Yes, Ryan Dempster, we're looking at you. You'd more than likely be
the man on the outside looking in if the playoffs started today.
It’s a loaded question, but play along: If the postseason began today, what should the Red Sox starting rotation look like?
Ideally, it should be anchored by a lanky right-hander with a 9-0 record, a 1.71 ERA and Nasty to spare, but since Clay Buchholz — who has been out with a shoulder injury enjoying the unspoiled view and all-you-can-eat sunflower-seed buffet from the top step of the Boston dugout since mid-June — is still at least a couple weeks away from making his next start, let’s all be glad there are still 47 games to go before the long road to the Fall Classic begins.
Considering Ryan Dempster, who starts today for Boston against the Astros, would be first bull out of the gate if the playoffs DID start today, be very glad.
No slight against the veteran righty, but Dempster’s increasingly lookin...