What to do about Dice-K?
The Red Sox are in an extremely tricky spot here, as Dice-K got rocked yet again tonight. Now what do they do?
Smoltz is already slotted in to take Matsuzaka’s normal day, which is Thursday at Washington. Do you skip Matszuaka altogether for one turn in the rotation? Do you put him in the bullpen for a couple of weeks? Do you somehow convince him to waive his no Minor Leagues clause and go down to Triple-A so he can put himself back together?
This is one of the most delicate situations the Red Sox have had during the Terry Francona/Theo Epstein regime. How do they finesse this?
Obviously the organization has made a $103.1 million investment in this man. Though the results weren’t pretty, Matsuzaka seemed like a pretty good investment those first two years.
This season? They can’t even get a decent start out of him. Matsuzaka is now 0-for-8 in the quality starts department.