POLL: Bare Majority Want To Hold On To Clay Buchholz
Results to our latest FenwayNation Poll show that a bare majority (51%) would prefer that the Red Sox exercise next year's $13.5 million option on Clay Buchholz and keep him on the team. Almost as many (49%) want to let him walk—either by buying our his $500,000 option (29%) or paying the $13.5 million and trading him (20%). Buchholz has responded well to his earlier demotion from the rotation—pitching great in both spot starts and out of the bulllpen. His improved performance will create a big decision for The Carmine Hose in 2017.