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Red Sox Pitching Overstock: Enter Smoltz, Exit…Who?

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

  I will not hold you in unnecessary suspense.

 The resolution of the Boston Red Sox starting pitcher logjam that has everyone speculating will be...nothing. Well, nothing much: yes, Brad Penny will be traded, but only for more spare pieces, probably some minor leaguers. Although the team has a few obvious problems---short, the travails of DH David Ortiz, the ineffectiveness of Dice-K Matsusaka---none of those can be solved with a trade of pitching depth, at least now. Later on...well, that’s a different story.

 It could easily have worked out very differently. When the Red Sox began stockpiled starting pitching over the winter, the o...

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