we all love young pitchers. I'm so excited to see what Buchholz and Lester can do. I'm was happy to read about Justin Masterson as a Derek Lowe clone. Excitement wise, I'm more excited about these guys then I would be with Santana. That is NOT to say that I think we're a better team sans Johan. I do think though that there is something uniquely captivating and exciting about watching young pitchers step up - or fail - in the big leagues.

I'm going to leave that thought there for now. I have my thoughts on the matter, but I'll let people muse for a bit - or more than a bit perhaps given my recently postless track record. Then I'll come back and bring the knowledge. Feel free to comment (and be skooled).

Comments

Matt said…
santana trade = '08 world champs

no santana trade = uniquely captivating and exciting

hey, whatever floats your boat, wally.

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