Pitching is Spread Thin

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The Red Sox rotation is spread thin. Our ace, Clay Bucholz has been banged up and Jon Lester has been winless in 5 starts. There's still a lot of baseball left to play, but Red Sox Nation is starting to get worried. We need more consistency from our starting rotation. But I for one was encouraged by Ryan Dempster's quality start last night. He may have gotten good run support in his previous two starts, but he hasn't been getting consistent run support throughout the season, despite making some quality starts this season. But the team's lack of consistent run production lately is a different article.

Anyone else think trading for Cliff Lee is looking better and better? I was hesitant at first, but given the lack of consistency in our starting rotation, it's starting to look like a good idea. Another starter and a closer should be our top priorities at the trade deadline. I always try to see the positives in any bad situation and I always advocate patience. There's still a month and a half before the trade deadline, so maybe the starting pitching can get some consistency, but I also think it's a good idea to start exploring our options. I'm not sure who else is a possibility besides Cliff Lee, but I do think we want to keep an eye open and our ears glued to the streets to try and pick up on any other possibilities. I do think we have one of the best rotations in the game....when they pitch well, but the recent struggles are worrying to me. But, again, let's try and keep the faith, shall we? At least until the trade deadline. Pretty please with a cherry on top?

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Conor Frederick
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