Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Pomeranz And Wright Likely to Have 'Swing' Roles In '17
Paul Swydan of FanGraphs.com points out, the latter two have performed either better in the 'pen (Pomeranz) or about the same as in their starting roles (Wright). While the career sample sizes are relatively small for both, the fact remains that they at least have been relievers before. Of course, this is an extremely positive situation for manager John Farrell—he can 'mix and match' Pomeranz and Wright as fifth starters whenever the circumstances dictate. And, if Boston does make it to the post-season, they will have three formidable starters to go into a short series in Sale, Price and Porcello.