During last night’s Baseball Tonight, Peter Gammons (the Tony Snow of the Red Sox organization. Just kidding, Peter, you’re great) said that Theo and company were going to treat David Wells as if he was done. They believe his chances of returning are now less than 50-50. Who should take the fifth spot? Dinardo seems overmatched for such a responsibility. Abe Alvarez is doing well in the minors but might not yet be ready.
What about Keith Foulke? He started his career as a starter. Moreover, since he doesn’t rely on overpowering opponents, it seems less likely that he’ll tire during a 5-6 inning stint than a more traditional closer-type. I saw this idea originally presented by the esteemed Christina Kahrl at BP during a chat last week (unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the link to it). Do you Sox fans think it makes sense?