The Sox are 0-3 through the first week of spring training. There may be some basis upon which to be concerned by the results of the first three pre season games of the year, but I don’t see it.
What I prefer to see is that each of our three starters so far (Floyd, Buehrle, and Jackson) have pitched well (two scoreless in each of their outings). The starters look strong!
The bats will come
Kenny Williams and the Sox are doing everything in their power to make a deep run into the playoffs in the 2011 season.
They signed Dunn, they resigned Konerko and AJ, they brought in some bullpen depth, they picked up Ozzie’s option, and now they’ve gone and locked up A.Ram for four years.
The only real question mark heading into the season is Peavy’s health, and with the strength that we have in the rotation without him, that is really a question that only impacts who the 5th starter will be. Which is not to say that Peavy would be the 5th in the Sox rotation; but with Buehrle, Danks, Floyd, and E Jax, you’ve got pitchers with the talent necessary to fill the one through four spots in your rotation.
It’s February, baby! Just a few more days until pitchers and catchers report!