Found November 01, 2012 on NESN.com:
Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. It's no secret the Red Sox' struggles stem from the starting rotation. The starting staff -- a group composed of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, Aaron Cook, Daniel Bard, Franklin Morales and Daisuke Matsuzaka -- combined to tally a 5.19 ERA, which ranked 27th in the majors. In the middle of the season, the Red Sox inched toward a new direction, trading Beckett to the Dodgers. It's likely the team will also cut ties with Cook and Matsuzaka, who are entering free agency and weren't very productive in 2012. With Bard's status up in the air, it leaves the Red Sox with Lester, Buchholz, Doubront and John Lackey, who is returning to the mound after missing last season with Tommy John surgery. Although Morales only started nine games in 2012, the southpaw could be primed to compete for a starting job in spring training, considering he was the lon...
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