20 Red Sox offseason predictions
The Rangers' free-spirited lefty has had two straight outstanding seasons, winning a total of 31 games, pitching over 200 innings both years, and striking out 376 batters, including 206 this year. But he's not quite a bona fide ace in the Cliff Lee mold, and he's something of a late bloomer considering he'll turn 31 next month. The Sox should know better by now not to pay ace money to a pitcher who is less than a true No. 1.