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Clay Buchholz actually felt the need to apologize to the Phillies for getting hurt

In sports there’s a strong stigma against injuries. Guys who stay healthy for years at a time are lauded for some kind of special fortitude, while those who are prone to injuries are sometimes labeled as soft or weak. And that’s how you end up with someone like Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz apologizing to his team’s general manager for having a forearm sprain. Buchholz came...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz apologized to Phillies for getting hurt

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz recently suffered a potential season-ending injury to his throwing arm, and he apparently feels some sense of responsibility for it.Buchholz spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that he apologized to general manager Matt Klentak and others on the team for getting injured, per Todd Zolecki of The 32-year-old Buchholz tore...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

After 10 Years in Boston, Clay Buchholz Heads to Philly

After a decade in Boston, Clay Buchholz is on the move. And while he’s not going very far, the scenery and competitive landscape will be drastically different. He’ll even need to handle a bat consistently. Unfortunately for him, he’s going from a contender to a—well, they’re still rebuilding. Fortunately for Philadelphia, they’re not giving up a whole lot. 24-year-old...
Via The Sports Post
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Trade Crystallizes Rotation for Red Sox, Phillies

Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox traded starting pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Phillies in exchange for minor-league infielder Josh Tobias. In so doing, both teams have more or less crystallized their plans for their 2017 starting rotations. For the Red Sox, this is about nailing down just who will be on the 2017 pitching staff. In his remarks to reporters, Red Sox head honcho Dave...
Via Fangraphs
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Projecting Josh Tobias, Boston’s Return for Clay Buchholz

The Phillies have acquired long-time Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in exchange for minor-league second baseman Josh Tobias. Here’s how Tobias grades out by my KATOH system. (KATOH denotes WAR forecast for the first six years of a player’s major-league career. KATOH+ uses a similar methodology with consideration also for Baseball America’s rankings.) The Phillies snagged Tobias...
Via Fangraphs
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz to Phillies

The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball first reported the news, and it was quickly confirmed by multiple reporters. The Red Sox will receive minor league infield prospect Josh Tobias in return. Boston did not have to send cash, as the Phillies will absorb the remaining one year and $13.5 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Should Have a Very Short Leash

In a few hours, the Red Sox play their first win-or-go-home game of the season. And with their season on the line, they’re handing the ball to Clay Buchholz. Yes, the same Clay Buchholz who posted a 4.78 ERA, 5.06 FIP, and 5.32 xFIP this season while getting bounced from the rotation. Buchholz is getting the ball in large part because of how he finished the season, as he ran a...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Adjustment Clay Buchholz Made

Ever since (and including) a three-inning relief appearance against the Angels on July 31, Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz has recorded some promising numbers. In terms of run prevention, he’s been great: a 2.85 ERA in the American League is about 36% better than league average. By underlying factors, meanwhile, he’s been solid. His strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The mysterious case of Clay Buchholz

After being called up in 2007 to the Boston Red Sox, Clay Buchholz brought excitement as the team’s top pitching prospect. In only his second start as a major leaguer, he did not disappoint, throwing a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. Along with their other young pitcher, Jon Lester, the two would create a formidable one-two punch at the top of the rotation for years to...
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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