Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, "Random Player Comments, 3/23/21"

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"Measuring Porcello against what he was supposed to be out of the draft, or what he was for one glorious summer in Boston, hurts him a bit. As we watch rotation battles shake out around the league, pitchers who are clearly worse than Porcello are claiming jobs. It’s strange that he’s out in the cold coming off a year in which he pitched as well as he did, ERA be damned. Julio Teheran has a job. Jon Lester has a job. Wade Miley has a job. I’d take Porcello over all of them, and many others."