Originally written January 23, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
I'm a man of my word and as promised here's a quick preview of the 2013 Red Sox starting rotation. Keep in mind this isn't an in depth Jeremy Schaap-esque report (that guy can pull a story), but rather a glancing look at what was, what is and what might be in store for the Red Sox starting rotation. Enjoy Red Sox Nation, enjoy. Jon Lester (2012 Record: 9-14) Overview: It would be better for everyone if we could erase the 2012 season from our memory. I guarantee Jon Lester would be the first in line for a brain wipe after the season he had as the Red Sox’s ace.  Lester ended the 2012 campaign with a 4.82 ERA, 166 strikeouts and a 1.38 WHIP. Hardly the kind of numbers you’d expect from an MLB All-Star let alone the Red Sox’s number one pitcher. With the team distractions behind him, and a new season on the horizon Lester will have the opportunity to reclaim his form in 2013. 2013 Record Predictions: 18-7 (Lester comes back and proves why he’s the ace) Clay Bu...
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