Monday, June 11, 2012

Poll: Sox Have 2 Of Top 5 Overrated Pitchers

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Sports Illustrated's latest Player Poll lists two Red Sox among the Top Five Most Overrated Pitchers in baseball. Josh Beckett checks in at #3, followed closely by John Lackey at #4. Only the vagaries of free agency kept the Carmine Hose from garnering a full 60% of the Top Five, as Jonathan Papelbon captured the coveted #5 spot. Of course, one could question the reliability of the poll, since Stephen Strasburg is listed as #9,  Roy Halladay is #13, and Cole Hamels is #15. Tony Massarotti has an interesting related analysis today on the fact that elite pitching has seemed to pass the Red Sox by.